In 2000, Arizona lawmakers passed “Shannon’s Law,” in the wake of the death of 14-year-old Shannon Smith who died after she was hit by a bullet that had been fired into the air, seemingly at random. But now two bills that would narrow the scope of that landmark law are moving through the state Legislature.
State lawmakers continue their work at the Capitol this week, but one issue that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention since the start of the session is the state budget. We talk with reporter Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times.
Thousands of fish have died in Apache Lake due to a plant toxin, the Arizona Game and Fish Department announced Monday. The same problem afflicted fish in Saguaro, Canyon and Apache lakes 10 to 15 years ago.
After months of disagreement and discussions, a zoning adjustment hearing officer has weighed in on a new a business near an historic Phoenix neighborhood. And the decision means more beer could soon flow at Central Avenue and Camelback Road.
After months of major construction, road closures and details, the overpass construction at Bell Road and Grand Avenue is nearly complete. Now that the Bell Road and Grand Avenue interchange is open for business, Surprise city officials say the surrounding shops fared better than expected.
The newest members of Arizona’s congressional contingent are getting acclimated to their jobs in Washington, D.C. But, while one is already moving up the ranks, another said he’s being largely ignored.