Secretary Sally Jewell has signed the last of four American Indian water rights
settlements approved by President Obama in 2010. The deal signed
Tuesday will fund a water delivery system for the White Mountain Apache Tribe
in eastern Arizona.
Supporters of public campaign finance are asking a Maricopa
County Superior Court judge to block the higher contribution limits in a new
state law from taking effect, while their legality is argued in court.
The number of firearm homicides in the Phoenix area dropped between 2006 and 2007 and 2009 to 2010, according to new numbers from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2006 and 2007, there were nearly seven gun-related homicides per 100,000 residents in Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale.
Valley Metro Bus Service is back on schedule in the East Valley Monday. Union
and management negotiators have reached a tentative agreement to end the bus
strike that has mainly affected riders in the Southeast Valley
Representatives from the U.S. Government Accountability
Office are visiting the Navajo Nation this week, as part of a study mandated by
Congress into the challenges that American Indian tribes face in administering
federal housing funds.
A burglar who evaded the police for years and
netted millions in stolen property has been sentenced to two decades behind
said Robert Neese broke into hundred of homes whose owners were away by throwing
rocks through a window.
District 2 Phoenix City Council incumbent Jim Waring and challenger Virgel Cain debated each other in a KJZZ election forum Thursday night.The candidates talked about the renewal of 32nd Street, the lack of light rail in their North Phoenix neighborhoods, and phasing out the 2 percent food tax.
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal is warning about the
possible mass retention of third graders at the end of this year. Huppenthal
says based on the most recent AIMS scores, school districts need to act now to
help kids meet the minimum reading standards that will allow them to move on.
While most of the nation experiences a cool down this week,
it’s unusually hot and dry for central Arizona
and will remain that way through the weekend. But, Mark O’Malley with the National
Weather Service says the hot weather does not signal an end to the monsoon
Phoenix land company Vermaland bought 4000 acres near Casa Grande this
This map graphic highlights in yellow the land proposed for the La Osa Ranch project in Pinal County. (Map courtesy of Land Advisors Organization)
A sign of continued growth in the housing market, their master plan calls
for residential lots, parks and commercial space.
The U.S. Education Secretary will be in Arizona and New
Mexico in a few weeks, as part of the department’s annual back-to-school bus
tour.Arne Duncan will start his trip in Santa Fe on Sept. 9,
before moving on to Albuquerque, Socorro, N.
The French Gulch Fire, five miles from Yarnell, has grown to
850 acres, and containment has risen to 15 percent. Now, the area is
experiencing light showers and the chance for thunderstorms is increasing.
Sprouts is opening more stores. The health food supermarket chain made the announcement after it released a strong earnings report Thursday.
The produce section of a Sprouts store. (Photo courtesy of Sprouts Farmers Market)
The specialty food chain had net sales of $622 million in the second quarter of 2013.
Hill Fire killed 19 firefighters and destroyed about a quarter of the homes in Yarnell
at the end of June, and almost immediately the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group was
formed by local residents.
A new Rocky Mountain poll indicates Arizona voters are divided on the job being
done by Republican Gov.Jan Brewer. Jim Haynes is with the Behavior Research
Center in Phoenix.
“Thirty-one percent rates the governor highly—that is doing
an excellent or good job,” said Jim Haynes with the Behavior
Recent reports that hundreds of sick desert tortoises at a Nevada sanctuary might have to be put down have triggered a public outcry. The animals are found in Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. Desert tortoises have trundled across the Southwest for 200 million years.
woman is recovering after being attacked by javelina as she walked her dog.
Mark Hart of Arizona Game and Fish said there was not much she could have done
to prevent the attack.
“She was walking a small dog, rounded a corner and came
face-to-face with one and then as many as three javelinas that charged directly
right at her,” Hart said.
Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva is traveling today to Nevada to get a
firsthand look at a government corral used to temporarily house 1,500 mustangs
recently gathered from federal rangeland. Grijalva is the top Democrat on a
congressional panel on public lands, and an outspoken critic of the Bureau of
Land Management's wild horse policies.
This fall, the state’s utility regulators will decide whether to take up an issue that could change how you get your electricity. The Arizona Corporation Commission has asked for comment on what it is calling retail competition.
Arizona Corporation Commission held a hearing to discuss the legal issues of deregulating
the utility market. Lawyers on both sides of the issue addressed the commission. Michael Grant, attorney for the Arizona Investment
Council, argued against deregulation.