On Tuesday afternoon, U.S. House leaders indefinitely postponed a vote on a border security bill labeled “Secure Our Borders.” Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is a co-sponsor of a similar, though far from identical, bill in the Senate.
Fire officials in northern Arizona are burning several slash piles of wood and debris in a canyon within Prescott city limits near several homes. The prescribed burns will continue through Thursday if conditions permit.
An analysis by the Arizona Department of Health found the number of parents signing personal belief immunization exemptions is up. The exemption doesn't require a medical or religious reason, and that choice could put the community at risk.
The state Board of Regents is expected to vote on approval of the merger of the University of Arizona's health network into Banner Health, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that operates numerous hospitals and other health-care facilities.
On Tuesday, Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives voted to allow the closing of party caucuses to lobbyists, reporters and other members of the public. The House rule change passed on a 36-23 party line vote.
With downtown Phoenix transformed into Super Bowl Central, the University of Arizona is giving visitors a hands on experience with some of their projects, and is kicking off a much larger state-wide festival.