The decision last month by the United States Supreme
Court on the Voting Rights Act could impact a bid by Republicans here in Arizona to throw out the
map of legislative districts adopted by the Independent Redistricting
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said eight suspected
undocumented immigrants have been hospitalized after being found in the back of
a U-Haul truck at a gas station northwest of Tucson. Chief Deputy Steve Henry said each of
them had paid $5,000 to be transported from Douglas to Phoenix, but that it was just too hot inside
Summers in Arizona
not only mean an increase in
the temperature, but also in the number of tire blowouts. A new study by the
Arizona Department of Transportation says tire shreds are the most dangerous
road debris in the state.
The state of Arizona
has retained a former immigration official as an expert in a bid to deny driver’s
licenses to ‘dreamers’ eligible for the deferred action program. That program
allows children who came to the country illegally to stay in the United States
and to work here.
The Mesa City Council is scheduled to vote on a $130 million bond issue Monday night. If approved, the proposal would go to voters in a November special election for public safety and road improvements.
Arizona police departments were busy over the Fourth of July holiday weekend enforcing DUI and traffic laws. Last summer at this
time, more than 650 DUI arrests were made, while nearly half that
amount was reported this year.
crisis may finally be over. Arizona State University said the Valley’s
foreclosure rate has now hit normal historical levels. Foreclosures
in the Phoenix area are down 53 percent from last year, and Mike Orr with Arizona
State University’s W.
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
Hundreds of people who were forced out of Yarnell are returning home Monday after a wildfire forced them to flee for safety more than a week ago. Vehicles lined up along the highway into Yarnell well before the evacuation order was lifted at 9 a.
Monsoon rains in Tucson
are leading to swift water rescues, according to fire officials.They had a pair of them Friday within hours
of one another. Tucson
fire Captain Chris Jurvig said a family was rescued first.
The United States House of Representatives will begin taking up
immigration reform legislation in the days ahead. Some say the measure approved
in the Senate is dead on arrival in
the lower chamber, but Congressman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.
A new report puts Arizona’s state highway system in the
middle of the pack nationally, when it comes to overall performance and efficiency.
The Reason Foundation ranks Arizona 23rd in the
country in its latest study.
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The Arizona Department of Transportation has released a new map that identifies three possible routes for its dream project, a proposed commuter rail service linking Phoenix and Tucson. ADOT plans to narrow it down to a final train route by early next year.
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.
The federal government is continuing to
develop a group of so-called "solar energy zones" in Arizona and several other western states. The United States Department of the Interior announced Friday it's taking about 300,000 acres of
public land off the table for new mining claims.
Spectators in the city of Phoenix saw 355 shells per minute
explode in the night sky this Fourth of July. More than 75,000 residents watched the show at Steele Indian School Park, with thousands more
lining nearby streets.
Residents of about 350 homes in northwestern Arizona remain evacuated this morning, as firefighters
battle the Dean Peak
wildfire, in the Hualapai
Jan Bardwell said the blaze has grown to about 5400 acres, but that some
progress has been made.
helicopter pilots are being credited with helping the pilot of a small plane, after
his landing gear failed. Officer Darren Rigsby said he and his partner, both of
whom are flight instructors, were in the area when they found out about the
mechanical problems with the 1970 Cessna.
Every Independence Day, thousands of people crowd into Prescott's Pioneer Park for a huge, city-sponsored blowout. They bring their folding chairs, shade tents and coolers on wheels. But this time they've brought something else, too.