year, hundreds of young adults age out of Arizona’s foster care system. It is a
big transition that comes with very little support, but there is new
legislation intended to lighten the load, though it may only help a little.
The California Supreme Court has ruled that cities and counties in that
state can ban medical marijuana dispensaries.In a unanimous opinion, the court determined that California’s medical marijuana laws—the
nation’s first—don’t prevent local governments from using their land-use powers
to zone dispensaries out of existence.
The Arizona U.S. Attorney’s office said a man suspected of starting a series of wildfires in northern Arizona over the weekend has been arrested. All of the fires were located near Marshall Lake south of Flagstaff.
Forest officials are
expanding their fleet of tankers to help fight wildfires. The
U.S. Forest Service announced Monday it will add seven planes that can fly faster
and drop more fire retardant than its current fleet.
400-pound marathoner has done it again.
Kelly Gneiting completed his third marathon on Saturday. (Photo by Stina Sieg - KJZZ)
Kelly Gneiting, a heavyweight sumo wrestling
champion, ran the Shiprock Marathon on Saturday.
While spectacular wildfires devastate sections of
forest land in Arizona
every year, Forest Service officials say many wildfires are small, and stay that way because of the
inter-agency fire team. Bill Van Brugen of the Forest Service in Albuquerque says proactive
efforts are paying off.
Congress returns to D.C. Monday after a week-long recess. For Republican Senator Jeff Flake going back to Washington may come as a relief.
Caren Teves, whose son died at the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shootings last year, outside Sen.
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Some people in Arizona who cross the state line to work in Nevada may be required to pay a “commuter tax.” Supporters of the proposed fees say they would create revenues for Nevada road maintenance and construction.
than four months, the Jodi Arias Trial has finally gone to the jury. It’s been
a long haul – and not just for the lawyers and media. Since Jan. 2, spectators
have been lining up inside the Maricopa County Superior Court to watch the
Three years ago, Arizona voters approved Proposition 100,
which raised the state sales tax by a penny on the dollar for three years. Most
of the money has been set aside for education, with the rest going to health
and public safety.
The federal government is telling hundreds of counties across the country it wants some money back. The U.S. Forest Service says it has to cut its budget by five percent because of sequestration, and that could mean several counties in Arizona could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Arizona Department of Transportation has been awarded a grant to help repair damage on U.S. 89, south of Page. The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved $35 million in emergency relief for repairs to the roadway, which collapsed in February.
The price of gas continues to drop in Arizona. AAA Arizona says the statewide average this morning is $3.44 a gallon, down a nickel in the last week. Spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski says prices remain low for several reasons.
State officials say they have more resources ready this year to deal with wildfires. The state has several new trucks, and Governor Jan Brewer says she's confident firefighters are prepared. But state Forester Scott Hunt says it could be a busy a fire season.
Placing foster children in homes where other children are not immunized just got easier. Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill saying the Department of Economic Security cannot force foster parents to immunize their own children in order to be licensed.
This Saturday, a man who weighs 407 pounds will run the
Shiprock Marathon in New Mexico. Sumo wrestler and marathoner Kelly Gneiting doesn't do subtle. Here's the cover of his book, "Fat Passion." (Photo courtesy of Dustin Snipes)
And that’s not wishful thinking.
Marco Rubio says a new immigration reform bill he helped write needs stronger
border security provisions or it will fail in the House and may even have
trouble getting through the Senate.
A Phoenix woman bas been sentenced to two years
in prison and may pay up to $5 million in restitution for her part in a fake coupon ring. In March,
41-year-old Robin Ramirez pleaded guilty to counterfeiting.