The state of Arizona has two of the top ten American electric utilities for production of solar power.The latest ratings from the Solar Electric Power Association show Arizona Public Service producing the fourth-most solar power and Tucson Electric the seventh-most in the country.
Arizona immigrant rights advocates say there is a lot to like about the Gang of Eight immigration reform proposal, but also several areas for concern. Tucson immigration attorney Mo Goldman calls the measure a breath of fresh air after years of frustration.
New data from the Arizona Department of Administration show the state's unemployment rate stayed flat at 7.9 percent in March, with more than 16,000 non-farm jobs gained from February. That compares to a drop in the national jobless rate to 7.
Police in Glendale have raided what they say was a large 'spice lab,' where they discovered a massive amount of the illegal designer drug. Police Sergeant Brent Coombs says the lab's manager is behind bars, for his involvement in developing 'spice' and 'bath salts,'"Abraham Sayegn is having charges submitted on him for both the manufacturing process and the possession to sell," Coombs said.
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Police say the 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings exchanged gunfire with law enforcement for an hour while holed up in a boat before being captured.Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says the suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was hospitalized late Friday in serious
Senator may face charges for entering his teenage grandson's classroom without
permission...and confronting the teacher.Yuma police have asked city prosecutors
to file four misdemeanor charges against state Senator Don Shooter.
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
Arizona’s two U.S. Senators joined with six of their colleagues Thursday to make a pitch for their comprehensive immigration reform bill. The new federal plan would not outlaw state immigration measures.
The Arizona Senate has rejected a proposal to expand recall
elections to include both primaries and general elections. The Senate had given the bill its preliminary approval on
Tuesday. At that time, members also added a provision to include the incumbent’s
name on both the primary and general election ballots, even if that incumbent
lost in the primary.
David Neiwert explores the Minuteman movement, how it was covered by the media and whether it impacted U.S. border security.Neiwert's new book is called "And Hell Followed with Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is calling city attorneys to a closed-door meeting later this month to explain what he thinks their communities can and can not offer domestic partners. The AG plans to sketch out what he says are the limits of city authority, saying that while he pretty much has his mind made up on the subject, he is willing to listen.
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake says he's taking a 'wait and see' approach to the threat from Gabrielle Giffords' husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, to challenge him in the next election. Flake, who was elected to a six-year term last November, joined the filibuster which prevented a vote on the measure to expand background checks on gun sales.
Arizona supporters of gun reform laws are not happy with the U.S. Senate's defeat of expanded background checks and other gun control laws. Arizona House Minority Leader, Representative Chad Campbell says though the issue of extending background checks to gun shows and Internet gun sales, is not dead.
Patients of a Marana dental clinic may have been exposed to blood-borne diseases like hepatitis or HIV.The Pima County Health Department is currently contacting 174 dental patients who were seen at the T Dental Clinic in Marana between January and July 2010.
In the United Kingdom,
Tesco is the number one grocery chain. But in Arizona, California and Nevada –
not so much. So when grocery giant Tesco announced Wednesday it was selling all
its 200 U.S. stores, it didn’t come out of the blue.
lawmakers have put off voting on a lease extension for a coal-fired power plant
until later this month.The
lawmakers took the action after questioning water use at the Navajo Generating Station
in Page, how to control pollution, the federal government's role in the plant
and the formation of a negotiating team.
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would
have removed the age limit of 45 for serving in the state militia. The militia is
a provision in the state constitution, but as Brewer noted in her veto letter,
it has never been established or funded.
A new study said Arizona’s national parks are seeing fewer visits. The National Park Service said that is because European tourists are staying home.The National Park Service report indicated that Grand Canyon and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Las Vegas saw a slight uptick in tourist visits last year.
The so-called Gang of Eight bipartisan senators have released their proposed immigration reform legislation. Clint Bolick, co-author of "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution" with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, said the proposal sounds fair and effective in making modifications to how legal and undocumented immigration is handled.
Absentee voting is meant to encourage participation in elections. But tens of thousands of mail-in ballots end up getting rejected. Simple mistakes like forgetting to sign the form, or mailing it in past deadline can make all the difference.