When Phoenix Democratic Senator Leah Landrum-Taylor leaves the legislature early next year to run for Secretary of State, it will mark the first time in 60 years there will be no black member of the Arizona Legislature.
Tony Mure of the Phoenix Fire Department says the incident started when some cylinders of compressed gas fell off a flatbed truck onto the roadway, causing vehicles to swerve to avoid them, and resulting in a chain-reaction crash.
Across the country the legal landscape for same-sex marriage is changing, and fast. In the Southwest in recent weeks, courts in New Mexico and Utah have delivered victories to gay marriage proponents. Now in neighboring Arizona, some gay and lesbian couples are challenging their state’s definition of marriage.
Safety experts in Phoenix on Friday recommended changes to the way football helmets are tested. The national committee that sets helmet safety standards for all levels of play was in town for its biannual conference.