Several Arizona Cities Still Hard Hit by Recession

Jul 31, 2014

A new study shows several of the state’s cities are among the worst in recovering from the recession. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.


Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is giving more than 400-thousand dollars to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, to pay for patrols in Colorado City. He says that’s needed because the town’s police department is effectively controlled by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. From Phoenix, Mark Brodie reports.

In Phoenix, State Lawmakers are working on legislation requiring Amazon-dot-com to collect sales taxes on Arizona purchases.

The effort is partially an attempt to reap revenue from all those internet sales.

It’s also an attempt to keep Arizonans from bypassing what one report called the second highest sales tax rate in the country.

According to the DC-based Tax Foundation, the average Arizonan pays 9.12% in sales taxes.

Of course, an average means some people pay more, some pay less, depending on where you live.

Shelley Smithson

Snow hung on pine branches as Flagstaff’s Marine Color Guard honored Arizona’s centennial this morning at the Pioneer Museum.

Locals visited the museum throughout the day where a new Centennial exhibit is on display.

The exhibit is a preview of a larger exhibit planned for the spring.

It will showcase each decade of Flagstaff’s history.

Sixty eight-year-old color guard member Johnny Anaya was born and raised in Flagstaff.

He says his favorite memories are of the Flagstaff All-Indian Powwow, which occurred every Fourth of July between 1929 and 1980.

Joe Meehan and Les Roe rang the Emerson School bell at Flagstaff Pioneer Museum 100 times to mark Arizona's 100th birthday Tuesday.

The museum is hosting a day-long birthday party with a new Centennial exhibit by NAU history students.

Meehan, curator of Arizona Historical Society’s Pioneer Museum, says in 1912, Flagstaff was a booming frontier town with a population around 2,000.

“The lumber yard was up and running. It was growing, the university was here, the observatory was here,” he says.