The Federal Aviation Administration and the National
Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash of a rented helicopter as
it attempted to land near a ranch northwest of Flagstaff on Wednesday.
What does a
26 million park look like? Huge for starters.
Pioneer Community Park has a lot packed into its 83 acres including a large pond, which will be ready for local fishing enthusiasts in January.
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.
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been
honored by her alma mater. Giffords was
given the Ellen Browning Scripps Medal by Scripps
College in Southern
California. And, she had a message for the students of the school.
Despite several attempts to punish johns who engage in
teenage prostitution, lawmakers have so far failed to approve legislation. Now,
a governor’s task force is making new recommendations on sex trafficking in
hopes they can be the first step to breaking the gridlock.
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 Yarnell Hill Fire tragedy killed 19
firefighters. Early Wednesday morning Juliann Ashcraft, the widow of one of the
dead firefighters Andrew Ashcraft, held a news conference to talk about the
need for the city of Prescott to provide health and benefits for the survivors.
There are a number of ruins in Arizona. Among those listed is the Pueblo
Grande Ruins near Sky
on Washington Street.
The ruins layout on the ground level. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ)
The Hohokam people lived for hundreds of years.
The number of mothers choosing to breastfeed their babies is
on the rise, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease
Control. Katherine Wilson-Thompson, an International Board Certified Lactation
Consultant, says that is not an anomaly but that too many of those mothers are
giving up too quickly.