Arizona's jobless rate was up two-tenths of a point last
month, on some unexpected soft numbers
in education. It's not unusual for education to drop off at this time of the
year, as non-professional staffers are laid off over the summer.
A new report sketches out where the job openings will
be in Arizona
over the next two years. And, even though the state is turning out some 24,000
college graduates a year, the report says three-quarters of the available jobs
will go to people with a high school diploma or less.
The opportunity to buy a home at a discount, fix it up
and flip it for a profit is on the decline in Arizona. The latest RealtyTrac study of the
market shows there were 33 percent fewer single family homes flipped in the
state during the first six months of this year, and 35 percent fewer in metro Phoenix.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have introduced the Luchador as an official mascot of the team.
The luchador has been introduced as the new Diamondbacks mascot. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Diamondbacks)
Last year the team introduced the Lucha Libre mask.
Arizonans are living longer, according to a new study from
the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The state ranked third in the
nation for the highest life expectancy of 85 years. Kara Christ, spokeswoman for the Arizona Department of Health Services, said the climate is a factor in how long people live.
monsoon didn’t last long, but its effects are still being felt. South of
Phoenix, the Wild West attraction known as Rawhide has closed temporarily to
deal with the storm’s damage.Rawhide
Western Town and Steakhouse always shuts down in August, but the recent
microburst moved the schedule up a few weeks.
Arizona Senator John McCain said he will block Army General Martin Dempsey's nomination for a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. McCain said he is not satisfied with Dempsey’s responses to questions about the potential use of U.
The family of man killed in a Maricopa County jail is being offered a $300,000 settlement. That is far less than the family was asking for. Weitse Ten Boden was a Dutch citizen and permanent resident in the U.
The arrival of the monsoons is good news for hikers and campers across southern Arizona. Starting Friday, fire restrictions will be lifted in the southeastern part of the state including the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park and many other federal and state lands.
When it is 115 degrees outside or 105 degrees with rising
humidity, you may not want to heat up your kitchen by cooking in the oven, and
firing up the barbecue is not a refreshing way to spend the afternoon, either.
State police in Phoenix have seized a load of heroin worth about $1.5 million. It is the agency’s biggest heroin bust in memory, said Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves.
The largest heroin bust in Arizona DPS memory occured when 60 pounds of the drug were found in three West Phoenix homes.
The merits, legality and logistics of Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Program have spent a lot of time in traditional courtrooms, even after
a majority in the court of public opinion approved it at the ballot box in
How often are you tempted to eat something that may not be very good for you? Many scientists, doctors and journalists have blamed process foods for the obesity epidemic in the U.S. The current issue of The Atlantic explores whether ignoring Americans' taste for so-called junk food instead of fruits and vegetables is exacerbating food-related health problems.
The business of health care. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has many providers and physicians wondering about what is to come, and both for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals and health care systems are exploring mergers.
Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia has made some changes to the department’s leadership. A few were promoted, while others were demoted. With more on the story is Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley, who wrote about it in Wednesday morning’s paper and online at Azcentral.
A new court ruling says the Arizona Corporation Commission was wrong when it accepted electricity generated through the incineration of trash as renewable energy. The ruling said the utility regulating panel erred and abused its discretion with the 2012 decision.
A judge has
dismissed two federal charges against an Iraqi man accused of detonating an explosive
device outside a federal building in Casa Grande, but state and other federal charges
are still pending.
Arizona firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1902 will be memorialized at Wesley Bolin Plaza. Governor Jan Brewer held a ceremonial bill signing Tuesday of the law creating the memorial, which was approved in this year's Legislative session.
A suit filed Tuesday would overturn a new law dealing with homeowner associations, not because of what it says, but how it was enacted. The changes passed the state House of Representatives earlier this year but were stalled in the Senate.
Governor Jan Brewer is defending Arizona's "stand your ground" law in the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman case. Zimmerman was found not guilty after his attorneys claimed he felt threatened with 'great bodily harm' when he confronted by teenager Trayvon Martin.
People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.