Arizona Sen. John McCain is co-sponsoring legislation to address Border Patrol overtime issues, reforms which could save taxpayers $1 billion over the next decade, according to the Cronkite News Service.
A mine at Shafter, Texas, has shut down leaving only non-essential employees working to maintain the mine until a hoped-for reopening. This is hampering budget planning in one of the border's poorest counties.
A bill that would swap land sacred to an Arizona tribe to create the largest copper mine in the country has hit another setback. A vote was expected Wednesday afternoon but the bill was pulled off the floor.
Demolition of the building that housed the first Spanish-language television station in the United States is moving forward. A judge in San Antonio dissolved a restraining order that had been protecting the building.
The economic downturn hit individuals and institutions hard, and Arizona’s three public universities were not spared. The state legislature cut millions of dollars in funding, and many students were forced to pay higher tuition.
Valley Fever Awareness Week started on Saturday with the goal of informing more people about the risk of the often-misdiagnosed illness and its impact on those of us who live in Arizona, especially Maricopa and Pinal counties.
The fight over how much the state’s largest utility has to pay for electricity generated by private solar roof top panels got under way today. The Arizona Corporation Commission kicked off a hearing on net metering.
Author and attorney Scott Turow burst onto the bestseller list more than two decades ago with courtroom thrillers like "Presumed Innocent" and "Burden of Proof." Since then, his popularity has remained steady as he has become more publicly involved with controversial societal issues like capital punishment.
The Arizona Department of Health Services is confirming that at least one person here is recovering after eating produce that has been recalled because of E. coli contamination. Doctor Joli Weiss says the victim involved ate a ready-to-eat salad.
Poor students now make up a majority of kids in public schools in the west. That’s according to a recent study from the Southern Education Foundation. But as the rate of poverty in schools has gone up, the amount of state funding for students hasn’t kept pace. So school leaders in Flagstaff are left to fill that gap.