Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and General Colin Powell discuss the importance of leadership and how political discourse in the United States must become more civil in order to solve complicated problems.
Valley Metro planners said they are trying to reassure local businesses along the expanding light rail line that construction is moving as fast as possible. They say lessons learned from the light rail’s first phase of construction should help this time around.
Last week, a former cattle slaughterhouse in New Mexico moved one step closer to becoming the only plant in the United States that slaughters horses. Valley Meat Company in Roswell was found to be in compliance by USDA inspectors.
Four people in a pick-up truck plunged
200 feet off a cliff near Apache Junction early Tuesday morning.
Emergency crews used a rope pulley system to pull an injured woman out of the canyon. (Photo courtesy of Apache Junction Fire District)
Emergency crews faced a daunting task extracting one of the victims, a woman in her 20s who suffered severe head and facial injuries.
A new study by the federal General Accounting Office said Arizona’s workplace safety inspectors are underpaid and overworked. That puts a lot of employees in danger of job site accidents that could injure or kill them.
The Arizona Department of Transportation has been awarded a grant to help repair damage on U.S. 89, south of Page. The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved $35 million in emergency relief for repairs to the roadway, which collapsed in February.
officials in Maricopa County are testing some students at Scottsdale's
Desert Mountain High School
for tuberculosis after one student tested positive for TB. Spokeswoman Jeanene
Fowler says they want to determine if anyone who had a class with that student has been infected.
The Arizona Senate has reversed itself and voted to approve
a plan to revamp the retirement system for new elected officials and judges. On Tuesday, the Senate defeated the bill, but during the
vote, Senate President Andy Biggs predicted it would pass before the end of the
There is a dispute brewing over a lease agreement for a coal-fired power plant that provides electricity to millions of people in Arizona, California and Nevada. A co-owner of the plant is at odds with the Navajo tribe over water rights and other issues.
A new report from the Arizona PIRG Education Fund says the state's driving boom
is over. It says total vehicle travel miles peaked in 2007, and PIRG's Serena
Unrein says driving is likely to decline
further because of demographic changes involving the Millennial
generation: those people born between 1983 and 2000.
If you think shelling out the big bucks for law school is a fast-track to success (or at least a hefty salary) you may need to think again. Prospective law students in Arizona face a big bill and a rough job search, and law schools nationwide are facing far lower application rates.
Arizona's unemployment rate remained at 7.9 percent for the third consecutive month in April. Department of Administration economist Aruna Murthy said while there were month-to-month job gains, they become less impressive compared to the post-recession years of 2010 to 2012.
Tuesday, a scandal-plagued restaurant in Scottsdale is set to reopen. The case has generated social media buzz, but it has also raised important legal questions about employees who receive tips. NICK BLUMBERG: Amy’s Baking Company shot to infamy after appearing on the FOX reality show “Kitchen Nightmares.
Fire restrictions go into effect throughout much of the
state Wednesday and Thursday. They generally apply to both state and federal land. Under the Stage One restrictions, campfires are not allowed,
except in some developed campgrounds, and smoking is only allowed inside
vehicles, or in areas with three feet around them without flammable materials.
Firefighters are getting the upper hand on a human-caused wildfire that has been burning in the Coronado National Forest, east of Nogales. Spokeswoman Michelle Fiddler says the Soldier Basin Fire is now 70 percent contained after charring nearly 11,000 acres of grass and brush.
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is getting a donation this week, in
recognition of National Safe Boating Week. The life jackets are being
contributed by Native Air, an Air Ambulance company. Sheriff's Office spokesman
Chris Hegstrom says life jackets are major
More people statewide were
charged with drunk driving over the Memorial Day weekend compared to last year,
and the Governor’'s Office of Highway Safety is concerned. Director Alberto Gutier said
he would like to see the number of traffic stops go up and the number of DUI
arrests go down, but just the opposite happened this Memorial Day.
American Airlines parent company, AMR Corp. reported a net loss of $105 million for April. The company’s top executives said it is a favorable sign for the future. The
figures are an improvement over last April’s $142 million loss.
The state health department wants to make
it easier to compare health care at hospitals around Arizona.
Hospital Compare is an online tool that’s set to go live Monday. The website is
managed by the Arizona Department of Health Services and uses federal and state
The U.S. Forest Service has moved a large
water tanker to the Valley to prepare for wildfire season.
A DC-10 that is usually based north of San Bernardino, Calif. is now at Phoenix-Mesa