While other Arizona
lakes with federal connections are closing, one big one, close to home remains
open. Lake Pleasant Park Supervisor David Jordan says the lake is open and expects
a large influx of visitors who are unable to enjoy other parks.
The Affordable Care Act could have a significant impact on
reducing breast cancer across the country. Matt Schafer of the American Cancer
Society says more women will be able to access affordable health care because
insurers will not be able to reject those with pre-existing conditions, like
A new report shows most of the country’s death penalty
sentences come from just 2-percent of the nation’s counties, including Maricopa County. The Death Penalty Information
Center report says Maricopa
County is the fourth highest
in the country in death row inmates and 10th highest in executions over the
last 45 years.
To Arizonans, Paolo Soleri is best known for Arcosanti in Cordes Junction about 70 miles north of Phoenix, and perhaps the sound of Soleri bells. Soleri envisioned Arcosanti as a place that would combine architecture and ecology.
There may be fewer of those charity drop boxes you see in commercial parking lots around Phoenix. A new fee on the boxes goes into effect Jan. 1. Until the city council approved the new permitting fee this week there was no regulation on who could place those large collection boxes or where.
A new report from ASU shows the Valley housing market is
continuing to improve, with supply finally starting to increase to meet demand.
Mike Orr of the W.P.
of business says he’s surprised the area housing market has improved to this
point as quickly as it has.
The cost of food is on the rise, and chicken is leading the
way. The Arizona Farm Bureau Federation says the cost of a typical
market-basket of items is up 6 percent from last quarter. Marketing manager
Peggy Jo Goodfellow says their shoppers found the average price of a pound of
boneless chicken breasts was up $4.
Obama administration says it may allow states to use their own money to re-open
some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown.
Governor Jan Brewer is one of a handful of governors who have been asking for
To expand or not to expand Medicaid. That was the core question in Arizona’s 2013 legislative session, whether more low-income Arizonans would be eligible for state-supported health care coverage, and that coverage can have a huge impact on poor kids in Arizona.
Border Patrol Statistics show that illegal immigration along the Southwest border has shifted to the east in recent years. The number of people caught crossing the border illegally in Texas rose from 125,000 in fiscal 2009 to more than 225,000 this past fiscal year.
As the federal government shutdown continues, the Arizona
Chamber of Commerce and Industry is condemning members of Congress and the president. CEO Glen Hammer is calling on officials in Washington to do what’s right for the country
by ending the impasse.
Governor Jan Brewer says federal officials are continuing to
refuse her request to re-open the Grand Canyon
with state funds. She says she is continuing to speak with officials in
an effort to re-open the park.
A former lobbyist for the Fiesta Bowl has been indicted by a state grand jury. The indictments cover campaign contributions made to several current and former Arizona politicians.Gary Husk was a lobbyist for the Fiesta Bowl.
Grand Canyon National Park will open Saturday. That announcement came this afternoon after Gov. Jan Brewer and the federal government reached an agreement.
The Grand Canyon is scheduled to reopen Saturday.