MLB's regular season just ended, and NHL's year is getting started this week. In Arizona, that has fans optimistic, primarily because the Phoenix Coyotes are actually owned by private investors who really wanted the team, not just the NHL.
Secretary of State Ken Bennett is making no bones about his
intention of running for governor and a newly approved law is allowing him to
do it. The measure allows elected officials to be more vocal about their plans
without being forced to resign, according to Matt Roberts of the Secretary of
A Department of Public Safety Officer survived a highway
shooting over the weekend near Payson. Spokesman Carrick Cook says the officer
was shot during a routine traffic stop Saturday night.
“Our officer made a traffic stop just south of Payson and
the officer approach the car,” Cook said.
health officials have announced a major study of valley fever in the hope of learning
the best way to treat the potentially deadly illness. At a symposium on valley fever this week, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention said the clinical trial will involve about 1000 patients with the most common form of the illness.
The mayor of Washington, D.C. is nominating the chief financial officer for the city of Phoenix to the same post in the District of Columia. In a statement accompanying the announcement, Mayor Vincent Gray called Jeffrey DeWitt a "skilled manager and leader," citing his experience working with the Wall Street credit-rating agencies to maintain and improve a large city’s bond ratings.
drivers are paying a little less at the gas pump this week, according to AAA. The cost of a gallon of unleaded gas is off
two cents from a week ago, to $3.38. Spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski credits
relative stability in the Middle East and in the Mid-Atlantic
states for the modest decrease.
New figures from the Centers for Disease Control &
Prevention show teen birth rates in Arizona
and around the country have dropped to historic lows. They’re down nearly 40
percent since 2001 in Arizona, but still among
the highest in the United
The company that once provided health care services for Arizona’s 33,000 inmates told state officials the corrections health system “is broken and does not provide a constitutional level of care.” That information came from records unsealed by a federal court on Tuesday.
A new report says lax inspection procedures by the state
Cosmetology Board put public health at risk. The Auditor General says a review
of 54 beauty shops licensed over a 6-year period found 22 of them had still not
Yesterday was the first day of fall, and the state’s
forecast is reflecting that. There is a
freeze warning in Flagstaff
until 8 a.m. Monday, and the temperature there got down to 32 degrees Monday morning.
Arizona’s mortgage industry is suffering more job losses. JPMorgan Chase said it will lay off an additional 500 employees at its refinancing division in the Phoenix area. Chase spokesperson Suzanne Ryan said the company has sent out pink slips to a total of 720 mortgage processors since August.
A bill that makes logging a requirement on some public
forestland, speeding up the timber sales process and making it more difficult
to challenge them is nearing a vote on the House floor. Co-sponsor Paul Gosar of
the bill will get badly needed income to rural timber counties, but the
Congressional Budget Office says the counties would actually get less government
money than they do now.
A proposed electricity transmission line that would extend
from Lincoln County
in New Mexico, southeast of Albuquerque,
to Pinal County is facing some challenges. The Pentagon says the construction of the
SunZia transmission line could interfere with training at the White Sands