Forest officials are
expanding their fleet of tankers to help fight wildfires. The
U.S. Forest Service announced Monday it will add seven planes that can fly faster
and drop more fire retardant than its current fleet.
A new state law is designed to help keep taxi drivers who are high on drugs from getting behind the wheel. Current law requires companies that hire drivers or lease out vehicles do a criminal background check, first.
Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia has been on the job for almost a year, but according to a survey from two police unions he is unpopular. Only 4 percent of responding officers said they liked the way Garcia was doing his job.
With a Senate committee scheduled to continue work on immigration legislation that Arizona’s John McCain helped spearhead, the state’s senior Senator will be pushing another pet project Tuesday morning.
Senator Jeff Flake proposed new
legislation Tuesday in response to revelations the Internal Revenue Service applied
stricter standards to conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status during the
last election cycle.
More than half a billion dollars, that is what the next Powerball jackpot is predicted to be Saturday night. There is a chance it could end up as the largest Powerball jackpot ever. A little over a year ago the price of a Powerball ticket doubled from $1 to $2.
city of Phoenix
lost a pair of public safety officers this weekend. Twenty-nine-year-old police
officer Daryl Raetz was hit and killed early Sunday morning by a hit and run
driver as he processed a DUI scene.
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.