The sign-up period for the Affordable Care Act begins next
week and the Arizona
branch of Organizing for Action is kicking off an effort to encourage
enrollment. They say they’re attempting to counter what the group says is the
misinformation being spread about Obamacare.
The National Transportation Safety Board is examining the
wreckage of a Vietnam-era ‘Huey’ helicopter, that crashed near Mayer over the
weekend. The crash killed 25-year-old Brynne Smith of Scottsdale and a second person on
board, who is believed to have been the pilot.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is doing what the federal government will not. The state agency is holding public meetings on the federal plan for the future of the endangered Mexican Gray Wolf. Advocates say more Mexican gray wolves must be released into the wild to ensure the long-term survival of the endangered species.
The state Legislature wants to take back control of drawing Arizona’s congressional district maps. In 2000, voters passed Prop 106, which took redistricting away from the Legislature and gave it to the Independent Redistricting Commission.
Republicans in the United States House of Representatives have expressed their disapproval of the Affordable Health Act by passing a short-term spending plan that would defund it. Leaders of the U.S. Senate have said the measure is dead on arrival there.
The election law changes that raised Arizona's campaign contribution limits are also providing candidates with an unwanted and apparently unintended surprise. The surprise is a new requirement that candidates have separate campaign finance committees for the primary and general election elections, according to the Arizona Capitol Times.
Allegiant Air said it is still on schedule to finish inspecting the emergency slides in its fleet of MD-80 jets by the end of the month. The inspections have caused delays and cancellations for thousands of passengers.
A proposed electricity transmission line that would extend
from Lincoln County
in New Mexico, southeast of Albuquerque,
to Pinal County is facing some challenges. The Pentagon says the construction of the
SunZia transmission line could interfere with training at the White Sands
Yesterday was the first day of fall, and the state’s
forecast is reflecting that. There is a
freeze warning in Flagstaff
until 8 a.m. Monday, and the temperature there got down to 32 degrees Monday morning.
New figures from the Centers for Disease Control &
Prevention show teen birth rates in Arizona
and around the country have dropped to historic lows. They’re down nearly 40
percent since 2001 in Arizona, but still among
the highest in the United
A Department of Public Safety Officer survived a highway
shooting over the weekend near Payson. Spokesman Carrick Cook says the officer
was shot during a routine traffic stop Saturday night.
“Our officer made a traffic stop just south of Payson and
the officer approach the car,” Cook said.
Closing arguments begin Monday in the retrial of a man accused of murdering nine people at Buddhist temple more than two decades ago. Johnathan Doody’s defense team rested its case last week without calling any witnesses.
Opening new parks, especially ones the size of Pioneer Community Park, is a big deal according to Dave Richins. Richins is a member of the Mesa City Council and is the Sun Corridor Legacy program director at the Sonoran Institute.
It will no longer be called Common
Core academic standards. Gov. Jan Brewer issued an executive order renaming
the national uniform academic standard which measures students’ learning. It will now be called
the "Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.
If you were going to the movies 80 years ago, you might have been going to see "King Kong," or maybe you wanted to watch Groucho Marx lead a fictional, yet believably bumbling government in "Duck Soup.
Arizona could be in danger of losing its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Law. The state and federal government are at odds over two issues, the weight Arizona gives graduation rates in its high school rating system and how it uses the AIMS test to evaluate teachers.