June 2013

The Navy is naming its latest vessel after the city of Yuma. The USNS Yuma will be a Joint High-Speed Vessel. The Navy says Joint High-Speed Vessels are transport vehicles that serve in support of overseas operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and special operations.
June 07, 2013
The Susan B. Anthony coin never caught on. Neither did the Sacagawea nor the newer Presidential one-dollar coins. But a group of lawmakers say switching entirely to dollar coins now could save at least five billion dollars over the next 30 years.
June 06, 2013
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
June 06, 2013
A new study shows the nation’s high school graduation rate continues to improve. Arizona, California and New Mexico are among 46 states reporting better numbers, but despite the boost, the Southwest still lags behind the national average.
June 06, 2013
State Representative John Kavanagh has conceded he cannot drum up enough support among legislative colleagues for his bid to ask voters to rescind Arizona's 2010 Medical Marijuana Act. The problem, he said, is political.
June 06, 2013
Formula One racing could be coming to Pima County. The Arizona Daily Star reports, the County Board of Supervisors told economic development staff to research leasing 400 acres in Tucson for a track.
June 06, 2013
Early next year, production companies will stop making movies available on film. That means theaters have to purchase new equipment to show digital movies, and that is not cheap. The Saguaro Theater is know for its neon cactus on top of the building that lights up at night.
June 06, 2013
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has lost his bid to get his employees a raise. The Board of Supervisors  on Wednesday passed a scaled-back $374 million budget that denied the sheriff’s request.Another year of tight revenues because of reduced state funding and lower property values meant that Pinal County Supervisors had to cut spending by $7 million in the new budget that starts July 1.
June 05, 2013
An Arizona bill mandating transgender people use bathrooms designated for their birth sex is dead — for now. Congressman John Kavanagh says the proposed measure could be later revived. The Republican representative decided to drop the so-called bathroom bill saying there are concerns in his caucus about some of his proposal’s definitions.
June 05, 2013
A national panel of wildlife experts says the federal government is mishandling the mustang and burro population in the Western United States. The panel also reports the bureau of Land management is undercounting the population, suggesting the problem is worse than reported in the past.
June 05, 2013

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