The high heat is a signal that monsoon season is not far off. It begins, officially, on Saturday and one aspect of it you may prefer to avoid comes with a buzz. It'll soon be peak season for mosquitoes and David Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation says you'll be targeted through a chemical trail you unwittingly leave in your wake.
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Workers in northern Arizona have begun paving a road on the
Navajo Nation that will provide a temporary
route around a section of US Highway 89, south of Page, which has been
closed due to a landslide.
The Prescott Bluegrass Festival is still scheduled to begin Saturday. The Doce fire has not cancelled the event. Even though the fire continues to burn, the Chamber of Commerce said there is no smoke downtown, and all roads are still open.
Businesses have reopened at Park Central Mall in Phoenix Tuesday after copper thieves stole dozens of expensive water pipes Monday. Phoenix police said the crime may be connected to a series of recent metal thefts in the area.
Thousands of music fans are expected to show up today in east Mesa for a rock concert known as the Warped Tour. With the temperature predicted to be more than 110 degrees, health and show officials are advising concert-goers to take precautions.
and Customs Enforcement officers say they've shut down an incomplete
drug-smuggling tunnel under the border at Nogales.
Spokeswoman Amber Cargile says the finding came during a routine inspection of
the main storm drain system on both sides of the border.
gambling at the Navajo Nation’s casino in Arizona just got the green light to
drink. Nation President Ben Shelly signed the bill expanding alcohol
consumption Monday. The move
follows the Navajo Nation Council’s Friday vote to allow drinking on casino
The terrain and vegetation here in the desert
may be different from other areas in the state that have been burned by
wildfires, but local firefighters face the same threats.
From left to right, Captain Dean Gehl and firemen Anthony Cain and Rob Clark of Scottsdale Fire Station 615.
Hundreds of people who were forced out of Yarnell are returning home Monday after a wildfire forced them to flee for safety more than a week ago. Vehicles lined up along the highway into Yarnell well before the evacuation order was lifted at 9 a.
season starts in the Valley, so does the season for the West Nile Virus. Three
cases of the mosquito-borne disease were reported in Maricopa County in June.
people contracted encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, the most
serious form of West Nile.
years, Chandler has been one of only cities in the area that outlaws urban
Chandler has been chewing on the urban chicken question for more than a year. Resident Joe Papay originally led the charge to allow hens in the city, after he and his family got in hot water over their brood.
The long standing controversy over cultural studies at the Tucson Unified School District continues. The district is under a federal court order to come up with a new ethnic studies curriculum after it ended its Mexican American Studies program, but now state authorities have complaints.
your jury summons. That is that mantra behind the county’s new rules, which will
force potential jurors who fail to respond to explain why in court. More than
half of Maricopa County residents who receive jury summons fail to respond.
monsoon didn’t last long, but its effects are still being felt. South of
Phoenix, the Wild West attraction known as Rawhide has closed temporarily to
deal with the storm’s damage.Rawhide
Western Town and Steakhouse always shuts down in August, but the recent
microburst moved the schedule up a few weeks.
Damaging storms are causing some to question how much climate change is costing Arizona. A look at insurance data suggests it could be more than a billion dollars a year and rising. Critics say it's impossible to prove climate change has caused any specific natural disaster, but Laurie Johnson of the Natural Resources Defense Council says a pattern is emerging.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday the Food and
Drug Administration should never have approved the importation of an anesthetic
drug used in executions by lethal injections. Arizona was among three states that brought
the case to the appeals court.
The American Civil Liberties Union of
Arizona is trying to stop the arrests of panhandlers in Flagstaff. The organization
has asked a court to block the arrests as a legal battle moves through the