The governor has signed legislation allowing medical marijuana onto university campuses, at least for research. The voter-approved medical marijuana law had stopped the efforts of physician Sue Sisley of the University of Arizona, who is looking at treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder among combat veterans.
The body of a Tucson man has been recovered after he was apparently stung to death by bees while hiking in the Santa Rita Mountains, north of Nogales. Lieutenant Raoul Rodriguez of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office said the 55-year-old man was found hanging from his climbing gear on a cliff near Mount Hopkins.
A new state law is designed to help keep taxi drivers who are high on drugs from getting behind the wheel. Current law requires companies that hire drivers or lease out vehicles do a criminal background check, first.
The Tucson Unified School District will be giving pink slips to more than 150 employees. The district's Governing Board approved the layoffs Tuesday night. End of the year layoffs are common, but as the Arizona Daily Star reports, the number of employees being severed this year is more than in the past two years combined.
If US Airways merges with American Airlines, the name of this center could change. (Photo by Julie Levin-KJZZ)
In 1992, America West Airlines signed a 30 year, $26 million naming rights deal for the city-owned arena that is home to the Phoenix Suns.
of the second-worst season in team history, the Phoenix Suns have hired a new
President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby says 33-year-old Ryan
McDonough will be the team’s General Manager.
A former state lawmaker is going to Washington to serve as a top promoter of the Obama Administration’s Affordable Health Care Act. Matt Heinz is a doctor who said the real challenge will be overcoming some staunch opposition to the law.
The tech company GoDaddy
unveiled plans to build a 150,000 square-foot building in Tempe on Tuesday. The new building will come
with 300 new jobs over the next three years.
Governor Jan Brewer and GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving make footprints on a clay slab that will hang in the new building.
A power plant that converts
garbage into renewable energy will soon be operating in Glendale. The project will cost $110 million. City of Glendale
officials say the waste-to-energy plant will be built on the Glendale Municipal
Landfill near the Glendale
The United States Treasury Department has levied sanctions against eight drug-cartel bosses who
operate south of the Arizona
border. The action means U.S. citizens who do any
kind of business with them can face serious charges.
A 14-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety was killed Monday night when his patrol car was hit by a tanker truck in southwestern Arizona. The crash took place as three DPS officers were investigating an injury collision in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 8, about 40 miles east of Yuma.
something you don't hear everyday. Nestle is recalling some pizzas.
The company is recalling all of its frozen pizzas that have spinach on
them. David McAtee of the Yavapai County
Health Department says that's because clear fragments of foreign material with sharp edges have been found in
officials in Maricopa County are testing some students at Scottsdale's
Desert Mountain High School
for tuberculosis after one student tested positive for TB. Spokeswoman Jeanene
Fowler says they want to determine if anyone who had a class with that student has been infected.
report shows some slight weakening in tribal
gaming revenues. The latest figures show state revenue sharing in the
first three months of this year was just under $24.1 million. That's the first
year-over-year decline in the
numbers in 10 consecutive quarters.
than 35 years, police have arrested a man suspected of killing a woman in
Tucson. Tucson police have charged 66-year-old Bruce McCullough with
first-degree murder. He is accused in the March 1976 death of 20-year-old Donna
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.