The Great Recession of 2008 took a toll on older
Americans. A report from the AARP Public Policy Institute says the typical
senior has seen a lower income and higher expenses. State AARP director David
Mitchell says one place that's showing up is in the cost of health care, where
seniors are spending an average of $3,100 a year.
A Show Low woman is recovering after being attacked by
a bobcat near her home Sunday. Bruce Sitko of Arizona Game and Fish says the
woman was bitten and scratched, but
that the big concern is that the animal who was killed by a sheriff's
deputy may have been rabid.
Last week, a former cattle slaughterhouse in New Mexico moved one step closer to becoming the only plant in the United States that slaughters horses. Valley Meat Company in Roswell was found to be in compliance by USDA inspectors.
The city of Bisbee has agreed to rewrite its civil union ordinance for gay couples a second time. The announcement came Monday after Bisbee officials met with Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. Horne threatened to sue Bisbee after it passed the measure a few weeks ago.
Nation is moving closer to taking over a coal mine on the reservation.Tribal
lawmakers have voted to form a limited liability company that would run the
Navajo Mine near Farmington,
The attorney who helped Tucson shooter Jared Loughner avoid the death penalty will now join the team that’s representing the Boston Marathon bomber. A U.S. magistrate has approved the addition of Judy Clarke to the team of lawyers defending Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
For two weeks in 1865, President
Lincoln’s body was carried across the Northeast by train.
Just ahead of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, a team of Arizona researchers has cracked a mystery surrounding the funeral.
Strong winds and low humidity add up to a bad combination for Arizona’s forests. Forecasters warn that much of the northern half of Arizona will be ripe for wildfires Tuesday. The National Weather Service has posted red flag warnings starting at 11 a.
The federal government has decided against limiting the number of nesting golden eagles that Hopis can collect for religious ceremonies. The Hopi tribe had been authorized to collect 40 eaglets this year for religious use.
A major labor leader is worried a merger between
US Airways and American Airlines could cause a battle between two unions that
represent ground workers. US Airways and American’s ground workers are represented by
two different unions.
Thousands of inmates at two California prisons may
be removed from their current facility to protect them from Valley Fever. Federal
medical receiver J. Clark Kelso is in charge of improving health care at California prisons.
The parents of students in poorly performing public
schools are facing a deadline this week to get state help to put their kids in
new schools. Lawmakers approved what are called 'empowerment scholarship
accounts,' two years ago for students in schools with a D or F rating.
Representatives of Children's Advocacy Centers in Arizona and across the
country are urging members of Congress not to accept the cuts that are proposed
in the administration's 2014 budget. They would drop federal funding for CAC's
and related programs from $18 million to zero.
Some new technology is allowing the Pinal County
Sheriff's Office to offer inmates visits with their family around the world. For
a small fee, the inmates can use the Internet to see and talk to family
members, according to Sheriff's Office IT spokesman Matt Dimuzio.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is monitoring two
Mexican gray wolf pups it plans to release soon in Eastern
Arizona. Spokesman Jim Paxon says the goal is to have as many
'wild-born and wild-raised' wolves as possible to minimize interaction with
people or their property.
The state capitol will be quiet Monday today, as lawmakers take the
day off – they’re expected to work Tuesdays through Thursdays for a little
while.That reflects the fact that there’s not a lot left to do this session.
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The first triple-digit temperatures of the year may arrive as early as Monday. A high-pressure system started moving across the Southwestern United States over the weekend, and National Weather Service Meteorologist Valerie Meyers said it is going to stick around for a few more days.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne met in Phoenix Monday with city attorneys from around the state to discuss the legality of civil unions. Horne is reacting to Bisbee’s recent approval of civil unions for gay couples.
No one used to notice the large, grey parking structure at
the corner of First Avenue and Thomas Road. But those days are over.
The new mural, spray painted against a parking structure, now towers over Thomas Road, near Central Avenue.