The Arizona Supreme Court says it will give lawmakers another chance to argue they do not have to obey a voter mandate to increase funding for public schools. The 2000 voter-approved law hiked the state sales tax by six-tenths of a cent.
Pro's Ranch Markets chief financial
officer says the Latin American grocer will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy within nine
months. Executives blame the economy
and immigration policy for their problems.
Is the United States relying too much on importing fossil fuels at the expense of national security? Retired Army Captain Brett Hunt and retired National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Joe Knott talked about ongoing efforts at the U.
Road construction begins this weekend on a new detour for U.S. 89 in northern Arizona. Navajo Route 20 will redirect drivers around US 89, and
paving of the dirt road is expected to finish in August. In February, a landslide ripped apart 500 feet of the road on
There's an excessive heat warning in effect, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday.Dan Leins of the National Weather Service says we could see record tying heat in metro Phoenix."Right in the urban corridor [and] right in downtown Phoenix, that's typically the hottest locations.
Arizona continues to put the housing crisis in its rearview mirror. The foreclosure monitoring firm RealtyTrac said there were 3,800 foreclosure filings in the state during May. Vice President Darren Blomquist said that is closer to normal than to the peak of the housing crisis.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department said there could be problems with nuisance bears in southern Arizona once again this year. Spokesman Mark Hart said they have had their first sighting of a bear in the Sierra Vista area, a place where bears became a problem last year.
Voting rights advocates
praised the Supreme Court’s decision that struck down an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship
when registering to vote. The high court ruled that the state cannot require
additional documents beyond what a federal form calls for.
There are 33.5 million Hispanics in the United States.
That is according to a Pew
study released Wednesday. Six
Hispanic origin groups have populations greater than 1 million. People of Mexican origin make up 65 percent of the U.
Less than a week after Gov. Jan Brewer signed the Medicaid expansion plan into law, opponents are starting to collect signatures to put it on the ballot.They will start canvasing Saturday afternoon, and if they can collect 86,405 valid signatuers by September 11, the law will be put on hold, pending the November, 2014 election.
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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records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
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.