Border Patrol Statistics show that illegal immigration along the Southwest border has shifted to the east in recent years. The number of people caught crossing the border illegally in Texas rose from 125,000 in fiscal 2009 to more than 225,000 this past fiscal year.
As the federal government shutdown continues, the Arizona
Chamber of Commerce and Industry is condemning members of Congress and the president. CEO Glen Hammer is calling on officials in Washington to do what’s right for the country
by ending the impasse.
Governor Jan Brewer says federal officials are continuing to
refuse her request to re-open the Grand Canyon
with state funds. She says she is continuing to speak with officials in
an effort to re-open the park.
A former lobbyist for the Fiesta Bowl has been indicted by a state grand jury. The indictments cover campaign contributions made to several current and former Arizona politicians.Gary Husk was a lobbyist for the Fiesta Bowl.
Grand Canyon National Park will open Saturday. That announcement came this afternoon after Gov. Jan Brewer and the federal government reached an agreement.
The Grand Canyon is scheduled to reopen Saturday.
A Yavapai County Superior Court jury has convicted a Prescott stockbroker of first-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of his ex-wife. The jury also found Steven DeMocker guilty of six other charges related to the 2008 death of Carolyn Kennedy.
The funding problems that have shut down the government and Grand Canyon National Park could just be a sign of what’s to come at Arizona’s top tourist attraction.Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga says he’s concerned about a ‘catastrophic failure’ of the canyon’s 60-year-old water pipeline, which he says could happen at any time.
It should be windy and much cooler over the next couple days
as a Pacific storm system moves through Arizona.
Darrel Onton of the National Weather Service in Flagstaff says winds will be increasing as
the storm approaches.
One of the most scenic spots in the city is the Phoenix Mountain Preserve that runs up along State Route 51.The area is also known as the Dreamy Draw. You might think the name comes from its majestic views, but you’d be wrong.
Many people who traveled thousands of miles to hike, camp or paddle in a national park aren’t letting a government shutdown spoil their vacation. They’re finding there are ways around the park closures.
Women who give birth
at home are looking for a different kind of labor than a hospital typically
provides, namely one that is drug-free. But in an emergency, medication can
sometimes be a lifesaver, for them and their babies.
An infestation of bed bugs forced the closure of parts of the Main Library at the University of Arizona for a time late last week. The first dead bug was noticed by a library employee, in the downstairs computer lab area last Wednesday, according to UA Facilities Management.
Arizonans are beginning to sign up for health insurance on the new federal and state websites. Tuesday was the first day people could purchase plans on the exchange created by the Obama administration and others applied for state Medicaid coverage.
Gov. Jan Brewer and the director of Arizona’s Medicaid
program have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s plan to
expand its health care program for the poor. The Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit last month on behalf
of some state lawmakers and others.
If you have
ever been to the fall convocation at Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, you have been a
witness to something unique. Not the event so much as the massive pipe organ
that makes the ceremony come alive.
Maricopa County launched a new project that will change the cookie-cutter look of restaurants. It is aimed at getting new restaurants into unusual and old commercial spaces. Maricopa County will grant six month trial permits to new restaurants opening in buildings not designed for eateries.