No one used to notice the large, grey parking structure at
the corner of First Avenue and Thomas Road. But those days are over.
The new mural, spray painted against a parking structure, now towers over Thomas Road, near Central Avenue.
Nation is moving closer to taking over a coal mine on the reservation.Tribal
lawmakers have voted to form a limited liability company that would run the
Navajo Mine near Farmington,
The Herberger Theatre Center will host a one-night production of "8" by Dustin Lance Black. The play's focus is the federal trial of California's Proposition 8, which restricted recognized marriage to opposite sex couples.
The Arizona Supreme Court has reduced the suspension of a
former Maricopa County prosecutor by a day. But, that one day makes a difference.The justices Thursday cut Rachel Alexander’s suspension
from six months and a day down to six months.
While spectacular wildfires devastate sections of
forest land in Arizona
every year, Forest Service officials say many wildfires are small, and stay that way because of the
inter-agency fire team. Bill Van Brugen of the Forest Service in Albuquerque says proactive
efforts are paying off.
of the second-worst season in team history, the Phoenix Suns have hired a new
President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby says 33-year-old Ryan
McDonough will be the team’s General Manager.
The body of a hiker who was missing for three days was discovered in Santa Cruz County late Monday covered in bee stings. Attacks by swarms of bees are up this year.
Africanized honey bees. (Photo courtesy of USDA.
report said many renters in Arizona
are being forced to choose between necessities, like food and paying the rent.
The Center for Housing Policy report shows an increasing number of renters are
spending more than half their
household incomes on housing.
The director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is discounting the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation that states lower the blood-alcohol content for drunk drivers from the current 0.
Arizona does better than the national average in terms of
residents who report smoke-free homes and vehicles. The numbers come from a new
report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Anyone who visits Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon has probably experienced heavy traffic and a lack of parking in the area, but some government agencies are researching mass transit alternatives for the area.
A Democratic member of the Arizona
Independent Redistricting Commission has stepped down. In
a letter to Governor Jan Brewer, Jose Herrera said commission meetings have a
toxic atmosphere, and said he had to defend himself despite a thorough and
transparent record of the IRC’s work.
The historic Clark Telescope at Flagstaff’s Lowell Observatory is set to undergo a $300,000 makeover. A fundraiser for the project successfully wrapped up this week.The telescope has been a familiar site on Flagstaff’s Mars Hill for the past 117 years.
Arizona is one of several states selling beer aged
with baseball bats this Memorial Day Weekend, to help military families. The Phoenix Ale Brewery is among nine craft beer
makers across the country selling beer aged with unfinished Louisville Slugger
maple baseball bats.
A major office project near
was announced Friday. The complex is part of a public-private venture and a Fortune 500 corporation will lease the space. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: City of Tempe
and Arizona State
University officials announced the
construction of a $600 million office complex adjacent to the Tempe Town Lake.
The Butterfly Wonderland opened over the Memorial Day weekend just outside of Scottsdale on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa reservation. It is the largest indoor butterfly pavilion in the U.S.Mike Fox, Executive Director of Butterfly Wonderland, explained about the butterfly species, the conditions in the pavilion and why people are so drawn to butterflies.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio have failed in their bid to recall him. The
deadline to collect the necessary signatures passed Thursday afternoon.
the recall effort aren’t saying how many signatures they did collect, but they
told elections officials it fell short of the more than 335,000 needed.
A mistake in the 2010 U.S. Census is forcing Yuma officials to alter their proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The Yuma Sun reports the Census mistakenly counted the population of a 2,400-inmate state prison as being in Yuma.
An Arizona bill
mandating transgender people use bathrooms designated for their birth sex is
dead — for now. Congressman John Kavanagh says the proposed measure could be later
Republican representative decided to drop the so-called bathroom bill saying
there are concerns in his caucus about some of his proposal’s definitions.
House has passed legislation that would allow school boards to increase local
property taxes.The House
voted thirty one to twenty six to advance House Bill 2399. It would allow
school districts to set bond limits of up to twenty percent of the tax base, up
from the current limit of up to ten percent.