Eighteen people have been indicted for allegedly stealing ten million dollars worth of raw copper from an Arizona mine. Two supervisors from the ASARCO mine were among the suspects. The thefts from the ASARCO mine near Hayden started as early as 2006, according to investigators.
The Tucson Unified School District has rolled out a nearly $85 million plan to desegregate its schools. The district must spend the money under an order by the U.S. Justice Department to racially diversify its staff and classrooms.
The federal government is telling hundreds of counties across the country it wants some money back. The U.S. Forest Service says it has to cut its budget by five percent because of sequestration, and that could mean several counties in Arizona could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A 14-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety was killed Monday night when his patrol car was hit by a tanker truck in southwestern Arizona. The crash took place as three DPS officers were investigating an injury collision in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 8, about 40 miles east of Yuma.
In recent months, Governor Jan Brewer has taken part in job expansion announcements in Arizona. Go Daddy's operations in the Valley are growing, and General Motors is bringing a new information technology center to Arizona.
A new poll shows strong support among Latinos for sex education, including birth control. The poll, from Planned Parenthood and the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, shows a majority of Latinos say preventing teen pregnancy is a major issue.
Arizona voters appear likely to get another chance to weigh
in on a proposal dealing with state sovereignty. The Arizona House on Tuesday approved a measure that would
ask voters to allow the state to restrict its personnel and use of financial
resources to purposes that are consistent with the Constitution, by passing an
initiative or referendum or a new law, or by some other legal remedy.
May 15 is National Police Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember officers who have fallen in the line of duty. A memorial service was held Wednesday to honor an Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer killed last week.
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A Mexican national has been arrested by Customs and
Border Protection officers at Nogales,
on drug smuggling charges. Spokeswoman Teresa Small says the 44-year-old was
attempting to bring in 2000 pounds of marijuana briquettes, mixed in bags of
The State Senate's vote in favor of Medicaid expansion may have political consequences for the five Republicans who joined 13 Democrats to support it. Those GOP members are already being told to expect conservative primary challenges if they run for reelection.
Coconino County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 25-year-old transient for tossing a cigarette that ignited a fire along I-40, near Flagstaff on Thursday. James Duncan was taken into custody, in connection with the one-acre blaze, which was quickly dealt with by firefighters, according to Sheriff's Office spokesman Gerry Blair.
Arizona Senator John McCain spent his
Memorial Day meeting with rebel leaders in Syria Monday. Sen. John McCain traveled to Syria Monday, according to reports. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Sen. McCain)
According to reports from CNN and
Politico, McCain met with the Free Syrian Army’s Supreme Military Council
Leader General Salem Idris.
Arizona’s temporary sales tax increase expires Friday. Voters
in 2010 approved Proposition 100, which upped the state sales tax by a penny on
the dollar for three years. The tax has
impacted Arizona and its economy.
A new large-scale renewable energy project is coming to
Arizona. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Monday details of the
Quartzsite Solar Project, and two other solar plants in Nevada. When built, Jewell
said they are expected to generate enough electricity to power nearly 200,000 homes.
Next week will bring drama to the waning days of the state’s legislative session. Lawmakers will consider a last-minute abortion measure and whether to expand federal Medicaid benefits. The showdown on both issues will happen Monday.
Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Luis port of entry had to hit another gear this week when a pregnant woman trying to cross into the United States went into labor. Spokeswoman Teresa Small says an officer with paramedic training was called to help the 20-year-old U.
The National Weather Service has a Red Flag Warning for signifying high fire danger in parts of northern Arizona through Thursday night. Meterologist Dave Vonderhide said visitors to national forests and recreational areas are urged not to start open-flame fires.