It’s almost impossible to overstate the impact, positive and negative, that real estate and construction have on Arizona’s economy. When the Great Recession hit, the Valley’s housing market was pummeled.
We wonder where the jobs are in Arizona. We are nowhere close to the deep hole of the Great Recession when the state’s unemployment rate was 10.8 percent. The latest figures from July put the rate at 8 percent, but that still seems pretty high.
Law enforcement agencies conducted a series of pre-dawn raids Wednesday morning at an apartment complex in northwest Phoenix. The raids capped a year-long undercover investigation.Police said they were looking into gang-related drug and weapons crimes at the apartments located just south of Glendale at 2500 West Ocotillo.
An Arizona man is lucky to be alive after falling 100 feet in a rugged area of Zion National Park. A U.S. Air Force rescue team was called in to get him out.Park rangers say they were notified about 5 p.
Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva is traveling today to Nevada to get a
firsthand look at a government corral used to temporarily house 1,500 mustangs
recently gathered from federal rangeland. Grijalva is the top Democrat on a
congressional panel on public lands, and an outspoken critic of the Bureau of
Land Management's wild horse policies.
The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld the right of a
homeowner to put up a for sale sign, despite a homeowner's association ban. The
ruling comes in the case of Robert and Cecilia Hawk, who bought a lot in a
planned community in Flagstaff
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.
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.
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.
Economist Jim Rounds on whether the major party gubernatorial nominees Fred Duval and Doug Ducey will actually be able to implement any of their fiscal plans, considering the state is facing another huge budget deficit.