The WNBA's Phoenix Mercury has added top draft pick Brittney Griner to the lineup this season. The 6-foot-8-inch Griner is nationally known for her dunking and defense. Griner's
presence is expected to help the organization on and off the court.
The Arizona House continues to work behind closed doors to reach an agreement on Governor Jan Brewer’s proposal to expand Medicaid. The measure has passed in the Senate, but a Republican stalemate over the issue has forced the session into overtime.
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
Arizona's monsoon season gets underway
Saturday. State transportation officials are urging drivers to be
cautious during the summer storms, by reintroducing their dust storm awareness
campaign. The public awareness program reminds motorists of
what to do when trapped in a dust storm.
Arizona Congressman Trent Franks is being attacked for a comment during the latest skirmish over abortion in the U.S. House. A Republican from Arizona’s Eighth District, Franks is sponsoring a bill banning abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.
Two Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopters were used to help a Cochise County Sheriff's search and rescue team find a family of three who became lost on a horseback ride in the Chiricahua Mountains.
A new poll shows there is strong support from across the political spectrum in Arizona, for the
so-called 'Gang of Eight' immigration reform plan, in the US Senate. The poll
from the conservative-leaning Harper Polling, shows 65 percent of state
residents of all political parties, favor the measure, which includes a path to
citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the US.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will be spending part of their 2014 Spring Training in Australia. Team President Derrick Hall said the trip will help the organization's international branding.Cactus League President Mark Coronado said the league will still do well even without the popular Diamondbacks for a couple of weeks.
Arizona drivers are seeing
some relief at the gas pump, ahead of the Independence Day weekend, as prices
stabilized somewhat this week. The statewide average this morning is $3.50 a gallon,
up a little more than a penny from a week ago, but still 10 cents below the
national average of $3.
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The Tonto National Forest is reminding people who may be out in the woods over the Fourth of July holiday that fire conditions are now extreme. Forest spokesman David
Albo said that means no fires, incendiary devices, fireworks or
New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show Arizona is among the
states with the most housing units in the country. As of July first of last year, Arizona had almost 2.9
million housing units. That was an increase of almost 13,000 from the year
Arizona's four Republican congressmen have postponed a field hearing they were
going to hold Monday in Prescott on what they call IRS abuse and EPA overreach.
Instead, Rep. Paul Gosar will host a memorial service for the victims of the
The Glendale City Council has voted 4-3 to approve an
arena lease agreement with Renaissance Sports and Entertainment, the group that
is purchasing the Phoenix Coyotes. The $225 million, 15-year deal, represents a
big step in keeping the Coyotes in Arizona.
Residents of about 350 homes in northwestern Arizona remain evacuated this morning, as firefighters
battle the Dean Peak
wildfire, in the Hualapai
Jan Bardwell said the blaze has grown to about 5400 acres, but that some
progress has been made.
The decision last month by the United States Supreme
Court on the Voting Rights Act could impact a bid by Republicans here in Arizona to throw out the
map of legislative districts adopted by the Independent Redistricting
Since starting in 2008, the Valley’s Metro Light Rail has served Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. The system has been more popular among riders than many had anticipated. An Interstate-10 West extension is on the way, and a central Mesa extension is expected to be operating by mid 2015, but the idea of light rail in Scottsdale has never gained traction.
Tourism is slowly rebounding nationwide as the economy starts to recover.
The Phoenician Hotel and pool. (Photo courtesy of The Phoenician)
In Tucson, the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism wraps up Friday.
The mayor of Nogales,
Ariz. is criticizing a proposal
to increase border security by topping the border fence with razor-wire. Arturo
Garino thinks a better idea would be to shift Border Patrol agents from
checkpoints in the interior of the state, to the border.