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Arizona has no official state dinosaur, so an 11-year-old proposed one -- the Sonorasaurus

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:23:26 GMT

If Senate Bill 1517 is approved, Sonorasaurus would join other official Arizona state symbols, including the bola tie and the Colt single action revolver . azcentral Nick Ratkevich, who helped his father, Ron Ratkevich dig up the bones of the Sonorasaurus, looks at the exhibit at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.




Arizona House considers legalizing needle exchange programs

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:33:59 GMT

The Arizona House is considering a proposal that would legalize needle exchange programs for illicit drug users for the first time. Republican Rep. Tony Rivero of Peoria is pushing the legislation as part of an effort to cut opioid addiction and diseases spread from dirty needles.




Arizona Bill, Limiting General Election Ballot for U.S. Senate to...

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:33:58 GMT

On February 13, the Arizona House Federalism, Property Rights & Public Policy Committee passed HCR 2022 . If this bill passes the legislature, it would amend the State Constitution, so would go to a public vote in November 2018.




Googlea s Waymo wins approval for first driverless ride-hailing service

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:54:14 GMT

The designation lets Waymo's fleet of driverless Chrysler Pacifica minivans pickup and drop off paying riders in Arizona through a smartphone app or website, the spokesman said on Friday. The first US commercial ride-hailing service without human drivers has been approved.




Prescription drugs: plans won't impact prices much

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:13:18 GMT

And it treats the pharmaceutical industry with kid gloves. Instead, it puts pressure on hospitals, doctors and benefit managers to suffer the pain of lowering prescription drug prices.




Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg is right that Millennials are key to #MeToo

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:51:20 GMT

Statehouses across the country are often demeaning and difficult places for women. A teen-age intern helped bring historic change in Arizona.




Saturday Night Five: Arizona takes control, USC loses Boatwright,...

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:18:49 GMT

Insta-reaction to recent developments on the court and off the field a Sturdied by one of their best defensive performances of the season, the Wildcats took control in the second half in Tempe on Thursday night and, as a result, took control of the conference. Not that they ever fully lost control, of course.




Similar GOP candidates vie for Arizona Rep. Franks' seat

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:40:52 GMT

This undated photo provided by Clair Van Steenwyk shows Van Steenwyk, who is running for Congress in Arizona. Van Steenwyk is a former radio host who garnered nearly 29 percent of the vote against U.S. Rep. Trent Franks in the 2016 GOP primary.




Bills take aim at Arizona's booming drug rehab industry

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:01:52 GMT

Addiction sneaks up on pain patients in the worst opioid epidemic in U.S. history, and their shared battles for recovery are fraught with ironies, tragedies and sometimes shaky success. Meet three people vowing to beat the odds.




Severe winter storm, heavy snow headed to northern Arizona

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:16:50 GMT

Some parts of northern Arizona could see wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour, snowfall and severe weather. Folks in the northern part of the state should brace themselves for a winter storm that's expected to bring heavy snow and some of the coldest weather of the season, the National Weather Service said.




Neto's Tucson: Los Universitarios have created a lasting legacy at University of Arizona

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:45:19 GMT

They came from Tucson's barrios. Others came from Arizona's small mining towns or rural agricultural communities.




Storm expected to slam Arizona high country with strong wind

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:58:15 GMT

The National Weather Service says a powerful cold front is about to sock much of northern and east-central Arizona with very strong winds and snow Sunday and Monday. Forecasts call for wind gusts up to 50 mph developing Sunday afternoon and continuing Sunday night, with stronger winds and gusts up to 60 mph Monday.




Rand Paul makes Arizona appearance to back Senate candidate

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:42:15 GMT

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has appeared in Arizona to embrace the U.S. Senate candidacy of former state legislator Kelli Ward, praising her as a fellow "constitutional conservative" who supports privacy rights.




Arizona Cocktail Weekend takes over downtown Phoenix, Feb. 17-19

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:35:10 GMT

The annual cocktail celebration moves to downtown Phoenix and becomes a packed three-day weekend, Feb. 17-19, with three signature evening events. It's three days of brunches, tastings and fun in downtown Phoenix this year at events like Cocktail Jam, Top Bars and Last Slinger Standing.




State of Arizona v. the Honorable Pamela Gates Judge of the Superior...

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:13:26 GMT

STATE OF ARIZONA, Petitioner, v. THE HONORABLE PAMELA S. GATES, JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF MARICOPA, Respondent Judge, APOLINAR ALTAMIRANO, Real Party in Interest.




Why doesn't Phoenix have a 'stupid hiker' law?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:02:03 GMT

In 2017, the city's fire department rescued 259 hikers, 95 of whom required a helicopter evacuation, so why doesn't Phoenix have a 'stupid hiker' law? A trail marker along the Picketpost Summit Trail to the top of Picketpost Mountain in the Tonto National Forest outside of Superior on November 13, 2017. It may be rainy and cool this weekend, but it's only a matter of time until Arizona's infamous dry heat envelopes the Valley, bringing with it a rise in mountain rescues.




Arizona Wildcats cheerleader ejected from arena in Tempe

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:48:33 GMT

Embarrassing interruption happened during Arizona and Arizona State match Play was stopped at the arena in Tempe as the referee ordered him to leave He had been using a megaphone to shout out players' names during the contest The deflated Wildcat cheerleader is shown shuffling out with his head lowered By Phoebe Southworth For Mailonline Published: 07:27 EST, 16 February