About 1,300 temporary workers and part-time instructors with the Maricopa County Community College District have learned their hours will be strictly limited starting in July. Officials said the cuts will help the district comply with the Obama Administration’s Health Care Reform Act.
State Senators Rich Crandall and Steve Farley discuss why state lawmakers seem far from ending their current legislative session, even as it has reached its 100th day.Senators Crandall and Farley talk about the conflict over Medicaid expansion among lawmakers, Governor Jan Brewer's unique leadership position on the issue and whether it gains legislative approval.
The City of Phoenix has received a $100,000 grant to paint municipal rooftops white. The reflective paint helps reduce energy costs and might put a microscopic dent in the city’s urban heat island.
The city will use grant money to paint 70,000 square feet of municipal rooftops white.
The parents of students in poorly performing public
schools are facing a deadline this week to get state help to put their kids in
new schools. Lawmakers approved what are called 'empowerment scholarship
accounts,' two years ago for students in schools with a D or F rating.
One of Arizona's fastest growing industries is not something economists and tourism officials like to talk about, even though it generates millions of dollars each year.
The girls live in cottages that are especially decorated with light cheerful decor.
Nine percent of the people born in Mexico live in the United States. This is one of the
findings in a report released Wednesday from the Pew Hispanic
65 percent of those of Mexican-origin living in the U.
The price of gas continues to drop in Arizona. AAA Arizona says the statewide average this morning is $3.44 a gallon, down a nickel in the last week. Spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski says prices remain low for several reasons.
report shows some slight weakening in tribal
gaming revenues. The latest figures show state revenue sharing in the
first three months of this year was just under $24.1 million. That's the first
year-over-year decline in the
numbers in 10 consecutive quarters.
winter, hundreds of thousands of snowbirds with RVs descend on the tiny desert
town of Quartzsite, Ariz. For a few months, this dusty little place on I-10 morphs into
what National Geographic calls “The World’s Largest Parking Lot," but in the
summer it almost becomes a ghost town.
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that
records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Four people are in custody, after a series of metal
thefts at one Peoria
location. Police spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto says police noticed air
conditioning units at a vacant
business were increasingly being stripped, and staked out the area,
arresting two husband and wife teams.
Changes could be coming to several areas of election law in
Arizona. The elections omnibus bill includes a series of proposals
that have already been debated this year. Among them, one that would allow a
voter to designate someone to return their early ballot for them, but that would
make it a felony for political committees to collect them and turn them in.
Campfire and smoking restrictions will go into effect next Wednesday in many national forests around the state. David Albo of the Tonto National Forest said the recent winds, above-average temperatures and the ongoing drought are all factors in the decision.
School is out for summer, but Arizona school districts are looking ahead to the fall when they will face another year of lean budgets. A Tucson Unified School District banner at the school district's headquarters.
The Phoenix-based Beatitudes Campus has a different approach to caring for residents who have advanced dementia. The New Yorker magazine featured its methods in the May 20 issue.The Director of Education and Research for the Beatitudes Campus, Tena Alonzo, explained what inspired her and the campus to focus on the quality of life of its residents.
If you're headed into the forests this holiday weekend, you may want to listen up. The Game and Fish Department is telling people to be "bear aware," with spokesman Mark Hart warning food and food odors can attract unwanted guests to your campsite.
Arizona Department of Health Services is urging people heading to their summer
homes to be careful, during the cleaning process. Epidemiologist Joli Weiss
says they need to watch for signs of mice droppings or urine that could lead to