AARP Wants Method For Calculating Cost-Of-Living To Remain The Same
Volunteers and staff of Arizona AARP are lobbying members of Congress this week to not change the way cost-of-living adjustments are calculated for Social Security recipients. A new report form the AARP Public Policy Institute calculates that every benefit dollar generates two dollars in spending by Arizona individuals and businesses, adding almost $30 billion a year to the state’s economy.
Oct. 3, 2013
Arizona Unemployment Rate Up In August
Arizona’s unemployment rate last month rose three-tenths of a percent to 8.3 percent. The state added nearly 40,000 jobs in August, which is about Arizona’s 10-year average, but it is less than the two previous years.
Sept. 26, 2013
House Votes To Keep Government Open If Affordable Care Act Is Defunded
It seems like we have been here before on a never-ending cycle of political posturing over shutting down the government unless the Affordable Care Act is stopped, overturned, kicked to the curb. But that is causing some disagreement among Republicans as many in the House want to tie raising the debt ceiling to defunding the Affordable Care Act, while some in the Senate are saying, 'What’s the point?’ as that Democratically-controlled body and the White House will not let it go through.
Sept. 26, 2013
Investigators Look Into Cause Of Weekend Helicopter Crash
The National Transportation Safety Board is examining the wreckage of a Vietnam-era ‘Huey’ helicopter, that crashed near Mayer over the weekend. The crash killed 25-year-old Brynne Smith of Scottsdale and a second person on board, who is believed to have been the pilot.
Sept. 26, 2013
Arizona Has More Choices, Lower Cost Under Health Law Compared To Other States
Starting Oct.1, Americans can buy health plans set up by President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Arizona residents without insurance will have 106 new plans to choose from when enrollment begins next week, and those who live in metro Phoenix will have even more options.
Sept. 26, 2013
Yuma Desalting Plant Could Boost US Water Supply To Mexico During The Drought
The severe drought that hit the Southwest 14 years ago is expected to continue to bring down water levels on the Colorado River.  Two large storage tanks at the Yuma Desalting Plant stand a few stories above ground.
Sept. 26, 2013
Creating A New Marketing Strategy And Name For The Phoenix Coyotes
The Phoenix Coyotes want you to know that they are “Here to Stay." The slogan is all over the team’s marketing campaign for their upcoming season, which starts in a couple of weeks. While it is true that the team will be staying in Glendale, the same can not be said for its name.
Sept. 26, 2013
Group Kicks Off Effort To Encourage Affordable Care Act Enrollment
The sign-up period for the Affordable Care Act begins next week and the Arizona branch of Organizing for Action is kicking off an effort to encourage enrollment. They say they’re attempting to counter what the group says is the misinformation being spread about Obamacare.
Sept. 26, 2013
Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Sexually Assaulting A Female Inmate
A rookie Tucson police officer has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a female inmate at the Pima County Jail. Police spokesman Chris Widmer says Benjamin Gaballa, who was terminated after the allegations surfaced last month, was taken into custody on Wednesday.
Sept. 26, 2013
Echo Canyon Recreation Area Grand Opening Delayed
The city of Phoenix has to delay the grand opening for Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon recreation area. A shipment of materials has pushed the completion date back for several weeks.  Contractors for the renovation of Echo Canyon trailhead are waiting for a steel shipment.
Sept. 26, 2013
Arizona May Be In Danger Of Losing No Child Left Behind Waiver
Arizona could be in danger of losing its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Law. The state and federal government are at odds over two issues, the weight Arizona gives graduation rates in its high school rating system and how it uses the AIMS test to evaluate teachers.
Sept. 26, 2013
Teen Arrested For Threatening Arpaio And Family
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is crediting Canadian law enforcement officials for the arrest of a teen who had made Internet threats against him and his family. The sheriff says the threats went too far.
Sept. 26, 2013
Investigators Believe Weather Is To Blame For Rental Helicopter Crash
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash of a rented helicopter as it attempted to land near a ranch northwest of Flagstaff on Wednesday.
Sept. 26, 2013
Peoria Welcomes Biggest Park Yet
What does a 26 million park look like? Huge for starters. Pioneer Community Park has a lot packed into its 83 acres including a large pond, which will be ready for local fishing enthusiasts in January.
Sept. 26, 2013
Harkins Theatres Celebrates Its History, Unique Position In Valley History
If you were going to the movies 80 years ago, you might have been going to see "King Kong," or maybe you wanted to watch Groucho Marx lead a fictional, yet believably bumbling government in "Duck Soup.
Sept. 26, 2013
Giffords Given Medal From Scripps College
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been honored by her alma mater. Giffords was given the Ellen Browning Scripps Medal by Scripps College in Southern California. And, she had a message for the students of the school.
Sept. 26, 2013