PHOENIX -- An economic researcher said Wednesday that Arizona's economy is expanding at a slow but steady pace with population and employment growth rates that outpace most other states.Arizona State University research professor Lee McPheters said the recent progress, however, remains slower than the state's long-term averages."While growth is slow compared to past recoveries, we ...
PHOENIX -- A state safety agency recommended fines totaling $559,000 against the state's Forestry Division on Wednesday, saying the agency wrongly put the protection of "structures and pastureland" ahead of the safety of firefighters battling a wildfire in Central Arizona last summer, including 19 who died while trapped by the flames on a ...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals' offensive line regressed a bit in Philadelphia after a series of solid performances. Next up is a formidable challenge against the fierce pass rush of defensive end Robert Quinn and the rest of the St. Louis Rams. When the Rams beat Arizona 27-24 in the season opener in St. Louis, Quinn had three sacks, two forced fumbles and four quarterback ...
PHOENIX - Arizona's workplace safety agency recommended Wednesday that the state Forestry Division pay a nearly $560,000 fine in the deaths of 19 firefighters, saying officials placed the protection of non-defensible structures and pastureland ahead of firefighter safety.The proposed citations from the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health said forestry officials managing the ...
o Local Sea Cadets will travel to Phoenix this weekend to take part in the dedication of a new memorial to World War II that features main cannon barrels from the battleships Missouri and Arizona.Tom O'Brien, commander of the local Cadet Corps, said 27 members will serve in the color guard during the ceremony Saturday, which is Pearl Harbor Day. The unit is called Battleship Missouri ...
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Koko: A Talking Gorilla is a slim, but intriguing documentary about a gorilla who can literally talk. Koko, a gorilla who was six years old at the time the film was made in 1977, had been taken from the San Francisco Zoo and was being taught how to communicate with American s ... ...
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Arizona inmate John McCluskey is a dangerous, cold-blooded killer who deserves nothing less than the death penalty for kidnapping and murdering a retired Oklahoma couple, prosecutors said ...
People run from police for all kinds of reasons. Due to a long history of police violence against civilians, some citizens have a deep and firmly rooted distrust of any law enforcement officer. In some cases, those who run have committed a crime and are attempting to evade capture. Many times, an individual's attempt to evade capture will result in harsher charges and sentences than those ...
Nearly 200 skydivers, from all over the world, perform a group jump, a day after two skydivers were killed after colliding in midair during a jump from Skydive Arizona, at Eloy Municipal Airport, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Eloy, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. ...
PHOENIX - Arizona's workplace safety agency is recommending that the state Forestry Division pay a nearly $560,000 fine in the deaths of 19 ...
State and federal officials in Arizona are fighting just the latest skirmish in a long-running war over just how restrictive rules should be over human use of forest and desert areas. The locals want fewer and uniform restrictions, while their D.C. counterparts like to play "What will we cite people for this week?" with campers, hunters, and pretty much anybody who likes the outdoors. ...
Scientists at the University of Arizona have discovered diverse communities of bacteria, fungi and archaea on the surface of stalactites in Kartchner Caverns, a limestone cave system in Arizona. These microbes live off the limited nutrients from water runoff that drips into the cave. Tucked beneath the desert in southern Arizona is Kartchner Caverns, a maze of remote, largely uninhabited ...
Agency to propose penalties against Arizona Forestry division in report on Hotshots firefighter deaths
An Arizona agency that investigated workplace violations related to the deaths of 19 firefighters is recommending action against the state Forestry Division. The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health will present its findings Wednesday to the state Industrial Commission. The Prescott-based Granite Mountain Hotshots had been battling the Yarnell Hill Fire under management of the ...
The fast cash offered by title loan businesses has business booming, with 479 lenders in Arizona alone by one count. Critics say the terms can end up costing desperate borrowers in the long run, but supporters point to the demand as proof the service is needed. Cronkite News' Krystal Story ...
Two skydivers were killed on Tuesday after they collided during a jump over southern , collapsing their parachutes and sending them plummeting to the ground.Witnesses told investigators that both skydivers had open canopies when they ran into each other about 200 to 300 feet (60 to 90 metres) above the ground, said Sergeant Brian Jerome, an Eloy police spokesman. Their canopies collapsed and ...
The city's two police radar vans are scheduled to snap photographs of speeders at these locations today:5 to 8:30 a.m. near Hollinger Elementary School, in the 100 block of West Ajo Way; and on Sarnoff Drive near Kenyon Drive.9 a.m. to noon near Peter Howell Elementary School, in the 4100 block of East Fifth Street between Alvernon Way and Columbus Boulevard; and on Irvington Road between ...
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When it comes to Iran's nuclear weapons program, the only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf's clothing, Rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community.
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Arizona Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt took part in a series of hitting challenges with Sydney Sixers cricketers at the SCG to promote their historic series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, which will open the MLB season at the same ground in March.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, while there are bigger names with bigger pay packets in MLB currently, none is better performed.
The 26-year-old has just claimed the Hank Aaron Award for the best offensive player in the MLB, adding to the Golden Glove award he received as the best defensive player, the report said.
It makes him one of the favourites to take out the most prestigious gong of the lot, the MLB's coveted Most Valuable Player, the report added. (ANI)
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