Jul 30, 2015

Judge refuses to block planned South Mountain Freeway

A judge is refusing to block a planned freeway project in the Phoenix area. U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa on Tuesday denied a request for a pretrial preliminary injunction.

Mar 24, 2015

3 teams remain in running for Phoenix freeway project

Three teams of developers, contractors, engineering firms and consultants remain in contention for a mammoth Arizona freeway construction project.

Mar 11, 2015

Feds approve $1.9 billion South Mountain freeway project

The federal government has given final approval to a $1.9 billion project to extend the Loop 202 freeway around the southern edge of the Phoenix area.

Mar 3, 2015

Full House approves reduction in speeding fine, no insurance report

Speeding just a little bit over the limit might soon result in just a slap on the wrist. On a 40-20 vote the House on Tuesday approved legislation to say that driving 10 miles faster than what is posted is no longer a traffic violation subject to fines of up to $250.

Federal judge puts Arizona abortion law on hold
Nov 27, 2013

Arizona updating regulations on abortion clinics

Arizona health officials are drafting new rules on regulation of abortion clinics as required under a wide-ranging 2012 state law.

Nov 11, 2013

Report: Arizona saw nation’s largest in-state tuition hikes

Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.

Jun 12, 2012

Senate confirms Hurwitz to 9th Circuit

An Arizona Supreme Court justice has won Senate confirmation as a U.S. appellate judge despite conservatives' objections to his involvement in rulings that led to the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

Apr 30, 2012

New Ariz. bill on electronic billboards approved

Arizona legislators have approved a negotiated compromise to allow electronic billboards in some parts of the state but not others where astronomy observatories are located.

Apr 25, 2012

Contraception bill now ready for governor

The Senate today gave final approval to a scaled-back proposal to allow religiously motivated employers to deny contraception coverage to their workers. The measure, which now only needs the governor’s signature to become law, sailed through after a passionate debate on the floor.