Congress recently passed an unusual budget provision to give the U.S. Farm Service Agency no limit to how much money can be loaned to farmers through April. At the end of last fiscal year, government farm-loan money ran out as growers borrowed more to get through a bad agricultural downturn.
Some state leaders have talked about making Arizona the solar-energy capitol of the world, and parts of the state have been embracing wind energy, as well. But Mike Conway’s excited about the potential for another kind of renewable energy – geothermal.
In Charleston, S.C., a federal judge has ruled that 22-year old Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial. We spoke with Alexandra Olgin of South Carolina Public Radio, who has been covering the Roof trial.
Want a snack while you wait in the cell-phone lot? Or grab a coffee at the Sky Train station? Food and beverage trucks could soon be coming to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The Aviation Department is looking to test drive the concept on its 3,000-acre campus.
There aren’t a lot of people using paper tax forms anymore. They make up roughly 10 percent of filers. Bill Brunson with the Phoenix IRS office says paper filers make more mistakes. They have an error rate of 13 percent, while the error rate for electronic filers is one-half of 1 percent.