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.
Arizona’s top election official wants out of a suit over an attempt to recall Maricopa County’s top lawman. Secretary of State Ken Bennett wants a judge to dismiss him from a lawsuit filed by a group that supports Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The Maricopa Association of Governments has unanimously approved further studying of converting some High Occupancy Vehicle lanes into toll lanes.Steve Goldstein talks with MAG Senior Engineer Bob Hazlett about the options and their viability.
State lawmakers have approved sending more money to the
Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission and giving the panel more
flexibility in how it spends the cash it already has. The House and Senate on Thursday each approved the bill with
Representatives of Children's Advocacy Centers in Arizona and across the
country are urging members of Congress not to accept the cuts that are proposed
in the administration's 2014 budget. They would drop federal funding for CAC's
and related programs from $18 million to zero.
High schools students enrolled in college
courses are more likely to obtain a college degree. A new study shows students living in
poverty benefit most from such programs. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: The study from a University of Iowa
researcher used student data from a 1988 to 2000.
Governor Brewer vetoed a bill Tuesday that would
have created a new state certification for music therapists. The governor said
the bill did not go far enough to protect
patients. Under Senate Bill 1437 the state health
department would certify music therapists.
State officials say they have more resources ready this year to deal with wildfires. The state has several new trucks, and Governor Jan Brewer says she's confident firefighters are prepared. But state Forester Scott Hunt says it could be a busy a fire season.
The California Supreme Court has ruled that cities and counties in that
state can ban medical marijuana dispensaries.In a unanimous opinion, the court determined that California’s medical marijuana laws—the
nation’s first—don’t prevent local governments from using their land-use powers
to zone dispensaries out of existence.
The U.S. military will be conducting drills in the skies over the Valley Thursday morning. Military aircraft will perform air interceptions of mock hostile aircraft over Phoenix tomorrow.The Western Air Defense Sector exercises are set for between 10 a.
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Four people are in custody, after a series of metal
thefts at one Peoria
location. Police spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto says police noticed air
conditioning units at a vacant
business were increasingly being stripped, and staked out the area,
arresting two husband and wife teams.
Changes could be coming to several areas of election law in
Arizona. The elections omnibus bill includes a series of proposals
that have already been debated this year. Among them, one that would allow a
voter to designate someone to return their early ballot for them, but that would
make it a felony for political committees to collect them and turn them in.
Campfire and smoking restrictions will go into effect next Wednesday in many national forests around the state. David Albo of the Tonto National Forest said the recent winds, above-average temperatures and the ongoing drought are all factors in the decision.
School is out for summer, but Arizona school districts are looking ahead to the fall when they will face another year of lean budgets. A Tucson Unified School District banner at the school district's headquarters.
The Phoenix-based Beatitudes Campus has a different approach to caring for residents who have advanced dementia. The New Yorker magazine featured its methods in the May 20 issue.The Director of Education and Research for the Beatitudes Campus, Tena Alonzo, explained what inspired her and the campus to focus on the quality of life of its residents.
If you're headed into the forests this holiday weekend, you may want to listen up. The Game and Fish Department is telling people to be "bear aware," with spokesman Mark Hart warning food and food odors can attract unwanted guests to your campsite.
Arizona Department of Health Services is urging people heading to their summer
homes to be careful, during the cleaning process. Epidemiologist Joli Weiss
says they need to watch for signs of mice droppings or urine that could lead to
A large mulch
fire is still smoking in Laveen, nearly 24 hours after the blaze broke out. When
the fire began yesterday afternoon south of Phoenix, dozens of firefighters responded.
No homes or structures are considered in danger, but Ben Davis of the Maricopa County
Air Quality Department said local air quality has been affected by a large,