County Sheriff's deputies have recovered a number of items that had been stolen
from a Burlington Northern-Santa Fe freight train in eastern Arizona. Lieutenant Jim Coffey said the loot
was recovered in an abandoned U-Haul truck at a motel parking lot in Williams.
Alfredo Gutierrez started out as an activist and became one of the most powerful political leaders in Arizona. He has returned to his roots as battles over immigration policy have become more intense.Gutierrez talks about his life, career and immigration reform.
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Rangers at the Grand Canyon are investigating the death of a woman who collapsed while hiking near the
canyon floor. Spokeswoman Vanya Pryputniewicz said she was part of
a group that had just begun an outing in very hot weather.
Scientists who study the Southwest drought said the extremely dry conditions will likely increase the danger of catastrophic wildfires. University of Arizona Climate Science Professor Gregg Garfin talked about whether the conditions are expected to get worse and how government planning should take that into account.
Residents evacuated from more than 300 homes and businesses in communities near Kingman have been allowed to return to their property Sunday. They were forced to flee last week because of the “Dean Peak” wildfire that sparked during a lightning storm in the Hualapai Mountains.
Mexican garter snake was once thought to be extinct in New Mexico, but all that
changed last month when six were found in the state. Matt Eschenbrenner
sounded optimistic about the possible numbers of northern Mexican garter snakes
in Arizona and New Mexico, and that is his job.
Phoenix and Tucson rank very high in a new national forecast for economic growth. The Brookings Institute report said Phoenix took first place and Tucson second for job creation among the top 100 cities during the first quarter of 2013.
We wanted to talk some more about the continued growth of health clinics like the ones at Walgreens and the impact that may have on health care in the U.S. We turned to Gautam Gowrisankaran, a Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona.
The U.S. Forest Service is getting more volunteer help in monitoring more than 1 million acres of wilderness, in Arizona. Another 30 volunteers were trained over the weekend, for the Arizona Wilderness Coalition’s stewardship program.
The arrival of the monsoons is good news for hikers and campers across southern Arizona. Starting Friday, fire restrictions will be lifted in the southeastern part of the state including the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park and many other federal and state lands.
The Tucson Unified School District may revise its anti-tobacco policy to include a ban on electronic cigarettes on school grounds. The district’s governing board is set to vote on the proposal this week.
Border patrol agents have rescued eight illegal immigrants
who became distressed crossing the southern Arizona desert. Spokesman Brent Cagen says a
ninth member of the group died from heat-related issues after they were
abandoned by human smugglers.
Helicopters are flying over the nearly 250 acres scorched by the Doce Wildfire about seven miles northwest Prescott, just like they were last month. But the choppers are not there to make water drops to quell the blaze, they are spreading seed and mulch in an effort to restore the area that was charred.
Parts of the Valley have gotten a real soaking this week. When it
rains, it is Tim Phillips’ job to make sure all that water passes safely
through the Valley. He is the chief engineer and general manager of the
Flood Control District of Maricopa County and said the water goes where
it is has always gone, through county’s river systems, before draining
out towards the Colorado River.
Secretary Sally Jewell has signed the last of four American Indian water rights
settlements approved by President Obama in 2010. The deal signed
Tuesday will fund a water delivery system for the White Mountain Apache Tribe
in eastern Arizona.
Supporters of public campaign finance are asking a Maricopa
County Superior Court judge to block the higher contribution limits in a new
state law from taking effect, while their legality is argued in court.
The number of firearm homicides in the Phoenix area dropped between 2006 and 2007 and 2009 to 2010, according to new numbers from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2006 and 2007, there were nearly seven gun-related homicides per 100,000 residents in Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale.
Valley Metro Bus Service is back on schedule in the East Valley Monday. Union
and management negotiators have reached a tentative agreement to end the bus
strike that has mainly affected riders in the Southeast Valley
Representatives from the U.S. Government Accountability
Office are visiting the Navajo Nation this week, as part of a study mandated by
Congress into the challenges that American Indian tribes face in administering
federal housing funds.