first version of the Arizona State Fair took place in 1884. 129 years later,
this year’s fair is all about the bacon. Arizona State Fair’s Kristy Walsh said this year there is an entire food stand devoted to all things bacon.
To expand or not to expand Medicaid. That was the core question in Arizona’s 2013 legislative session, whether more low-income Arizonans would be eligible for state-supported health care coverage, and that coverage can have a huge impact on poor kids in Arizona.
To Arizonans, Paolo Soleri is best known for Arcosanti in Cordes Junction about 70 miles north of Phoenix, and perhaps the sound of Soleri bells. Soleri envisioned Arcosanti as a place that would combine architecture and ecology.
In recent terms, Arizona’s been making itself quite at home at the U.S. Supreme Court. In June, a 7-2 majority ruled that Arizona cannot demand proof of citizenship from people who register to vote using a federal form, even though Arizona has a state form that requires just that, and the high court upheld the requirements of that form which voters approved in 2004.
Friday is the fall opening celebration at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Most art stories you hear on the radio, you will be settling for artfully written descriptions of visual pieces, but not this time.
The city of Prescott has named an acting fire chief. He will replace the leader whose departure was announced after the release of a report on the Yarnell Hill Fire. Division Chief Eric Kriwer will take over as interim chief after Dan Fraijo steps down on Nov.
Fall is date harvest season. In Arizona, harvesting the sweet
fruit is in full swing at one Arizona State University campus. That’s where one
of the country’s largest diverse date palm farms is located.
One of the most scenic spots in the city is the Phoenix
Mountain Preserve that runs up along State Route 51.The area is
also known as the Dreamy Draw. You might think the name comes from its majestic
views, but as Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez tells us you’d be wrong.
South Phoenix is getting some transportation attention: Valley Metro has plans for a light rail line in the area. It’s holding two public hearings next week on the proposal. Spokeswoman Susan Tierney said the line would connect to the existing one at Jefferson, and then head south on Central, to about Baseline.
The U.S. Interior Department says it will consider requests from states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed as part of the federal government shutdown.The Grand Canyon has gotten a lot of love since the federal government closed its doors -- and the gates to national parks.
It is time to hit the road and visit another of the Valley’s threatened places as determined by the Arizona Preservation Foundation’s Most Endangered Historic Places list.
The Glendale Tract Community Center.
An agency that found problems with the way the Arizona
Medical Board was licensing doctors says the board has begun to clean up its
act. The Arizona Ombudsman-Citizen Aide report says the board was more
interested in speeding up the licensing process than ensuring a doctor needed a
One of four Americans suffers with some form of mental
illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Media Relations
director Bob Carolla says one of the biggest challenges is that treatment and
services are more limited in lower-income areas.
A Coconino County Sheriff’s search and rescue team has
located three people who were overdue on a hiking trip in the rugged West Fork
area of Oak Creek
Canyon. Spokesman Gerry
Blair says the 73-year-old Flagstaff man, who
was with a 31-year-old man and woman from Michigan, went out Sunday and were due back
Arizona officials are still
waiting for details of any possible plan to reopen Grand Canyon National Park.
And, Governor Brewer’s press aide, Andrew Wilder says even though the Interior
Department has announced it would consider offers from the states to use local
dollars to fund park operations, a conversation with Secretary Sally Jewell
provided few details.
A former lobbyist for the Fiesta Bowl has been indicted by a state grand jury. The indictments cover campaign contributions made to several current and former Arizona politicians.Gary Husk was a lobbyist for the Fiesta Bowl.
Obama administration says it may allow states to use their own money to re-open
some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown.
Governor Jan Brewer is one of a handful of governors who have been asking for
Arizona election officials have completed an initial step in determining whether a referendum submitted by opponents of a recently approved election law will be on the ballot next year.Opponents of the law, which would trim the state’s permanent voting list and limit who can return mail-in ballots for a voter, have filed what they say are more than 146,000 petition signatures in an effort to force a statewide vote.