With the Valley under an excessive heat warning from 10 a.m. Tuesday until 8 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service
is predicting more unseasonably hot temperatures. Meteorologist Matthew Hersch
says there’s a ridge of high pressure sitting over Arizona, but that relief is in sight.
Several fires continue to burn across Arizona. Two of those in the Tonto National Forest were caused by lightning last week. The White and Cain fires have burned more than 1200 acres.
Lightning can be seen over the mountains in the Prescott National Forest on Saturday.
About 1 million people in Arizona could get health insurance next year. The long awaited Affordable Health Care Act will not start providing benefits until January, but you can start signing up for a plan this fall.
that patrol the U.S.-Mexico border are now run by the Department of Homeland
Security. The Tethered
Areostat Radar System, known as TARS, uses giant balloons across Texas, New
Mexico and Arizona.
Arizona has selected its first-ever poet laureate. The title goes to English professor and Nogales native Alberto Rios. Alberto Rios has taught at Arizona State University for three decades and was just selected as Arizona's first-ever poet laureate.
The Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix has been open for a little more than three years. Earlier this month, it welcomed a new new President and Director. Carrie Heinonen has returned to the Valley after working at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The U.S. Education Secretary will be in Arizona and New
Mexico in a few weeks, as part of the department’s annual back-to-school bus
tour.Arne Duncan will start his trip in Santa Fe on Sept. 9,
before moving on to Albuquerque, Socorro, N.
Opening statements are set for today in the capital murder
trial of Arizona
fugitive John McCluskey. McCluskey is facing 20 counts in the murder of an Oklahoma couple, following his escape from an Arizona prison.
Businesses along Apache Boulevard in Tempe could be getting a facelift. The
City of Tempe recently launched a new Storefront Improvement Program. Tempe spokeswoman Nikki Ripley said the city will
match a business owner up to $100,000 through federal funds
for exterior improvements like windows, lighting and paint jobs.
Methamphetamine use is down, and so are the
negative advertisements. The focus has shifted from meth to prescription
pills, according to Glenn Cummings, the west regional director of Outpatient Services for Terros, a Phoenix behavioral health group.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to name a new county assessor Monday. Former assessor Keith Russell resigned when he was appointed to serve as a Mesa justice of the peace in June.
Arizona State University resume next week, but a push to discourage excess and
underage drinking at the school has already begun.“Operation Safe and Sober” is
a collaboration between ASU and the Tempe Police Department.
Live in the Southwest for any amount of time, and you get used to very dry conditions, but the past dozen years have approached historic levels of drought. That has led the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to reduce the water released from Colorado River system reservoirs.
A panel of federal appeals judges have ruled that a multi-million
dollar lawsuit against a former Maricopa county attorney and a top aide
can proceed. That means the county is on
the line for any potential damages.