Earlier this month, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints held its general conference. Most of the conference was predictable and not especially newsworthy, but one element was surprising — the presence of a few attendees who actually stood up to express their opposition.
A little more than a week ago, California Governor Jerry Brown announced the state needed to make major cutbacks in water usage to deal with the effects of drought. We talked about how that could impact Arizona and whether we are on the verge of having to cut back on how much water we use.
Since the Federal Aviation Administration implemented new departure procedures in and out of Sky Harbor last September, the response from residents living below the new flight paths has been as loud as the noise above. Now things may be coming to a head after the FAA released a report containing possible adjustments to two procedures.
Growing bark beetle populations have decimated forests in the western United States, with some damage to northern and eastern Arizona forests. But local research is getting closer to a “solution” that may help.
The city of Tempe was in the early stages of banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags before Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1241 that prohibits these bans. Despite the bill, Tempe Council member Lauren Kuby said the city plans to move forward with discouraging plastic bag use.
Prior to 2014 legislative candidates could take no more than $440 from any one source, with statewide contenders limited to $912. Last year lawmakers boosted the cap to $4,000 for both. The new law signed Monday by Gov. Doug Ducey provides for $5,000 donations.