is traditionally seen as the start of summer – and of higher gas prices for the
season. But not this year. Arizona is experiencing its lowest gas prices for
the holiday weekend in three years.
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.
Arizona State University is launching a free summer program offering mentorship and business training for inventors and entrepreneurs. ASU will provide a meeting space in downtown Tempe for those in the program to connect and collaborate.
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.
A conservation group says lead poisoning
killed several endangered birds last winter. The
Peregrine Fund says eight California Condors died last winter in Arizona and Utah.
Four of them died from lead poisoning.
Tribe of Northern Arizona says a national bank seriously mishandled its investments.
The tribe claims it has lost millions.
The tribe filed
its claims against Wachovia earlier this month with the Financial Industry
The historic Clark Telescope at Flagstaff’s Lowell Observatory is set to undergo a $300,000 makeover. A fundraiser for the project successfully wrapped up this week.The telescope has been a familiar site on Flagstaff’s Mars Hill for the past 117 years.
The funeral for Phoenix Firefighter Bradley
Harper is scheduled for Friday. The memorial service will be at
Christ's Church of the Valley. Harper will be laid to rest at the Greenwood Memory Lawn
A paper released this month concludes there are strong benefits to
dual language instruction for children who grow up speaking a language
other than English at home.
The number of kids entering school who grow up with two languages has grown by 40 percent in the last decade.
The City of Chandler
will decide Thursday whether or not to allow chickens within city limits. Turns
out, urban chickens are already roosting across much of the Phoenix area.
You can hear
them across the Valley, from Phoenix to Gilbert, Mesa to Scottsdale.
New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau released Wednesday show that cities in the Southwest are the fastest growing in the country. Most of those fast growing cities are in Texas, but two Arizona cities made the list.
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.
Fire restrictions go into effect throughout much of the
state Wednesday and Thursday. They generally apply to both state and federal land. Under the Stage One restrictions, campfires are not allowed,
except in some developed campgrounds, and smoking is only allowed inside
vehicles, or in areas with three feet around them without flammable materials.
The State Senate's vote in favor of Medicaid expansion may have political consequences for the five Republicans who joined 13 Democrats to support it. Those GOP members are already being told to expect conservative primary challenges if they run for reelection.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith said Arizona needs to prepare to deepen its fiscal strength when the economy fully recovers. He said the state has relied too much on growth to take it out of economic struggles.
The Phoenix-based Beatitudes Campus has a different approach to caring for residents who have advanced dementia. The New Yorker magazine featured its methods in the May 20 issue.The Director of Education and Research for the Beatitudes Campus, Tena Alonzo, explained what inspired her and the campus to focus on the quality of life of its residents.
Arizona has been attracting more attention from Wall Street recently. Last month, two companies based in the state had Initial Public Offerings or IPOs. S. Trevis Certo of Arizona State University's W.
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.
Firefighters continue to battle a suspected human-caused wildfire that has charred more than 3,800 acres in the Coronado National Forest, east of Nogales. Spokeswoman Michelle Fiddler says the Soldier Basin Fire is now 8 percent contained.
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.
People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.