A done deal. That's how Arizona Senator Jeff Flake
describes the merger between Tempe-based US Airways and Texas-based American
Airlines. Flake was asked if Phoenix
will be hurt economically by the merger, but he did not think so.
Tuition is going up again at Maricopa County Community Colleges after the governing board approved a second tuition hike in
three years. The decision, which came last night, will mean another $12.5 million in revenues for the district.
The Speaker of the Arizona House Andy Tobin says
lawmakers are on target for wrapping up their session, but he's willing to put
on the brakes to give Governor Jan Brewer a break.
“The governor has asked us to please slow down,” Tobin
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation aimed at saving
the state's $1.5 billion spaceport.Martinez said the move will prevent
lawsuit abuse and make it easier for the industry to thrive in New Mexico.
The new Sky Train begins operating Monday at Sky Harbor
Airport and will make it
easier for travelers to get around. New Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport. (Photo courtesy of City of Phoenix Department of Aviation)The
Sky Train, an automated, free airport transportation system, will run from
Terminal 4 to the Metro Light Rail on 44th and Washington streets.
Some Arizona County Health Departments are dealing with the national shortage
of a common drug used to test patients for Tuberculosis.
with Tubersol, a solution that is shot under the skin, will be temporarily
suspended by the Pima and Yuma County Health Departments until supplies are
City council approved a
measure Tuesday night regulating pedicabs on its city streets. Pedicab operators must now have commercial
insurance and a driver’s license to do business in Scottsdale.
The Air Force announced
this week that it is slashing some 45,000 hours of training flights across the
country in an effort to meet Congressionally mandated budget cuts.
Two aircraft maintainers perform a post-mission inspection on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, in November.
Almost 200 Phoenix-area homes are a bit safer after
fire crews and volunteers went door to door installing smoke detectors this
The crews also checked homes to make sure smoke
detectors were still working properly.
The Tucson City Manger is
proposing across-the-board wage hikes for city employees. Richard Miranda presented his suggests for
next year's budget and it includes a 55-cent an hour raise. The Arizona Daily Star reports, Miranda’s budget
is about $45 millon less than Tucson’s
Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network
announced Thursday an affiliation deal is in the works that keeps the two
systems separate but allows them to share some resources and increase their
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.