The League of Arizona Cities and Towns has released a
proposal to simplify the state sales tax system. And, that plan includes taking
the most contentious issue off the table for now. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark
State forestry officials are gearing up for what they
expect will be an 'average' wildfire
season this summer. Fire Information Officer Carrie Dennett says though,
wildfires in the West have increased in severity over the last few years.
Marshall Shore, the "Hip Historian," gives tours on some of Phoenix's quirkier historic spots. Shore told Steve Goldstein about his latest tour, which focuses on locations related to the infamous accused murderess Winnie Ruth Judd.
uninsured families in Phoenix, getting sick raises a question with few good
answers. Go to the doctor, and they’ll likely face bills they can’t pay. Wait
it out, and they might end up in the emergency room.
Two types of cactus may be getting special status in Arizona. U.S. Fish and Wildlife is once again asking for public input on its plans to protect the increasingly rare plants. The Acuna cactus (L) and Fickeisen plains cactus (R) could both get federal protection.
architect Paolo Soleri has died at the age of 93.
Paolo Soleri was a famed architect, most well-known around Phoenix for his design of Arcosanti, the experimental community.(Photo courtesy of Arcosanti)
A student of
Frank Lloyd Wright, Soleri was born in Turin, Italy, in 1919, but was most
well-known in Arizona as the designer of the experimental community Arcosanti.
Public school employees in Flagstaff are set to see pay increases. The Flagstaff Unified School District approved the raises earlier this week. The Arizona Daily Sun reports, it is the first significant pay increase for the district's 1,300 employees in five years.
For more than 40 years, the Bureau of Land
Management has been in the adoption business – of wild horses and burros in the
West, that is. And it’s been controversial for about as long. The next adoption
event is coming up Friday through Sunday at the Mohave County Fairgrounds in
American Airlines has experienced major delays today due to a computer glitch. Over
Twitter, the airline announced it was grounded nationwide until 2 p.m. Mountain time. The issues have created plenty of trouble
at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport.
Arizona supporters of gun reform laws are not happy with the U.S. Senate's defeat of expanded background checks and other gun control laws. Arizona House Minority Leader, Representative Chad Campbell says though the issue of extending background checks to gun shows and Internet gun sales, is not dead.
Grand Canyon Railway is celebrating Earth Day today by reducing its carbon footprint. The 90-year-old locomotive will take tourists on a trip from Williams to the canyon using vegetable oil to fire the steam engine.
The Phoenix Suns are looking for a new
general manager. The team has let its GM go
after the second-worst season in the club’s history.
Blanks has served as Suns GM since August 2010, coming to the team after
stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs.
Air traffic controllers at Phoenix Sky Harbor have begun their mandated
furloughs. The cutbacks are required under sequestration, which is
forcing across-the-board budget cuts at federal agencies. The FAA says 10 percent of air traffic controllers will be off on any given day.
A homeless shelter in Flagstaff will suspend overnight services at the end of May. Flagstaff Shelter Services will stop offering the homeless a place to stay about a month later than usual thanks to a grant that allows them to operate longer.
South Mountain Freeway moved one step closer to construction on Friday – nearly 30
years after it was originally proposed. After the decades-long wait, the state
transportation department has released the first draft of an impact study for the
final phase of Loop 202.
For two weeks in 1865, President
Lincoln’s body was carried across the Northeast by train.
Just ahead of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, a team of Arizona researchers has cracked a mystery surrounding the funeral.
The Phoenix Police Department
will launch what it is calling the largest gun buyback program in Arizona history this
Saturday – and the department is doing it with a looming deadline.
On Monday, Governor Jan Brewer
signed a law that prevents cities from melting down guns collected during buyback events.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge is expected to issue a ruling today on a request from Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and an aideto throw out a campaign finance case against him. Horne's attorney Michael Kimerer argued in court Wednesday that Secretary of State Ken Bennett erred in forwarding the complaint to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, and that the $840 limit on how much Horne could take from a single source is unconstitutionally low.