Summers in Arizona
not only mean an increase in
the temperature, but also in the number of tire blowouts. A new study by the
Arizona Department of Transportation says tire shreds are the most dangerous
road debris in the state.
A year-long study has started for a proposed Union Pacific Railroad switch yard near Picacho Peak. The project includes the construction of multiple train tracks and commercial warehouses next to Interstate Ten between Phoenix and Tucson.
West Valley drivers could face some delays this weekend, as the Department of Transportation prepares to open three new southbound lanes on the Loop 303. Spokesman Doug Nintzel says that will require the closure of parts of the freeway.
It happened again on Interstate 17 this past weekend. An accident snarled southbound traffic Sunday afternoon leaving homebound travelers stuck in a massive jam, and geography makes the problem worse. This time the accident was near Black Canyon City.
A new court ruling says the Arizona Corporation Commission was wrong when it accepted electricity generated through the incineration of trash as renewable energy. The ruling said the utility regulating panel erred and abused its discretion with the 2012 decision.
There is a piece of presidential history parked at an Arizona airport. It is one of the first airplanes to fly President Dwight D. Eisenhower around the world in the 1950s.
This is one of three Lockheed Constellation planes President Eisenhower used during the early years of his presidency in the 1950's.
Scottsdale-based Rural/Metro fire and ambulance company said it recently missed an important payment on a bond. Rural/Metro Corporation said it is working to address the outstanding debt and is developing a new business model.
The Secretary of State’s office says Arizona's voter registration numbers have risen
by about 2,300 since the last report in April. Spokesman Matt Roberts says
the number of non-affiliated voters increased the most,
“The two other state-wide major parties have seen either
decreases, slight decreases or they’ve gone up and down a little bit, over the
last couple years especially,” Roberts said.
The deaths of a man and woman, who were struck by lightning
at an overlook north of the Grand Canyon this week, was not surprising to
meteorologists. The National Weather Service says 14 people have been killed by
lightning strikes so far this year with Arizona
leading the country, with three fatalities each.
Governing Board members
of Pima Community College will have to attend
workshops and retreats to learn how to do their jobs, even though most have
held office for more than a decade. The
Arizona Daily Star reports the college has been put on probation, after a recent
investigation found sweeping problems at the school, including corrupt hiring
and contracting practices and the mishandling of sexual harassment claims.
Recent monsoon rain showers have cut off the water supply on the Havasupai reservation. In response, St. Mary’s Food Bank will start shipping water to the Grand Canyon Wednesday morning. St. Mary’s said it is sending 30,000 bottles of water to the Havasupai Nation because torrential rain and flooding have damaged the area’s electrical supply.
President Obama will be in Phoenix Tuesday. The president is scheduled to present his plans to help homeowners and people who want to buy homes. This is part of a series of speeches the president is making across the country outlining ideas to boost the economy.
A Valley-based medical school is trying to help reduce the shortage of primary care physicians. The new program is taking a unique approach to medical residencies.
El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson is taking part in a new residency program.
The fourth time is the charm. The Phoenix Coyotes have a new owner. The National Hockey League approved the sale of the team Monday after four years of negotiations involving the city of Glendale, the NHL and several would-be owners.
State officials say they’re becoming pretty proficient at stopping the type of tax fraud that results from the filing of false tax returns.The state tax collecting arm, the Department of Revenue, says it stopped more than $31.
Pima County just rejected nearly $2 million in federal immigration funds, saying it allows local law enforcement to target immigrant communities. Why the county sheriff says that decision will hurt public safety.