Mayor Greg Stanton says gun owners can turn in their unwanted firearms at the
city’s buyback program in May. The city is using money from a private donor
to give out gift cards to anyone who wants to get rid of their weapons.
The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to support proposed state legislation that seeks to crack down on people who fire off guns while intoxicated. The bill would make it a felony for a person with a blood alcohol reading greater than the legal limit to shoot a firearm.
Arizona homeowners mistreated by their mortgage lender in 2009 or 2010 could
receive a check starting this week under a federal settlement. But, people need to be aware of scam artists who are trying to illegally profit from
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Cactus League baseball drew more
than 1.7 million fans to local stadiums this spring.
Tempe Diablo Stadium, spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Tempe. (Photo by Nick Blumberg - KJZZ)
That's about 20,000 more fans than last year, but it’s a record that comes with an asterisk.
The state Senate has given its preliminary approval to a
bill that would allow religious
organizations to avoid paying unemployment taxes for educational and day care
workers. Current state law
exempts certain work from eligibility for unemployment insurance.
When Senior Field Correspondent Stina Sieg was 22, she moved to the desert. The Bay Area native hasn’t been the same since. She had just graduated from Humboldt State University when she got a hankering for wide-open spaces.
Authorities now say more than 100 people are injured and two dead after bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line. The cause of the explosions has not been determined.
Chuck Coughlin, advisor to Governor Jan Brewer, discussed why Medicaid expansion in Arizona makes sense economically and morally.Coughlin also talked about Brewer's governing style and why the world of politics often gets dirty.
Police in Glendale have raided what they say was a large 'spice lab,' where they discovered a massive amount of the illegal designer drug. Police Sergeant Brent Coombs says the lab's manager is behind bars, for his involvement in developing 'spice' and 'bath salts,'"Abraham Sayegn is having charges submitted on him for both the manufacturing process and the possession to sell," Coombs said.
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.
About 1,300 temporary workers and part-time instructors with the Maricopa County Community College District have learned their hours will be strictly limited starting in July. Officials said the cuts will help the district comply with the Obama Administration’s Health Care Reform Act.
State Senators Rich Crandall and Steve Farley discuss why state lawmakers seem far from ending their current legislative session, even as it has reached its 100th day.Senators Crandall and Farley talk about the conflict over Medicaid expansion among lawmakers, Governor Jan Brewer's unique leadership position on the issue and whether it gains legislative approval.
The City of Phoenix has received a $100,000 grant to paint municipal rooftops white. The reflective paint helps reduce energy costs and might put a microscopic dent in the city’s urban heat island.
The city will use grant money to paint 70,000 square feet of municipal rooftops white.
The parents of students in poorly performing public
schools are facing a deadline this week to get state help to put their kids in
new schools. Lawmakers approved what are called 'empowerment scholarship
accounts,' two years ago for students in schools with a D or F rating.
One of Arizona's fastest growing industries is not something economists and tourism officials like to talk about, even though it generates millions of dollars each year.
The girls live in cottages that are especially decorated with light cheerful decor.
Nine percent of the people born in Mexico live in the United States. This is one of the
findings in a report released Wednesday from the Pew Hispanic
65 percent of those of Mexican-origin living in the U.
The price of gas continues to drop in Arizona. AAA Arizona says the statewide average this morning is $3.44 a gallon, down a nickel in the last week. Spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski says prices remain low for several reasons.
report shows some slight weakening in tribal
gaming revenues. The latest figures show state revenue sharing in the
first three months of this year was just under $24.1 million. That's the first
year-over-year decline in the
numbers in 10 consecutive quarters.