Police departments around Arizona can hire new officers thanks to a grant from the U.S. Justice Department. It is the first time some cities are able to expand their police departments since the recession.
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.
The Standard &Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home
price index reported Tuesday that Phoenix
has posted 22 consecutive months of positive return. But the growth is slowing
was one of the seven metropolitan areas in the study with a lower annual growth
home prices were up again in August, according to the home data provider
RealtyTrac. It says median home prices
were up 20-percent from a year ago, putting the state in the top five in the country
for increasing prices.
The U.S. House of Representatives has given a green light to a bill that would sharply increase logging in the national forests. Supporters of the measure, like Republican co-sponsor Paul Gosar of Arizona, say it will create jobs in rural communities, especially in the West.
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.
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Monday that tribal
members living on tribal land cannot be prosecuted by the state for failing to
register as sex offenders. The judges
said state law registration requirements cannot supersede what is required by
Police officers in Flagstaff
will no longer arrest transients who ask for handouts. The City Council agreed
this week to settle a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of
Arizona, who said the arrests were an unconstitutional infringement of free
The Arizona Department of Transportation is the second state
agency to become involved with the United States Army in a program aimed at
hiring veterans as they leave the military. It’s called the PAYS program.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have settled a civil action over violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The settlement includes a major fine for the BIA.The EPA’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld says access to clean, potable drinking water remains a critical issue for many tribal communities.
The Arizona Supreme Court has reaffirmed the right of state voters to make their own laws, and they are telling state lawmakers they acted illegally in refusing to adjust state aid to public schools for inflation.
Secretary of State Ken Bennett is making no bones about his
intention of running for governor and a newly approved law is allowing him to
do it. The measure allows elected officials to be more vocal about their plans
without being forced to resign, according to Matt Roberts of the Secretary of
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.
health officials have announced a major study of valley fever in the hope of learning
the best way to treat the potentially deadly illness. At a symposium on valley fever this week, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention said the clinical trial will involve about 1000 patients with the most common form of the illness.