Short sales in the Valley peaked in 2011, and that meant a
lot of people went from being homeowners to renters. Many had to wait to be eligible for a home
loan. Now, a lot of those people are once again and the wave of boomerang buyers is
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.
Thousands of inmates at two California prisons may
be removed from their current facility to protect them from Valley Fever. Federal
medical receiver J. Clark Kelso is in charge of improving health care at California prisons.
Eighteen people have been indicted for allegedly stealing ten million dollars worth of raw copper from an Arizona mine. Two supervisors from the ASARCO mine were among the suspects. The thefts from the ASARCO mine near Hayden started as early as 2006, according to investigators.
The Tucson Unified School District has rolled out a nearly $85 million plan to desegregate its schools. The district must spend the money under an order by the U.S. Justice Department to racially diversify its staff and classrooms.
The federal government is telling hundreds of counties across the country it wants some money back. The U.S. Forest Service says it has to cut its budget by five percent because of sequestration, and that could mean several counties in Arizona could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A 14-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety was killed Monday night when his patrol car was hit by a tanker truck in southwestern Arizona. The crash took place as three DPS officers were investigating an injury collision in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 8, about 40 miles east of Yuma.
In recent months, Governor Jan Brewer has taken part in job expansion announcements in Arizona. Go Daddy's operations in the Valley are growing, and General Motors is bringing a new information technology center to Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Economic Security is launching a pilot
program for 1000 people that sets up a one-stop shop for services to
ensure consumers get all of the benefits they are eligible for. It is the
first step in implementing a new vision in how the social safety net should work.
recipients may soon see a crackdown on their benefits, at least when it comes
to certain industries. The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that prohibits the use of benefits at liquor, gambling and adult
In January, Republican Governor Jan Brewer surprised many by
supporting the expansion of Medicaid in Arizona known as AHCCCS. Four months later, she is still drumming up support for the
plan, but some legislators and voters are not sold on the idea.
An Arizona Congressman is asking the Interior Secretary to
cancel a pending rule that would de-classify many U.S. wolves as endangered.
The change would apply to all gray wolves in the Lower 48
states, although there would be an exemption for less than 100 Mexican wolves
in Arizona and New Mexico.
Arizona's Republican congressmen are pointing to what they
say is a culture of cover-ups by the Obama administration, including scandals
involving the IRS and the Associated Press. Congressman David Schweikert says
the incidents come on top of other scandals he claims have never been fully investigated.
A human-caused wildfire continues to spread in the Patagonia Mountains near Nogales. Since Friday, it has consumed more than 10,000 acres of mesquite trees, brush and grass. Officials say it is 55% contained.
Apache County Supervisors have passed an ordinance that prohibits state and federal government from releasing Mexican Gray Wolves in the county. But the measure is drawing criticism from environmentalists who want to protect the threatened wolf species.
Officials in Mexico
say the country has created a special investigative unit to search for missing
people.A list created by the administration of former Mexican President Felipe
Calderon and made public earlier this year included more than 26,000 people in the country who were missing.
The Arizona Supreme Court has reversed a lower court
decision, in a case involving the rules about drawing blood from juveniles.
Last year, a school monitor in Pima County smelled marijuana
on a student, and saw drug paraphernalia in his car.
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will be in
Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning to testify before a Congressional committee.
Bennett will address members of the Committee on House
Administration, during a hearing on a bill known as the “Voter Registration
Phoenix Suns President Lon Babby talked about the franchise's efforts to rebuild following its second-worst season. He also discussed his pre-sports career as a Washington, D.C. attorney who was on the defense team for John Hinckley Jr.