Utility crews from around the country are volunteering their time to install electricity on the Navajo Nation. Many Navajos today live without light, running water and the internet — things most anyone takes for granted.
Utility regulators decided that the Arizona Public Service Company will not need to reverse its controversial $95 million rate hike that affected 1 million customers in 2017. However, they also will not dismiss a complaint about the rate hike brought forward by Phoenix resident Stacey Champion.
Sportsnet in Canada reporter John Shannon says new majority owners are taking control of the Arizona Coyotes, and Robert Sarver has quietly listed the Phoenix Suns for sale. The deals, Shannon says, could put the teams closer to sharing an arena again.
Phoenix is close to approving a final budget for the new fiscal year that starts July 1. The total general fund budget is $1.4 billion. That includes a $55 million surplus beyond what’s needed to cover city services.
According to a report made Tuesday, Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals is looking to sell a portion of its ownership in the Rosemont Mine. The proposed open pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast of Tucson would be the third largest copper mine in the United States.
Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state, saying she may have been impregnated before.
One controversial portion of the Arizona GOP budget proposal would repeal a $32 vehicle registration fee over five years. Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita said she won’t vote for the budget unless the fee is dropped entirely.
Nearly 60 percent of the more than 16,000 military families nationwide described difficulties with maintenance issues while living in private military housing. That’s according to a new report by the Military Family Advisory Network, which represents military families.
Republican lawmakers on Tuesday defended tax cuts in the budget deal they made with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey despite demands from teachers for an end to further revenue cuts until schools are fully funded.
The Maricopa County Community College District chief operating officer presented budget requests at a special governing board meeting Tuesday. Those requests included a 2 percent raise or at least $1,000 for all full-time faculty and classified staff. Adjunct faculty and temporary hourly employees would also get a pay raise.
President Donald Trump has nominated an aerospace executive to be the next secretary of the Air Force. Trump says in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of the Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson who is stepping down at the end of this month after two years on the job.