Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is calling city attorneys to a closed-door meeting later this month to explain what he thinks their communities can and can not offer domestic partners. The AG plans to sketch out what he says are the limits of city authority, saying that while he pretty much has his mind made up on the subject, he is willing to listen.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is facing lawsuits, because it missed its own deadline to issue final rules to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants in Arizona and other states. The goal is to clean up particulates that contribute to haze over Grand Canyon and other national parks.
Arizona State University and the City of Phoenix will make it official Tuesday. ASU’s baseball team will be moving from its long time home at Packard stadium to Phoenix Municipal stadium.
Packard Stadium has been home to the Arizona State baseball team for 40 years.
A requirement that foster parents immunize their own children before being granted licenses would go away under a bill approved Tuesday in the Arizona House. Chandler Republican Bob Robson says the state is already taking care of the health of foster children.
Police in Prescott have arrested an 18-year-old Embry Riddle University student for setting off an explosion in the college parking lot in Prescott. Lieutenant Ken Morley says James Levine was arrested after an anonymous tip, but it is unclear why the White Plains, N.
No one used to notice the large, grey parking structure at
the corner of First Avenue and Thomas Road. But those days are over.
The new mural, spray painted against a parking structure, now towers over Thomas Road, near Central Avenue.
Nation is moving closer to taking over a coal mine on the reservation.Tribal
lawmakers have voted to form a limited liability company that would run the
Navajo Mine near Farmington,
The Herberger Theatre Center will host a one-night production of "8" by Dustin Lance Black. The play's focus is the federal trial of California's Proposition 8, which restricted recognized marriage to opposite sex couples.
The Arizona Supreme Court has reduced the suspension of a
former Maricopa County prosecutor by a day. But, that one day makes a difference.The justices Thursday cut Rachel Alexander’s suspension
from six months and a day down to six months.
While spectacular wildfires devastate sections of
forest land in Arizona
every year, Forest Service officials say many wildfires are small, and stay that way because of the
inter-agency fire team. Bill Van Brugen of the Forest Service in Albuquerque says proactive
efforts are paying off.
of the second-worst season in team history, the Phoenix Suns have hired a new
President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby says 33-year-old Ryan
McDonough will be the team’s General Manager.
The body of a hiker who was missing for three days was discovered in Santa Cruz County late Monday covered in bee stings. Attacks by swarms of bees are up this year.
Africanized honey bees. (Photo courtesy of USDA.
report said many renters in Arizona
are being forced to choose between necessities, like food and paying the rent.
The Center for Housing Policy report shows an increasing number of renters are
spending more than half their
household incomes on housing.
The director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is discounting the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation that states lower the blood-alcohol content for drunk drivers from the current 0.
Arizona does better than the national average in terms of
residents who report smoke-free homes and vehicles. The numbers come from a new
report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Anyone who visits Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon has probably experienced heavy traffic and a lack of parking in the area, but some government agencies are researching mass transit alternatives for the area.
A Democratic member of the Arizona
Independent Redistricting Commission has stepped down. In
a letter to Governor Jan Brewer, Jose Herrera said commission meetings have a
toxic atmosphere, and said he had to defend himself despite a thorough and
transparent record of the IRC’s work.
The historic Clark Telescope at Flagstaff’s Lowell Observatory is set to undergo a $300,000 makeover. A fundraiser for the project successfully wrapped up this week.The telescope has been a familiar site on Flagstaff’s Mars Hill for the past 117 years.
Arizona is one of several states selling beer aged
with baseball bats this Memorial Day Weekend, to help military families. The Phoenix Ale Brewery is among nine craft beer
makers across the country selling beer aged with unfinished Louisville Slugger
maple baseball bats.
A major office project near
was announced Friday. The complex is part of a public-private venture and a Fortune 500 corporation will lease the space. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: City of Tempe
and Arizona State
University officials announced the
construction of a $600 million office complex adjacent to the Tempe Town Lake.