The Phoenix area is facing the biggest drop in bus ridership in a decade due to service cutbacks, increased ridership on alternatives such as light rail and a lack of money for marketing services to attract new customers, according to public transportation officials across the Valley.Read More »
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Many deadlines to use stimulus money fall in 2012. That means the next 18 months offer some guaranteed work for construction crews, lower energy bills for some homeowners and perhaps even a benefit for taxpayers as government buildings become more efficient.Read More »
This photo, taken in the early 1930s, captures Phoenix near the end of a transition. The area in the foreground of the picture is now occupied by Chase Field. At the time the photo was taken, however, it was the ...Read More »
Many municipalities across Arizona have turned to Twitter to connect with residents and share information with the wider public. Nearly two dozen cities have official Twitter accounts, including some with separate accounts for their police and fire departments, parks and libraries.Read More »
Power One Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturer of renewable energy conversion devices, announced Thursday that it will open a manufacturing facility in Phoenix.Read More »
At the Major League Baseball All-Star game on July 13, Commissioner Bud Selig was heavily pressured to move next year’s game from Phoenix because of Arizona’s immigration law.Read More »
Terry Goddard has a new campaign headquarters, in a building that has some sentimental connection to the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor. It was the backdrop for his press conference this afternoon, at which he released his plan to turn around the state’s economy and create jobs.Read More »
For Irene Chavez, a retired teacher from Fountain Hills, the battle against Arizona’s new immigration law is the new front of the civil rights movement. “We stepped back into the 1960s,” she told the
Arizona Capitol Times outside the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse in downtown Phoenix.
Inside, a judge heard arguments for and against S1070.
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Security is extremely heavy at the federal courthouse in Phoenix where the first hearing on challenges to Arizona's new immigration law will be held.Read More »
Hispanic parents across the state are worried that police officers stationed at schools - whose mission is to become a role model to the students and foster a sense of trust between children and police - will start treating students like suspected law-breakers, after Arizona's new immigration law goes into effect.
Schools are doing their best to downplay the possibility of such a scenario. But the bill’s authors say police officers in Arizona are required to investigate potential state immigration crimes, no matter what beat they're working.Read More »