Friday, attorneys for the Goldwater Institute and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association were in Maricopa County Superior Court to argue a case that centers on how some police officers spend their time on the job.
A tour bus driver may be charged under Arizona’s “Stupid
Motorist Law” after he and 33 passengers were caught in a flooded wash Sunday. The group
was headed from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas when the driver entered the wash.
A new ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals could help
some people avoid forced arbitration of disputes. The agreement to use
arbitration is many times part of the small type on your cell phone plan or
Thousands of people in the southeast valley are looking for ways to get around town Thursday as a bus strike continues. About 400 bus operators with the Valley Metro system stopped work after midnight Thursday.
Paradise Valley’s police department was the first in the country to use cameras to determine whether you were driving too fast and deserved official punishment. You will see photo enforcement vans in a number of Valley communities, but the 101 Freeway in Scottsdale turned its cameras off after a pilot program.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will welcome President Barack Obama at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Tuesday. President Obama will be in town to speak at a Valley high school about home ownership.
Scottsdale-based Rural/Metro announced this week that it
was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company provides ambulance
and firefighting services to nearly 700 communities in 21 states.
This time of year the desert heat can be deadly, so hikers wait until dark before turning on their LED headlamps at the foot of Phoenix’s Piestewa Peak. Blair Cook and his sons, Dalton and Keegan, set out to hike Piestewa Peak in Central Phoenix.
Arizonans can look upon a shooting star this weekend. The Perseid meteor shower happens every August, and at its peak it is quite radiant.
Brian Skiff is a research scientist with the Lowell
Observatory in Flagstaff.
It will not be long before people in Arizona can officially use miniature horses as service animals. Starting next month, a new state law goes into effect that allows the small horses to help the blind and people in wheelchairs the same way a dog would.
The United States has formally requested the rearrest of Mexican drug lord Raphael Caro Quintero. He was unexpectedly freed from a Mexican prison last week. He had served 28 years for the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena.
Live in the Southwest for any amount of time, and you get used to very dry conditions, but the past dozen years have approached historic levels of drought. That has led the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to reduce the water released from Colorado River system reservoirs.
Two members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation will be in Superior Tuesday night to discuss the future of the region’s copper industry. Republican Paul Gosar and Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick are pushing legislation to revive the Superior Mine project.
A camera recently developed by astronomers at the University of Arizona and two
observatories has already lead to new space discoveries.
The Magellan Telescope's mirrors (Photo courtesy of Laird Close)
U of A astronomy professor Laird Close said the camera will allow astronomers to take the sharpest images of the night sky
to date, twice as sharp as images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Two medical marijuana patients are hoping a voter-approved
attack on the Affordable Care Act gives them the right to grow their own drugs.
ballot measure put a provision in the state Constitution overriding any law,
rule or regulation that requires individuals or employers to participate in any
particular health-care system.
Police in Prescott Valley have arrested a Cottonwood
man for threatening workers in a grocery store with a meat tenderizing mallet. Sergeant
Brandon Bonney said 34-year-old Jason Thrift was taken into custody after he
could not locate his wife and 18-month-old child.
The rate of suicide among military veterans in Arizona is more than double the civilian rate. Advocates say veterans need more than benefits when returning from war.The average veteran suicide rate in Arizona from 2005 through 2011 is almost 43 deaths per 100,000 people.
In the wake of President Obama's decision to ask Congress to
endorse a military strike against Syria,
protesters took to the streets of Tempe
to voice their opposition. Tempe
police Sgt. Mike Pooley said about half the crowd became unruly, and three
people were taken into custody.
A new report warns Arizona
taxpayers could be on the hook for cleaning up leaking underground storage
tanks because of shortcomings by a state agency. An Auditor General's report
found the Department of Environmental Quality has no way to prove many people
with the tanks have the required insurance to cover leaks.
Northern Arizona University president John Haeger is stepping down, but not right away. The NAU leader will continue in his post for another two years.
NAU President John Haeger (Courtesy nau.edu)
John Haeger notified the Board of Regents on Thursday he would be leaving when his contract is up June 30, 2015.