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.
Despite several attempts to punish johns who engage in
teenage prostitution, lawmakers have so far failed to approve legislation. Now,
a governor’s task force is making new recommendations on sex trafficking in
hopes they can be the first step to breaking the gridlock.
Police departments around Arizona can hire new officers thanks to a grant from the U.S. Justice Department. It is the first time some cities are able to expand their police departments since the recession.
It will no longer be called Common
Core academic standards. Gov. Jan Brewer issued an executive order renaming
the national uniform academic standard which measures students’ learning. It will now be called
the "Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.
The Standard &Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home
price index reported Tuesday that Phoenix
has posted 22 consecutive months of positive return. But the growth is slowing
was one of the seven metropolitan areas in the study with a lower annual growth
home prices were up again in August, according to the home data provider
RealtyTrac. It says median home prices
were up 20-percent from a year ago, putting the state in the top five in the country
for increasing prices.
The U.S. House of Representatives has given a green light to a bill that would sharply increase logging in the national forests. Supporters of the measure, like Republican co-sponsor Paul Gosar of Arizona, say it will create jobs in rural communities, especially in the West.
Opening new parks, especially ones the size of Pioneer Community Park, is a big deal according to Dave Richins. Richins is a member of the Mesa City Council and is the Sun Corridor Legacy program director at the Sonoran Institute.
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Monday that tribal
members living on tribal land cannot be prosecuted by the state for failing to
register as sex offenders. The judges
said state law registration requirements cannot supersede what is required by
Police officers in Flagstaff
will no longer arrest transients who ask for handouts. The City Council agreed
this week to settle a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of
Arizona, who said the arrests were an unconstitutional infringement of free
The Arizona Department of Transportation is the second state
agency to become involved with the United States Army in a program aimed at
hiring veterans as they leave the military. It’s called the PAYS program.
Closing arguments begin Monday in the retrial of a man accused of murdering nine people at Buddhist temple more than two decades ago. Johnathan Doody’s defense team rested its case last week without calling any witnesses.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have settled a civil action over violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The settlement includes a major fine for the BIA.The EPA’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld says access to clean, potable drinking water remains a critical issue for many tribal communities.
The Arizona Supreme Court has reaffirmed the right of state voters to make their own laws, and they are telling state lawmakers they acted illegally in refusing to adjust state aid to public schools for inflation.
( Phoenix, AZ )
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to Dave Brewer, Program
Coordinator for the Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU, about
restoring areas ravaged by wildfires. Goldstein also talks to Gary
Woodall, the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service in
Phoenix about the monsoon season in Phoenix.