The Phoenix Police Department will host its third and final planned gun buyback this weekend after an anonymous donor gave $100,000 for the effort. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced a $100,000 anonymous donation to pay for this weekend's planned gun buyback program alongside Arizonans for Gun Safety President Hildy Saizow and Phoenix Police Commander Mike Kurtenbach.
The Arizona Department of Transportation begins work Sunday morning on the final repairs to Hell Canyon Bridge, on State Route 89, between Prescott and Ash Fork. Spokesman Dustin Kruegel says they completed some major repair work in March, but need to make adjustments.
Members of the public are getting their final say on an environmental impact study on the proposed South Mountain Freeway. Arizona Department of Transportation is accepting public testimony on the project through July.
The City of Chandler
will decide Thursday whether or not to allow chickens within city limits. Turns
out, urban chickens are already roosting across much of the Phoenix area.
You can hear
them across the Valley, from Phoenix to Gilbert, Mesa to Scottsdale.
A Democratic state lawmaker is holding a public forum Tuesday to review allegations of misconduct at the Arizona National Guard. The meeting comes after an investigation found ethical missteps and inappropriate sexual activity among guard members.
A social service agency based in Detroit,
Mich. is working to bring its unusual approach
to poverty to Arizona. Matrix Human Services treats poverty like an illness and
its clients like patients. President
Marcella Wilson says the first thing they ask people is: “What is your dream?”
“So if that person wishes
to be a nurse, we start with basic needs—food, clothing shelter,” Wilson said.
Arizona State University has
released its top 10 new species list for 2013. The list includes a
glow-in-the-dark cockroach and the smallest vertebrate on Earth, a tiny frog. The
creatures on the list were selected by Arizona State University's International Institute for
First- and second-generation immigrants in the Phoenix area will learn about civic leadership this weekend. The New American Leaders Project (NALP) and Promise Arizona are sponsoring the two-day training session for the second year in a row.
The number of people dying in motorcycle crashes continues to go up in Arizona, according to the state’s annual statistics on roadway fatalities that came out Monday. Last year, 139 people in Arizona were killed on motorcycles.
This week marks 50 years since Arizona won the U.S. Supreme Court case, Arizona v. California, that helped federal legislation in creating the Central Arizona Project.Historian Jack August, author of "Dividing Western Waters," discussed the case and the effect it had on dramatically increasing Arizona's population.
One man has died and five hikers had to be
rescued amid dangerously hot temperatures Saturday.
all happened in White Rock Canyon,
along the Arizona-Nevada border about eight miles from Boulder City.
Arizona lawmakers will be at the capitol today after being called to a special session late Tuesday by Governor Jan Brewer. They'll be working on Medicaid expansion and the state budget. I talked with Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times this morning, and asked him why the governor would call a special session when lawmakers were expected to deal with the issues during their regular session later in the week.
Less than 24 hours after the Arizona House approved Gov.
Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the Senate
has followed suit. That ended the special session the governor called Tuesday to
deal with Medicaid and the budget.
Not all Valley cities are created equal for new-home sales. The latest real estate report from Arizona State University shows Gilbert and Goodyear leading the way in that sector of the housing recovery, but builders in other cities are still idle.
Sheriff's deputies in Coconino
County are investigating the collision
of a school bus and an SUV, east of Flagstaff,
Monday. Spokesman Gerry Blair said there are a number of issues to resolve
before a decision is made about whether citations will be issued.
Just days after being applauded for signing a Medicaid expansion that came with the support of a Republican-Democratic legislative coalition, Gov. Jan Brewer was skewered for signing a measure making sweeping changes to the state's election system.
Governor Jan Brewer signed into law an overhaul of
the way the state collects sales taxes Tuesday. It was one of her top priorities in
this year’s legislative sessions. Lawmakers approved the measure at the end of their session,
after reaching a compromise with cities and towns.
A new study says global warming is expected to reduce Colorado River water levels over the next three decades, but the scientists have widely differing opinions over how much the river will shrink because of rising temperatures.
Pima County just rejected nearly $2 million in federal immigration funds, saying it allows local law enforcement to target immigrant communities. Why the county sheriff says that decision will hurt public safety.