Arizona transportation officials are getting the message out about dust storm safety — in precisely 17 syllables. The Arizona Department of Transportation is encouraging Twitter users to tweet haikus around the theme safe driving in haboobs — severe dust storms that hit Phoenix in the summer.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday ordered a state board to redistribute a training video on the state's controversial immigration law to all law enforcement agencies. The move comes ahead of an expected ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court this month on the law, which was signed by Brewer in 2010.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Arizona high schools have increased their graduation rate by 24 percentage points in the past decade, the biggest increase in the country, according to a national report released Friday.Read More »
With the linchpin of Clean Elections gone, participation in Arizona’s once-vigorous campaign financing system has nosedived to levels not seen since the program’s infancy.
Only 72 candidates have signed up for public financing this election cycle, compared to 121 in 2010.
The reason: Clean Elections suffered a devastating blow in the middle of the 2010 campaign season, when the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the state from distributing matching funds.
WASHINGTON – More than 300 Navajo Nation jobs are at stake because of “excessively stringent and expensive” regulations the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed for the San Juan power plant, a tribal official testified Wednesday.Read More »
Arizona’s Medicaid program may spend as much as $57 million a year on ineligible recipients, according to a report by the Auditor General’s Office.Read More »
There will be no respite between legislative sessions in Attorney General Tom Horne’s crusade to rid a remote polygamist community of its police department.Read More »
The public and attorneys for condemned prisoners won’t be given a behind-the-scenes look at executions in Arizona, a U.S. District Court judge ruled today.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday gave death row inmate Samuel Lopez another 43 days to live, a delay designed to give three new members of the Board of Executive Clemency time to gain enough training before hearing his plea for mercy.Read More »
After initially saying it would announce its new CEO at a meeting Friday, the Arizona Commerce Authority now says the selection may be pushed back and that it doesn’t even have a list of finalists yet.Read More »