New Mexico
The state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry in New Mexico lacks full authority to enforce its own rules. This has proven problematic, especially since the latest oil boom took off six years ago.
Jan. 6, 2015
Director Of The Department Of Economic Security Resigns
The Director of the Department of Economic Security has resigned.
Jan. 5, 2015
Police Back In Tucson Schools, But Can
Police officers haven’t been stationed at public schools in Tucson since the economic downturn in 2008. Starting Tuesday they’ll be back, but officers will follow a new policy regarding immigration enforcement on school grounds.
Jan. 5, 2015
Federal Fingerprinting Program Ends
A federal fingerprinting program aimed at deporting unauthorized immigrants ended Jan. 5.
Jan. 5, 2015
3 Companies Issue Voluntary Recalls Of Prepackaged Caramel Apples
Three companies have issued voluntary recalls of prepackaged caramel apples after a listeria outbreak has been linked to infections in 14 states. The CDC and the FDA are still working to identify the original source.
Jan. 5, 2015
State Economist Predicts Job Growth To Remain At 2 Percent In 2015
The Arizona Department of Administration predicts the state will continue to see 2 percent job growth in 2015, but that won’t restore the state to prerecession job levels.
Jan. 5, 2015
Bus Union Workers Continue Negotiations
There’s no interruption to bus services in central Phoenix and the west Valley this week — not yet anyway.
Jan. 5, 2015
New Corporation Commission Members Sworn In
The Arizona Corporation Commission officially has two new members.
Jan. 5, 2015
Billboards Addressing Human Trafficking Unveiled In Phoenix This Week
If you’re driving on Phoenix roadways in the next few months you’ll likely begin seeing billboards addressing human trafficking. The first few will be unveiled on Wednesday.
Jan. 5, 2015
Oil And Gas Regulation In New Mexico Outdated
In New Mexico, state inspectors are short staffed and use a rulebook that dates back to 1935.
Jan. 5, 2015
Earth To Reach Closest Point To The Sun For The Year
The earth will reach the closest point to the sun for the year Saturday night.
Jan. 3, 2015
Music To Look Forward To In 2015
You probably just finished reading all of the 2014 year-end lists of the best movies, books and music of the year. But if you're anything like us, you're already champing at the bit in anticipation for what's to come in 2015.
Jan. 2, 2015
American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting To Be Held In Phoenix
The practicalities and science of weather will be a big part of the American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting, which opens over the weekend at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Jan. 2, 2015
Remembering Valley Musician Rafael Chapito Chavarria
The Valley lost a musical icon just before the new year, when Rafael “Chapito” Chavarria passed away. He was 100 years old.
Jan. 2, 2015
How Lawmakers, Governor May Try To Deal With States Budget Deficit
When state lawmakers come back into session a week from Monday, many will probably do so with a sense of deja vu. Arizona is again facing a budget deficit, about $1.5 billion between the rest of this fiscal year and the new one that starts in July.
Jan. 2, 2015
The Court Ruling For Medicaid Expansion Raises Opposing Views
The Arizona Supreme Court this week ruled a group of state lawmakers does have standing to sue over the funding mechanism for Arizona’s Medicaid expansion. The legislators argue it’s a tax, which under the state constitution requires a two-thirds vote in both chambers to pass.
Jan. 2, 2015
Mexico: Challenge To Police Reform
Mexico’s president wants to change his country’s constitution to replace local police with state police. He also wants legal authority to take over municipal governments infiltrated by organized crime. But ongoing protests and recent polls suggest Mexicans aren’t convinced the change will make a difference.
Jan. 2, 2015
Cacti Collection Brought From New Jersey To Desert Botanical Garden
A couple of guys rent a U-Haul, pack it with about 1,800 potted cacti and drive cross-country. That’s not the opening line to a joke, or an upcoming movie trailer – but actually a true story.
Jan. 2, 2015
Hot Corner: Scottsdale Road And Lincoln Drive
It’s time to head to another of the Valley’s hot corners – spots with a lot going on. Our tour guide was Gwen Ashley Walters, a food writer for Phoenix Magazine. We met on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive in Scottsdale.
Jan. 2, 2015
Did You Know: Ernest McFarland Served In All 3 Branches Of Government
Sen. Ernest McFarland is the only Arizona public service member who served several branches of Arizona government. And among some historians he’s also known as one of the most important figures to have helped divert an economic shortfall after World War II.
Jan. 2, 2015