are putting fire restrictions in place today. Federal
agencies, cities and counties are implementing a ban today on fires outside of developed
areas. The Stage One restrictions also limit smoking to inside vehicles or
A conservation group says lead poisoning
killed several endangered birds last winter. The
Peregrine Fund says eight California Condors died last winter in Arizona and Utah.
Four of them died from lead poisoning.
A federal judge has issued an injunction against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department. The court order blocks Arpaio's agency from conducting immigration sweeps and using race as factor in traffic stops.
A group of Democratic state lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday about allegations of sexual and ethical misconduct at the Arizona National Guard. The public forum follows a series of recent investigations into bad behavior over the past eight years.
Arizona's 3rd District Representative, Democrat Raul Grijalva, said he is in favor of the Senate's immigration reform plan, especially when compared to what is being considered in the House, which Grijalva said is too punitive.
Phoenix families spend nearly two thirds of their income on transportation and housing. Now, a new housing trend is looking to shake that up. Urban Living 2 is scheduled to complete construction in spring 2014.
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett said he supports a
bill in the U.S. House that aims to make sure people are not registered to vote
in more than one state. He testified before a
House committee Tuesday.
More Arizona kids are
getting free summer meals to help their families stretch food dollars,
according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center.
It says more than 462,000 kids got free or reduced-price lunches in Arizona schools, but
only about 60,000 get the free summer meals.
Governor Jan Brewer's decision to call lawmakers into a special session to finish the state budget and approve Medicaid expansion has deepened the divide within the Republican party. It has also brightened the line that separates supporters and opponents of the expansion.
They share our homes, sleep on our beds and occasionally bring unwanted gifts. Yet, despite our domestic cats playing a big role in our lives, we know surprisingly little about what they get up to. A research project by BBC2's Horizon and the Royal Veterinary College set out to find out more.
The vicious drought gripping the Southwest appears to have a bullseye on
New Mexico. Wildfires are burning across the state and water is
increasingly scarce. So scare, that early this month one town's well
stopped delivering water completely.
Arizona Congressman Trent Franks is pleased his bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives. Franks says he believes the tide has turned since the Supreme Court's Roe v.
battling the Doce Fire, west of Prescott,
say they have the blaze about 10 percent contained, at nearly 6,400 acres. Incident commander Tony Sciacca said forecasters are predicting a decline in
wind speeds near the fire, with an increase in humidity.
Arizona Game and Fish Department has captured and relocated a black bear found
up a tree in Sierra Vista,
Friday. Spokesman Mark Hart says the one-year-old male was darted with a
tranquilizer, tagged and taken to a mountain range miles away.
The Department of Public Safety said a wrong-way driver on State Route 51 was probably impaired as he sped north in the southbound lanes in early-morning traffic. "At least 100 mph plus, weaving in and out of traffic and apparently showing no regard for the safety of anybody else on the road," DPS spokesman Bar Graves said.
in the area of the Doce Fire are being urged not to relax, just because the fire
has been declared contained. They're being urged to buy flood insurance, to
protect them from what may be coming, this summer.
Bus riders in metro Phoenix will be able to catch their normal
buses Monday and Tuesday. Susan Tierney of Valley Metro said while the bus
operators and the Amalgamated Transit Union have not settled their contract
differences, the buses are running,
“They will run as scheduled today and through Tuesday,”
The Arizona Farm Bureau Federation says a typical
market basket of products, cost a little less last quarter. The total was $47.97.
That was $1.78 less than in the first quarter, and off more than $3 from a year
Every Independence Day, thousands of people crowd into Prescott's Pioneer Park for a huge, city-sponsored blowout. They bring their folding chairs, shade tents and coolers on wheels. But this time they've brought something else, too.
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.