Pinal County sheriff’s deputies have arrested 13 people in what Sheriff Paul Babeu said was a human and drug smuggling operation. Babeu said a deputy on patrol became suspicious when two cars with one or two people in them exited Interstate 8, then reentered the freeway with passengers.
Foreclosure filings in Arizona were down year-to-year, for the 23rd consecutive month, in October. Statistics released on Thursday by the home data provider RealtyTrac showed a decline of more than 60 percent from September and nearly 55 percent from Oct. 2012.
An effort by Arizona Public Service to require new solar customers to help pay the cost of maintaining the electrical grid is leading to some heated testimony before the state Corporation Commission. APS said it is only fair solar users share in net metering, rather than passing the costs to non-solar customers.
Arizona Sen. John McCain is co-sponsoring legislation to address Border Patrol overtime issues, reforms which could save taxpayers $1 billion over the next decade, according to the Cronkite News Service.
The economic downturn hit individuals and institutions hard, and Arizona’s three public universities were not spared. The state legislature cut millions of dollars in funding, and many students were forced to pay higher tuition.
Valley Fever Awareness Week started on Saturday with the goal of informing more people about the risk of the often-misdiagnosed illness and its impact on those of us who live in Arizona, especially Maricopa and Pinal counties.
The fight over how much the state’s largest utility has to pay for electricity generated by private solar roof top panels got under way today. The Arizona Corporation Commission kicked off a hearing on net metering.
Author and attorney Scott Turow burst onto the bestseller list more than two decades ago with courtroom thrillers like "Presumed Innocent" and "Burden of Proof." Since then, his popularity has remained steady as he has become more publicly involved with controversial societal issues like capital punishment.
People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.