Governor Jan Brewer has sent a letter to President Barack
Obama, asking him to declare a major disaster for the state, as a result of the
Yarnell Hill Fire. In her letter, the governor notes state and federal agencies
recently assessed damage in the area, and that both she and Yavapai County have
issued disaster declarations.
State health officials say about nine of every 10 Arizonans now lives in an area with a medical marijuana dispensary. The state Department of Health Services says 47 dispensaries have been inspected and approved to operate and that so far 35 of those are open and operating.
A new poll shows a majority of the country’s rural residents feel they’re being ignored by the federal government. The study comes in the wake of the second defeat in two years, of a Farm Bill, by the U.
The decision last month by the United States Supreme
Court on the Voting Rights Act could impact a bid by Republicans here in Arizona to throw out the
map of legislative districts adopted by the Independent Redistricting
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said eight suspected
undocumented immigrants have been hospitalized after being found in the back of
a U-Haul truck at a gas station northwest of Tucson. Chief Deputy Steve Henry said each of
them had paid $5,000 to be transported from Douglas to Phoenix, but that it was just too hot inside
Summers in Arizona
not only mean an increase in
the temperature, but also in the number of tire blowouts. A new study by the
Arizona Department of Transportation says tire shreds are the most dangerous
road debris in the state.
The state of Arizona
has retained a former immigration official as an expert in a bid to deny driver’s
licenses to ‘dreamers’ eligible for the deferred action program. That program
allows children who came to the country illegally to stay in the United States
and to work here.
The Mesa City Council is scheduled to vote on a $130 million bond issue Monday night. If approved, the proposal would go to voters in a November special election for public safety and road improvements.
Arizona police departments were busy over the Fourth of July holiday weekend enforcing DUI and traffic laws. Last summer at this
time, more than 650 DUI arrests were made, while nearly half that
amount was reported this year.
crisis may finally be over. Arizona State University said the Valley’s
foreclosure rate has now hit normal historical levels. Foreclosures
in the Phoenix area are down 53 percent from last year, and Mike Orr with Arizona
State University’s W.
Mike Varney, head of the Tucson Metro Chamber, wants to make
one thing clear. He is not launching a campaign against the nickname “Old Pueblo.”
But Varney and chamber chairman Kurt Wadlington did write that Tucson's moniker is “great
for history buffs, but a mindset and attitude toward prosperity is long
Hundreds of people who were forced out of Yarnell are returning home Monday after a wildfire forced them to flee for safety more than a week ago. Vehicles lined up along the highway into Yarnell well before the evacuation order was lifted at 9 a.
Monsoon rains in Tucson
are leading to swift water rescues, according to fire officials.They had a pair of them Friday within hours
of one another. Tucson
fire Captain Chris Jurvig said a family was rescued first.
The United States House of Representatives will begin taking up
immigration reform legislation in the days ahead. Some say the measure approved
in the Senate is dead on arrival in
the lower chamber, but Congressman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.
A new report puts Arizona’s state highway system in the
middle of the pack nationally, when it comes to overall performance and efficiency.
The Reason Foundation ranks Arizona 23rd in the
country in its latest study.