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.
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 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
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
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.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is crediting Canadian law
enforcement officials for the arrest of a teen who had made Internet threats
against him and his family. The sheriff says the threats went too far.
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.