The Potato Fire was reported just before 1 p.m. Sunday. It’s burning through brush and grass on the east side of State Route 87, south of a Forest Service Road to Mount Ord. Carrie Templin is a spokeswoman with the Tonto National Forest. She said the fire grew to about 25 acres by early Sunday evening.
Reports of e-coli cases stemming from romaine lettuce grown in Yuma left some consumers on edge over the past few weeks. Jessica Rigler is with the state health department. She said grocery stores should be cleared of the contaminated produce by now.
Teachers and advocates for more education funding set up booths across the Valley Saturday. They were collecting signatures to get the Invest in Education Act on the ballot in November. However, not everyone is on board with the initiative. In fact, educators are facing strong opposition from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Government agencies, businesses and other organizations in Arizona will participate in an exercise next week to practice how the state would respond to a migration of 400-thousand people following a catastrophic earthquake in Southern California.
The Trump administration is expected to introduce a gag rule that would change the way health care providers discuss affordable birth control and reproductive health care. Members of Planned Parenthood Arizona are already voicing their concerns.
Phoenix new-home inventory hit a new low and houses are selling at a record pace, according to just released April numbers. The supply of homes available for sale in the Phoenix market is down 26 percent from a year ago.
In a roundtable discussion with California politicians opposed to the state's sanctuary city policies, President Trump referred to some immigrants as "animals." It was not immediately clear who the president was characterizing with these remarks.