A new report warns Arizona
taxpayers could be on the hook for cleaning up leaking underground storage
tanks because of shortcomings by a state agency. An Auditor General's report
found the Department of Environmental Quality has no way to prove many people
with the tanks have the required insurance to cover leaks.
delegation is split on supporting the president's call to authorize the use of
force in Syria,
though some say they're undecided. An Associated Press canvass shows five of
the nine representatives are uncommitted, with three either against or leaning
against military action.
The five-member Maricopa County Community College District Board will get two new members next year. A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer means at large members will be added to the board.
footed ferret has been endangered for decades and was twice considered
extinct, but it now lives in pockets across the west, thanks to reintroduction
efforts and monitoring, and every spring and fall, Arizona Game and Fish looks
for volunteer ferret spotters near Seligman.
An execution date of Oct. 9 has been set for convicted murderer Edward Schad. The date was set by the Arizona Supreme Court after
an appeal earlier this year delayed the 71-year-old inmate's death. He was scheduled to die in
Eight people were bitten by rattlesnakes in the Tucson area over the weekend. It is the time of year when rattlers give birth, and that has prompted officials to issue a warning about increased snake activity.
Arizona Sen. John McCain met with President Obama Monday to discuss the possibility of limited strikes on Syria. McCain told NPR’s Steve
Inskeep Tuesday that he believes approving the resolution is an absolute
Phoenix police have arrested two men and two women for pointing a laser at a police helicopter. Officers said the red laser beam was directed at a chopper Sunday night, temporarily blocking the vision of the pilot and observer.
Two southern Arizona women
are recovering after being rescued by the Pima County Sheriff's Department in
unrelated incidents. Spokesman Tracy Suitt said the 19-year-olds each slipped
and fell while hiking the rugged seven falls trail.
We have already seen some early morning thunderstorms across
the metro area, and we could be in for more stormy weather over the next few
days.Meteorologist Chris Kuhlman of the National Weather Service in Phoenix said there is
still moisture left from last week's influx of warm, tropical air that could
trigger storms just about anywhere.
Starting in November, 1.1 million Arizonans will be trying
to buy food for $4.15 a day. That is
because of cuts in the SNAP program, more commonly known as food stamps. The Association of Arizona Food Banks is
bracing for the challenge of feeding those who are affected, but President Angie
Rodgers said that likely will last just a few weeks.
The rate of suicide among military veterans in Arizona is more than double the civilian rate. Advocates say veterans need more than benefits when returning from war.The average veteran suicide rate in Arizona from 2005 through 2011 is almost 43 deaths per 100,000 people.
Cotton is one
of Arizona’s largest cash crops – and now it’s going digital. The University of
Arizona just released new tools for cotton farmers: smartphone apps.
Cotton app gives farmers access to U of A research, and allows them to predict and
compare their cotton growth.
Go to the escort section for Phoenix on backpage.com and you will find a very long list of adult ads. If the escorts advertising there are following the law, each one will be licensed and registered with the city.
Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties have seen some heavy
thunderstorms this morning that have left some parts of the area with flash
flood warnings. But National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Rasmussan says
this type of storm is common for this time of year.
Arizona Senator John McCain heads to the White House Monday
to discuss a possible military strike against Syria with the president. On CBS's
"Face the Nation," Sunday, McCain said it has to be more than just a
missile strike, and that he wants to see a plan in place before deciding to
support the action.
Sleep experts are cautioning Arizona parents that, for kids to keep their
grades up, they must get the most from their sleep each night. Valley Sleep
Center Co-Founder Lori
Leadly said sleep is important at any age, but middle-and high-schoolers need
to learn how to get a restful sleep.
woman is recovering after being attacked by javelina as she walked her dog.
Mark Hart of Arizona Game and Fish said there was not much she could have done
to prevent the attack.
“She was walking a small dog, rounded a corner and came
face-to-face with one and then as many as three javelinas that charged directly
right at her,” Hart said.
A rescue helicopter team had to be called out Sunday to get
a 40-year-old woman off a mountain in Scottsdale.
Captain Danny Ables of the Scottsdale Fire Department said the woman lost her
way while hiking the Gateway
in the Scottsdale Preserve.
In the wake of President Obama's decision to ask Congress to
endorse a military strike against Syria,
protesters took to the streets of Tempe
to voice their opposition. Tempe
police Sgt. Mike Pooley said about half the crowd became unruly, and three
people were taken into custody.