On Monday Gov. Jan Brewer ordered the Arizona Department of Economic Security to redirect $650,000 from its budget to cover the cost of issuing welfare checks to needy families. More than 5,000 low income Arizona families are entering their second
week without assistance due to the federal government shutdown.
Arizona State University football fans will find fewer seats at Sun Devil Stadium next fall. After years of planning, the university has announced plans to demolish part of the north end of the stadium.
Hundreds of civilian employees at Arizona’s military bases returned to work Monday after they were furloughed last week in the federal shutdown. They were called back by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel over the weekend.
The funding problems that have shut down the government and Grand Canyon National Park could just be a sign of what’s to come at Arizona’s top tourist attraction.Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga says he’s concerned about a ‘catastrophic failure’ of the canyon’s 60-year-old water pipeline, which he says could happen at any time.
As the federal government shutdown continues, the Arizona
Chamber of Commerce and Industry is condemning members of Congress and the president. CEO Glen Hammer is calling on officials in Washington to do what’s right for the country
by ending the impasse.
A new report from ASU shows the Valley housing market is
continuing to improve, with supply finally starting to increase to meet demand.
Mike Orr of the W.P.
of business says he’s surprised the area housing market has improved to this
point as quickly as it has.
The Affordable Care Act could have a significant impact on
reducing breast cancer across the country. Matt Schafer of the American Cancer
Society says more women will be able to access affordable health care because
insurers will not be able to reject those with pre-existing conditions, like
A study by the National Transportation Research Group says Tucson has some of the worst streets in the country.The study says 53 percent of major roads in the Tucson urban area are in poor condition. Those roads cost drivers $723 each year in additional vehicle operating costs.
Arizona State University’s football team was so successful last week in a win over USC, scoring 62 points in the victory, that the Trojans’ athletic director fired the team’s head coach. Saturday the Sun Devils will be in Dallas.
A federal judge struck down an Arizona law Friday that bans panhandling in public places. The judge says begging on city streets is constitutionally protected free speech.Judge Neil Wake’s ruling abolishes the statute that police and prosecutors have used to remove panhandlers from public places.
Let’s say you believe you have come up with an idea that’s going to revolutionize an industry—that you’ve figured out the next big thing. But you’ve checked your pockets, pretty empty. The savings account? There’s not much saved.
inmate is accused of running drugs from prison – and using female family
members and lovers to do it. Angel Lopez Garcia is an alleged gang leader who
faces 159 counts. Police say he directed drug sales, extortion, fraud and
murder from his prison cell in Florence.
Arizona Opera is throwing open the doors of its new building on Central and McDowell in Phoenix Friday – in advance of its first performance of the season next weekend. General Director Ryan Taylor says this is the first time the company has had all of its operations under one roof, and that there’s a sense of freedom and relief in the new digs.
Last week, federal officials began removing animals from the Las Vegas zoo after the entire zoo staff quit in protest. The small zoo has had a controversial history and is shutting its doors for good.The US Department of Agriculture stepped in after a complaint was filed over the care of the animals and the conditions at the zoo.
You probably know a lot about the summer of 1927 without even knowing it. Some of the 20th Century’s most noteworthy people did their most noteworthy things that year: Charles Lindbergh made his Atlantic flight; Babe Ruth made his assault on the home run record; and the first true "talking picture" was filmed, among other things.
As the temperatures cool down a little we head to another of the Valley’s hot corners — spots that have something going on. Today's tour guide is Kimber Lanning, Executive Director of Local First Arizona.
An iconic Southern Arizona landmark is celebrating a big anniversary this year — and it’s opening for the season Friday. I’ll spare you a really dreadful John Wayne impression and just say Old Tucson turns 75 years old.
New homes are back in a big way – literally. This summer, a typical new house in Phoenix was more than 20 percent larger than a resale home as builders across the country add more space to accommodate post-recession lifestyles.
Prickly Pear, Agave,
Cholla. These familiar names are cactuses we often see in the desert, and there are hundreds more cactuses of
various types in Arizona and across the Western hemisphere.
Cactuses in a bed at the Desert Botanical Garden.