The number of firearm homicides in the Phoenix area dropped between 2006 and 2007 and 2009 to 2010, according to new numbers from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2006 and 2007, there were nearly seven gun-related homicides per 100,000 residents in Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale.
Some of the first medical marijuana dispensaries the state licensed will get more time to open their doors. The Department of Health Services had given dispensaries a year to open saying their authorizations would expire unless they met the deadline, but attorney Paul Conant filed suit to stop that saying some of his clients could not comply, in part because some communities failed to provide the needed zoning.
Thousands of people in the southeast valley are looking for ways to get around town Thursday as a bus strike continues. About 400 bus operators with the Valley Metro system stopped work after midnight Thursday.
The Red Cross has opened a shelter in Peach Springs to help dozens of Havasupai men, women and children who had to be evacuated from Supai Village at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Flooding there knocked out their fresh drinking water and ruptured a sewage leak.
Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar took to the floor of the U.S. House Wednesday to question President Obama's use of the phrase 'phony scandals' to refer to issues like the 'Fast & Furious' gun-walking program and the recent IRS scandal that has plagued his administration.
President Obama will be in Phoenix Tuesday. The president is scheduled to present his plans to help homeowners and people who want to buy homes. This is part of a series of speeches the president is making across the country outlining ideas to boost the economy.
Arizona’s Attorney General
is asking a federal commission to let state election officials verify the
citizenship status of all prospective voters. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona cannot ask
voters who register using a federal form to provide proof of citizenship.
starts Thursday for the Phoenix City Council. In some districts, the field
could be wide open. In Districts
2 and 6, incumbents are battling one challenger apiece, but with Districts 4 and 8 in
central and south Phoenix things are little more complex.
The Arizona State Parks want to know what you think about new fees at two parks, Kartchner Caverns and Red Rock State Park. The system has had its share of financial problems as the state went through the economic downturn, and had its budget cut by several million dollars.
If you have driven on Grand Avenue through the West Valley recently, you probably understand why planners are working on ideas to improve the roadway. A group of West Valley cities and other entities formed a group to look into changes along the corridor from Loop 303 in Surprise to Willetta Street between McDowell and Interstate 10 in Phoenix.
The Arizona Cardinals’ training camp continues at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, and right across the street the tenants of Jobbing.com Arena will in fact be back for their next season. The Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation is all but settled which means Head Coach Dave Tippett can talk more about X’s and O’s and less about geography and finance.
School starts back up in most Valley districts over the next few weeks, and when students get back in the classroom, they will be facing new standards in English and math, if they have not already started with them.
Another university is headed to Mesa, but this time it is a home-grown school. Grand Canyon University is partnering with a developer to locate the school in a new development near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
An elderly woman with underlying health issues is the first person in Maricopa County to have died this year from the West Nile virus. Maricopa County Health Director Bob England said the woman's death is a sad reminder of the seriousness of West Nile virus.
Supporters of public campaign finance are asking a Maricopa
County Superior Court judge to block the higher contribution limits in a new
state law from taking effect, while their legality is argued in court.
Backyard desert tortoise breeding has lead to overpopulation
in captivity. So much so that, Cristina
Jones, the turtle program coordinator for the Arizona Game and Fish Department,
said there are not enough homes for all
A DPS officer and his wife face multiple years in prison after being convicted by a Santa Cruz County jury on conspiracy, money
laundering and theft charges. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says Horacio
and Carmen Lomelil were found guilty of taking checks from her employer,
Nogales-based Sierra Seed, and depositing the money in their personal checking
account, over a five year period.
A new ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals could help
some people avoid forced arbitration of disputes. The agreement to use
arbitration is many times part of the small type on your cell phone plan or
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says it'll take several
more days to decide whether a tour bus driver will be charged for trying to
cross a flooded wash, Sunday, near Dolan Springs. Spokeswoman Trish Carter says the driver may
be responsible for rescue efforts if it's found he ignored barriers or warning
signs to cross the flooded area, but that it'll be up to the county attorney's
office in the end.
The City of Mesa has landed its sixth university in the last two years. Grand Canyon University announced Tuesday that its new East Valley campus would be built in Mesa. The new East Valley campus of GCU will be built in Mesa.