Residents of about 350 homes in northwestern Arizona remain evacuated this morning, as firefighters
battle the Dean Peak
wildfire, in the Hualapai
Jan Bardwell said the blaze has grown to about 5400 acres, but that some
progress has been made.
The decision last month by the United States Supreme
Court on the Voting Rights Act could impact a bid by Republicans here in Arizona to throw out the
map of legislative districts adopted by the Independent Redistricting
Since starting in 2008, the Valley’s Metro Light Rail has served Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. The system has been more popular among riders than many had anticipated. An Interstate-10 West extension is on the way, and a central Mesa extension is expected to be operating by mid 2015, but the idea of light rail in Scottsdale has never gained traction.
Tourism is slowly rebounding nationwide as the economy starts to recover.
The Phoenician Hotel and pool. (Photo courtesy of The Phoenician)
In Tucson, the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism wraps up Friday.
The mayor of Nogales,
Ariz. is criticizing a proposal
to increase border security by topping the border fence with razor-wire. Arturo
Garino thinks a better idea would be to shift Border Patrol agents from
checkpoints in the interior of the state, to the border.
The business of health care. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has many providers and physicians wondering about what is to come, and both for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals and health care systems are exploring mergers.
A couple months ago, vandals sprayed nearly 50 tags at Saguaro National Park east of Tucson, including more than a dozen of the iconic cactuses that cover the landscape.
An example of vandalism at the BLM site.
Fire officials in the state say, despite the loss of lives
in the Yarnell Hill wildfire, the number of acres burned this fire season was
the smallest in years. Carrie Dennett of the state Forestry Division says about
91,000 acres of state and federal land were charred this year, but that
compares to over 200,000, a year ago.
The craft of writing and maybe even more so the act of finishing the project, whether it is a journal, a short story or a novel, is extremely personal. Ron Carlson is a critically-acclaimed novelist, but he has also been a professor of writing for nearly 30 years, 20 of those at Arizona State University.
This week, Sprouts Farmers Market announced it is going public. The Phoenix-based grocery chain has grown very quickly, and some industry observers think it is on track for continued success, but not everyone sees the kale and quinoa seller as a healthy investment.
Dive teams continued to search Bartlett Lake Monday for the body of a man went into the water Sunday and never resurfaced. It was not immediately known who the victim was, but today the family of former Major League Baseball pitcher Frank Castillo told KVIA El Paso in a statement that it was Castillo who drowned in the lake.
A teenager has been arrested for
vandalizing 16 saguaros and spraying dozens of other tags at Saguaro National Park
east of Tucson. The black spray paint was discovered along a 3-mile stretch of the Douglas
Spring Trail in May.
Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar took to the floor of the U.S. House Wednesday to question President Obama's use of the phrase 'phony scandals' to refer to issues like the 'Fast & Furious' gun-walking program and the recent IRS scandal that has plagued his administration.
Tempe is primed for new development projects in and around downtown. The city has long used infill development as a way to boost its tax base, but now some other Valley cities are looking to use the same approach.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at Desert Vista High School Tuesday. It is the latest in a series of speeches he jas made around the country about the continued recovery of the U.S. economy.
Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos seemed to take
everyone by surprise when he submitted his resignation recently. Cavazos had
been on the job for four years after succeeding Frank Fairbanks who by holding
the position for 19 years was the longest-serving manager in Phoenix history.
State Health Director Will Humble wants Rural/Metro to send him financial statements while it seeks bankruptcy protection. He is worried the ambulance and firefighting company might cut expenses that could lead to longer emergency response times.
Managing your personal medical records is a huge question without a clear answer. Some see portability of and easy access to health histories as the key to getting patients more focused on their own well being.
shrub is now protected under the federal Endangered Species Act.
The Gierish mallow, found only in Arizona and Utah, is now protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. It's estimated that only 18 groups of mallows remain in the Southwest.
Northern Arizona University will offer its students
a new type of transcript for the upcoming fall semester.
Northern Arizona University's campus at South Mountain Community College. (Photo by Julie Levin-KJZZ)
NAU wants to make its students more competitive in
the job market, and its new competency report may do that.