The Navy is naming its latest
vessel after the city of Yuma.
The USNS Yuma will be a Joint High-Speed Vessel. The Navy says Joint
High-Speed Vessels are transport vehicles that serve in support of overseas
operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and special operations.
the Arizona House of Representatives expected to be off work until Thursday—until
Governor Jan Brewer decided to call them into special session last night.The
legislature had adjourned for the day, but the Governor called a special
session on the state budget and a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage to three
hundred thousand additional low income residents in Arizona.
As temperatures rise on the Arizona desert, Border Patrol agents say they are getting more and more calls about undocumented immigrants, in trouble. Spokesman Brent Cagen said agents have assisted 177 people in the last 30 days, 52 of them in the past week.
The push for sales tax sales reform in Arizona is now just a governor's
signature away. The state legislature passed a bipartisan bill aimed at
taking the chaos out of business tax collections, by boiling multiple
filings down to just one form.
The United States Supreme Court ruled today on a case from Arizona that could impact elections around the country. The court found Arizona cannot impose its own requirements on federal voter registration forms.
State Sen. Rich Crandall, one of the early Republican supporters of Medicaid expansion, looks back at the 2013 session. Crandall plans to leave in the middle of his two-year term to pursue other plans, including State Schools Superintendent in Wyoming, but Crandall said he may come out of retirement to support other GOP legislative moderates.
The Phoenix Coyotes
will be keeping their coach, even as their ownership situation remains in flux. Dave Tippett has agreed to a long-term
contract extension with the team. The Coyotes have made the playoffs three
times in his four seasons as coach.
The Supreme Court’s decision to return a Texas affirmative action case to a lower court will not impact Arizonan schools. Arizonans will not be impacted. Arizona State University spokesman, Skip Derra said Arizona voters amended the state constitution in 2010 to end the use of affirmative action.
Valley temperatures are expected to climb to 118 degrees by Saturday. National Weather Service Meteorologist Ken Waters said the very hot highs may give way to our first dose of monsoon-related humidity.
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.
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.
The anticipated merger of American Airlines and Tempe-based U.S. Airways has many in the Valley worried about the effect on the economy, considering the combined airline is going to be headquartered in Dallas, but analyst Holly Hegeman said Phoenix may be used as a hub to the West Coast, a significant benefit to the Valley.
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Women’s sand volleyball is coming to Arizona State
University next spring. The athletic department is still making plans to build
courts on campus, but players have already signed up for tryouts.
Women's sand volleyball will be a welcome addition to ASU athletics next spring.
The road to Medicaid expansion in Arizona was full of potholes and detours but ultimately reached the finish line. But for a group of Republicans who went against their party’s majority on the issue, their ultimate reward might be a primary defeat.
Arizona gets a good grade in a new report on how well states
teach financial literacy to high school students. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has
more.The Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College gives
Arizona a "B" for its efforts.
When it is 115 degrees outside or 105 degrees with rising
humidity, you may not want to heat up your kitchen by cooking in the oven, and
firing up the barbecue is not a refreshing way to spend the afternoon, either.
Allegiant Air is facing criticism for a two-hour
delay Wednesday that left passengers stuck onboard with little air
conditioning. The airline said the delay at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport was
necessary for safety reasons.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is bringing those
large blue signs advertising services ahead for travelers on rural highways to
urban areas this fall. Spokeswoman Laura Douglas says there are 300 exits in
four metro areas where the signs will go up.