Gov. Jan Brewer's office said the state has more revenues than expected, and that means Arizona is on pace to emerge from its deficit next year. But, a Democratic legislative leader said the governor cannot take all of the credit.
The small, southeast Arizona
town of Clifton
was a town divided, literally, Sunday morning. The rivers surrounding the
community were overflowing and Town Clerk Esperanza Castaneda says they had to
close the floodgates, dividing the town.
According to a new report by an environmental advocacy group, the Navajo Generating Station, the Four
Corners Power Plant, and the Springerville Generating Station were ranked 10th,
15th and 34th dirtiest in the country for 2011.
District has been under court supervision for
decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. Now the district is
proposing an addition to the admissions process for the selective University High School.
Authorities around the country are putting an emphasis on
child safety seats this week. They're reminding you that you need a safety seat
each and every time a child rides in a motor vehicle. AAA spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says
there's a good reason for that.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Arizona's request for a
major disaster declaration for victims of the Yarnell Hill fire, for a second
time. But the administration is offering small business loans to help
homeowners and businesses that were impacted.
The Arizona state Senate hosted a mock hearing Friday to
discuss the death penalty.
Arizona state Senate's mock hearing on Friday. (Photo by Alexandra Olgin-KJZZ)
Religious, legal and academic experts debated the pros and cons of capital
Nearly $100 million in unpaid fines have gone uncollected in Maricopa
County. A program run by several constables has
started to put a small dent in that amount. The Maricopa County Constables Warrant Program gives
deputies jurisdiction to arrest people who have unpaid fines for misdemeanors.
Friday at sundown marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of fasting and atonement. Whenever the High Holy days roll around, commentator PF Lengel often finds herself amused by how confusing her faith can be to non-Jews.
The Hayden Flour Mill in Tempe has been through a lot including multiple fires, one in 1895 and another in 1917. The current incarnation came into being in 1918 and continued operating as a working mill for 80 years.
An Arizona House committee next week will take the first steps toward possible action on changes to the way seasonal firefighters get benefits. It has been a contentious issue since 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in June.
The Tucson Unified School District has been under court supervision for decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. This week, the district proposed a new part of the admissions process for the selective University High School.
So, let’s step into the way-back machine heading to last week. Remember that story you heard about how the Arizona Corporation Commission was going to hold hearings this fall into whether or not it should move the state towards retail competition in the electricity market? Well an update now, and it could basically be summed up by saying, not so much.
The state will release August’s unemployment numbers next week. July’s rate was the same as June’s, 8 percent which was almost half a percent lower than last July, but are the jobs being added in Arizona good jobs? Michael Hayes said no.
A 99-year-old Arizona music icon will have his work celebrated and performed at the Musical Instrument Museum this weekend. A look at the career and impact of the man known as “Chapito.” This is Pachanga, a song performed by Chapito Chavarria and his band at clubs, weddings, quincenieras and dances throughout Arizona during the '50s, '60s and '70s.
Not sure if this officially counts as a holiday in state government wonk-ville, but Friday is the General Effective Date, the day on which most bills signed during the legislative session become law. Hank Stephenson, a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, gives a sense of what some of those new laws are, but first, let’s do the numbers on this year’s bills.
Did You Know Phoenix
has a park that is more than 100 years old? It’s
located near the city’s downtown area.
A sign welcomes visitors to Eastlake Park. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ)
Over the years this Phoenix
park has hosted civil rights marches and rallies.
When Arizona State’s football team takes the field against the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday night, about 40 Sun Devils will be wearing special helmets that monitor when a player suffers a head impact.
continues to grieve the loss of 19 hotshot firefighters, during the summer
wildfire season. But, in terms of lost forests, this year was less destructive
than average, according to Fire Prevention Officer Carrie Dennett, of the State
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.