Public school employees in Flagstaff are set to see pay increases. The Flagstaff Unified School District approved the raises earlier this week. The Arizona Daily Sun reports, it is the first significant pay increase for the district's 1,300 employees in five years.
As Congress prepares to vote on some high-profile gun control measures, the media
campaigns on both sides of the issue are making a last minute push to get their
messages heard in Arizona.Political
observers said Arizona is among a dozen states considered an important player in
the future of national gun policy.
Architect and visionary Paolo Soleri died on Tuesday in Paradise Valley at the age of 93. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is featuring an exhibition of Soleri's work called Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is planning to file a lawsuit challenging the city of Bisbee's new civil union ordinance. He's also continuing efforts to challenge marshals in the polygamous community of Colorado City.
Comic Amy Donohue talked about her decision to donate a kidney and her efforts to serve as a spokesperson for organ donation.Donohue explained how social media stole her kidney. She donated hers to the mother of a woman she met on Twitter.
The recent murders of prosecutors in Texas have put prosecutors across the nation on alert.Scott Decker, Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, provided background on who is involved in targeting prosecutors and what the public needs to be most aware of.
After a four-decade ban, the Scottsdale City Council has approved the return of ice cream trucks to the city's neighborhoods.Leo Blavin, who helped the charge to overturn the ban, explained why he thinks it is a good idea.
The state Senate has given its preliminary approval to a
bill that would allow religious
organizations to avoid paying unemployment taxes for educational and day care
workers. Current state law
exempts certain work from eligibility for unemployment insurance.
A judge has allowed a death row inmate to
move forward with his request to be executed quickly. Dale
Hausner was found guilty of six murders and many other crimes in connection
with shootings around the Valley during 2005 and 2006.
City council approved a
measure Tuesday night regulating pedicabs on its city streets. Pedicab operators must now have commercial
insurance and a driver’s license to do business in Scottsdale.
Another Arizona city is looking to cut public pensions costs. The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to create a task force to find ways to reduce the costs of police and fire pensions. The Arizona Daily Star reports, a decade ago Tucson paid less than $5 million for public-safety pensions, but that amount is expected to reach $42 million next year.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is traveling to Mexico City on Wednesday to lead a trade mission there. The purpose is to strengthen economic ties with our neighbor to the South.The delegation from Phoenix includes city and business leaders.
The iconic Joshua trees of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts are blooming beyond expectation this year. Joshua trees throughout the Southwest are blooming with millions of greenish-white flowers, and many biologists are trying to understand why.
architect Paolo Soleri died today at 93. He had a long marriage, raised two
daughters and wrote 22 books, but in Arizona he’ll be most remembered for one
thing, Arcosanti. Soleri began designing the experimental community in 1970, and it’s been in a constant state of construction ever since.
architect Paolo Soleri has died at the age of 93.
Paolo Soleri was a famed architect, most well-known around Phoenix for his design of Arcosanti, the experimental community.(Photo courtesy of Arcosanti)
A student of
Frank Lloyd Wright, Soleri was born in Turin, Italy, in 1919, but was most
well-known in Arizona as the designer of the experimental community Arcosanti.
Game and Fish is reminding people that it is illegal in many areas to feed javelina and other wildlife. Spokesman
Mark Hart says the Department has had to send warning letters to nine
households in the Tucson area in the last month.
A grocery chain with outlets in Arizona says it will start requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods in its stores. Whole Foods is the first major retailer in the country to announce the change, but it won’t take effect until 2018.
Glendale man learned about the hazards of trying to remove bees from his home
without experience. He and members of his family and their pets were stung
several times, according to Glendale Fire Department spokesman Michael Young.
We hear from Meryl Streep who's nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods," and J.K. Simmons who's nominated for his performance in the film "Whiplash."