With a crowded jail and creeping pension debt, Yavapai County’s Board of Supervisors is proposing a 3% property tax increase to alleviate financial stress. The county has worked to divert potential inmates from jail by addressing mental health concerns.
If you’ve been one of those telephone users confused with the dialing codes in Mexico, you’re not alone. But the neighboring county will change that on Saturday, as Mexico is finally simplifying its dialing codes.
Former Arizona state legislator Don Shooter underwent two surgeries this week. Rep. Bob Thorpe said Shooter underwent surgery Wednesday and is now connected to a breathing tube. Family friend Gretchen Jacobs said Shooter had been on life support and had a blood clot, but seems to be past the worst of it.
Two to 5 million years ago, oceans were 50 feet higher, icecaps were smaller and CO2 levels were about the same as today during Pliocene epoch. Researchers at the University of Arizona are using ancient plankton to help predict climate in the near future.
The median cost of an immigration bond in Arizona today is $12,000. That marks an astronomical increase since 2006, when the median bond was set at just $60. It's more than most asylum seeker can afford.
Arizona's state Court of Appeals says police and government agencies cannot use the users' information to learn who they are or where they live, without first having a search warrant and showing suspicion of criminal activity.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety has ramped up its recruiting efforts for hiring new state troopers. DPS Director Frank Milstead has moved a recruiting station into Sky Harbor Airport's baggage claim area, hoping to grab the attention of travelers passing through Phoenix.
As of this week, the Bureau of Land Management has a new acting director, and environmental groups are outspoken in their disappointment and concern. William Perry Pendley is an attorney who has supported selling public lands in the Unites States.
Arizona lawmakers are doing well in many areas of cancer prevention, but less well in others. The state earns a green ranking — within the top group of states — in areas like Medicaid eligibility, cigarette excise tax rates and smoke-free legislation, but it gets lower marks in categories including state tobacco control funding, laws banning kids from using tanning devices and pain management policies.
Districts, educators and parents in Arizona are working to improve how students are learning, even with continued funding shortfalls. There are areas of agreement and disagreement, but most seem on board to push for change.
The agriculture industry is a linchpin in America's economy and provides much of the food on our tables. But many don’t realize hundreds of thousands of those workers are children, and that their labor is perfectly legal.
A federal judge blocked the construction of what would be the third largest copper mine in the United States on Wednesday, halting plans to break ground on the Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, at least for now.
Phoenix -based Fox Restaurant Concepts has been sold to the Cheesecake Factory. The deal includes $308 million in cash at closing, but founder Sam Fox will continue to lead the company from The Henry restaurant in Phoenix.