Mayes, Horne, ELL, Ukraine, guns
Sep 20, 2023

AG: Phoenix donation of firearms unlawful, but …

The state’s Attorney General Kris Mayes issued a report Sept. 20 finding a recent Phoenix ordinance authorizing the donation of unclaimed firearms to Ukraine is unlawful, despite “commendable” intent from the city.

Hobbs, Trump, ballot, election, Obama
Sep 14, 2023

Hobbs says state officials don’t have unilateral right to keep Trump off ballot

Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs said neither she -- nor any other state official -- has the unilateral right to keep Donald Trump off the ballot for the state's presidential preference primary based on the 14th Amendment.

groundwater, Griffin, House, legislation, groundwater management area, rural management areas
Sep 7, 2023

Prescott Valley takes water reform into its own hands

The town of Prescott Valley adopted a policy that is not strictly legal: requiring all types of housing developments to provide proof their projects will have water. 

Cactus League, jobs, economy, hotels, restaurants, bars,
Aug 25, 2023

Cactus League president says Arizona communities need to invest in stadiums used by major league teams

The president of the Cactus League said Friday that Arizona communities need to continue to invest in the stadiums used by the major league teams that practice and play there.

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.

Yarnell, Prescott, firefighters, memorial service
Jun 30, 2023

Prescott, Yarnell to hold 10-year remembrance for 19 firefighters who died in Yarnell Hill Fire

The city of Prescott and the neighboring town of Yarnell are expected to honor the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots today with public events. Lew Theokas, who lost his grandson, 27-year-old Garret Zuppiger, said it's still tough for him to talk about the Yarnell Hill Fire a decade later.

Prescott Frontier Days, rodeo, lawsuit
Jun 27, 2023

Treasurer’s office won’t release funds to Prescott Frontier Days until lawsuit resolved

The State Treasurer’s Office has agreed not to release any of the $15.3 million budget appropriation to the Prescott Frontier Days, the nonprofit running the “World’s Oldest Rodeo,” until the resolution of a lawsuit brought by two Prescott residents and the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest today.

groundwater, rural Arizona, Legislature, governor, livelihoods, Prescott, Water for Arizona Coalition
May 19, 2023

Secure rural Arizonans’ water future now 

To the members of the Arizona Legislature and the governor – we ask for your leadership on water for the State of Arizona, for all our communities.

wildfires, Arizona, California, flames, firefighters, Hobbs, Ducey
Mar 27, 2023

Flowers, grasses from rain will turn deadly in wildfire season

That bumper crop of flowers and grasses from all that rain are going to turn from beautiful to deadly this coming wildfire season.

DUI, Yavapai County, judge
Mar 27, 2023

Yavapai County judge has cases reassigned after a DUI arrest

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that all cases currently assigned to a Yavapai County Superior Court judge recently arrested on suspicion of extreme DUI will be reassigned to other judges.

home rule, Senate, Wadsack, Tucson
Mar 7, 2023

Senators vote to ask voters to eliminate cities’ ability to have own charters

State senators voted Tuesday to ask voters to eliminate the ability of cities to have their own charters -- but only after its sponsor promised to narrow it to affect only Tucson and Phoenix and, pretty soon, Mesa.

Wadsack, Kern, Senate, Bennett, Tucson, Arizona Constitution, Phoenix, Coolidge, Prescott, Sundareshan, Shope
Mar 6, 2023

Senators vote to allow voters to decide how Tucson residents elect council

State senators voted Monday to let voters across Arizona decide how Tucson residents get to elect members of their city council.