House committee has given permission for the introduction of a supplemental
appropriations bill for the state's redistricting commission.The Arizona
Legislature is planning to consider the supplemental appropriation for the
Independent Redistricting Commission, the body that drew up new legislative and
congressional districts following the 2010 Census.
The Veterans Affairs department
announced a new effort Friday to clear a backlog of veterans waiting for
decisions on their applications for disability benefits to help those veterans
who’ve been waiting the longest to get benefits sooner.
The Phoenix Suns are looking for a new
general manager. The team has let its GM go
after the second-worst season in the club’s history.
Blanks has served as Suns GM since August 2010, coming to the team after
stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs.
The voting is now open to the public. ASU is
giving the Sparky mascot costume a new look, again – but this time the university
wants your input. Starting today, anyone associated with ASU, from
students, staff and faculty, to alums, ticket holders and donors can log on to
ASU’s website to pick their favorite costume.
Pinal County’s top prosecutor wants his county to stop processing permits for medical marijuana dispensaries. Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles has told the Pinal County Board of Supervisors he is recommending against county workers accepting, processing or issuing permits for marijuana sales or cultivation.
As the cost of a college education soars, the average student
graduates with about $25,000 in student loan debt. And those students
are graduating into a rough economy with few well-paying jobs - if they
even finish that degree.
One man is dead, another in critical condition, after
a dirt bike hit another vehicle over the weekend in Gilbert. Joaquinn Enriquez
of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says alcohol may have been a factor in the
At least one child was hurt when the engine of a boat
exploded over the weekend on Apache
Lake. Joaquin Enriquez of
the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says fortunately there were no serious
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne may be facing a
challenger in the Republican Primary next year. That challenge could come from
Mark Brnovich, a former state and federal prosecutor who currently heads the Arizona
Law enforcement agencies from across Arizona have been involved in an effort to
bring in fugitives with outstanding felony warrants, over the last week. The effort
was coordinated by the US
Marshals Service, according to spokesman Fred Freeman.
Governor Brewer's job approval ratings have taken a
hit. Behavioral Research Center President and CEO Jim Haynes says the governor
remains popular with Republicans and conservatives in the latest poll, but lost
ground with other constituencies.
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Arizona Game and Fish officials said 15 Quagga mussels have been found by scuba divers at Lake Powell’s popular Wahweap boat marina. The invasive species look similar to a clam. They multiply very quickly and clog waterways, plus they eat all of the food that fish and other aquatic life need to survive.
Grand Canyon Railway is celebrating Earth Day today by reducing its carbon footprint. The 90-year-old locomotive will take tourists on a trip from Williams to the canyon using vegetable oil to fire the steam engine.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is facing lawsuits, because it missed its own deadline to issue final rules to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants in Arizona and other states. The goal is to clean up particulates that contribute to haze over Grand Canyon and other national parks.
chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation has died. The death of Augustine B. Lopez
Sr. was announced Friday by his southern Arizona Tribe. Neither Lopez’s age nor
cause of death was released, but a short bio was made public by tribal officials.
A Casa Grande woman has been sentenced to two and a half
years in federal prison for tax fraud. In addition to the prison time, a federal judge sentenced 30-year
old Shaneika Earline Sims to three years of supervised release.
Obi Wan Kenobi …”
you’ve heard those iconic words before. But you’ve never heard them in Dine,
the official language of the Navajo. At least not yet. Manuelito Wheeler is the
director of the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock.
The John C. Lincoln Health Network and Scottsdale Healthcare
have announced plans to work together . Officials stress the new arrangement is
not a merger, and that each system will still be legally separate.
Retired astronaut Mark Kelley became a crusader for tougher gun control laws after his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot. We'll talk to him about the political realities of trying to pass stiffer gun laws.