Governor Jan Brewer signed into law an overhaul of
the way the state collects sales taxes Tuesday. It was one of her top priorities in
this year’s legislative sessions. Lawmakers approved the measure at the end of their session,
after reaching a compromise with cities and towns.
A new study says global warming is expected to reduce Colorado River water levels over the next three decades, but the scientists have widely differing opinions over how much the river will shrink because of rising temperatures.
Fewer Arizonans had their vehicles stolen last year than in
2011. The numbers come from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
They find of the top ten hot spot spots nationwide for vehicle theft last year,
eight were in California.
drought has hit the Navajo Nation. Nation President Ben Shelly signed a
declaration of emergency Monday. Shelly is
directing all executive branch agencies of the Nation to develop plans for
responding to the drought and educating the public about the effects.
A wildfire that killed 19 members of an elite hotshot crew Sunday continues to burn in Arizona. But officials are preparing to let people back into their homes after evacuations.
Yarnell Fire Chief Jim Koile and the Yarnell fire district board met Wednesday.
Mike Varney, head of the Tucson Metro Chamber, wants to make
one thing clear. He is not launching a campaign against the nickname “Old Pueblo.”
But Varney and chamber chairman Kurt Wadlington did write that Tucson's moniker is “great
for history buffs, but a mindset and attitude toward prosperity is long
Just days after 19 sons and husbands were killed on the job in Yarnell, people from around the country came together for a massive public memorial. Thousands of first responders, community members, and volunteers honored their sacrifice, and made it clear that the people who have lost loved ones are far from alone.
A new report makes the case that some birds are not adapting well to the pace of a changing climate and says the U.S. should be doing more about it. The report from the National Wildlife Federation said many species are struggling with climate change.
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Hundreds of protestors marched the streets of
on Tuesday night as a show of solidarity with other cities across the country. The
group is part of a national effort they’re calling a ‘blackout’ movement.
Arizonans are living longer, according to a new study from
the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The state ranked third in the
nation for the highest life expectancy of 85 years. Kara Christ, spokeswoman for the Arizona Department of Health Services, said the climate is a factor in how long people live.