A social service agency based in Detroit,
Mich. is working to bring its unusual approach
to poverty to Arizona. Matrix Human Services treats poverty like an illness and
its clients like patients. President
Marcella Wilson says the first thing they ask people is: “What is your dream?”
“So if that person wishes
to be a nurse, we start with basic needs—food, clothing shelter,” Wilson said.
Arizona State University has
released its top 10 new species list for 2013. The list includes a
glow-in-the-dark cockroach and the smallest vertebrate on Earth, a tiny frog. The
creatures on the list were selected by Arizona State University's International Institute for
First- and second-generation immigrants in the Phoenix area will learn about civic leadership this weekend. The New American Leaders Project (NALP) and Promise Arizona are sponsoring the two-day training session for the second year in a row.
The number of people dying in motorcycle crashes continues to go up in Arizona, according to the state’s annual statistics on roadway fatalities that came out Monday. Last year, 139 people in Arizona were killed on motorcycles.
This week marks 50 years since Arizona won the U.S. Supreme Court case, Arizona v. California, that helped federal legislation in creating the Central Arizona Project.Historian Jack August, author of "Dividing Western Waters," discussed the case and the effect it had on dramatically increasing Arizona's population.
One man has died and five hikers had to be
rescued amid dangerously hot temperatures Saturday.
all happened in White Rock Canyon,
along the Arizona-Nevada border about eight miles from Boulder City.
Arizona lawmakers will be at the capitol today after being called to a special session late Tuesday by Governor Jan Brewer. They'll be working on Medicaid expansion and the state budget. I talked with Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times this morning, and asked him why the governor would call a special session when lawmakers were expected to deal with the issues during their regular session later in the week.
Less than 24 hours after the Arizona House approved Gov.
Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the Senate
has followed suit. That ended the special session the governor called Tuesday to
deal with Medicaid and the budget.
Not all Valley cities are created equal for new-home sales. The latest real estate report from Arizona State University shows Gilbert and Goodyear leading the way in that sector of the housing recovery, but builders in other cities are still idle.
Sheriff's deputies in Coconino
County are investigating the collision
of a school bus and an SUV, east of Flagstaff,
Monday. Spokesman Gerry Blair said there are a number of issues to resolve
before a decision is made about whether citations will be issued.
Just days after being applauded for signing a Medicaid expansion that came with the support of a Republican-Democratic legislative coalition, Gov. Jan Brewer was skewered for signing a measure making sweeping changes to the state's election system.
Governor Jan Brewer signed into law an overhaul of
the way the state collects sales taxes Tuesday. It was one of her top priorities in
this year’s legislative sessions. Lawmakers approved the measure at the end of their session,
after reaching a compromise with cities and towns.
A new study says global warming is expected to reduce Colorado River water levels over the next three decades, but the scientists have widely differing opinions over how much the river will shrink because of rising temperatures.
Fewer Arizonans had their vehicles stolen last year than in
2011. The numbers come from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
They find of the top ten hot spot spots nationwide for vehicle theft last year,
eight were in California.
drought has hit the Navajo Nation. Nation President Ben Shelly signed a
declaration of emergency Monday. Shelly is
directing all executive branch agencies of the Nation to develop plans for
responding to the drought and educating the public about the effects.
A wildfire that killed 19 members of an elite hotshot crew Sunday continues to burn in Arizona. But officials are preparing to let people back into their homes after evacuations.
Yarnell Fire Chief Jim Koile and the Yarnell fire district board met Wednesday.
Mike Varney, head of the Tucson Metro Chamber, wants to make
one thing clear. He is not launching a campaign against the nickname “Old Pueblo.”
But Varney and chamber chairman Kurt Wadlington did write that Tucson's moniker is “great
for history buffs, but a mindset and attitude toward prosperity is long
Just days after 19 sons and husbands were killed on the job in Yarnell, people from around the country came together for a massive public memorial. Thousands of first responders, community members, and volunteers honored their sacrifice, and made it clear that the people who have lost loved ones are far from alone.
A new report makes the case that some birds are not adapting well to the pace of a changing climate and says the U.S. should be doing more about it. The report from the National Wildlife Federation said many species are struggling with climate change.