PHOENIX – In an annual commemoration of Workers Memorial Day at the State Capitol, a Democratic lawmaker called Monday for more rights and safer conditions for workers.
PHOENIX – The state House sent Gov. Jan Brewer a bill Wednesday that would require scrap metal dealers to register with the Arizona Department of Public Safety and would increase penalties for dealers who knowingly purchase stolen materials.
PHOENIX – When Arizona voters approved the use of medical marijuana in 2010, Steve Cottrell saw a way to combine his laboratory background and his interest in the plant he’d been studying since his 11-year-old son died of cancer more than a decade before.
FLAGSTAFF – As the 35-acre Fisher Point fire burned in a canyon just a few miles south of his office, Coconino National Forest fire information officer Dick Fleishman said he anticipates an average fire season.
GLENDALE – Edwin Ruano, a certified flight instructor and the chief pilot at Gold Coast Helicopters, counts on his students having guidance from an air traffic control tower such as the one at Glendale Municipal Airport.
PHOENIX – Every workday for the past two years, Nora Hermon has ridden Metro light rail to the 44th Street and Washington station and boarded a shuttle bus to get to and from her job at a Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport gift shop.
PHOENIX – Gov. Jan Brewer said her dedication to solar energy can be seen on the roof of her house, where she’s had solar panels since the 1970s.
PHOENIX – Increasing the amount of money Arizonans can contribute to political candidates would deter those who want to give more from working through political action committees and improve transparency, a state lawmaker contends.
PHOENIX – The state House on Monday advanced a bill that would allow local governments to post public notices on their own websites instead of paying to publish them in newspapers.
TUCSON – At the grocery store where a gunman gravely injured her and killed six others, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other survivors called Wednesday for Congress to pass legislation that would require universal background checks for gun buyers.
PHOENIX – Nathan Tappendorf has been home-schooled for a decade, but the 17-year-old said he hasn’t missed out on any of the social benefits children get from traditional schools.
PHOENIX – Only one in 20 Arizonans is a member of a union, but that hasn’t stopped several state lawmakers from pushing bills aimed at restricting organized labor.
PHOENIX – Arizona answers to the U.S. Constitution before it answers to the federal government and shouldn’t have to enforce any action from Washington it considers unconstitutional, a state lawmaker contends.
PHOENIX – To a state senator, nicotine is nicotine regardless of whether the product delivering it is chewed, smoked or inhaled as mist, and all forms should be illegal for minors.
PHOENIX – For Pastor Bill Woods, having scrap metal thieves pillage his church’s air conditioning units created problems beyond the whopping repair bills. Case in point: the day he faced a sweltering congregation and a sermon that no longer seemed appropriate.