Arizona’s rural counties are pleased they will be getting a larger share of lottery revenues in the new state budget. Lawmakers stopped sharing the money with counties during the height of the recession.
A fire burning west of Prescott has charred 6,732 acres, so
far. Firefighters say the blaze, which
is 0 percent contained, has forced the evacuation of some 460 homes. One of those homes is owned by John Sears.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is scheduled approve a $2.2 billion budget Monday for the next fiscal year starting July 1. The budget will include raises for the county’s nearly 13,000 employees, their first in more than five years.
For the second time in as many weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down an opinion that could have a big impact on elections in Arizona. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, the court’s conservative justices
struck down a key part of landmark civil rights-era legislation.
After Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling, married same-sex couples in Arizona are one step closer to receiving the same federal benefits afforded to heterosexual couples, but uncertainty remains, and any changes will take awhile.
Arizona drivers are seeing
continued price stability with the statewide average now at $3.49-a-gallon or
about the same as a week ago. AAA Arizona spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says
that's mainly the result of the slow
rise in the price of crude oil.
Advocates Wednesday will launch an effort to sign up more
kids for a program that offers health insurance to children whose families
cannot afford private insurance but make too much money to qualify for
Traffic on US Airways flights was up
7.3 percent in June.
File footage of a U.S. Airways plane. (Photo by Al Macias-KJZZ)
In addition to the boost in traffic, US Airways also reported a modest 1 percent
increase in passenger revenue, reversing two months of losses.
Monsoon rains in Tucson
are leading to swift water rescues, according to fire officials.They had a pair of them Friday within hours
of one another. Tucson
fire Captain Chris Jurvig said a family was rescued first.
When the word “art” is brought up with the discussions in Washington
over immigration reform, it is usually included in phrases like the “art
of compromise” or the “art of politics," but a new arrangement of six
murals unveiled last week as part of Phoenix’s First Friday aims to
connect visual art with the economic impact of immigration reform.