Officials say northern Yavapai County
was pelted with four inches of rain in many areas. Emergency Management Coordinator Denny Foulk
says as a result, flooding became a big problem.
“Flooding into the Kaibab Estates and Coconino County
and into Ashfork itself,” Foulk said.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding a meeting in Sierra Vista Tuesday to listen to comments from the public on a proposal to set aside more than 1,300 square miles in Arizona and New Mexico for the endangered jaguar, but the Arizona Game and Fish Department does not agree.
The Arizona State Parks want to know what you think about new fees at two parks, Kartchner Caverns and Red Rock State Park. The system has had its share of financial problems as the state went through the economic downturn, and had its budget cut by several million dollars.
Arizona schools are getting better grades. That is according to a report released on Thursday by the state department of education. More schools received A’s on their annual report card, based on the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards or AIMS test.
A Community Education Report said 53 percent of children
entering kindergarten in Coconino
County are not ready for
school, and it said that has significant implications for future educational
starting a warmer, dryer time of the monsoon, according to National Weather
Service Meteorologist Valerie Meyers, who says the only real chance of storms
Wednesday, is in the higher terrain. But, she says that could change by Saturday.
Three of the seven candidates running for a District 8 Phoenix City Council seat spoke at a KJZZ forum last night.They debated the best way to clean up contaminated land in South Phoenix and how to grow the South Phoenix economy, which historically has had fewer development opportunities.
District 2 incumbent Jim Waring and challenger
Virgel Cain talked about the pending departure of Phoenix City Manager David
Cavazos at a KJZZ election forum Thursday night. Cavazos will leave Phoenix for the same position in
Santa Ana, Calif.
Senator John McCain used the Congressional recess to lobby for immigration reform in front of business leaders in downtown Phoenix.
Senator John McCain shakes hands with Debbie Johnson, president of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association.
Pat Mulroy, the head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, kicked off a tidal wave of buzz when she told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that federal disaster aid may be needed to deal with the effect the western drought is having on the Colorado River.
The remodeling of the University of Arizona football stadium is finally complete after two years of construction in Tucson. The $72 million project includes the installation of 4,000 new seats in the north end zone.
that patrol the U.S.-Mexico border are now run by the Department of Homeland
Security. The Tethered
Areostat Radar System, known as TARS, uses giant balloons across Texas, New
Mexico and Arizona.
The housing crisis hammered the Valley, and thousands of people lost their homes. Foreclosures dominated some
neighborhoods, while short sales became a too common part of the vernacular. Now with the real estate market
bouncing back, most of us are focused again on how prices compare with a year
ago, or when they will return to pre-recession levels, but what about looking for ways to
avoid the next housing crisis or at least limiting the damage?
Mark Stapp is director of the Master
of Real Estate Development program at Arizona State University's WP Carey School of Business.
There is a
pyramid in the Valley, and it is the resting place of Arizona’s first governor. It is hidden in plain sight.
The first governor of Arizona, George Hunt, is buried in this white pyramid tomb along with several relatives.
Another dust storm and thunderstorm blew through the Phoenix metropolitan area last night, after heavy rain
fell on many parts of western Arizona.
Winds from the approaching storm system around sundown pushed a hazy brown cloud
over most of the Valley.
Daniel Gray, 31, made an initial court appearance on manslaughter and child abuse charges today.Police believe he was smoking pot with friends when his 3-month-old son, Jamison, was outside in the parked car, in 100 degree temperatures.
Two southern Arizona women
are recovering after being rescued by the Pima County Sheriff's Department in
unrelated incidents. Spokesman Tracy Suitt said the 19-year-olds each slipped
and fell while hiking the rugged seven falls trail.
Sunday’s Arizona Republic included in its collection of obituaries the name of William French. He had been a respected attorney and judge in Arizona for nearly 40 years and even played football at Notre Dame as a college kid, but in the annals of this state’s political history, French is known as the lead prosecutor in the impeachment trial of then-Gov.
Arizonans continue to pay less to fill up their gas tanks.
AAA said the statewide average price of a gallon of unleaded was $3.39 Friday, and
spokeswoman Michell Donatti said that is considerably less than elsewhere in the