lawmakers have put off voting on a lease extension for a coal-fired power plant
until later this month.The
lawmakers took the action after questioning water use at the Navajo Generating Station
in Page, how to control pollution, the federal government's role in the plant
and the formation of a negotiating team.
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would
have removed the age limit of 45 for serving in the state militia. The militia is
a provision in the state constitution, but as Brewer noted in her veto letter,
it has never been established or funded.
A new study said Arizona’s national parks are seeing fewer visits. The National Park Service said that is because European tourists are staying home.The National Park Service report indicated that Grand Canyon and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Las Vegas saw a slight uptick in tourist visits last year.
The so-called Gang of Eight bipartisan senators have released their proposed immigration reform legislation. Clint Bolick, co-author of "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution" with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, said the proposal sounds fair and effective in making modifications to how legal and undocumented immigration is handled.
Chuck Coughlin, advisor to Governor Jan Brewer, discussed why Medicaid expansion in Arizona makes sense economically and morally.Coughlin also talked about Brewer's governing style and why the world of politics often gets dirty.
Pima Community College in Tucson has been placed on probation by a national accreditation board. PCC has been ordered to correct problems concerning personnel and financial issues. PCC was notified of its probationary status by the Higher Learning Commission this week.
The Postal Inspection Service says tests of suspicious mail sent to the Phoenix office of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake have found nothing dangerous or harmful. Authorities evacuated part of the building this morning after staff for the Republican senator came across mail that was stained with an oily substance.
The Tucson City Manger is
proposing across-the-board wage hikes for city employees. Richard Miranda presented his suggests for
next year's budget and it includes a 55-cent an hour raise. The Arizona Daily Star reports, Miranda’s budget
is about $45 millon less than Tucson’s
Officials say visitors will see long lines at Grand Canyon National Park entrances this summer because of federal budget cuts. Last month, all national parks were ordered to cut their budgets by 5 percent this year under the federal sequestration program.
The Arizona Senate approved a pair of gun-related
bills Tuesday. One of the bills would ban Arizona police departments from
destroying guns in their possession and require those agencies to sell them
under most circumstances.
As American Airlines grappled with a failed
computer system, more information came to light about the company’s proposed
merger with US Airways. If
bankrupt American joins with Tempe-based US Airways, the company will become
the largest carrier in the U.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department lifted restrictions on four areas closed off to allow bald eagles to
The Arizona Game and Fish Department lifted restrictions on four areas closed off to allow bald eagles to breed yesterday.
Drivers who would normally use Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff should postpone their travel plans until weather conditions that closed the highway improve.
Strong winds continue to impact Northern Arizona as a Spring storm continues to bring strong winds to the state.
American Airlines has experienced major delays today due to a computer glitch. Over
Twitter, the airline announced it was grounded nationwide until 2 p.m. Mountain time. The issues have created plenty of trouble
at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport.
in Tempe say security will be beefed up for this weekend's Pat's Run following
the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Michael Pooley says everybody is troubled by what happened and they don't want a repeat at the event
named for former ASU and Arizona Cardinals football star Pat Tillman.
indicate all of the more than 250 Arizonans who ran Monday's Boston Marathon
survived the finish line explosions without injury.
Anderson of the Runner's Den in Phoenix, says many in the Arizona group didn't
know what to think, at first.
in the Flagstaff area hope to keep high
winds from spreading the Fisher Fire today. The blaze, about four miles
south of Flagstaff, is being battled by 80-100 firefighters. They spent Monday
tending to the fire in a steep canyon area, according to Brady Smith of the
Coconino National Forest.
groups involved with getting minorities to the polls are unhappy with legislation working its way through the
Legislature. Right now, you can sign up on a permanent early voting list, meaning a ballot will be mailed to
you in advance of every election.
If you come across a wild tortoise in the desert, it’s best
to leave it there. That might sound like obvious advice, but desert tortoises are continually removed from their habitat.
Once a tortoise like this one is removed from the wild, it can never return.
It has been unclear whether there
would be a Veterans Day parade this year after local Veterans Affairs officials said the VA has
pulled its support from this year’s parade. But organizers are now saying say
they are confident the parade will go on.