Recent Articles from Salvador Rodriguez
WASHINGTON – Power plants on Navajo Nation land need more time to meet new emissions standards or they could be forced to close, throwing thousands of Navajo out of work and costing the tribe millions, an official said Wednesday.
In 1993, a handful of notable politicians gathered in the backroom of a small diner in downtown Phoenix to hammer out a deal that would allow Native American tribes to operate casinos on their land in Arizona. The politicians at the table included state Attorney General Grant Woods, Gov. Fife Symington and U.S. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt.
A startup Tempe motor company is hoping to turn their lime-green, "spunky little ride" into the 21st century version of the Volkswagen Beetle. Since August 2008, Elio Motors has been working on a cockpit-shaped, three-wheeled vehicle that seats two people and is the size of a small compact car.
More than 170 weapons were seized by security at Arizona Capitol buildings in 2009, according to the Arizona Capitol Police. The weapons seized include 117 knives, 54 handguns, three box-cutters, one can of Mace, one can of pepper spray, a wrench and an iron bar, said Andrew Staubitz, commander of the Capitol Police.
When the Legislature meets in a special session later this month, one of the agencies whose budget problems they will attempt to fix is the Registrar of Contractors. Tyler Palmer, legislative liaison for the Registrar of Contractors, said the agency lost about $390,000 in funding for operating costs when Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a budget bill in September.
Michael Kurtenbach recalls Janet Napolitano's election over Matt Salmon for governor in 2002. He remembers seeing her inauguration speech on TV when he was 13 and seeing her leave for Washington D.C. earlier this year. However, one thing the 18-year-old political science major at Arizona State University doesn't remember, is a man serving as Arizona's governor.
Capitol Police arrested two men Oct. 7 after an officer found more than 27 pounds of marijuana, cocaine, $22,030 and a 9 mm handgun during a traffic stop on North 20th Avenue and Van Buren Street. Capitol Police officers conducted the traffic stop on a 2004 Ford Expedition for driving too close to another vehicle […]
It looks like Arizona won’t have to spend $100 million to put state budget information online. In fact, not even close. The cost of the Financial Transparency Web site scheduled to be launched in 2011 is estimated to cost $740,000, according to a Sept. 1 report by the General Accounting Office.
BLACK POINT LAVA FLOW, Ariz. - Researchers from National Aeronautics and Space Administration opened their desert testing facility to the media earlier this month to demonstrate their latest technology as they prepare for man's return to the moon NASA's new moon buggy, the Lunar Electric Rover, headlined the demonstration at Black Point Lava Flow, Ariz., with its state-of-the- art exploratory abil[...]
The Governor’s Office of Economic Recovery announced Gov. Jan Brewer has awarded $11.6 million in federal stimulus money to the Arizona Department of Health Services.