A bill that makes logging a requirement on some public
forestland, speeding up the timber sales process and making it more difficult
to challenge them is nearing a vote on the House floor. Co-sponsor Paul Gosar of
the bill will get badly needed income to rural timber counties, but the
Congressional Budget Office says the counties would actually get less government
money than they do now.
A proposed electricity transmission line that would extend
from Lincoln County
in New Mexico, southeast of Albuquerque,
to Pinal County is facing some challenges. The Pentagon says the construction of the
SunZia transmission line could interfere with training at the White Sands
Police in Mesa are
investigating a scam they say appears to be spreading across Arizona. Detective Steve Berry explains it involves your electrical service.
“They had received phone calls from an individual saying
that they were behind on their bill and that if they didn’t go get a cash card
of some sort and provide that number and information over the phone, that their
utilities would be turned off,” Berry
Allegiant Air said it is still on schedule to finish inspecting the emergency slides in its fleet of MD-80 jets by the end of the month. The inspections have caused delays and cancellations for thousands of passengers.
The Arizona Geological Survey and the state Division of Emergency Management are teaming up to give you a way to identify and deal with natural hazards. It’s an interactive website focusing on four hazards that are common to Arizona: earthquakes, earth fissures, floods and wildfires.
Arizona passengers scheduled to fly on Allegiant Airlines could experience flight delays or cancellations through the weekend. Allegiant has grounded most of its jets to inspect emergency exit slides.Allegiant stopped flying all 52 of its MD-80 airplanes after passengers were forced to evacuate a jet at the Las Vegas airport on Monday.
The election law changes that raised Arizona's campaign contribution limits are also providing candidates with an unwanted and apparently unintended surprise. The surprise is a new requirement that candidates have separate campaign finance committees for the primary and general election elections, according to the Arizona Capitol Times.
Staff and funding shortages at Arizona’s Child Protective Services have been troublesome for many years. The situation had become so stark that the most recent legislative session got started with an overwhelming vote in favor of emergency funding for CPS, but Clarence Carter, director of the state Department of Economic Security which oversees CPS, has made a significant budget request for the next fiscal year.
The camp opened nearly 70 years ago and was located just north
of where KJZZ Tempe studios are located today. The prisoner of war camp was one
of 500 across the country. A newspaper article with pictures of the escaped POW fugitives courtesy of the Arizona Historical Society.
Republicans in the United States House of Representatives have expressed their disapproval of the Affordable Health Act by passing a short-term spending plan that would defund it. Leaders of the U.S. Senate have said the measure is dead on arrival there.
Wells Fargo has let
more than 500 employees go. Since August, JPMorgan Chase has dropped more than
750 jobs, most of those in Phoenix and Tempe.
Kristena Hansen of The Phoenix Business Journal has been reporting on the layoffs.
largest steel dam in the country is going to be built at Tempe Town Lake. That is the word from the city of Tempe. The city council voted to approve funding for the manufacturing of the steel dam Thursday
The state Legislature wants to take back control of drawing Arizona’s congressional district maps. In 2000, voters passed Prop 106, which took redistricting away from the Legislature and gave it to the Independent Redistricting Commission.