Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has lost his bid to get his employees a raise. The Board of Supervisors on Wednesday passed a scaled-back $374 million budget that denied the sheriff’s request.Another year of tight revenues because of reduced state funding and lower property values meant that Pinal County Supervisors had to cut spending by $7 million in the new budget that starts July 1.
An Arizona bill
mandating transgender people use bathrooms designated for their birth sex is
dead — for now. Congressman John Kavanagh says the proposed measure could be later
Republican representative decided to drop the so-called bathroom bill saying
there are concerns in his caucus about some of his proposal’s definitions.
A national panel of wildlife experts says the
federal government is mishandling the mustang and burro population in the Western United States. The panel also reports the bureau
of Land management is undercounting the population, suggesting the problem is
worse than reported in the past.
The Valley's rapid growth likely wouldn't have been possible without water from the Colorado River via the Central Arizona Project. But the Southwest's ongoing drought has some concerned about whether Arizona will have enough water for the future.
This week marks 50 years since Arizona won the U.S. Supreme Court case, Arizona v. California, that helped federal legislation in creating the Central Arizona Project.Historian Jack August, author of "Dividing Western Waters," discussed the case and the effect it had on dramatically increasing Arizona's population.
Phoenix Suns President Lon Babby talked about the franchise's efforts to rebuild following its second-worst season. He also discussed his pre-sports career as a Washington, D.C. attorney who was on the defense team for John Hinckley Jr.
Is the United States relying too much on importing fossil fuels at the expense of national security? Retired Army Captain Brett Hunt and retired National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Joe Knott talked about ongoing efforts at the U.
The U.S. Forest Service has moved a large
water tanker to the Valley to prepare for wildfire season.
A DC-10 that is usually based north of San Bernardino, Calif. is now at Phoenix-Mesa
The Arizona House passed an expansion of a small school voucher program that could greatly increase the number of children allowed to use public funds to attend a private school. The program was established by the Legislature in 2011.
Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin is taking up the $8.8 billion state budget passed by the Arizona Senate, but says his effort to reach a deal with the governor on Medicaid have failed. Tobin assigned the package of 10 Senate budget bills to the Appropriations Committee yesterday.
A U.S. Bankruptcy Judge has cleared the way for American Airlines’
creditors to vote on a merger with Tempe-based U.S. Airways.Judge Sean Lane has approved
American Airlines’ parent AMR Corporation’s description of its restructuring
plan, including the merger with U.
Violent crimes have been falling nationally year after year, but preliminary data released by the FBI show that trend reversed in 2012. Crime increases were most apparent in the Western United States.
Arizona Sen. John McCain said Tuesday he cannot fully endorse women joining the military until the problem of sexual assault among its personnel is solved.
Arizona Sen. John McCain shared a story of a woman asking his opinion on her daughter joining the military at the Senate Armed Services hearing.
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett said he supports a
bill in the U.S. House that aims to make sure people are not registered to vote
in more than one state. He testified before a
House committee Tuesday.