people are riding the bus and light rail. In fact, a record number opted for
public transit according to the latest numbers from Valley Metro which operates
the transit system. Most people took the bus.
It will not be long before people in Arizona can officially use miniature horses as service animals. Starting next month, a new state law goes into effect that allows the small horses to help the blind and people in wheelchairs the same way a dog would.
Phoenix land company Vermaland bought 4000 acres near Casa Grande this
This map graphic highlights in yellow the land proposed for the La Osa Ranch project in Pinal County. (Map courtesy of Land Advisors Organization)
A sign of continued growth in the housing market, their master plan calls
for residential lots, parks and commercial space.
Some Arizona community groups are getting $2 million to sign up people for health care expansion next year. The grants will be used to hire staff to add patients to the state’s Medicaid system and help others purchase insurance under the new federal health care act.
Arizona is no longer among the top ten states with the highest number of foreclosure starts, according to housing data firm RealtyTrac -- for the first time since February 2007. The state saw 3,300 new foreclosure filings in July, a slight increase from the previous month but a 60 percent decrease since last year.
Hill Top Motel is getting a renovation. It was recently awarded Arizona’s only
National Park Service Route 66 grant. Hill Top Motel has been around since the 1950s and is now undergoing a renovation.
The United States has formally requested the rearrest of Mexican drug lord Raphael Caro Quintero. He was unexpectedly freed from a Mexican prison last week. He had served 28 years for the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena.
Northern Arizona University will offer its students
a new type of transcript for the upcoming fall semester.
Northern Arizona University's campus at South Mountain Community College. (Photo by Julie Levin-KJZZ)
NAU wants to make its students more competitive in
the job market, and its new competency report may do that.
There is more proof the region’s stubborn drought is affecting water supplies in Arizona and other western states. A new federal report predicts water levels in Colorado River reservoirs will drop significantly over the next few years.
Tuesday's announcement that the U.S. Department of Justice and several attorneys general including Arizona's Tom Horne were suing to block the proposed merger between American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways was a huge surprise to most observers.
The latest downsizing by the Gannett Corporation earlier
this month included 29 people being fired by The Arizona Republic. Several of those laid off were specifically
involved as editors of the newspaper’s community opinion pages.
From statehood in 1912 until 2000, Arizona’s Legislature was in charge of drawing legislative and congressional districts, but in the 2000 election, apparently in a bid to lessen the influence of politics on the process, voters passed Proposition 106, which created the five-member Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.
Pat Mulroy, the head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, kicked off a tidal wave of buzz when she told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that federal disaster aid may be needed to deal with the effect the western drought is having on the Colorado River.
Arizona could be the new home a large astronomy project. Cherenkov Telescope
Array 40 telescopes could generate more than $100 million for the area. Potential
sites for the array of 40 telescopes include Mexico and the Spanish Canary
Islands, but the big news in Arizona is that spots around Seligman and Meteor
Crater are also in the running.
The taco-- the ultimate Mexican comfort food has become a staple in American cuisine and reigns supreme as a popular meal in many different forms and flavors. In this delicious, sound-rich summer series, Fronteras: The Changing America Desk reporters investigate the transformation of the taco in the Southwest-- from cheap street eats to gourmet delights, from a Mexican mainstay to an All-American breakfast classic.
The top prosecutor in Apache County
is warning a newly-appointed legislator that he needs to prove his residency or
lose his seat.
When State Senator Jack Jackson, Jr. resigned to take a job in Washington, D.
The Maricopa County Attorney is criticizing United States
Attorney General Eric Holder’s prison reform proposal. Bill Montgomery says he
agrees with flexibility in sentencing, but not outside of legislative channels.
Professor Robert Mittelstaedt is criticizing Arizona Attorney General Tom
Horne’s decision to join the United States Department of Justice in stopping
the merger of Tempe-based US Airways and American Airlines.
While most of the nation experiences a cool down this week,
it’s unusually hot and dry for central Arizona
and will remain that way through the weekend. But, Mark O’Malley with the National
Weather Service says the hot weather does not signal an end to the monsoon
The stock prices for American Airlines and US Airways did not take kindly to yesterday’s news that the justice department would try to block the companies’ merger. Tempe-based US Airways watched shares sink 13 percent.