The role of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s pink underwear policy could
be back in court soon as part of a wrongful death case. The U.S. Supreme Court decided today not to hear
an appeal by Arpaio, making a re-trial more likely.
More than 1,000 inmates
at a state prison in Tucson remain on lockdown after a riot broke out Sunday.
It’s the second fight involving prisoners at the prison within
the past six months.
Corrections officials say the fight involved more than 400 inmates; 17 prisoners were injured and two prison
staff members received minor wounds in the riot that involved Mexican-American,
White and African-American prisoners.
The Senate Judiciary Committee today takes up the
latest measure to combat synthetic drugs, like bath salts. House Republican
Eddie Farnsworth's bill is aimed at making the use of the latest compounds to
mimic a marijuana-like high illegal.
Arizona Senator John McCain and Republican Lindsey
Graham of South Carolina, are demanding
answers from the Obama administration about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the two say they'll oppose the president's appointment of John Brennan to head the CIA, until they get them.
The Food Research and Action Center
reports that 21 percent of Arizonans say they lacked money to buy food at least once
last year. That ranks Arizona 14th
in the United States.
FRAC President Jim Weill says the benefit levels of the SNAP, or food
stamp program, aren’t high enough to enough to enable people to purchase enough
The state of Arizona
is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state to execute a 70-year-old
death row inmate for killing a Bisbee man more than three decades ago. A motion
filed Sunday by the state Attorney General's Office asks the Supreme Court to
lift a stay that the 9th U.
Cochise County sheriff's deputies say skeletal remains have been
discovered in the ruins of a rural home that was discovered burned to the
ground. They say a man spotted his neighbor's burned out home as he was passing
by Saturday afternoon and told deputies the fire could have broken out anytime
between Wednesday and when it was discovered Saturday.
A Senate vote is expected Monday on a resolution
supporters say would establish state sovereignty. It's similar to a measure
that was rejected by Arizona
voters last year, allowing the state to reject federal actions it believes are
prison complex remains locked down Monday morning, after a fight early Sunday involving
about 400 inmates. Corrections officials say they stopped the fighting fairly
quickly but that a couple staffers and 17 inmates were injured.
The state of Arizona and Coconino County have both
issued emergency declarations after the collapse of a section of US 89, south
of Page, late last month. County spokesman Nathan Gonzales says the actions
free up additional resources to start work on the 150-foot section of roadway
that buckled and slid several feet
down a mountainside.
mining companies are showing renewed interest in the Navajo Nation. The
Farmington Daily Times reports several companies have begged the Tribe for
permission to once again mine the uranium-rich land it sits upon.
For more than a decade, the public radio project StoryCorps
has been inviting America to sit down and chat.
Lisa Polito, left, and Leslee Dean are traveling with StoryCorps -- which is parked at Phoenix Art Museum through March 23.
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that
records the stories from everyday people.
James and Marion Durham (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps)
The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked
at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
Six Arizona School districts are
facing some hefty federal fines if they don’t clean up asbestos contamination
in classrooms and administration buildings.EPA inspectors
found a variety of violations, including cancer-causing asbestos fibers in walls
and floor tiles at some school buildings.
County Supervisors are negotiating a new budget, but funds are tight and
spending for some departments will be frozen to make ends meet. Pinal County’s
spending plan for the next fiscal year starting in June is expected to reach $400 million -- that’s a slight increase over the last budget.
A group of Arizona preservationists has unveiled its list of most endangered historic places in Arizona.MARK BRODIE: So, there are lists you want to be on, and lists you probably
want to avoid. This morning, we’re gonna talk about one of the latter.
The Roosevelt School District is the only one in the Valley that will benefit
from a recently awarded federal education grant. The money will be used to help
boost math scores among elementary students.
Some southwestern businesses affected by the ongoing drought
may be eligible for federal loans. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
MARK BRODIE: The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer low-interest
federal disaster loans to small, non-farm businesses in Arizona, and certain
counties in California, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada.
Prosecutors will ask the nation’s highest
court to allow a convicted murderer’s execution to go forward.
Schad was scheduled to be put to death at the state prison in Florence on Wednesday.
military bases are preparing for the federal budget axe under sequestration. Officials
at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale said they’ll significantly reduce flying that
is not related to pilot training.