The city of Prescott announced they
will remove the temporary memorial for the firefighters killed in the Yarnell
The memorial at Prescott's Station 7 stretches entirely around the building.
A state legislative committee will meet this month to review proposals to help the families of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill wildfire. Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin of Prescott Valley plans to introduce bills that would provide retroactive state benefits to the families.
An Arizona woman convicted in connection with the murder of her 4-year-old son in 1989, has been granted bail. Debra Milke is awaiting retrial on the charges. The retrial and bail are the result of a now questionable confession.
Northern Arizona University president John Haeger is stepping down, but not right away. The NAU leader will continue in his post for another two years.
NAU President John Haeger (Courtesy nau.edu)
John Haeger notified the Board of Regents on Thursday he would be leaving when his contract is up June 30, 2015.
This afternoon temperatures are going to peak at a
sizzling 110 degrees for the second day in September. National Weather Service Meteorologist Gary
Woodall says the high pressure system over Colorado is driving up temperatures.
Tucson Electric Power says it is diversifying its energy portfolio, which will mean generating more power from renewable sources.The company says it is attempting to take advantage of low natural gas prices by entering into talks with Entegra Power Group to buy its gas-fired generating unit at the Gila River Generating Station in Gila Bend.
Some of Arizona’s most powerful politicians have filed an appeal challenging the federal government’s decision not to grant aid to victims of the Yarnell Hill wildfire. The governor is sending a letter to President Obama asking for help.
The town of
Marana has said no to medical marijuana farms, unless they are located in a
legal dispensary. The town council voted unanimously to ban off-site pot
growing. The council
echoed what the planning commission and police chief had already said, off-site
pot growing could be bad for Marana’s future.
senior senator is planning a series of events to help veterans get the services
they need more quickly.
Arizona Sen. John McCain. (Photo courtesy of Office of Sen. John McCain)
According to a Center
for Investigative Reporting analysis, the average wait time for Phoenix veterans
filing new disability claims with the U.