Arizona has been attracting more attention from Wall Street recently. Last month, two companies based in the state had Initial Public Offerings or IPOs. S. Trevis Certo of Arizona State University's W.
is traditionally seen as the start of summer – and of higher gas prices for the
season. But not this year. Arizona is experiencing its lowest gas prices for
the holiday weekend in three years.
A Tucson activist is
launching an initiative campaign this week aimed at requiring the labeling of foods containing genetically modified
ingredients. Jon McLane says he's concerned about the safety of plants that may
have been altered to perhaps create their own pesticides.
Glendale city officials met Tuesday with National Hockey League representatives as well as with prospective team owners. Thee groups continue to discuss future plans for the Phoenix Coyotes.A Glendale spokeswoman said the city council will not make a decision regarding the ownership of the Coyotes until all information has been collected and all available options have been considered.
City officials report
progress combating violent crime, vandalism and prostitution in West Phoenix.That part of town has
struggled with those issues for years. In fact, if you look at
a police map from this March, pockets of violent crime still glow bright red in West Phoenix, but an annual city report from
the region does show some good news, including a 14 percent reduction in
violent crime since 2005.
Arizona midwives searching for middle ground over changes to their profession will attend a public meeting at the Department of Health Services in Phoenix Monday afternoon. This continues what one midwife calls an ongoing conversation over midwifery in the state.
Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin is taking up the $8.8 billion state budget passed by the Arizona Senate, but says his effort to reach a deal with the governor on Medicaid have failed. Tobin assigned the package of 10 Senate budget bills to the Appropriations Committee yesterday.
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
The federal government has granted an Arizona tribe the right
to build a road to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. It is the latest in an ongoing scuffle over access to the tourist destination. The
Hualapai Tribe operates the glass bridge over the canyon.
When the region’s housing market took a nosedive a few years ago, developers abandoned subdivisions that were only partially built. Estimates by the Sonoran Institute put the number of so-called zombie lots in Central Arizona at a staggering one million.
The voter-approved Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, allows people with a doctor's recommendation to get a state-issued card, to obtain up to 2.5 ounces of pot, every two weeks. Now, Dennis Bohlke is pushing a measure for next year's ballot to make the possession of marijuana legal for all adults.
One of the authors of a bipartisan Senate
immigration proposal South Carolina's
Lindsey Graham says he believes
the measure will be approved.
“I think we're
going to have a political break through, that congress is going to pass
immigration reform,” Graham said.
The issue of Medicaid expansion made the 2013 legislative session a contentious one, but Arizona Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Glenn Hamer and Childrens Action Alliance President and CEO Dana Naimark both give the legislature high marks for the expansion, increased funding for Child Protective Services and business-friendly bills.
Fire managers plan to conduct burnout operations Friday afternoon and will work into the night. Residents in the area will not be evacuated. Burnout operations help to create a buffer between the fire and the community.
The Supreme Court’s decision to return a Texas affirmative action case to a lower court will not impact Arizonan schools. Arizonans will not be impacted. Arizona State University spokesman, Skip Derra said Arizona voters amended the state constitution in 2010 to end the use of affirmative action.
Valley temperatures are expected to climb to 118 degrees by Saturday. National Weather Service Meteorologist Ken Waters said the very hot highs may give way to our first dose of monsoon-related humidity.
If you want a say in where the Tempe Streetcar
project will run, Sunday is the deadline for the public to submit input. The proposed rail system will service the
city’s downtown area. The public has two routes to choose from that
run through central Tempe.
Last weekend’s high temperatures had Valley residents reaching for the thermostat. Because of overnight lows in the high 80s and extreme day-time temperatures, Salt River Project spokesman Jeff Lane said the company reported record-setting energy use.
The anticipated merger of American Airlines and Tempe-based U.S. Airways has many in the Valley worried about the effect on the economy, considering the combined airline is going to be headquartered in Dallas, but analyst Holly Hegeman said Phoenix may be used as a hub to the West Coast, a significant benefit to the Valley.
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