homeless, lawsuit, Tucson
Sep 22, 2023

Republican leaders file brief aimed at protecting lawmakers’ ability to clear homeless encampments

Republican legislative leaders are spending $15,000 to file a legal brief designed to protect the ability of state lawmakers to enact laws to clear homeless encampments and cite those who are living on the street.

minimum wage, fast food, Consumer Price Index
Sep 13, 2023

Minimum wage will rise in January, costs increasing

What would you buy for an extra $20 a week? A nice meal? A car mount for your phone? An extra four gallons of gasoline? That's the choice that will be facing Arizonans at or near the bottom of the pay scale in January when the state's minimum wage rises another 50 cents, to $14.35 an hour.

Sep 6, 2023

For small biz reliant on summer tourism, extreme weather is the new pandemic

For small businesses that rely on summer tourism to keep afloat, extreme weather in Arizona and other states is replacing the pandemic as the determining factor in how well a summer will go.

life in prison, starvation, Flagstaff,
Jul 27, 2023

Arizona mother sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder in starvation of 6-year-old so

An Arizona woman who pleaded guilty to murder in the starvation death of her 6-year-old son was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Thursday after witnesses described the horrors of the tiny closet that wreaked of urine where he and his young brother were kept and denied food.

volunteer firefighter, arrest, arson, Flagstaff
Jul 24, 2023

Volunteer firefighter arrested, accused of multiple arsons in northern Arizona

A volunteer firefighter has been arrested and accused of setting multiple fires recently in northern Arizona, authorities said.

tourism, Arizona, Arizona Office of Tourism, Covid,
Jul 24, 2023

Post-pandemic, tourism in Arizona is starting to bounce back

With most people now seeing Covid in the rear-view mirror, tourism in Arizona is starting to come back.

Arizona Helping Hands, foster families, mobile unit
Jul 14, 2023

Arizona Helping Hands launches mobile unit to assist foster children and families

Arizona Helping Hands kicked off its back-to-school season Thursday by opening a mobile unit that will distribute backpacks to foster children and provide services to foster families throughout the state.

workforce, jobs, rural areas, Hobbs
Jun 29, 2023

Arizona to create ‘workforce accelerators’ to train residents in rural areas for jobs

Arizona is going to create a network of sites designed to train residents in rural areas for the jobs that local employers need.

Census, population growth, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Phoenix, Tempe, Goodyear, Yuma, Florence
Jun 26, 2023

Quarters bounce: Cities win appeals of Census’ count of group quarters

Population growth is nothing new in booming Arizona, but that growth usually comes with moving trucks. Over the past year, however, five Arizona cities and towns managed to add 10,000 residents without a moving truck or a packing box in sight.

Rogers, sentencing, Brown
Jun 6, 2023

Ex-teacher sentenced to prison for making death threat against Rogers

A former Tucson middle school teacher was sentenced Tuesday to 2 ½ years in prison after pleading guilty to making a death threat against Sen. Wendy Rogers, R-Flagstaff.

plea agreement, mother, Flagstaff, murder
May 29, 2023

Mother pleads guilty after Arizona boy starves to death

An Arizona mother has pleaded guilty to murder and child abuse charges stemming from the death of her 6-year-old son who had been locked in a closet and denied food.

transportation, bus, Hobbs, Legislature, Holbrook Unified School District
May 16, 2023

Grant program provides transportation solutions for students in rural areas

I’ve seen the benefits the Arizona Transportation Modernization Grant Program can deliver to students and families.