Arizona Senator John McCain is changing course and said he is
dropping his threat to block the nomination of President Obama’s pick for
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After a hearing last week, McCain said he would block Gen.
New numbers from the federal government show Arizona had
basically the same number of prisoners last year as in 2011.That bucks the national trend. According to the Bureau of
Justice Statistics, the country’s prison population dropped last year for the
third straight year.
A group of nurses is asking the state health department to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can be treated with medical marijuana. A similar effort failed last year. The health department considers new petitions every six months.
A man who died after striking his head as he jumped off a cliff near Tanque Verde Falls near Tucson has been identified as 29-year-old Richard Baker. Witnesses said the man never surfaced after the jump and was pulled from the water by his friends.
Another university is headed to Mesa, but this time it is a home-grown school. Grand Canyon University is partnering with a developer to locate the school in a new development near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
More than a dozen quagga mussels have been discovered in two Valley canals after a routine inspection by Salt River Project officials last month.
Quagga mussels attach to hard surfaces like boats and water pipes.
teachers and administrators are preparing for the new Common Core standards
that are replacing the AIMS test as a graduation requirement. State
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal noted the standards are more rigorous than the AIMS standards
and said it will take time to
adjust to them.
The Mohave County Board is saying ‘no way’ to an expansion of the Mexican Gray Wolf recovery zone. The board unanimously approved a resolution Monday saying the wolves would not be welcome in the northwest Arizona county unless they have been vaccinated, have a dog license and have been spayed or neutered.
Arizona educators who depend on federal Head Start funds for low-income preschool students are bracing for a cash crunch. Some schools are turning kids away and sending layoff notices to teachers as Congress cuts spending.
A Maricopa County Sheriff's Detention Officer was killed
outside his home early Thursday as he worked on his car. Sheriff Joe Arpaio
says 27-year-old Officer Jorge Vargas may or may not have been targeted because
of his job.
There's now a customized online website to provide specific
information about various options under the Affordable Care Act. AARP Arizona's
Cynthia Fagyas says in order to use it, you need to answer seven simple
questions, like where you live, your gender and your income bracket.
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.