Hiking season is in full swing in the Arizona high country, and professional hiking guide Roger Jenkins says if you plan on going out, you need to plan now to avoid problems. He advises putting together a permanent hiking kit with 10 essentials that can be used for day hikes or multi-day adventures.
Air traffic controllers at Phoenix Sky Harbor have begun their mandated
furloughs. The cutbacks are required under sequestration, which is
forcing across-the-board budget cuts at federal agencies. The FAA says 10 percent of air traffic controllers will be off on any given day.
A new survey says support for Republican Arizona Senator John McCain has dropped to its lowest level in 21 years. Jim Haynes of Phoenix-based Behavior Research says only 26 percent of state residents in the latest Rocky Mountain Poll, gave the veteran senator a positive approval rating.
Senator John McCain wants to clarify his position on how the Boston Marathon bombing suspect should be treated while in custody. He says he does not think Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be tried as an enemy combatant, but he thinks it was a mistake to read him his Miranda rights so soon.
Five years ago the Preserve at Goldfield Ranch was an empty stretch of desert about six miles east of Fountain Hills. It still is. The county gave the developer five years to work out the details for the thousand-home master planned community.
All Tucson public employees will receive a raise. The Tucson City Council approved the 55-cent-an-hour increase this week. The hike is included in Tucson's 2014 budget. The Arizona Daily Star reports, the change will take effect no later than Jan.
Another person wants to be Arizona’s next governor, but this time it looks like it’s more than a trial balloon. Fred DuVal is expected to formally announce his candidacy Wednesday morning for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State, was in Phoenix on Tuesday to
talk about leadership and the importance of civil discussion.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: General Powell spoke in Phoenix as part of the O’Connor House
Distinguished Speakers Series.
About 1,300 temporary workers and part-time instructors with the Maricopa County Community College District have learned their hours will be strictly limited starting in July. Officials said the cuts will help the district comply with the Obama Administration’s Health Care Reform Act.
Arizona’s top election
official wants out of a suit over an attempt to recall Maricopa County’s
of State Ken Bennett wants a judge to dismiss him from a lawsuit filed by a
group that supports Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Governor Jan Brewer's proposal to expand Medicaid in Arizona by using federal
funds is a major bone of contention for lawmakers attempting to negotiate a new
state budget. Speaker of the House Andy
Tobin said it is not paralyzing
talks on the spending plan but it is a big hurdle.
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 recent study finds spending some 'down time' in the
great outdoors can improve your
creativity and problem-solving ability. Professor David Strayer of the
University of Utah said people tested after four days immersed in nature with Outward Bound did
dramatically better than people who took similar tests before heading into the
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
Arizona State University and the City of Phoenix will make it official Tuesday. ASU’s baseball team will be moving from its long time home at Packard stadium to Phoenix Municipal stadium.
Packard Stadium has been home to the Arizona State baseball team for 40 years.
House committee has given permission for the introduction of a supplemental
appropriations bill for the state's redistricting commission.The Arizona
Legislature is planning to consider the supplemental appropriation for the
Independent Redistricting Commission, the body that drew up new legislative and
congressional districts following the 2010 Census.
The Veterans Affairs department
announced a new effort Friday to clear a backlog of veterans waiting for
decisions on their applications for disability benefits to help those veterans
who’ve been waiting the longest to get benefits sooner.
The Phoenix Suns are looking for a new
general manager. The team has let its GM go
after the second-worst season in the club’s history.
Blanks has served as Suns GM since August 2010, coming to the team after
stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs.
The voting is now open to the public. ASU is
giving the Sparky mascot costume a new look, again – but this time the university
wants your input. Starting today, anyone associated with ASU, from
students, staff and faculty, to alums, ticket holders and donors can log on to
ASU’s website to pick their favorite costume.
Pinal County’s top prosecutor wants his county to stop processing permits for medical marijuana dispensaries. Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles has told the Pinal County Board of Supervisors he is recommending against county workers accepting, processing or issuing permits for marijuana sales or cultivation.