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Starting July 1, interest rates for most new government student loans are going up. That is because last week, Congress failed to act to keep rates at their current levels. The change puts hundreds of thousands of Arizona college students in a financial bind.
If you want a say in where the Tempe Streetcar
project will run, Sunday is the deadline for the public to submit input. The proposed rail system will service the
city’s downtown area. The public has two routes to choose from that
run through central Tempe.
The 19 members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew killed Sunday battling the Yarnell Hill Fire is the deadliest tragedy in Arizona history and one of the worst on record in the United States.
Four members of Arizona’s Congressional
delegation this week introduced a bill that would expand the boundaries of Casa
Grande Ruins National Monument in Pinal County.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Superintendent Karl Cordova.
firefighters in Phoenix, keeping cool is constantly a battle – especially on
days like Friday when temperatures are expected to be close to 120 degrees. So, the
department is always trying new methods.
Fewer Arizonans had their vehicles stolen last year than in
2011. The numbers come from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
They find of the top ten hot spot spots nationwide for vehicle theft last year,
eight were in California.
and Customs Enforcement officers say they've shut down an incomplete
drug-smuggling tunnel under the border at Nogales.
Spokeswoman Amber Cargile says the finding came during a routine inspection of
the main storm drain system on both sides of the border.
Arizona drivers are seeing
continued price stability with the statewide average now at $3.49-a-gallon or
about the same as a week ago. AAA Arizona spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says
that's mainly the result of the slow
rise in the price of crude oil.
Air Force Base officials are admitting they now have an idea why an F-16 fighter jet crashed near the base late
Wednesday. Brigadier General Mike Rothstein commands the 56th Fighter Wing at
Luke, and says the jet may have hit a bird.
The sun is going to make people miserable this
weekend, and forecasters are expecting temperatures to approach 120 degrees. Heat
like this can be deadly. Some people tell us what
they are doing to stay safe.
Three more F-35 squadrons are being assigned to Luke Air Force Base. That is in addition to the three squadrons already designated for the base west of Phoenix. The fighters are scheduled to be arrive next year.
Firefighters are expected to work the Doce Wildfire near Prescott through the weekend. The blaze is now 90 percent contained, and mop up operations are ready to begin. The human-caused wildfire started June 18.
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