After a four-decade ban, the Scottsdale City Council has approved the return of ice cream trucks to the city's neighborhoods.Leo Blavin, who helped the charge to overturn the ban, explained why he thinks it is a good idea.
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have
required certain health care providers to have lists of what some of their
services cost.The bill would have applied to at least the 25 most common
services and would have required providers to post their direct pay price.
If you come across a wild tortoise in the desert, it’s best
to leave it there. That might sound like obvious advice, but desert tortoises are continually removed from their habitat.
Once a tortoise like this one is removed from the wild, it can never return.
The so-called Gang of Eight bipartisan senators have released their proposed immigration reform legislation. Clint Bolick, co-author of "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution" with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, said the proposal sounds fair and effective in making modifications to how legal and undocumented immigration is handled.
New data from the Arizona Department of Administration show the state's unemployment rate stayed flat at 7.9 percent in March, with more than 16,000 non-farm jobs gained from February. That compares to a drop in the national jobless rate to 7.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne may be facing a
challenger in the Republican Primary next year. That challenge could come from
Mark Brnovich, a former state and federal prosecutor who currently heads the Arizona
Another person wants to be Arizona’s next governor, but this time it looks like it’s more than a trial balloon. Fred DuVal is expected to formally announce his candidacy Wednesday morning for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and General Colin Powell discuss the importance of leadership and how political discourse in the United States must become more civil in order to solve complicated problems.
Valley Metro planners said they are trying to reassure local businesses along the expanding light rail line that construction is moving as fast as possible. They say lessons learned from the light rail’s first phase of construction should help this time around.
Last week, a former cattle slaughterhouse in New Mexico moved one step closer to becoming the only plant in the United States that slaughters horses. Valley Meat Company in Roswell was found to be in compliance by USDA inspectors.
Four people in a pick-up truck plunged
200 feet off a cliff near Apache Junction early Tuesday morning.
Emergency crews used a rope pulley system to pull an injured woman out of the canyon. (Photo courtesy of Apache Junction Fire District)
Emergency crews faced a daunting task extracting one of the victims, a woman in her 20s who suffered severe head and facial injuries.
A new study by the federal General Accounting Office said Arizona’s workplace safety inspectors are underpaid and overworked. That puts a lot of employees in danger of job site accidents that could injure or kill them.
The Arizona Department of Transportation has been awarded a grant to help repair damage on U.S. 89, south of Page. The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved $35 million in emergency relief for repairs to the roadway, which collapsed in February.
officials in Maricopa County are testing some students at Scottsdale's
Desert Mountain High School
for tuberculosis after one student tested positive for TB. Spokeswoman Jeanene
Fowler says they want to determine if anyone who had a class with that student has been infected.
The Arizona Senate has reversed itself and voted to approve
a plan to revamp the retirement system for new elected officials and judges. On Tuesday, the Senate defeated the bill, but during the
vote, Senate President Andy Biggs predicted it would pass before the end of the
There is a dispute brewing over a lease agreement for a coal-fired power plant that provides electricity to millions of people in Arizona, California and Nevada. A co-owner of the plant is at odds with the Navajo tribe over water rights and other issues.
A new report from the Arizona PIRG Education Fund says the state's driving boom
is over. It says total vehicle travel miles peaked in 2007, and PIRG's Serena
Unrein says driving is likely to decline
further because of demographic changes involving the Millennial
generation: those people born between 1983 and 2000.
If you think shelling out the big bucks for law school is a fast-track to success (or at least a hefty salary) you may need to think again. Prospective law students in Arizona face a big bill and a rough job search, and law schools nationwide are facing far lower application rates.
Arizona's unemployment rate remained at 7.9 percent for the third consecutive month in April. Department of Administration economist Aruna Murthy said while there were month-to-month job gains, they become less impressive compared to the post-recession years of 2010 to 2012.
Tuesday, a scandal-plagued restaurant in Scottsdale is set to reopen. The case has generated social media buzz, but it has also raised important legal questions about employees who receive tips. NICK BLUMBERG: Amy’s Baking Company shot to infamy after appearing on the FOX reality show “Kitchen Nightmares.