The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures says it
found some retailers were
overcharging customers for their Easter hams. Spokesman Shawn Marquez says they
wanted to ensure customers were getting a fair and accurate price, but found
As American Airlines grappled with a failed
computer system, more information came to light about the company’s proposed
merger with US Airways. If
bankrupt American joins with Tempe-based US Airways, the company will become
the largest carrier in the U.
The Arizona Senate has rejected a proposal to expand recall
elections to include both primaries and general elections. The Senate had given the bill its preliminary approval on
Tuesday. At that time, members also added a provision to include the incumbent’s
name on both the primary and general election ballots, even if that incumbent
lost in the primary.
Obi Wan Kenobi …”
you’ve heard those iconic words before. But you’ve never heard them in Dine,
the official language of the Navajo. At least not yet. Manuelito Wheeler is the
director of the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock.
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva weighed in on
the immigration reform bill, unveiled in the Senate last week, by saying its
'path to citizenship' is too long
and the costs of becoming a citizen are too
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she would like to have flexibility on the proposal to designate $1.5 billion for a border fence, under the immigration reform law. But, KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert reports Arizona’s U.
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 state capitol will be quiet Monday today, as lawmakers take the
day off – they’re expected to work Tuesdays through Thursdays for a little
while.That reflects the fact that there’s not a lot left to do this session.
The Great Recession of 2008 took a toll on older
Americans. A report from the AARP Public Policy Institute says the typical
senior has seen a lower income and higher expenses. State AARP director David
Mitchell says one place that's showing up is in the cost of health care, where
seniors are spending an average of $3,100 a year.
Senator Jeff Flake has been criticized by many on the left for his vote against expanded background checks for gun sales. He's also been hit hard by conservatives for being part of the Gang of Eight's efforts on comprehensive immigration reform.
A Phoenix woman bas been sentenced to two years
in prison and may pay up to $5 million in restitution for her part in a fake coupon ring. In March,
41-year-old Robin Ramirez pleaded guilty to counterfeiting.
The Arizona U.S. Attorney’s office said a man suspected of starting a series of wildfires in northern Arizona over the weekend has been arrested. All of the fires were located near Marshall Lake south of Flagstaff.
The body of a Tucson man has been recovered after he was apparently stung to death by bees while hiking in the Santa Rita Mountains, north of Nogales. Lieutenant Raoul Rodriguez of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office said the 55-year-old man was found hanging from his climbing gear on a cliff near Mount Hopkins.
Arizona has been a national leader in the number of potentially impactful ballot propositions that voters have needed to approve or reject. The Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University recently released a report that included possible changes to improve the ballot initiative process.
Construction is coming back to the Southwest, and with it, competition for construction workers.
Construction season in Phoenix is starting, and building sites such as these need more and more workers.
State budget talks, at least publicly, seemed to be stuck in a rut. That changed earlier this week when Senate leaders introduced a series of budget bills.Jim Small of The Arizona Capitol Times explained why Senate President Andy Biggs is allowing the budget bills to move forward and how impactful Governor Jan Brewer's proposed Medicaid expansion has been on the legislative session.
The State Transportation Board will soon be choosing from three options for its latest five-year construction program, but each plan means difficult choices. The Arizona Department of Transportation said less federal money and less revenue from gas and vehicle license taxes means it will cut $350 million from its 2014-2018 construction program.
wildfire burning east of the Nogales
Airport, has blackened
800 acres. It's about 5 percent contained, according to Coronado National
Forest spokeswoman Michelle Fidler, who says the human-caused fire broke out
A new poll from Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center shows a change in Arizonan's attitudes about military women serving in ground combat roles. President Jim Haynes says the latest Rocky Mountain Poll shows 69 percent of respondents favor women serving in those positions.
Jan Brewer told lawmakers she wouldn't be signing any bills until progress was
made on a state budget and Medicaid expansion. Late yesterday, her actions
matched her words.Governor
Brewer vetoed five bills on Thursday after Senate President Andy Biggs sent
them to her desk.