Three people have been arrested for defrauding the food
stamp system out of nearly $600,000.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says the suspects all worked in the
same convenience store in Phoenix
and would allow a person to buy inexpensive items with food stamps, and then
deduct a higher amount from their food stamp cards.
The Bureau of Land Management has lifted fire restrictions
on public lands in Yuma, La
Paz, and Mohave
Counties as of 6 this
morning. Spokeswoman Lori Cook says there are a number of reasons for the
The Arizona Department of Transportation is teaming with the
Department of Public Safety to help keep traffic moving on I-17 over the Labor
Day holiday weekend. They're targeting the area between Black Canyon
City and Cordes Junction
with highway signs that say 'Safety Corridor—Stay Alert, Stay Alive,' according
to ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel.
Governor Jan Brewer is back from a week-long trade mission
to India, with what she
hopes will be future economic development opportunities for Arizona. Brewer says she was in contact with
dozens of business and government officials with the financial capability to
Recent reports that hundreds of sick desert tortoises at a Nevada sanctuary might have to be put down have triggered a public outcry. The animals are found in Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. Desert tortoises have trundled across the Southwest for 200 million years.
Holiday travelers may have to look
beyond Canyon Lake for the Labor Day weekend. The lake and part of the
surrounding Boulder Recreation area will be closed. The Salt River Project said Canyon Lake, about 45
minutes northeast of Mesa, will be lowered through the weekend, but it is not due to drought.
Legal same-sex marriages are now recognized under the federal tax code. The
U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday
that tax returns for same-sex marriages will be classified as married.
in Phoenix Thursday joined groups in dozens of other cities calling for higher
fast food wages.
A mariachi band plays as protesters hold up signs demanding higher wages for fast food workers in Central Phoenix Thursday.
Millions of Americans are getting health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. One of the big groups to benefit from the law is adults under the age of 26 who can stay on their parents' policy, but just because you are covered does not mean you want mom and dad to know about that nagging rash.
The boards of directors of two Valley health care companies
have signed off on a deal to form a system-wide affiliation. Scottsdale
Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network earlier this year announced plans
to form Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network.
Despite years of
using private aircraft to fight forest fires, the Forest Service and Interior
Department do not know how effective the aircraft are against wildfires. That is
one of the findings from a study by the Government Accountability Office.
Gov. Jan Brewer has selected a new leader of the Arizona National Guard. He will replace a general who ran the agency for five years. Brewer appointed Col. Michael McGuire as the next adjutant general of the Arizona National Guard.
A year-long investigation into the illegal sale of
prescription drugs by the Mesa Police Department has resulted in 12 arrests so
far. The department’s Street Crimes Unit has spent the last 12
months looking into people who either own or operate Yerberia shops in the
In 2010, Fronteras Desk contributor Lorne Matalon rode on a train known as
La Bestia (The Beast) ferrying Central Americans through Mexico. That
train derailed last weekend, killing at least six Hondurans and
critically injuring at least 16 others.