A coalition of national and local advocates have started a campaign advocating for same-sex marriage in Arizona. It is one part of a state-by-state strategy to legalize gay marriage through lawsuits, ballot measures and by winning public opinion.
The Navajo Nation is asking FEMA to declare a major disaster
for the area, after heavy rains and floods damaged homes, roads and
infrastructure in many Native American communities. Navajo nation
spokesman Ernie Zah says the Tribe has already spent more than a million
dollars to cope with the damage from several different storms.
A public campaign to get a majority of Arizonans to support gay marriage made its debut Tuesday morning. Supporters hope to win the public opinion battle, with an eye toward the 2016 election.
At the podium, Nelda Majors and Karen Bailey are a lesbian couple who have been together for more than 50 years.
Arizona residents are being
warned about the dangers of rattlesnakes after two people were bitten north of Tucson. Adam Goldberg of
the Northwest Fire District says a 23-year-old man riding a mountain bike was
bitten on the calf, and three hours later, a 68-year-old man was bitten while
he worked in his yard.
is borrowing $200 million this week in a bid to save business owners money. The
state’s jobless fund is supposed to support itself with a tax on employers, but
during the recession it went broke.
A Kingman man is recovering after falling off a cliff while
he was trying to run from police. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy Rusty Cooper
says 30-year-old Michael Caughlin faces a number of charges after driving off
when he was stopped, and running away on foot when his car got stuck.
Tuesday afternoon an Arizona House Committee will hold the
first of an expected series of hearings into the issue of benefits for seasonal
firefighters. Some of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the
Yarnell Hill Fire were seasonal employees, meaning their survivors are not entitled
to the same benefits as full-time employees.
US Airways and its prospective partner American Airlines set out Tuesday morning on a two-day summit to Washington, DC. The companies are sending 300 employees to argue in favor of an imperiled merger.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport brought in more $1.3 billion in total economic
benefits last fiscal year. That is according to a new study from the W.P. Carey
School of Business at Arizona State University.
Gov. Jan Brewer's office said the state has more revenues than expected, and that means Arizona is on pace to emerge from its deficit next year. But, a Democratic legislative leader said the governor cannot take all of the credit.
The small, southeast Arizona
town of Clifton
was a town divided, literally, Sunday morning. The rivers surrounding the
community were overflowing and Town Clerk Esperanza Castaneda says they had to
close the floodgates, dividing the town.
According to a new report by an environmental advocacy group, the Navajo Generating Station, the Four
Corners Power Plant, and the Springerville Generating Station were ranked 10th,
15th and 34th dirtiest in the country for 2011.
District has been under court supervision for
decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. Now the district is
proposing an addition to the admissions process for the selective University High School.
Authorities around the country are putting an emphasis on
child safety seats this week. They're reminding you that you need a safety seat
each and every time a child rides in a motor vehicle. AAA spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says
there's a good reason for that.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Arizona's request for a
major disaster declaration for victims of the Yarnell Hill fire, for a second
time. But the administration is offering small business loans to help
homeowners and businesses that were impacted.
The Arizona state Senate hosted a mock hearing Friday to
discuss the death penalty.
Arizona state Senate's mock hearing on Friday. (Photo by Alexandra Olgin-KJZZ)
Religious, legal and academic experts debated the pros and cons of capital
Nearly $100 million in unpaid fines have gone uncollected in Maricopa
County. A program run by several constables has
started to put a small dent in that amount. The Maricopa County Constables Warrant Program gives
deputies jurisdiction to arrest people who have unpaid fines for misdemeanors.
Friday at sundown marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of fasting and atonement. Whenever the High Holy days roll around, commentator PF Lengel often finds herself amused by how confusing her faith can be to non-Jews.
The Hayden Flour Mill in Tempe has been through a lot including multiple fires, one in 1895 and another in 1917. The current incarnation came into being in 1918 and continued operating as a working mill for 80 years.
An Arizona House committee next week will take the first steps toward possible action on changes to the way seasonal firefighters get benefits. It has been a contentious issue since 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in June.