If you use a paper form to file your Arizona taxes, filing is about to get a bit more difficult. Until now, people who filed a tax return on paper the year before, automatically got new forms and instructions in the mail. But Sean Laux of the Department of Revenue says, no more.
Over the weekend dignitaries of the Guatemalan government, including its First Lady, celebrated the opening of a consulate in Tucson. There has been buzz about a local office since the summer brought a surge of migration from Central America.
Relief could be on the way for people stuck in traffic jams on I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson, if you don’t mind waiting a few decades. The state is reviewing plans to build a highway in Pinal County that could reduce travel times between Arizona’s two biggest cities.
Protesters took to the streets in Phoenix last night to express their frustration over the shooting death earlier this week of Rumain Brisbon. This comes on the heels of protests across the country over decisions not to indict police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri, for the killings of unarmed African American men.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is one step closer to facing contempt charges for not following a federal judge’s orders after that judge found the sheriff’s office had systematically racially profiled Latinos.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has arrested seven people in what it says has been a series of targeted burglaries. The Sheriff’s Office said the burglaries were targeting the homes of seasonal visitors to Arizona City and those of people listed in the obituaries.
State health department epidemiologist Jessica Rigler says the H3N2 strain is mutating, making the vaccine ineffective against it about 50 percent of the time, but there is no sign of the strain in Arizona so far.