Recent rains and higher humidity are allowing forest
officials in northern Arizona to relax
restrictions in the Coconino and Kaibab
National Forests. Spokesman
Brady Smith says that'll give people using the forests some leeway.
James Arthur Ray is set to be released Friday from the Arizona State Prison system. Ray was found guilty in 2011 of three counts of negligent homicide following a sweat lodge ceremony. The charges stemmed from a sweat lodge ceremony hosted by Ray, near Sedona, in October of 2009.
has been completed on a new federal courthouse in downtown Yuma. The building
is named after the judge who was killed in the Tucson shooting rampage. A grand
opening ceremony for the John M.
Arizona firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1902 will be memorialized at Wesley Bolin Plaza. Governor Jan Brewer held a ceremonial bill signing Tuesday of the law creating the memorial, which was approved in this year's Legislative session.
A new report sketches out where the job openings will
be in Arizona
over the next two years. And, even though the state is turning out some 24,000
college graduates a year, the report says three-quarters of the available jobs
will go to people with a high school diploma or less.
If you drive the Loop 101 Pima Freeway north of the Red Mountain part of the Loop 202 very often, you know traffic many times becomes bogged down there. There is relief on the way. But, just like a freeway back-up, it is going to take a while.
Debate continues this week in Washington over the 2013 Farm bill. One of
the amendments being considered would eliminate a loophole in the current
federal animal fighting law. Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society is a strong
supporter of the amendment, saying along with Arizona's 1998 ban on
cockfighting, it would "eradicate illegal animal fighting once and for
all" in the state.
The New York
man who has been indicted for threatening to kill two CNN anchors has allegedly
confessed to tweeting about the plots to kill Jane Valez-Mitchell and Nancy
Grace. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says David Simpson's car had been
packed with guns, zip ties and a knife, and he was ready to leave New York for Georgia.
A box of items donated to the Kiwanis Club in Carefree became
a problem Saturday, when a grenade was found inside. The donation was brought
to a fire station and Sheriff's Office spokesman Chris Hegstrom says deputies
took it from there.
Valley bus drivers and the Valley Metro System
management team continue labor negotiations through Wednesday.The two groups have
been in talks this entire month. The
temporary contract bus drivers have been working with expires Wednesday.
Phoenix area golf courses are facing an uncertain future. As a part of KJZZ's "Phoenix Votes" series on the Phoenix City Council election, we have a report about a dispute over a neighborhood golf course in the sixth district that has people wondering what the city should do about courses in financial trouble.
State health officials said the number of abortions performed in Arizona was down 7 percent from 2011 to 2012. The annual report from the Department of Health Services said 13,340 elective abortions were reported last year.
The European Union Commission has approved the proposed
merger of Tempe-based US Airways with the parent of American Airlines, AMR
Corporation, but it will cost the new American one slot at London's
Environmental Protection Agency has been hit with a lawsuit over claims it is failing to protect children from
crop-dusting pesticide drift. Linda Wells of the Pesticide Action Network says
the suit is an effort to get the EPA to re-evaluate the potential harm to kids,
especially in rural America.
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.