Diane Brown, the executive director of PIRG in Arizona says a new study shows construction of the freeway assumes Americans will drive more in the future, but that vehicle miles driven were down 11 percent between 2005 and 2012.
A national advocacy group wants the parent company of Fry’s Marketplace to prohibit customers from bringing guns into the Arizona supermarkets. The same group has already persuaded a few other major retailers to ban guns inside their businesses.
The federal government announced this week it will open a new immigrant detention facility in south Texas this November. The center will be the fourth in the nation that houses adults with children who crossed the border illegally.
Authorities in Mexico have issued a warning about possible contamination from a copper mine that may have spilled into an Arizona river. The mine owners blame the spill on flooding tied to last week’s Hurricane Odile.