Phoenix, AZ – Alessandra Meetze, president of the Arizona chapter of the ACLU said affiliates from 32 states are issuing advisories telling people who intend to travel to Arizona that they need to be informed of their rights.
Phoenix, AZ – The squabble started when Felecia Rotellini accused Vince Rabago of filing a lawsuit against a payday lender last December to get some quick publicity and then abandoning the case a month later when he quit as assistant attorney general to run for the top job. She said that belies his claim that he has been there for working families.
Phoenix, AZ – It didn't take long for the candidates to start attacking each other in a televised debate Tuesday night. In fact, the charges started coming with Andrew Thomas' opening statement where he pointed out that Tom Horne ran a company that filed for bankruptcy and that he entered into an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission that resulted in a lifetime trading ban. Horne conceded the facts but said Thomas has a reason to bring up something that happened 40 years ago.
Phoenix, AZ – The state transportation department closed down 13 of the state's 18 rest areas last fall because of budget problems. That left long stretches of interstate with not much other than a few bushes. ADOT's Doug Nintzel said things have changed since then.
(Our operating budget has stabilized at least enough so we can say that it's leveled off. We're ready to reopen five rest areas next month and four others this fall. So that'll mean nine of the 13 closed rest areas will be back open again.
Phoenix, AZ – The first is over what exactly Barack Obama told Jan Brewer when they met on June 3 in the Oval Office. Both agree the president promised to provide her information about his plans to put 12- hundred National Guard soldiers along the border and how he intends to use an extra $500 million he wants from Congress. But Brewer insisted he promised to get her that information in two weeks -- two weeks that were up Thursday.