A U.S. Bankruptcy Judge has cleared the way for American Airlines’
creditors to vote on a merger with Tempe-based U.S. Airways.Judge Sean Lane has approved
American Airlines’ parent AMR Corporation’s description of its restructuring
plan, including the merger with U.
Violent crimes have been falling nationally year after year, but preliminary data released by the FBI show that trend reversed in 2012. Crime increases were most apparent in the Western United States.
Arizona Sen. John McCain said Tuesday he cannot fully endorse women joining the military until the problem of sexual assault among its personnel is solved.
Arizona Sen. John McCain shared a story of a woman asking his opinion on her daughter joining the military at the Senate Armed Services hearing.
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett said he supports a
bill in the U.S. House that aims to make sure people are not registered to vote
in more than one state. He testified before a
House committee Tuesday.
Arizona’s newest senator, Republican Jeff Flake, gave his first
speech to the Senate Tuesday. Among the items he addressed,
bipartisanship was the focus. Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona (Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Jeff Flake)
“There is a time and a place for using super-majority rules to block legislation and/or nominees from coming to the Senate floor, “said Flake.
A mistake in the 2010 U.S. Census is forcing Yuma officials to alter their proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The Yuma Sun reports the Census mistakenly counted the population of a 2,400-inmate state prison as being in Yuma.
Federal prosecutors want some of the files
on the 2011 Tucson
shooting to stay sealed. About
2,700 pages of documents relating to Jared Loughner’s rampage were
released in late March.Two hundred pages remain sealed.
The Pac-12 conference, which includes Arizona
State and the University of Arizona,
says it will be implementing new rules for football practices in an effort to
cut down on injuries.The effort is primarily focused on limiting concussions and head trauma.
The number of people dying in motorcycle crashes continues to go up in Arizona, according to the state’s annual statistics on roadway fatalities that came out Monday. Last year, 139 people in Arizona were killed on motorcycles.
Latino voter turnout is still lagging behind other ethnic
groups, according to a new study from the PEW Research Center. Despite rapid
growth of eligible voters since the last election, only 48 percent of Latinos
went to the polls in 2012.
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will be in
Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning to testify before a Congressional committee.
Bennett will address members of the Committee on House
Administration, during a hearing on a bill known as the “Voter Registration
A new large-scale renewable energy project is coming to
Arizona. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Monday details of the
Quartzsite Solar Project, and two other solar plants in Nevada. When built, Jewell
said they are expected to generate enough electricity to power nearly 200,000 homes.
Pro's Ranch Markets chief financial
officer says the Latin American grocer will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy within nine
months. Executives blame the economy
and immigration policy for their problems.
The state health department wants to make
it easier to compare health care at hospitals around Arizona.
Hospital Compare is an online tool that’s set to go live Monday. The website is
managed by the Arizona Department of Health Services and uses federal and state
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that
records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Arizona midwives searching for middle ground over changes to their profession will attend a public meeting at the Department of Health Services in Phoenix Monday afternoon. This continues what one midwife calls an ongoing conversation over midwifery in the state.
The Arizona House continues to work behind closed doors to reach an agreement on Governor Jan Brewer’s proposal to expand Medicaid. The measure has passed in the Senate, but a Republican stalemate over the issue has forced the session into overtime.
The Phoenix Symphony is officially back on its feet. The
nonprofit organization faced a $1.5 million budget deficit
less than two years ago. CEO Jim Ward attributed an improved business model has
helped the symphony erase its debt.
Northern Arizona University’s College of Education is
hosting a conference starting today that aims to improve the education, and
lives of American Indian children.Language activists, and educators from community and K-12
schools, colleges and universities will gather in Flagstaff, for a series of
panels and workshops.
Phoenix families spend nearly two thirds of their income on transportation and housing. Now, a new housing trend is looking to shake that up. Urban Living 2 is scheduled to complete construction in spring 2014.
People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.