A Casa Grande woman has been sentenced to two and a half
years in federal prison for tax fraud. In addition to the prison time, a federal judge sentenced 30-year
old Shaneika Earline Sims to three years of supervised release.
Arizona Senator Al Melvin said he is seriously considering
a run for governor. The Tucson Republican announced Monday his plan to form an
exploratory committee. Melvin says he is motivated to run by what he sees as a
lack of real optimism for the future of the state.
A new poll from the Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center shows Senator John McCain's job approval ratings in Arizona are at their lowest level in more than two decades.Behavior Research Center President and CEO Jim Haynes interprets the numbers in a conversation with Steve Goldstein.
Maricopa County has released an updated cost for the public defense of Jodi Arias: nearly $1.7 million. The capital murder trial of Jodi Arias has been nothing short of a
spectacle marked by tawdry evidence, heated exchanges and a devoted
audience, in court and at home.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is monitoring two
Mexican gray wolf pups it plans to release soon in Eastern
Arizona. Spokesman Jim Paxon says the goal is to have as many
'wild-born and wild-raised' wolves as possible to minimize interaction with
people or their property.
Firefighters in southern Arizona
were quick to fight a wildfire that has charred 161 acres of the Coronado National Forest,
east of Nogales.
Spokeswoman Heidi Schewel says they used a lot of resources to limit the growth
of the “Juniper” Fire.
The number of unmarried women having children continues to increase. The U.S. Census Bureau released numbers today showing the Flagstaff area has the highest birth rate in the nation for unmarried women in their early twenties.
Marco Rubio says a new immigration reform bill he helped write needs stronger
border security provisions or it will fail in the House and may even have
trouble getting through the Senate.
year, hundreds of young adults age out of Arizona’s foster care system. It is a
big transition that comes with very little support, but there is new
legislation intended to lighten the load, though it may only help a little.
The governor has signed legislation allowing medical marijuana onto university campuses, at least for research. The voter-approved medical marijuana law had stopped the efforts of physician Sue Sisley of the University of Arizona, who is looking at treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder among combat veterans.
Firefighters are battling a 40 acre wildfire at Rincon Canyon near Safford in southeast Arizona. The so-called Marijilda fire is about 70 percent contained. Coronado National Forest spokeswoman Heidi Schewel said 30 firefighters are working the blaze that has spread in oak trees and brush.
Arizona's public schools continue trying to climb back from deep cuts to their budgets over the past several years. Their planning for the next fiscal year has not been helped by delayed state budget talks at the Capitol.
An economic forecast
is out for Arizona, and it looks hazy. According to experts at Arizona State
University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, the state’s economy is getting better, but it is happening
slower than expected.
Valley firm is holding the second of an expected six job fairs to take place this
year, later this morning. Ryan Naylor, founder and CEO of LocalWork.com says
one-thousand Valley jobs will be available at the Greater Phoenix Job Fair,
taking place at the Phoenix Airport Marriott.
Firefighters continue to battle a suspected human-caused wildfire that has charred more than 3,800 acres in the Coronado National Forest, east of Nogales. Spokeswoman Michelle Fiddler says the Soldier Basin Fire is now 8 percent contained.
Arizona State University is launching a free summer program offering mentorship and business training for inventors and entrepreneurs. ASU will provide a meeting space in downtown Tempe for those in the program to connect and collaborate.
As another dry and dangerous summer begins, Arizona’s response to wildfires is likely to include some high-tech elements. In the past, fire teams have used overnight infrared flights to find out how big a wildfire is, and how much of it is contained.
Last Friday a federal judge ruled the Maricopa County
Sheriff’s Office engaged in racial profiling against Latinos. The court ordered
the sheriff’s department stop those practices. Attorneys for the plaintiffs indicate
they will ask the court to appoint a monitor to make sure the sheriff’s office complies.
The WNBA's Phoenix Mercury has added top draft pick Brittney Griner to the lineup this season. The 6-foot-8-inch Griner is nationally known for her dunking and defense. Griner's
presence is expected to help the organization on and off the court.