A tour bus driver may be charged under Arizona’s “Stupid
Motorist Law” after he and 33 passengers were caught in a flooded wash Sunday. The group
was headed from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas when the driver entered the wash.
A new ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals could help
some people avoid forced arbitration of disputes. The agreement to use
arbitration is many times part of the small type on your cell phone plan or
Thousands of people in the southeast valley are looking for ways to get around town Thursday as a bus strike continues. About 400 bus operators with the Valley Metro system stopped work after midnight Thursday.
Paradise Valley’s police department was the first in the country to use cameras to determine whether you were driving too fast and deserved official punishment. You will see photo enforcement vans in a number of Valley communities, but the 101 Freeway in Scottsdale turned its cameras off after a pilot program.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will welcome President Barack Obama at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Tuesday. President Obama will be in town to speak at a Valley high school about home ownership.
Scottsdale-based Rural/Metro announced this week that it
was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company provides ambulance
and firefighting services to nearly 700 communities in 21 states.
This time of year the desert heat can be deadly, so hikers wait until dark before turning on their LED headlamps at the foot of Phoenix’s Piestewa Peak. Blair Cook and his sons, Dalton and Keegan, set out to hike Piestewa Peak in Central Phoenix.
Arizonans can look upon a shooting star this weekend. The Perseid meteor shower happens every August, and at its peak it is quite radiant.
Brian Skiff is a research scientist with the Lowell
Observatory in Flagstaff.
It will not be long before people in Arizona can officially use miniature horses as service animals. Starting next month, a new state law goes into effect that allows the small horses to help the blind and people in wheelchairs the same way a dog would.
The United States has formally requested the rearrest of Mexican drug lord Raphael Caro Quintero. He was unexpectedly freed from a Mexican prison last week. He had served 28 years for the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena.
Live in the Southwest for any amount of time, and you get used to very dry conditions, but the past dozen years have approached historic levels of drought. That has led the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to reduce the water released from Colorado River system reservoirs.
Two members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation will be in Superior Tuesday night to discuss the future of the region’s copper industry. Republican Paul Gosar and Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick are pushing legislation to revive the Superior Mine project.
Our "Summer Nights" series continues on a golf
course. Most golfers get up early this
time of year to get a head start on the summer heat, but for some, golfing is most
fun at night.
Glowing golf balls help golfers see at night and make it a colorful experience.
Most of the Valley’s schools are now in session, but the
planned opening of a charter high school in Yuma is on hold. The Yuma Sun said the Arizona Foundation for
Social Justice is trying to secure the level of backing it believes is
necessary to commit itself to the $8 million loan the group would use to
build the school.
Four Phoenix City Council seats were up for a vote in Tuesday's election, and there will be a runoff election for two of the seats. Incumbents Jim Waring and Sal DiCiccio secured re-election in Districts 2 and 6.
Legal same-sex marriages are now recognized under the federal tax code. The
U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday
that tax returns for same-sex marriages will be classified as married.
One of those old voting day traditions could be disappearing in Maricopa County. Tablets will soon be replacing those clunky old signature books at your local polling place. By November 2014, the Maricopa County elections office plans to replace thousands of those rosters with electronic tablets.
delegation is split on supporting the president's call to authorize the use of
force in Syria,
though some say they're undecided. An Associated Press canvass shows five of
the nine representatives are uncommitted, with three either against or leaning
against military action.
This afternoon temperatures are going to peak at a
sizzling 110 degrees for the second day in September. National Weather Service Meteorologist Gary
Woodall says the high pressure system over Colorado is driving up temperatures.
The War on Drugs makes for good drama. It has inspired Hollywood for
years and lately a recent surge of TV shows like "Breaking Bad," "Weeds"
and "The Bridge." These shows are trying to do something new however —
showing the complexity of the conflict, with bad guys on both sides of