The toll road — Central Ave. (then called Center Street) north of McDowell — was built by the Central Avenue Driving Association. It was a dirt road, eight miles long and 100 feet wide, with a row of olive and ash trees on either side. Property owners north of the gate paid $2.50 a month for sprinkling and improvements. Buggies and wagons paid a 25 cent toll. Bicycles were free.Read More »
Three people with Phoenix City Council experience are among seven candidates vying to become the new mayor of the nation's sixth-largest city.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer traveled to eastern Arizona's White Mountains on Wednesday, saying she wants to celebrate the area's ongoing recovery from the Wallow Fire.Read More »
Sen. Scott Bundgaard struck a deal with Phoenix prosecutors today, pleading “no contest” to reckless endangerment and agreeing to take counseling to avoid a criminal trial.Read More »
State Sen. Scott Bundgaard and his lawyer are trying to strike a deal with Phoenix prosecutors that would allow the lawmaker to avoid a criminal trial.
Bundgaard, who faces misdemeanor assault and reckless endangerment charges following a fight with his ex-girlfriend alongside a Valley freeway, had his lawyer today ask for more time before the case goes to trial.
Municipal Court Judge Louis Frank Dominguez granted the request and gave the two sides until Wednesday to work out a deal.
Ray Rottas generally flew below the political radar, both when he served as a state senator and the state treasurer during the 1970s and 80s, but those close to him say his impact on Arizona public policy remains to this day, and his death last month leaves a void in Arizona politics.Read More »
Monday is the last day that Phoenix residents will be able to register to vote in the mayoral and council election next month.Read More »
Shine a light on cooperation: State lawmakers actually work with the feds on some things, like solar power
On several policy matters like climate change and health care, Arizona often butts heads with the U.S. government.
But step outside the Capitol mall, and you’ll see a modern building with solar panels on its rooftop.
Arizona's redistricting commission has released a 2 ½-week schedule of hearings for public comment on how the panel should draw new legislative and congressional districts.Read More »
A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled an Arizona law that would have allowed Glendale to annex Tohono O'odham land is unconstitutional and in direct violation of federal law.Read More »