Congressman Raúl Grijalva and 29 congressional members sent
a letter to the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday, asking her to
reform the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program.
Arizona has slipped a
spot in the latest Kids Count Data Book rankings on the well-being of children,
dropping from 46th to 47th in the nation. Children's Action Alliance president
Dana Naimark says she is most
concerned about the fact that 67-percent of state kids are not enrolled in pre-school,
second to last.
government is publicly expressing disappointment with the immigration bill
making its way through the U.S. Senate.Mexico says the proposal’s heavy focus on border security
is not consistent with the relationship between it and the U.
suing the Maricopa County Community College District and trying to
block the district from offering in-state tuition to the young immigrants known
as “DREAMers.” Attorney
General Tom Horne said offering reduced tuition to students who were illegally
brought to this country as children violates state law.
firefighters in Phoenix, keeping cool is constantly a battle – especially on
days like Friday when temperatures are expected to be close to 120 degrees. So, the
department is always trying new methods.
A new report puts Arizona’s state highway system in the
middle of the pack nationally, when it comes to overall performance and efficiency.
The Reason Foundation ranks Arizona 23rd in the
country in its latest study.
Arizona voters may get to decide whether to repeal a controversial provision of the new state budget involving school bonding. Right now, the amount school districts can borrow is tied to the value of all property in the district.
crisis may finally be over. Arizona State University said the Valley’s
foreclosure rate has now hit normal historical levels. Foreclosures
in the Phoenix area are down 53 percent from last year, and Mike Orr with Arizona
State University’s W.
The Navajo and Hopi tribes are back in federal court,
this time over access to religious sites. The tribes have fought for more than
a century over land in northeastern Arizona,
but a settlement in 2006 was supposed to end the battle.
completely contained the Yarnell Hill Fire this week, but the landscape surrounding
the burn area will likely be affected for years to come. That is partially
because wildfires and flash floods often go hand in hand.
The State Senate’s Minority Leader has made her pick to fill an open seat on the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. Steven Titla will be the first Native American to serve in that role.Two commissioners stepped down around the first of this year.
Governor Jan Brewer is defending Arizona's "stand your ground" law in the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman case. Zimmerman was found not guilty after his attorneys claimed he felt threatened with 'great bodily harm' when he confronted by teenager Trayvon Martin.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have introduced the Luchador as an official mascot of the team.
The luchador has been introduced as the new Diamondbacks mascot. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Diamondbacks)
Last year the team introduced the Lucha Libre mask.
As prosecutors and defense attorneys prepare for a new trial
for death row inmate Debra Milke, a German man who created a website
proclaiming her innocence is watching closely. Frank Aue says he met Milke in
prison in 2000 and does not believe she's a murderer.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is asking a federal judge
to throw out a challenge to the state's ban on abortion because of the child's
race or gender. The 2011 law makes it a felony for a doctor to terminate a
pregnancy for those reasons.
Monsoon storms are expected around the state again today. The
National Weather Service says we really got hit Thursday morning. Meteorologist
Austin Jamieson says one of the worst storms was in Pinal County.
Gays who marry legally elsewhere may not get the state of Arizona to recognize
their unions, but last month's Supreme Court ruling, which struck down parts of
the Defense of Marriage Act, says the federal government has to honor decisions
in states where gay marriage is legal.
Flagstaff is closing in on a record rainfall for July. It is just 0.02 inches of rain away from tying the wettest July on record. The current mark for precipitation was set in 1919, with 7.58 inches of rainfall.
If you have driven on Grand Avenue through the West Valley recently, you probably understand why planners are working on ideas to improve the roadway. A group of West Valley cities and other entities formed a group to look into changes along the corridor from Loop 303 in Surprise to Willetta Street between McDowell and Interstate 10 in Phoenix.
A new study from Pew Research Center said in 2012 more 18 to 31 year olds or millenials, were living with their parents now than in the past four decades. The study, based on Census Bureau data, showed that 36 percent of young people are stay at home children.