Monday, the United States Supreme Court announced it wouldn’t hear arguments about same-sex marriage bans in five states. That means gay couples will be allowed to marry in at least those states and likely several more, and it could also have implications in Arizona.
Phoenix City Council voted last week to delay the approval of a $103 million construction contract needed to revamp Sky Harbor’s terminal three. That deferral could result in an additional $1.9 million in costs.
The U.S. Census Bureau will be testing several updates in their surveys in 2015. They held a public information forum on Monday to outline their research plans addressing changes to things like instruction wording, racial and marital status questions, and the introduction of a web based collection design.
Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake say the Obama Administration is backing off from Operation Streamline, an enforcement program on the border that reduces illegal immigration by prosecuting all illegal immigrants.
Gov. Jan Brewer is headed to Europe this week in hopes of boosting trade with Arizona. Her first stop will be Norway, a country that is about 35th as a trading partner with Arizona, far behind places like Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Last week, the state health department instituted a streamlined process for those Native Americans who were never issued birth certificate to obtain one. tThe changes are expected to improve the lives of many tribal members.
The once-staggering number of Central American child migrants crossing the border has slowed dramatically in recent months. But to discourage future migration flows, many say the violence and poverty that helped trigger the exodus must be addressed.
Black-footed ferrets are making a comeback in Arizona. Long on the endangered species list, the animals are now breeding well in captivity. So now, scientists say, it's time to see if they can continue their success in the wild.