Phoenix residents set a new record for water usage last weekend because of the high
heat. The water department says 420 million gallons of water were used Sunday,
up from last year's record of
382 million gallons.
Hatch comes home from work, she is greeted by powerful, predictable barks.
Kindred the Basset Hound survived Valley fever a few years back -- but only after his owner, Suzie Hatch, lost a previous dog to the illness.
Weather experts working with fire crews in Yarnell say current forecast shows wind gusts are at about 15 to 20 miles per hour. But they say wind direction and speed could change quickly. It can go as high as 80 miles per hour.
If you were thinking the monsoon arrived a bit
early in the year, you are right. Weather experts said temperatures in the last
two weeks seem to signal the approach of the season. Meteorologists say high temperatures, dry lighting storms and
the muggy humidity are not uncommon when monsoon approaches.
Advocates Wednesday will launch an effort to sign up more
kids for a program that offers health insurance to children whose families
cannot afford private insurance but make too much money to qualify for
drought has hit the Navajo Nation. Nation President Ben Shelly signed a
declaration of emergency Monday. Shelly is
directing all executive branch agencies of the Nation to develop plans for
responding to the drought and educating the public about the effects.
gambling at the Navajo Nation’s casino in Arizona just got the green light to
drink. Nation President Ben Shelly signed the bill expanding alcohol
consumption Monday. The move
follows the Navajo Nation Council’s Friday vote to allow drinking on casino
A new report says Arizona's Department of Insurance needs more authority to protect consumers
from unreasonable and unjustified
health insurance rate increases. The
Arizona PIRG Education Fund gives the department credit for doing what it can
given its limited powers.
Rangers at the Grand Canyon are investigating the death of a woman who collapsed while hiking near the
canyon floor. Spokeswoman Vanya Pryputniewicz said she was part of
a group that had just begun an outing in very hot weather.
Attorney General of Texas and his counterparts in 18 other states have
joined a U.S. Department of Justice review of the proposed merger between
American Airlines and Tempe-based U.S. Airways.It's not
unusual for states to join a federal merger review.
Last weekend’s high temperatures had Valley residents reaching for the thermostat. Because of overnight lows in the high 80s and extreme day-time temperatures, Salt River Project spokesman Jeff Lane said the company reported record-setting energy use.
Nineteen firefighters died Sunday in the Yarnell Hill Fire, even though they were using protective fire shields. The devices are a last resort in life-threatening situations.
Phillip Maldonado, a squad leader with the Granite Mountain Hotshots, helps crew member learn the finer points of setting up emergency fire shelters in April 2012.
Contract talks between the union representing Valley
bus drivers and the Valley Metro’s system manager are on hold Monday. The
two groups decided to take a day off and meet again on Tuesday. First Transit and the Amalgamated Transit Union will return
to the negotiating table at 8 a.
Arizona's four Republican congressmen have postponed a field hearing they were
going to hold Monday in Prescott on what they call IRS abuse and EPA overreach.
Instead, Rep. Paul Gosar will host a memorial service for the victims of the
If you are considering buying a car, there is some good
news Monday. Lenders are now barred from charging document preparation fees as
part of those loans. Representative Debbie McCune-Davis said the ban came as a
result of a lot of complaints.
Bus riders in metro Phoenix will be able to catch their normal
buses Monday and Tuesday. Susan Tierney of Valley Metro said while the bus
operators and the Amalgamated Transit Union have not settled their contract
differences, the buses are running,
“They will run as scheduled today and through Tuesday,”
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.
Starting July 1, interest rates for most new government student loans are going up. That is because last week, Congress failed to act to keep rates at their current levels. The change puts hundreds of thousands of Arizona college students in a financial bind.
If you want a say in where the Tempe Streetcar
project will run, Sunday is the deadline for the public to submit input. The proposed rail system will service the
city’s downtown area. The public has two routes to choose from that
run through central Tempe.
The 19 members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew killed Sunday battling the Yarnell Hill Fire is the deadliest tragedy in Arizona history and one of the worst on record in the United States.