Arizona police departments were busy over the Fourth of July holiday weekend enforcing DUI and traffic laws. Last summer at this
time, more than 650 DUI arrests were made, while nearly half that
amount was reported this year.
crisis may finally be over. Arizona State University said the Valley’s
foreclosure rate has now hit normal historical levels. Foreclosures
in the Phoenix area are down 53 percent from last year, and Mike Orr with Arizona
State University’s W.
Mike Varney, head of the Tucson Metro Chamber, wants to make
one thing clear. He is not launching a campaign against the nickname “Old Pueblo.”
But Varney and chamber chairman Kurt Wadlington did write that Tucson's moniker is “great
for history buffs, but a mindset and attitude toward prosperity is long
Hundreds of people who were forced out of Yarnell are returning home Monday after a wildfire forced them to flee for safety more than a week ago. Vehicles lined up along the highway into Yarnell well before the evacuation order was lifted at 9 a.
Monsoon rains in Tucson
are leading to swift water rescues, according to fire officials.They had a pair of them Friday within hours
of one another. Tucson
fire Captain Chris Jurvig said a family was rescued first.
The United States House of Representatives will begin taking up
immigration reform legislation in the days ahead. Some say the measure approved
in the Senate is dead on arrival in
the lower chamber, but Congressman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.
A new report puts Arizona’s state highway system in the
middle of the pack nationally, when it comes to overall performance and efficiency.
The Reason Foundation ranks Arizona 23rd in the
country in its latest study.
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The Arizona Department of Transportation has released a new map that identifies three possible routes for its dream project, a proposed commuter rail service linking Phoenix and Tucson. ADOT plans to narrow it down to a final train route by early next year.
Residents evacuated from more than 300 homes and businesses in communities near Kingman have been allowed to return to their property Sunday. They were forced to flee last week because of the “Dean Peak” wildfire that sparked during a lightning storm in the Hualapai Mountains.
The federal government is continuing to
develop a group of so-called "solar energy zones" in Arizona and several other western states. The United States Department of the Interior announced Friday it's taking about 300,000 acres of
public land off the table for new mining claims.
Spectators in the city of Phoenix saw 355 shells per minute
explode in the night sky this Fourth of July. More than 75,000 residents watched the show at Steele Indian School Park, with thousands more
lining nearby streets.
Residents of about 350 homes in northwestern Arizona remain evacuated this morning, as firefighters
battle the Dean Peak
wildfire, in the Hualapai
Jan Bardwell said the blaze has grown to about 5400 acres, but that some
progress has been made.