The Navajo and Hopi tribes are back in federal court,
this time over access to religious sites. The tribes have fought for more than
a century over land in northeastern Arizona,
but a settlement in 2006 was supposed to end the battle.
completely contained the Yarnell Hill Fire this week, but the landscape surrounding
the burn area will likely be affected for years to come. That is partially
because wildfires and flash floods often go hand in hand.
The State Senate’s Minority Leader has made her pick to fill an open seat on the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. Steven Titla will be the first Native American to serve in that role.Two commissioners stepped down around the first of this year.
Governor Jan Brewer is defending Arizona's "stand your ground" law in the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman case. Zimmerman was found not guilty after his attorneys claimed he felt threatened with 'great bodily harm' when he confronted by teenager Trayvon Martin.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have introduced the Luchador as an official mascot of the team.
The luchador has been introduced as the new Diamondbacks mascot. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Diamondbacks)
Last year the team introduced the Lucha Libre mask.
As prosecutors and defense attorneys prepare for a new trial
for death row inmate Debra Milke, a German man who created a website
proclaiming her innocence is watching closely. Frank Aue says he met Milke in
prison in 2000 and does not believe she's a murderer.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is asking a federal judge
to throw out a challenge to the state's ban on abortion because of the child's
race or gender. The 2011 law makes it a felony for a doctor to terminate a
pregnancy for those reasons.
Monsoon storms are expected around the state again today. The
National Weather Service says we really got hit Thursday morning. Meteorologist
Austin Jamieson says one of the worst storms was in Pinal County.
Gays who marry legally elsewhere may not get the state of Arizona to recognize
their unions, but last month's Supreme Court ruling, which struck down parts of
the Defense of Marriage Act, says the federal government has to honor decisions
in states where gay marriage is legal.
Flagstaff is closing in on a record rainfall for July. It is just 0.02 inches of rain away from tying the wettest July on record. The current mark for precipitation was set in 1919, with 7.58 inches of rainfall.
If you have driven on Grand Avenue through the West Valley recently, you probably understand why planners are working on ideas to improve the roadway. A group of West Valley cities and other entities formed a group to look into changes along the corridor from Loop 303 in Surprise to Willetta Street between McDowell and Interstate 10 in Phoenix.
A new study from Pew Research Center said in 2012 more 18 to 31 year olds or millenials, were living with their parents now than in the past four decades. The study, based on Census Bureau data, showed that 36 percent of young people are stay at home children.
study in the July issue of "Pediatrics" finds a correlation between
higher rates of prescriptions for adults and the number of kids being poisoned accidentally. Children's Mercy
Hospital toxicologist Dr.
Obama continues his national tour touting the components of his economic
recovery plan. He was here in the Valley Tuesday to discuss the country’s
recovering housing market. The biggest news came when Mr.
Candidates for the Phoenix City Council race in District 6 traded barbs last night at a KJZZ election forum.Incumbent Sal DiCiccio and challenger Karlene Keogh Parks debated the way the city funds golf courses, where the Loop 202 freeway should be expanded and the merits of privatizing city services.
Former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden caused a massive
controversy—and a national debate—when he leaked classified documents
revealing the extensity of NSA surveillance programs. But according to an exclusive report by Reuters, for the past two decades another U.
A man convicted of murdering nine people in a West Valley Buddhist temple in 1991 is being tried again for those murders. A federal appeals court ruled that Johnathan Doody’s confession before his first trial was not voluntary.
Arizona could be the new home a large astronomy project. Cherenkov Telescope
Array 40 telescopes could generate more than $100 million for the area. Potential
sites for the array of 40 telescopes include Mexico and the Spanish Canary
Islands, but the big news in Arizona is that spots around Seligman and Meteor
Crater are also in the running.
We are exploring the new, up and coming or otherwise unique and
interesting neighborhoods around the Valley in an occasional segment
we are calling the Hot Corner.
Gwen Ashley Walters says Old Town Scottsdale has added several independent, locally-owned restaurants over the past couple of years.
Arizona has selected its first-ever poet laureate. The title goes to English professor and Nogales native Alberto Rios. Alberto Rios has taught at Arizona State University for three decades and was just selected as Arizona's first-ever poet laureate.