The proposed mine near Superior involves a federal land swap and has drawn opposition from environmental and Native American groups. Potentially, the copper mine would become the largest in the country.
Democrat lost in 2010 general election to Paul Gosar.
U.S. Rep.-elect Ann Kirkpatrick, a Flagstaff Democrat, is not ready to take a stand on the proposed bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Because farmers and ranchers in Arizona use irrigation, it is more of a challenge for them to prove harm from drought. To qualify for the emergency loans, they must have suffered a 30 percent crop or livestock loss.
Resolution Copper Co. wants to mine this area east of Superior. However, San Carlos Apache Tribe leaders consider the area sacred.
Mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae has opened a mortgage help
center in Phoenix to help struggling homeowners with loans owned by
PHOENIX - With the state's unemployment rate still hovering near
10 percent, Arizona has drained its jobless-benefit fund, forcing
the state to borrow millions from the federal government to help
SUPERIOR - Mining drove this central Arizona town's economy when
Lynn Heglie decided to open a restaurant here in the early
Deteriorating storefronts speak to the hard economic times Superior has faced since mining fell off in the area. Many are hoping Resolution Copper Co.'s plan to open a mine in the mountains will make Superior thrive again.
FLAGSTAFF - Although the recession may be technically over,
rural communities still lag behind metropolitan areas as they
recover, Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens said.
Dave Benjamin, project superintendent for Hensel Phelps, shows students the site for the new Sky Train at Sky Harbor International Airport.
PHOENIX - Rebecca Freitas squinted in the blistering sun and
pushed up her blue hard hat as Dave Benjamin explained construction
of an elevated railway at Sky Harbor International Airport.
SCOTTSDALE - Two tea aficionados have taken a 5,000-year-old
beverage and given it a new twist.
Dan Schweiker, co-founder of Scottsdale-based China Mist Brands Inc., talks with plant manager Kevin McCullough about sending tea samples to prospective clients.
SUPERIOR - Dorothy Ross often journeys to this wooded area in
the Tonto National Forest to pray, harvest acorns and pick
medicinal plants. She's made the trip since she was a child.
A multinational firm wants to mine what's been called the largest untapped reserve of copper in the U.S. and possibly in the world.
PHOENIX - Power-One Inc., the nation's largest manufacturer of
renewable-energy conversion devices, announced Thursday that it
will open a manufacturing facility in Phoenix.
GOODYEAR - Ronald Rayner has weathered many ups and downs in the
four-plus decades he's grown cotton in the Phoenix area's West
Cotton is blooming at A Tumbling T Ranches in Goodyear. Production isn't keeping keep pace with demand.
says he may plant more cotton next year
PHOENIX — As they address the state's daunting challenges,
leaders should follow the example of "great statesmen" who built
Arizona by valuing cooperation, collaboration and compromise,
former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said.