The U.S. House of Representatives has given a green light to a bill that would sharply increase logging in the national forests. Supporters of the measure, like Republican co-sponsor Paul Gosar of Arizona, say it will create jobs in rural communities, especially in the West.
Opening new parks, especially ones the size of Pioneer Community Park, is a big deal according to Dave Richins. Richins is a member of the Mesa City Council and is the Sun Corridor Legacy program director at the Sonoran Institute.
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Monday that tribal
members living on tribal land cannot be prosecuted by the state for failing to
register as sex offenders. The judges
said state law registration requirements cannot supersede what is required by
Police officers in Flagstaff
will no longer arrest transients who ask for handouts. The City Council agreed
this week to settle a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of
Arizona, who said the arrests were an unconstitutional infringement of free
The Arizona Department of Transportation is the second state
agency to become involved with the United States Army in a program aimed at
hiring veterans as they leave the military. It’s called the PAYS program.
Closing arguments begin Monday in the retrial of a man accused of murdering nine people at Buddhist temple more than two decades ago. Johnathan Doody’s defense team rested its case last week without calling any witnesses.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have settled a civil action over violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The settlement includes a major fine for the BIA.The EPA’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld says access to clean, potable drinking water remains a critical issue for many tribal communities.
The Arizona Supreme Court has reaffirmed the right of state voters to make their own laws, and they are telling state lawmakers they acted illegally in refusing to adjust state aid to public schools for inflation.
Secretary of State Ken Bennett is making no bones about his
intention of running for governor and a newly approved law is allowing him to
do it. The measure allows elected officials to be more vocal about their plans
without being forced to resign, according to Matt Roberts of the Secretary of
A Department of Public Safety Officer survived a highway
shooting over the weekend near Payson. Spokesman Carrick Cook says the officer
was shot during a routine traffic stop Saturday night.
“Our officer made a traffic stop just south of Payson and
the officer approach the car,” Cook said.
health officials have announced a major study of valley fever in the hope of learning
the best way to treat the potentially deadly illness. At a symposium on valley fever this week, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention said the clinical trial will involve about 1000 patients with the most common form of the illness.
The mayor of Washington, D.C. is nominating the chief financial officer for the city of Phoenix to the same post in the District of Columia. In a statement accompanying the announcement, Mayor Vincent Gray called Jeffrey DeWitt a "skilled manager and leader," citing his experience working with the Wall Street credit-rating agencies to maintain and improve a large city’s bond ratings.
drivers are paying a little less at the gas pump this week, according to AAA. The cost of a gallon of unleaded gas is off
two cents from a week ago, to $3.38. Spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski credits
relative stability in the Middle East and in the Mid-Atlantic
states for the modest decrease.
New figures from the Centers for Disease Control &
Prevention show teen birth rates in Arizona
and around the country have dropped to historic lows. They’re down nearly 40
percent since 2001 in Arizona, but still among
the highest in the United
The company that once provided health care services for Arizona’s 33,000 inmates told state officials the corrections health system “is broken and does not provide a constitutional level of care.” That information came from records unsealed by a federal court on Tuesday.