According to some federal calculations, Arizona had the highest high school drop-out rate in the country in 2009-2010 school year. And that has education leaders worried about the future for those young people.
An effort to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is underway. Has the successful recall of former Senate President Russell Pearce set an important precedent?Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb weighs in on the Arpaio recall and a counter-effort to recall County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.
Flight attendants at US Airways approved a new contract that wraps up some unfinished business from the airline's 2005 merger with America West. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA union covers workers who came from both America West and the old US Airways.
A Senate vote is expected Monday on a resolution
supporters say would establish state sovereignty. It's similar to a measure
that was rejected by Arizona
voters last year, allowing the state to reject federal actions it believes are
Oakland A’s fans will be going to a different ballpark for spring training in two years. The City of Mesa approved an agreement last night that will have the A’s training at Mesa’s Hohokam Park. The Chicago Cubs train their now, but they will be moving to a new park in Mesa next year.
Governor Jan Brewer’s budget
proposal includes $2 million dollars in restored funding for Arizona State Parks,
but some advocates hope lawmakers don’t use the money for other programs.
Arizona’s 31 state parks have suffered cuts totaling
more than $80 million dollars in recent years and currently the state provides no
money for the parks from the general fund.
VATICAN CITY (Associated Press) — Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Francis, associating himself with the humble 13th-century Italian preacher who lived a life of poverty.
Flu season has long
been associated with winter, but a new study suggests transmission of the disease
has more to do with humidity than with temperature. The heart of the study is this: Researchers don’t really know why flu is
seasonal, said Univesity of Arizona's Andrew
Scottsdale's plans for the Desert Discovery Center calls for the project to have informative and artistic exhibits on the Sonoran Desert. There are many supporters, but funding and location continue to be challenges.
Four Arizona airports are on the FAA’s list for tower
closures, due to the sequester cuts.Phoenix Goodyear, Glendale Muni, Laughlin-Bullhead International
and Ryan Field in Tucson all made the list – overall, 149 towers nationwide will
close, starting on April 7.
Summer swimming season is around the corner and nearly 1,200
area first graders were at South
College on Tuesday to learn how to make it a safer
one. Arizona had
the second-highest rate of children drowning in the country.
A man convicted of setting the Tucson Pioneer
Hotel fire that killed dozens of people more than 40 years ago is expected to
be set free Tuesday.
Louis Taylor was 16 years old when he was convicted
of setting the fire.
has become Arizona’s first town to recognize civil
unions, after the city council last night approved an ordinance, on a 5-2 vote. The Arizona attorney general has said he will sue to try and block
Homeland Security Secretary Janet
Napolitano says federal budget cuts may not hit border security as hard as she
Napolitano met with law enforcement and
business leaders in Houston Thursday.
Senate-passed bill that authorizes the use of gold and silver coins as legal
tender has won the approval of the Arizona House. Flagstaff Republican Bob
Thorpe says gold and silver coins would not be assigned a monetary value.
The recent murders of prosecutors in Texas have put prosecutors across the nation on alert.Scott Decker, Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, provided background on who is involved in targeting prosecutors and what the public needs to be most aware of.