The Veterans Affairs department
announced a new effort Friday to clear a backlog of veterans waiting for
decisions on their applications for disability benefits to help those veterans
who’ve been waiting the longest to get benefits sooner.
Hiking season is in full swing in the Arizona high country, and professional hiking guide Roger Jenkins says if you plan on going out, you need to plan now to avoid problems. He advises putting together a permanent hiking kit with 10 essentials that can be used for day hikes or multi-day adventures.
Arizona lawmakers voted Wednesday to pave the way for research at state universities that could eventually allow doctors to recommend marijuana to treat more conditions. The state's medical marijuana law allows it for glaucoma and AIDS and other chronic or debilitating conditions that lead to severe and chronic pain.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne met in Phoenix Monday with city attorneys from around the state to discuss the legality of civil unions. Horne is reacting to Bisbee’s recent approval of civil unions for gay couples.
The attorney who helped Tucson shooter Jared Loughner avoid the death penalty will now join the team that’s representing the Boston Marathon bomber. A U.S. magistrate has approved the addition of Judy Clarke to the team of lawyers defending Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
President Barack Obama will make his first trip to Mexico since the election of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Erik Lee of Arizona State University's North American Center for Transborder Studies says the two presidents will discuss trade and security issues.
Victims of gun violence gathered Thursday outside Senator Jeff Flake’s Phoenix office. They pleaded with the senator to explain his recent vote against background checks for gun sales.
Family and victims of Tucson and Aurora shootings ask Jeff Flake to talk with them on the background check vote.
A former state lawmaker is going to Washington to serve as a top promoter of the Obama Administration’s Affordable Health Care Act. Matt Heinz is a doctor who said the real challenge will be overcoming some staunch opposition to the law.
Last weekend, the Phoenix
Police Department held the first of three weekly gun buyback events, and the turnout was unexpected.
Some of the 800 guns turned in to the Phoenix Police Department's gun buyback on Saturday.
state legislative session has been stalled the last several weeks as talks continue
over Medicaid expansion. Governor Jan Brewer has asked lawmakers not to send her
any more bills until there is agreement on Medicaid, and while lawmakers remain
at the capitol, the cost of keeping them there is about to go down.
House Speaker Andy Tobin is proposing an alternative to the governor's plan to add 300,000 people to the state's Medicaid rolls. The state's $250 million share of the cost, under the governor's plan, would come from an assessment on hospitals.
economy is still recovering, but slower than expected. That is the consensus from
experts at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, which
offered its economic forecast Thursday.
City is temporarily closing its animal shelter this week amid worries of
cleanliness and disease. It looks like the animal control supervisor in the small southern Arizona town may soon be out of a job.
hackers have forced the Maricopa Community College District to shut down its
primary website. The district said nearly 280,000 students and employees could be
affected. It set up a temporary site after malware was discovered on its main site.
The funeral for Phoenix Firefighter Bradley
Harper is scheduled for Friday. The memorial service will be at
Christ's Church of the Valley. Harper will be laid to rest at the Greenwood Memory Lawn
Fewer Arizonans will be traveling this holiday weekend than
last year. But, of those who do, more will get there by car. And, as KJZZ’s
Mark Brodie reports, that could be good news for the state’s economy.
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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has responded -- via YouTube -- to a court order blocking his agency from conducting immigration sweeps and using race as a factor in traffic stops. The sheriff implied the failure was at the federal level.