New numbers from the federal government show Arizona had
basically the same number of prisoners last year as in 2011.That bucks the national trend. According to the Bureau of
Justice Statistics, the country’s prison population dropped last year for the
third straight year.
A group of nurses is asking the state health department to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can be treated with medical marijuana. A similar effort failed last year. The health department considers new petitions every six months.
A man who died after striking his head as he jumped off a cliff near Tanque Verde Falls near Tucson has been identified as 29-year-old Richard Baker. Witnesses said the man never surfaced after the jump and was pulled from the water by his friends.
Another university is headed to Mesa, but this time it is a home-grown school. Grand Canyon University is partnering with a developer to locate the school in a new development near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
More than a dozen quagga mussels have been discovered in two Valley canals after a routine inspection by Salt River Project officials last month.
Quagga mussels attach to hard surfaces like boats and water pipes.
teachers and administrators are preparing for the new Common Core standards
that are replacing the AIMS test as a graduation requirement. State
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal noted the standards are more rigorous than the AIMS standards
and said it will take time to
adjust to them.
The Mohave County Board is saying ‘no way’ to an expansion of the Mexican Gray Wolf recovery zone. The board unanimously approved a resolution Monday saying the wolves would not be welcome in the northwest Arizona county unless they have been vaccinated, have a dog license and have been spayed or neutered.
Arizona educators who depend on federal Head Start funds for low-income preschool students are bracing for a cash crunch. Some schools are turning kids away and sending layoff notices to teachers as Congress cuts spending.
A Maricopa County Sheriff's Detention Officer was killed
outside his home early Thursday as he worked on his car. Sheriff Joe Arpaio
says 27-year-old Officer Jorge Vargas may or may not have been targeted because
of his job.
There's now a customized online website to provide specific
information about various options under the Affordable Care Act. AARP Arizona's
Cynthia Fagyas says in order to use it, you need to answer seven simple
questions, like where you live, your gender and your income bracket.
The Maricopa County Attorney is criticizing United States
Attorney General Eric Holder’s prison reform proposal. Bill Montgomery says he
agrees with flexibility in sentencing, but not outside of legislative channels.
people are riding the bus and light rail. In fact, a record number opted for
public transit according to the latest numbers from Valley Metro which operates
the transit system. Most people took the bus.
Used to be you could make a cup of coffee in a hotel room and feel good about getting something for free, but just like the airlines hotels are charging extra for things that, once upon a time, cost nothing at all, and the latest numbers show fees at hotels and resorts are reaching new heights.
The Phoenix City Council plans to replace City Manager David Cavazos who surprised almost everybody a few weeks ago when he announced his resignation. Cavazos is moving on to take the same position in Santa Ana, Calif.
Jared Schoepf cleans water in a barrel. The Arizona State University student’s project is a finalist in the college track of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Finalist poster for Jared Schoepf's SafeSIPP.
University has drastically changed downtown Phoenix since it opened there in
2006. The school’s growth downtown has also
led to a lot of new private development.
The Sun Devil Fitness Complex has a rooftop pool.
A Republican state lawmaker is now officially exploring a possible candidacy for secretary of state. Scottsdale state Sen. Michele Reagan had formed an exploratory committee for her candidacy in December then left the paperwork blank on which office she planned to pursue.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is teaming with the
Department of Public Safety to help keep traffic moving on I-17 over the Labor
Day holiday weekend. They're targeting the area between Black Canyon
City and Cordes Junction
with highway signs that say 'Safety Corridor—Stay Alert, Stay Alive,' according
to ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel.
Arizona Senator John McCain heads to the White House Monday
to discuss a possible military strike against Syria with the president. On CBS's
"Face the Nation," Sunday, McCain said it has to be more than just a
missile strike, and that he wants to see a plan in place before deciding to
support the action.
Law enforcement agencies conducted a series of pre-dawn raids Wednesday morning at an apartment complex in northwest Phoenix. The raids capped a year-long undercover investigation.Police said they were looking into gang-related drug and weapons crimes at the apartments located just south of Glendale at 2500 West Ocotillo.