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The first triple-digit temperatures of the year may arrive as early as Monday. A high-pressure system started moving across the Southwestern United States over the weekend, and National Weather Service Meteorologist Valerie Meyers said it is going to stick around for a few more days.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne met in Phoenix Monday with city attorneys from around the state to discuss the legality of civil unions. Horne is reacting to Bisbee’s recent approval of civil unions for gay couples.
No one used to notice the large, grey parking structure at
the corner of First Avenue and Thomas Road. But those days are over.
The new mural, spray painted against a parking structure, now towers over Thomas Road, near Central Avenue.
Arizona utilities this week gave regulators a sense of how
their supply of energy is looking for this summer. They told members of the
Arizona Corporation Commission that they are ready to handle the increased demand that higher temperatures will bring.
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says he wants to be
Arizona's next governor to combat crime and border violence. He filed the paperwork for his gubernatorial bid
Andrew Thomas filed paperwork to run for Arizona Governor on Friday afternoon.
South Mountain Freeway moved one step closer to construction on Friday – nearly 30
years after it was originally proposed. After the decades-long wait, the state
transportation department has released the first draft of an impact study for the
final phase of Loop 202.
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors has approved a permit for a medical marijuana dispensary near Maricopa despite the county attorney's recommendation that it be denied.County Attorney Lando Voyles recommended against approving the dispensary, worrying county employees who process paperwork for it, could be subject to federal prosecution.
Cucumbers distributed from southern Arizona have been linked to salmonella in 18 states. The Food and Drug Administration is detaining imports of cucumbers from the Mexican company Daniel Cardenas Izabal and Miracle Greenhouse.
Maricopa County has released an updated cost for the public defense of Jodi Arias: nearly $1.7 million. The capital murder trial of Jodi Arias has been nothing short of a
spectacle marked by tawdry evidence, heated exchanges and a devoted
audience, in court and at home.
former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says he’s running for governor. He’ll
file the official paperwork Friday afternoon.In a
statement he released on Thursday evening, Thomas said he’ll be focusing on the
need to protect public safety, ensure border security and fight corruption.
Valley Metro planners said they are trying to reassure local businesses along the expanding light rail line that construction is moving as fast as possible. They say lessons learned from the light rail’s first phase of construction should help this time around.
The City of Phoenix has received a $100,000 grant to paint municipal rooftops white. The reflective paint helps reduce energy costs and might put a microscopic dent in the city’s urban heat island.
The city will use grant money to paint 70,000 square feet of municipal rooftops white.
State lawmakers have approved sending more money to the
Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission and giving the panel more
flexibility in how it spends the cash it already has. The House and Senate on Thursday each approved the bill with
Republicans at the state capitol are continuing their fight against Governor Brewer’s proposal to expand Medicaid coverage under the Obama Administration’s health care law. They staged a small rally at the state capitol Thursday.
State officials have awarded a grant to build a restroom in a popular area north of Sedona that has been shut down in the past because of water quality problems. The Oak Creek Watershed Council has been awarded $253,000 by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to build a restroom near Slide Rock.
The Arizona House has given its final OK to a bill creating tougher monitoring of scrap metal transactions. The measure, from Representative Tom Forese enhances anti-theft laws to require all scrap dealers to register with the Department of Public Safety.
The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures is pleased with a recent audit. It showed grocery stores are doing a good job of making sure consumers get accurate prices on sale items. Spokesman Shawn Marquez says they checked 29 markets around the state and found a 99.
Police in Prescott have arrested an 18-year-old Embry Riddle University student for setting off an explosion in the college parking lot in Prescott. Lieutenant Ken Morley says James Levine was arrested after an anonymous tip, but it is unclear why the White Plains, N.
Arizona lawmakers voted Wednesday to pave the way for research at state universities that could eventually allow doctors to recommend marijuana to treat more conditions. The state's medical marijuana law allows it for glaucoma and AIDS and other chronic or debilitating conditions that lead to severe and chronic pain.