Crews plan to ignite forest debris to help completely contain a 2-week-old wildfire in the next several days, a move that is expected to send smoke toward downwind communities in eastern Arizona and produce a plume visible across north-central Arizona.
Phoenix council members are scheduled to give tentative approval to a new budget this week. Between general, enterprise and special revenue funds, the city’s proposed budget for 2017-18 tops $4 billion.
Built in 1982, they were meant to be the headquarters for an electronics manufacturer, but have since become a magnet for photographers, artists and hooligans. The domes might not be an icon much longer.
Atlanta-based United Parcel Service has announced plans for a new processing hub along Loop 303 in Goodyear, and the City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a job creation agreement with the company.
An Arizona regulator would like a rate case for the state’s largest utility to be put on hold. Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns made that emergency request on Friday. Writing that the commission faces unprecedented problems and cascading legal violations, Burns urged the administrative judge overseeing Arizona Public Service’s rate case to halt all proceedings.
Google trends says online dating peaks every six months during the holiday season and right about now early summer. But, according to one writer, overall enthusiasm with the whole thing just isn’t what it used to be.
When you buy gas at the pump, there’s a little sticker there that you might not ever have noticed. It says how much you’ll be charged for our state’s gas tax. The money, for the most part, goes back into our roads.
Lots of comedians have made the jump into movies. And lots of comedians have dealt with death in their comedy. But fewer have made their first movie about grief. With his new film “Dean,” comedian Demetri Martin is doing just that. He calls it a comedy about a tragedy with autobiographical roots.
Route 66 is an important part of the history of Arizona — and the other states the so-called “Mother Road” swung through beginning in 1926. There’s legislation being considered in Congress now that, if successful, would designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail.
The long-running debate over what to do about undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. — and those who may be trying to illegally enter the country now and in the future — has been taken up at least a notch or two by the Trump administration’s proposed enforcement changes.
As the bidding process for contractors to build the President’s controversial border wall continues, environmentalists are speaking out. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection over its plans to allow the construction of up to 20 “prototype” border wall designs in Southern California.
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. Joining us are Lawrence Robinson, executive director of the MCCCD’s Center for Civic Participation, John MacDonald, owner and partner with the firm Policy AZ, and Kristin Gilger, associate dean of the Walter Cronkite School at ASU.