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(Editor’s note: This is part of a continuing series of stories about “snowbirds” in the Valley of the Sun.)
A University of Arizona doctor who was pushing for more research into medical marijuana is being let go — she believes for political reasons.
A new survey from Zillow.com is projecting that metro Phoenix home prices will rise 3.6 percent by April 2015. That is not a significant increase compared with the 17 percent rise last year and the 30 percent jump in 2012. Zillow has Phoenix ranked 15th for projected home-price appreciation on Zillow’s list of large metros for 20104. Las Vegas, which has lagged the Valley in the housing rebound, ranks No. 1 with an almost 11 percent expected jump in home values for 2014.
The state's top environmental officials asked legislators Tuesday to repeal the restrictions they placed on his agency just four years ago prohibiting it from regulating “greenhouse gases.”
Supporters of doing more to prevent child abuse and neglect before it occurs said Tuesday they are having to accept on faith that there will be more money for that — later.
There are many factors that affect housing inventory levels and pricing. One factor on the Valley’s real estate market is cash buyers. However, these cash buyers are losing their enthusiasm for the Phoenix area. Cash purchases during the first quarter were about 3,500 for local homes, but plunged 38 percent from the same period last year, according to research by Fletcher Wilcox, vice president of business development for Grand Canyon Title Agency Inc. Those 3,500 cash purchases also made up 28 percent of all Valley home sales during the first quarter. That is significantly down from the 38 percent market share claimed by last year’s cash buyers.
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A Tucson firm is hoping to launch Arizonans toward the edge of space – or maybe somewhere close to that – from Southern Arizona.
A proposal to sharply expand a program to use tax dollars to send students to private and parochial schools suffered a severe – and perhaps fatal – setback today.
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Mortgages are going to cost more in 2014. After six years of steadily dropping, the home lending market finally hit an historic price floor in late 2012, with rates for 30-year fixed mortgages leveling off at about 3.38 percent. Rates remained in the 3’s through the first half of 2013 before finally popping up above 4 percent in June. The Mortgage Bankers Association is expecting mortgage rates to increase above 5 percent in 2014, and then increase to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015.
Arizona manufacturers and smelters are in line for a big tax break not being offered to other companies and individuals.
Supporters of medical marijuana research have targeted a Republican state senator for recall because she is blocking a measure that could fund it. But the measure could be more public relations than actual political power.
Plans to create a veterinary school at the University of Arizona have hit a roadblock as state lawmakers approved just enough money to tease the idea but not enough to actually make it happen.
Rep. Ethan Orr, R-Tucson [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
Saying the plan shorts child safety and education, six dissident House Republicans said Wednesday talks have broken down with their own party leaders, leaving a proposed $9.2 billion state budget in limbo.
Rep. Ethan Orr, R-Tucson, explains Wednesday why he and five other GOP lawmakers will not support the nearly $9.2 billion budget approved by the Senate. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
House Republican leaders late Monday gave up trying to corral the votes for a new budget, at least for now.
After a remarkable rebound, the Phoenix housing market is cooling down. The latest figures show Phoenix is off to a less than promising 2014. The number of homes for sale in January stood 29 percent above their levels of a year earlier, according to the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc. A new report from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business has found a 4 percent drop in home prices in January.
A Phoenix Republican lawmaker is using her power to single-handedly kill a House-passed bill that could provide the necessary funds to finally have a study of possible beneficial effects of medical marijuana.
Saying Arizonans have “God-given rights to defend themselves,” the state House voted Wednesday to let anyone with a permit to carry a concealed weapon bring it into many public buildings.
Arizona's chances of landing a spaceport may be improving.
Gov. Jan Brewer is going to get the last word on whether Arizona business owners can cite their religion as a reason to turn away gays – and maybe others.
State lawmakers hope to use fees paid by medical marijuana users and dispensaries to convince everyone else not to inhale.
State lawmakers are moving to make it easier for anyone to sue a city over its gun laws, and the sponsor said he's specifically aiming it at Tucson.