New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show Arizona is among the
states with the most housing units in the country. As of July first of last year, Arizona had almost 2.9
million housing units. That was an increase of almost 13,000 from the year
It was a far less dramatic decision than earlier rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8, but the U.S. Supreme Court quietly declined Thursday to hear an appeal from Gov. Jan Brewer in a case with a complicated history.
in the area of the Doce Fire are being urged not to relax, just because the fire
has been declared contained. They're being urged to buy flood insurance, to
protect them from what may be coming, this summer.
Arizona Department of Transportation has approved its 5-year plan which
designates road projects to be completed over the next five years. Spokeswoman
Laura Douglas says the Transportation Board had several big budget challenges in making its
of music fans are expected to show up today in east Mesa for a rock concert known as the Warped
Tour. With the temperature predicted to be more than 110 degrees, health and
show officials are advising concert-goers to prepare in advance.
officials now say they have fully contained the Doce Fire, burning northwest of
Prescott. The blaze, which charred about 10-and-a-half-square acres of the
Prescott National Forest, is not, however,
completely out, according to fire spokesman Bill Morse.
Thousands of music fans are expected to show up today in east Mesa for a rock concert known as the Warped Tour. With the temperature predicted to be more than 110 degrees, health and show officials are advising concert-goers to take precautions.
suing the Maricopa County Community College District and trying to
block the district from offering in-state tuition to the young immigrants known
as “DREAMers.” Attorney
General Tom Horne said offering reduced tuition to students who were illegally
brought to this country as children violates state law.
A new study says global warming is expected to reduce Colorado River water levels over the next three decades, but the scientists have widely differing opinions over how much the river will shrink because of rising temperatures.
After Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling, married same-sex couples in Arizona are one step closer to receiving the same federal benefits afforded to heterosexual couples, but uncertainty remains, and any changes will take awhile.
Alfredo Gutierrez started out as an activist and became one of the most powerful political leaders in Arizona. He has returned to his roots as battles over immigration policy have become more intense.Gutierrez talks about his life, career and immigration reform.
The Supreme Court gutted the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday. San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO and former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano talked about the ruling's impact on efforts to expand marriage equality in the U.
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.
Arizona Theatre Company's Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein will leave the position in December after more than 20 years. Goldstein said he is ready for new career challenges, including the opportunity to direct plays in other cities.
The Phoenix arts organization, Artlink, will gather its volunteers and community members Wednesday night to discuss upcoming plans for "First Fridays" and "Third Fridays," two of its major efforts. Artlink Interim Co-President Catrina Kahler talked about the annual meeting and the organization's mission.
The Tonto National Forest is reminding people who may be out in the woods over the Fourth of July holiday that fire conditions are now extreme. Forest spokesman David
Albo said that means no fires, incendiary devices, fireworks or
Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have seized a ton of marijuana they found hidden in a truckload of produce. The vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint on Interstate 19, north of Nogales, and spokeswoman Crystal Amarillas said drug-sniffing dogs located 88 bundles of pot hidden in a false wall, inside the trailer.
The Department of Public Safety said a wrong-way driver on State Route 51 was probably impaired as he sped north in the southbound lanes in early-morning traffic. "At least 100 mph plus, weaving in and out of traffic and apparently showing no regard for the safety of anybody else on the road," DPS spokesman Bar Graves said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has cleared the way
for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of
California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower
court rulings striking down the ban.