Air Force Base officials are admitting they now have an idea why an F-16 fighter jet crashed near the base late
Wednesday. Brigadier General Mike Rothstein commands the 56th Fighter Wing at
Luke, and says the jet may have hit a bird.
A new report says Arizona's Department of Insurance needs more authority to protect consumers
from unreasonable and unjustified
health insurance rate increases. The
Arizona PIRG Education Fund gives the department credit for doing what it can
given its limited powers.
Dr. Michael Desmond, Harvard University Sociology Professor and former wildland firefighter in Northern Arizona, considers the vital role firefighters play in protecting the land. He also reflects on the inherent danger in the job and his sadness at the loss of 19 lives in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
The United States House of Representatives will begin taking up
immigration reform legislation in the days ahead. Some say the measure approved
in the Senate is dead on arrival in
the lower chamber, but Congressman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.
The wildfire that caused the evacuation of residents
from the town of Kearny
Monday night is still not under control. The town of Kearny
is 70 miles southeast of Florence. Officials battling the wildfire in Kearny say the fire is now 5 percent contained.
Coconino County health authorities said a second resident has been diagnosed with hantavirus, but the woman is recovering. Officials say they are investigating where the woman contracted the virus.Authorities say a Flagstaff woman died last month from complications of the disease.
If you drive in the West Valley, there's a pretty good chance you've driven on Grand Avenue. And, if that's the case, it may not be a surprise that transportation planners are looking at ways to improve the thoroughfare.
Ahwatukee residents and officials are dealing with the
damage of Monday night's storm Tuesday. Six of the 12 schools of the Kyrene School District in the town were hit by the storm. Storm damage in an Ahwatukee neighborhood.
Arizona Senator John McCain said he will block Army General Martin Dempsey's nomination for a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. McCain said he is not satisfied with Dempsey’s responses to questions about the potential use of U.
A monsoon storm that rolled through metro Phoenix on Sunday morning brought about a half
inch of rain and sent water rushing through washes while flooding streets and
homes. Overall, the Valley officially got 0.
Arizona Senator John McCain is changing course and said he is
dropping his threat to block the nomination of President Obama’s pick for
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After a hearing last week, McCain said he would block Gen.
New numbers from the federal government show Arizona had
basically the same number of prisoners last year as in 2011.That bucks the national trend. According to the Bureau of
Justice Statistics, the country’s prison population dropped last year for the
third straight year.
A group of nurses is asking the state health department to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can be treated with medical marijuana. A similar effort failed last year. The health department considers new petitions every six months.
A man who died after striking his head as he jumped off a cliff near Tanque Verde Falls near Tucson has been identified as 29-year-old Richard Baker. Witnesses said the man never surfaced after the jump and was pulled from the water by his friends.
Another university is headed to Mesa, but this time it is a home-grown school. Grand Canyon University is partnering with a developer to locate the school in a new development near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
More than a dozen quagga mussels have been discovered in two Valley canals after a routine inspection by Salt River Project officials last month.
Quagga mussels attach to hard surfaces like boats and water pipes.
teachers and administrators are preparing for the new Common Core standards
that are replacing the AIMS test as a graduation requirement. State
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal noted the standards are more rigorous than the AIMS standards
and said it will take time to
adjust to them.
The Mohave County Board is saying ‘no way’ to an expansion of the Mexican Gray Wolf recovery zone. The board unanimously approved a resolution Monday saying the wolves would not be welcome in the northwest Arizona county unless they have been vaccinated, have a dog license and have been spayed or neutered.
Arizona educators who depend on federal Head Start funds for low-income preschool students are bracing for a cash crunch. Some schools are turning kids away and sending layoff notices to teachers as Congress cuts spending.
A Maricopa County Sheriff's Detention Officer was killed
outside his home early Thursday as he worked on his car. Sheriff Joe Arpaio
says 27-year-old Officer Jorge Vargas may or may not have been targeted because
of his job.