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Arizona utility signs game-changing deal cutting solar power prices in half

Sat, 27 May 2017 02:15:54 GMT

Joe Romm for ThinkProgress: Tucson Electric Power to buy new solar power at under 3 cents per kWh, a "historically low price."




Complaint: Arizona man threatened Albuquerque officers

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:37:16 GMT

An Arizona man has been arrested on federal charges accusing him of threatening New Mexico police officers, including one who is also a special federal agent.




Do you know these Arizona veterans? Project aims to put a face to every name in Vietnam memorial

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:50:42 GMT

Instead of only names on the wall, they will have faces, too. They will be harder to forget that way.




"Extraordinary" bear sightings has officials putting out warning

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:00:24 GMT

TUCSON, AZ - Arizona Game and Fish Department officials said they don't have the tools available to track every animal deemed dangerous, so they rely on people in the community. Using the 24-hour dispatch line of 236-7201, they were able to learn about a bear roaming the La Paloma community in the Catalina Foothills.




Arizona high court rules ex-AG Horne didn't get fair hearing

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:24:11 GMT

In this Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne smiles during the official election canvass approval signing at the Historic Senate Chambers at the Capitol in Phoenix. The Arizona Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday on former Arizona Attorney General Horne's appeal of a ruling that found he violated campaign finance laws during his 2010 campaign and put him on the hook to repay $400,000 to donors and a possible $1.2 million fine.




Immigration arrests in Arizona soar under President Donald Trump

Fri, 26 May 2017 03:02:38 GMT

ICE arrested 1,770 immigrants in Arizona during the first 100 days of Trump's administration, an increase of nearly 12.6 percent. Immigration arrests in Arizona soar under President Donald Trump ICE arrested 1,770 immigrants in Arizona during the first 100 days of Trump's administration, an increase of nearly 12.6 percent.




'Racially motivated' fight leaves Arizona prison on lockdown

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:43:46 GMT

A privately run prison in Arizona remained on lockdown Thursday after four inmates were injured in a brawl involving about 80 prisoners that authorities had to use pepper spray to break up. Authorities described the melee at the Red Rock Complex between Phoenix and Tucson as racially motivated while providing little detail about how the disturbance unfolded.




'Racially motivated' fight leaves Arizona prison on lockdown

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:43:45 GMT

In this Jan. 20, 2016 file photo, an unmarked police truck patrols the outside of a private detention center operated by CoreCivic in Eloy, Ariz. The Mesa, Ariz., City Council has voted to make its city the first in Arizona to privatize its jail for low-level offenders.




Former Arizona utility regulator indicted on bribery charges

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:43:44 GMT

A former Arizona utility regulator has been indicted on bribery and fraud charges in what prosecutors said was a scheme to funnel $31,000 in payments to him and arrange his purchase of a $350,000 property in exchange for favorable votes for a utility. Former Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, his wife Sherry Ann Pierce, utility owner George Harry Johnson and lobbyist James Franklin Norton were indicted Wednesday on eight federal charges.




Public Input Sought for Future Park in Camp Verde - Rockin' River Ranch State ParkMay 25, 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:22:08 GMT

Arizona State Parks & Trails is hosting an open house to gather input from the public on proposed facilities and amenities that could become part of the master plan for the future Rockin' River Ranch State Park, located along the Verde River, near the Town of Camp Verde. This is the first step in the planning process to further the development of the approximately 209-acre park.




Kwok: Yes, Sal DiCiccio is being this ridiculous

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:47:53 GMT

Abe Kwok: A Phoenix councilman is making big allegations with little evidence to back them up, and the mayor isn't making it any better. Kwok: Yes, Sal DiCiccio is being this ridiculous Abe Kwok: A Phoenix councilman is making big allegations with little evidence to back them up, and the mayor isn't making it any better.




Since Trump Took Office, the Number of Refugees Arriving in Arizona, U.S. Has Plummeted

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:53:48 GMT

Arizona has historically taken in more refugees than all but just a handful of other states, despite the efforts of Governor Doug Ducey and other Republican lawmakers to change that. But the number of refugees being resettled here has dropped dramatically since Donald Trump became president, even though we're currently in the midst of a global humanitarian crisis .




Legislation seeks to extend operation of Arizona power plant

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:39:09 GMT

The Navajo Nation Council has been asked to approve an agreement between the tribe and the owners of the Navajo Generating Station to extend the operations of the power plant in northern Arizona. Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates says he and Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye support having the coal-fired plant in Page remain in operation through 2019 and beyond.




Sen. Baker will not seek re-election in 2018

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:45:24 GMT

Sen. Roy Baker of Lincoln said Wednesday that he and his wife, Paula, are leaving their home and establishing new residences in Minnesota and Arizona to be closer to family members. His term expires in January 2019.




Watch: Mama elk fends off bear to protect calf in Arizona

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:06:51 GMT

Watch: Mama elk fends off bear to protect calf in Arizona The calf can be heard whimpering as the small bear swipes at it. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2rRiOEG Changes in climate may have made the largest animal on Earth much bigger than it originally was.




Meet the Arizona students who earned $115K scholarships to the state's public universities

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:06:50 GMT

Meet 20 Arizona students who earned Flinn Scholarships that pay public university tuition and room and board, among other costs. Meet the Arizona students who earned $115K scholarships to the state's public universities Meet 20 Arizona students who earned Flinn Scholarships that pay public university tuition and room and board, among other costs.




Would legalizing marijuana bring money to Arizona schools?

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:46:31 GMT

Would legalizing marijuana bring money to Arizona schools? Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey claims that legalizing marijuana would cost the state more than it would generate in taxes. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2rTMH6G The Arizona Republic's politics team discusses the ongoing McCain/Trump feud, Gov. Ducey's veto pen on recent legislation and drama in Phoenix City Hall.