Almost 200 Phoenix-area homes are a bit safer after
fire crews and volunteers went door to door installing smoke detectors this
The crews also checked homes to make sure smoke
detectors were still working properly.
The Tucson City Manger is
proposing across-the-board wage hikes for city employees. Richard Miranda presented his suggests for
next year's budget and it includes a 55-cent an hour raise. The Arizona Daily Star reports, Miranda’s budget
is about $45 millon less than Tucson’s
Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network
announced Thursday an affiliation deal is in the works that keeps the two
systems separate but allows them to share some resources and increase their
A Casa Grande woman has been sentenced to two and a half
years in federal prison for tax fraud. In addition to the prison time, a federal judge sentenced 30-year
old Shaneika Earline Sims to three years of supervised release.
Arizona Senator Al Melvin said he is seriously considering
a run for governor. The Tucson Republican announced Monday his plan to form an
exploratory committee. Melvin says he is motivated to run by what he sees as a
lack of real optimism for the future of the state.
A new poll from the Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center shows Senator John McCain's job approval ratings in Arizona are at their lowest level in more than two decades.Behavior Research Center President and CEO Jim Haynes interprets the numbers in a conversation with Steve Goldstein.
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.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is monitoring two
Mexican gray wolf pups it plans to release soon in Eastern
Arizona. Spokesman Jim Paxon says the goal is to have as many
'wild-born and wild-raised' wolves as possible to minimize interaction with
people or their property.
Firefighters in southern Arizona
were quick to fight a wildfire that has charred 161 acres of the Coronado National Forest,
east of Nogales.
Spokeswoman Heidi Schewel says they used a lot of resources to limit the growth
of the “Juniper” Fire.
The number of unmarried women having children continues to increase. The U.S. Census Bureau released numbers today showing the Flagstaff area has the highest birth rate in the nation for unmarried women in their early twenties.
Marco Rubio says a new immigration reform bill he helped write needs stronger
border security provisions or it will fail in the House and may even have
trouble getting through the Senate.
year, hundreds of young adults age out of Arizona’s foster care system. It is a
big transition that comes with very little support, but there is new
legislation intended to lighten the load, though it may only help a little.
The governor has signed legislation allowing medical marijuana onto university campuses, at least for research. The voter-approved medical marijuana law had stopped the efforts of physician Sue Sisley of the University of Arizona, who is looking at treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder among combat veterans.
Firefighters are battling a 40 acre wildfire at Rincon Canyon near Safford in southeast Arizona. The so-called Marijilda fire is about 70 percent contained. Coronado National Forest spokeswoman Heidi Schewel said 30 firefighters are working the blaze that has spread in oak trees and brush.
Arizona's public schools continue trying to climb back from deep cuts to their budgets over the past several years. Their planning for the next fiscal year has not been helped by delayed state budget talks at the Capitol.
immigration reform proposal is making its way through the U.S. Senate, and now
a House group is on the verge of unveiling its own package.The group
of four Democratic and four Republican representatives say it has reached a
The governing board of the Maricopa County Community College District will vote Tuesday evening on whether to raise the property tax levy by 2 percent.For property owners, on average, this would mean a tax increase of $2.
Closed-door budget talks are continuing at the state capitol, but House Speaker Andy Tobin says progress is slow. Tobin thinks it's time to find out if members support a Medicaid expansion plan Governor Jan Brewer is demanding be part of the budget.
put off deciding whether to allow chickens within city limits. The city council
decided more time was needed for city staff to do research on the urban chicken
Chandler chicken lovers will have to wait and see whether the city will permit the birds.