After 30 years in business, the
lease on Firebird International Raceway in Chandler ran out. Negotiations between the Gila
River Indian Community, which owns the venue, and the current operators stalled, so the
Valley racing institution is closing down completely this month.
The Associated Press Stylebook no longer will sanction using the term "illegal immigrant." The decision has been applauded by Latino advocates. For years, many
protested the AP and other journalism organizations, including The New York Times,
over usage of what they believed to be an offensive term.
The Arizona Board of
Regents has unanimously approved more than $100 million in tuition and
fee increase at the state’s three universities for the next academic year.
and mandatory fees will go up 3 percent at Arizona State and the University
of Arizona and they’ll increase anywhere between 2-5 percent at
Northern Arizona University.
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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is traveling to Mexico City on Wednesday to lead a trade mission there. The purpose is to strengthen economic ties with our neighbor to the South.The delegation from Phoenix includes city and business leaders.
River Project Company confirmed that a Nevada utility wants to sell its share of
a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona. It’s the latest in a series
of financial hits for SRP.Nevada state lawmakers have approved
legislation that allows Nevada Energy Incorporated to sell its 11 percent
share of the SRP-operated Navajo Generating Station by 2019.
The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures says it
found some retailers were
overcharging customers for their Easter hams. Spokesman Shawn Marquez says they
wanted to ensure customers were getting a fair and accurate price, but found
As American Airlines grappled with a failed
computer system, more information came to light about the company’s proposed
merger with US Airways. If
bankrupt American joins with Tempe-based US Airways, the company will become
the largest carrier in the U.
The Arizona Senate has rejected a proposal to expand recall
elections to include both primaries and general elections. The Senate had given the bill its preliminary approval on
Tuesday. At that time, members also added a provision to include the incumbent’s
name on both the primary and general election ballots, even if that incumbent
lost in the primary.
Obi Wan Kenobi …”
you’ve heard those iconic words before. But you’ve never heard them in Dine,
the official language of the Navajo. At least not yet. Manuelito Wheeler is the
director of the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock.
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva weighed in on
the immigration reform bill, unveiled in the Senate last week, by saying its
'path to citizenship' is too long
and the costs of becoming a citizen are too
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she would like to have flexibility on the proposal to designate $1.5 billion for a border fence, under the immigration reform law. But, KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert reports Arizona’s U.
The Arizona House has given its final OK to a bill creating tougher monitoring of scrap metal transactions. The measure, from Representative Tom Forese enhances anti-theft laws to require all scrap dealers to register with the Department of Public Safety.
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says he wants to be
Arizona's next governor to combat crime and border violence. He filed the paperwork for his gubernatorial bid
Andrew Thomas filed paperwork to run for Arizona Governor on Friday afternoon.
A Show Low woman is recovering after being attacked by
a bobcat near her home Sunday. Bruce Sitko of Arizona Game and Fish says the
woman was bitten and scratched, but
that the big concern is that the animal who was killed by a sheriff's
deputy may have been rabid.
Humorist and former Phoenix resident Laurie Notaro is back with her latest book of essays. This one, "The Potty Mouth at the Table," focuses on tales of rudeness.
Author and humorist Laurie Notaro with Steve Goldstein.
Campaign finance charges against Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne have hit a roadblock. A judge has ruled the case was mishandled. Horne is accused of illegally working with an independent expenditure committee during his 2010 election campaign.
Forest officials are
expanding their fleet of tankers to help fight wildfires. The
U.S. Forest Service announced Monday it will add seven planes that can fly faster
and drop more fire retardant than its current fleet.
A new state law is designed to help keep taxi drivers who are high on drugs from getting behind the wheel. Current law requires companies that hire drivers or lease out vehicles do a criminal background check, first.
Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia has been on the job for almost a year, but according to a survey from two police unions he is unpopular. Only 4 percent of responding officers said they liked the way Garcia was doing his job.