State Route 51 Northbound will be closed between
Bell and Union
Hills from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Sunday. ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel said crews
will be installing a Freeway Management System.“That includes
overhead message boards, but also crews are installing the ramp meters along the
on-ramps along that stretch of State Route
51 and then also freeway cameras are going in,” Nintzel said.
The work of a world-renowned Mexican sculptor may be coming to
Phoenix as outdoor art installations. While city officials were in
Mexico City on a trade mission this past week, they discussed the
possibility with the artist himself.
The Postal Inspection Service says tests of suspicious mail sent to the Phoenix office of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake have found nothing dangerous or harmful. Authorities evacuated part of the building this morning after staff for the Republican senator came across mail that was stained with an oily substance.
Senator may face charges for entering his teenage grandson's classroom without
permission...and confronting the teacher.Yuma police have asked city prosecutors
to file four misdemeanor charges against state Senator Don Shooter.
chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation has died. The death of Augustine B. Lopez
Sr. was announced Friday by his southern Arizona Tribe. Neither Lopez’s age nor
cause of death was released, but a short bio was made public by tribal officials.
Governor Jan Brewer's proposal to expand Medicaid in Arizona by using federal
funds is a major bone of contention for lawmakers attempting to negotiate a new
state budget. Speaker of the House Andy
Tobin said it is not paralyzing
talks on the spending plan but it is a big hurdle.
The Arizona Cardinals head into Thursday's National Football League draft with new Head Coach Bruce Arians and first-time General Manager Steve Keim.Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com tells Steve Goldstein how the organization has changed and how the draft can help the team improve.
Republicans at the state capitol are continuing their fight against Governor Brewer’s proposal to expand Medicaid coverage under the Obama Administration’s health care law. They staged a small rally at the state capitol Thursday.
Some new technology is allowing the Pinal County
Sheriff's Office to offer inmates visits with their family around the world. For
a small fee, the inmates can use the Internet to see and talk to family
members, according to Sheriff's Office IT spokesman Matt Dimuzio.
Arizona has cracked the top ten bicycle-friendly states,
according to new rankings from the League of American Bicyclists.Washington State tops the list, for the sixth straight year,
followed by Colorado, Oregon and Minnesota.
Placing foster children in homes where other children are not immunized just got easier. Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill saying the Department of Economic Security cannot force foster parents to immunize their own children in order to be licensed.
than 35 years, police have arrested a man suspected of killing a woman in
Tucson. Tucson police have charged 66-year-old Bruce McCullough with
first-degree murder. He is accused in the March 1976 death of 20-year-old Donna
The U.S. military will be conducting drills in the skies over the Valley Thursday morning. Military aircraft will perform air interceptions of mock hostile aircraft over Phoenix tomorrow.The Western Air Defense Sector exercises are set for between 10 a.
On a tour of Mexico aimed at speaking to non-Catholics, Vatican culture minister Cardinal Gianfranco
Ravasi denounced the folk saint Santa Muerte as
blasphemous. The remarks Wednesday are
not the first time she has been targeted.
Phoenix wants to improve the financial scorecard for the municipal golf courses it owns and operates. Five of the courses lost a combined $2 million in the last fiscal year, and the city council will consider a plan Wednesday to have outside vendors run some of the operations.
Phoenix native Jon Talton was an Arizona Republic columnist for seven years. He has since moved to the Pacific Northwest, where he writes for The Seattle Times and blogs often about Phoenix at RogueColumnist.
A proposed wind energy project northwest of Kingman, Ariz. is one step closer to reality. BP Wind Energy wants to build nearly 300 wind turbines on about 50,000 acres of federal land in Mohave County, mostly controlled by the Bureau of Land Management.
Valley residents can voice
their opinion on the longest running debate over a proposed freeway plan in Arizona. A public
hearing is scheduled for the South Mountain Freeway extension on Tuesday. An environmental study is
part of the discussion.