From toilets to mattresses: Arizona officials warn motorists to “Secure Your Load” to prevent road debris
PHOENIX – Arizona safety officials say road debris is dangerous: The region saw more than 800 debris-related crashes last year, Maricopa County Supervisor Jack Sellers said. Gov. Katie Hobbs declared June 6 Arizona’s “Secure Your Load Day.”
Senate passes 11th-hour debt ceiling bill, heading off threat of default
WASHINGTON - The Senate gave final approval late Thursday to a bill to suspend the debt ceiling, just days before Monday's "X-date" when Treasury officials said the government would run out of money and default on its debts.
‘Deeply repentant’ Vallejo gets 3 years for his role in Jan. 6 attack
WASHINGTON - An apparently contrite Edward Vallejo was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison and three years of supervised release, a fraction of the sentence prosecutors sought for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Sinema sides with GOP on bill blocking Biden’s student debt relief plan
WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema joined two Democrats and all Senate Republicans Thursday to narrowly approve a bill overturning a federal program that would provide student debt relief to 16 million people, including more than 300,000 in Arizona.
Arizona delegation in rare agreement on debt limit bill – nobody likes it
WASHINGTON - The House Wednesday approved a debt-limit bill that was almost universally disliked, but which some lawmakers said they would vote for because failing to do so could spark a default on the nation's debt. Arizona lawmakers were split on the plan.
Hundreds gather at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona to honor fallen service members
PHOENIX – Hundreds of families attended the Memorial Day ceremony to pay respects to fallen service members at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Volunteers placed American flags on gravestones in preparation for the ceremony. Many service organizations attended the ceremony, including the Military Funeral Honor team, The Phoenix Stearman, 108th Army National Guard Band and others.
Phoenix Police Department plans to recruit more female officers, diversify staff by 2030
PHOENIX – Phoenix signed the national 30x30 Initiative in January, pledging to recruit more female police officers and setting a goal of having 30% of its sworn Phoenix Police Department officers be female by 2030
Flags for the fallen: Annual ‘flags-in’ readies Arlington for Memorial Day
ARLINGTON, Va. - In the predawn chill at Arlington National Cemetery, more than 1,000 service members hoisted backpacks and headed into the rows of headstones. Their mission: Plant thousands of small American flags at the graves of the country's fallen heroes.
Room to boom: Pinal County housing grew at fastest rate in state
WASHINGTON - It's unclear which came first in Pinal County, the houses or the people filling them. What is clear is that both continue growing at some of the fastest rates in the state and, in some instances, the nation.
Experts: Arizona economy could be hit hard if default is in our stars
WASHINGTON - If the U.S. defaults on its debt, that's not be good news for anyone, but economists say it would be particularly bad news for Arizona. Tourism would likely be hit hard by a long-term breach in the nation's debt payments, according to a new reportI.
Gov. Katie Hobbs says no Arizonan will ‘be forced to cut their water use’ because of Colorado River conservation plan
PHOENIX – Gov. Katie Hobbs made two things clear at a news conference about a Colorado River water conservation plan Thursday: Arizona will lead the way in the tri-state agreement, and Arizonans need not worry about a water-use crackdown.
Mohave County official blasts plans for expanded national monuments
WASHINGTON - A Mohave County supervisor said Wednesday that a proposed new national monument in northern Arizona would "devastate the economic growth potential" of the region, leaving little more than what he called "poverty with a view."