The Least Visited State Park in Arizona is also the Most Peaceful
Nestled within almost every corner of the Grand Canyon State is a beautiful state park. Arizona is home to some of the very best in the country but in this article, we'll be highlighting one that is greatly underappreciated.
Mother pleads guilty after Arizona boy starves to death
FLAGSTAFF — 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. Elizabeth Archibeque reached a plea agreement with prosecutors this month, the Arizona Daily Sun reported Saturday. Archibeque...
2 Arizona hotels earn Tripadvisor Best of the Best Awards
Today, Tripadvisor announced the winners of its 2023 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best Hotel Awards. In its 21st edition, the awards align with the kickoff of the summer travel season, providing inspiration by revealing the best places to stay in the U.S. and around the world. Two Arizona hotels made the prestigious lists.
Arizona Long-Term Care Facilities Continue to Face Challenges in Supporting Vulnerable Residents
A recent review by the state auditor general has highlighted the ongoing struggle of long-term care facilities in Arizona to adequately support some of their most vulnerable residents. This review comes more than three years after the auditor first suggested improvements. While progress has been made under the guidance of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), there is still much work to be done to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of residents in these facilities. A senior care advocate has urged ADHS to address complaints against the facilities more promptly.
Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Traffic Cameras
Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs vetoed Senate Bill 1234, which aimed to prohibit cities from using photo cameras to enforce traffic laws. The bill would have stopped police departments from issuing speeding tickets or other driving violations through photo enforcement systems. Hobbs cited research in her statement, highlighting photo radar cameras' effectiveness in changing driver behavior and reducing fatal accidents, especially in vulnerable areas like school zones.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions have been implemented for three Arizona counties
Hold off on building that fire if you plan on camping in the western part of the state this summer. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management has implemented Stage I fire restrictions on State Trust Lands within La Paz, Mohave and Yuma Counties. Fire managers within the organization...
Arizona DOT Says Expect the Unexpected if Taking a Road Trip in Arizona
The Arizona Dept. of Transportation says there will be no major state road closures this Memorial Day Weekend. But it also offers some advice: Expect the unexpected if taking a road trip.
Gas prices increase throughout Arizona at start of holiday weekend
PHOENIX — Just in time for the long holiday weekend, gas prices in Arizona have increased after dropping for a few days. According to AAA, the statewide average price for a gallon of gas is $4.55 as of Saturday. That is an increase of three cents per gallon from...
The Colorado River breakthrough: How we got here
On Monday, the seven states in the Colorado River basin submitted a historic proposal to reduce the amount of water California, Arizona and Nevada draw from the river through 2026. The announcement comes after more than a year of disagreements and false starts as the states have negotiated how to distribute shares of the heavily overtapped water source. Since the 1920s, use of the river has…
Mexican wolf pup fostering continues to drive recovery progress
Partners in Mexican wolf conservation are pleased to announce the successful fostering of 16 genetically valuable Mexican wolf pups this spring. The pups traveled from four captive facilities across the country and were placed into six wild dens in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. This is the eighth year of fostering into the wild population of Mexican wolves, bringing the total number of fostered captive-born.
If You Spot This Insect in Arizona, Destroy It Immediately!
In Arizona, our agricultural industries stand up to a lot in our arid deserts, but in spite of the environmental challenges, the industry if strong. Our wine industry alone brings millions of dollars in product and tourist revenue to our state. According to the Arizona Wine Growers Association, "As of...
Judge rules no sanctions for Kari Lake in Maricopa County challenge
Kari Lake will not have to pay court-ordered penalties even though a judge rejected her latest bid to overturn the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election. In a ruling late Friday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson reaffirmed his earlier ruling that Lake failed to provide evidence of misconduct in the way Maricopa County verified the signatures on early ballots. The judge had rejected her claim that the rate of signature approval — including 274,000 at less than three seconds and 70,000 in fewer than two seconds — proved that the county was not complying with statutory requirements that signatures be compared.
You may be eligible for a water conservation rebate in Arizona. Here's what you need to know
For decades, Arizona cities have offered water conservation rebates to encourage residents and businesses to cut their water use. The incentives range from partial refunds on purchases and labor costs to free water conservation retrofits. Commonsense home upgrades like installing efficient faucets, showerheads and low-flush toilets can go a long...
June 6: Deadline to apply for 2023 fall hunts
There’s not a better time than right now to apply for 2023 hunt permit-tags issued through the fall draw process for deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, and sandhill crane. To apply, visit www.azgfd.gov and click on “Apply for Big Game Draw.” For an overview of the application service,...
Sun Cities new COVID cases sliding down
The Arizona Department of Health Services is now reporting the number of new cases by ZIP code in the last month through May 26.
AZ briefing: What GOP COVID-19 'experts' missed at hearing; Finchem ordered to pay sanctions; updates on student-debt relief
Good morning, Arizona. Here's what our reporters are working on and what you should know before you start your day. A COVID-19 hearing hosted by Arizona GOP lawmakers at the state Capitol this week, aimed at investigating the state's pandemic response, repeated misinformation about treatments and prevention. While taking a...
Opinion: Blue Cross is addressing Arizona mental health
I have held titles throughout my life and career that reinforce my commitment to healthcare and caring. I’m the Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, former Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, and above all – I am a mom. So when...
The Colorado River Wins a Reprieve. Now the Hard Part.
Arizona, California and Nevada have narrowly averted a regional water crisis by agreeing to reduce their use of Colorado River water over the next three years. This deal represents a temporary solution to a long-term crisis. Nonetheless, as a close observer of western water policy, I see it as an important win for the region.
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