PHOENIX — Saying Arizonans have “God-given rights to defend themselves,” the state House voted Wednesday to let anyone bring a concealed weapon into many public buildings, as long as he or she has a permit.
We asked Southern Arizona lawmakers and candidates for governor for their thoughts on SB 1062, legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers based on religious belief. Gov. Jan Brewer must decide whether to sign it, let it become law without her signature, or veto it.
PHOENIX — State lawmakers hope to use fees paid by medical marijuana users and dispensaries to persuade everyone else not to use the drug.
As the Arizona Legislature kicks into full gear, state Rep. Ethan Orr, R-Tucson, is looking to restore funding for freshman high school students in a statewide technical training and education program.
PHOENIX — Arizona motorists may soon have to buy, and pay more for, additional insurance coverage.
Disabled riders on the city’s Sun Van service are closer to catching a break on fares, while at the same time putting more money into city coffers.
Even though your regular Road Runner is on the road this week, there are a couple of interesting transportation items to pass on in his absence — namely, the city might have a solution to that sticky Sun Van fare problem, and the promise to patch some of those crumbling city streets is moving along.
Firefighter Brendan Lyons is still in one piece, but his bike isn’t.
A proposal to eliminate the low-income rate for Sun Van used by many with a serious developmental or physical disability has been rejected.
PHOENIX - Rejecting the pleas of the state's former top federal prosecutor, a House panel voted Thursday to let police destroy marijuana they have seized, even if it turns out the person had a right to possess it.
PHOENIX - The state House voted Thursday to slam the door on gun "buyback" programs, even when the owners specifically ask that their weapons be destroyed.
A conservative political advocacy group is inviting the public to a free forum about Medicaid this week in Tucson.
Arizona lawmakers agree they want no more gun violence in schools, but agreeing on what to do to ensure that is trickier.
Summer could be getting shorter for Arizona school kids.
The Tucson City Council is expected to vote Feb. 5 to require background checks on all gun purchases on city-owned or -managed property - even if it means triggering a fight with the Legislature.
In December Councilman Steve Kozachik asked me if I would moderate a town hall forum in his ward featuring every elected official west of the Rincons. I said ,” No.”
City Councilman Steve Kozachik’s planned roast is set to begin at 6 p.m. this evening.
On the heels of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, the Tucson City Council is seeking local control of its gun laws.
Democrat Victoria Steele and Republican Ethan Orr are the apparent winners of a close race for two state House seats in Legislative District 9.