Arizona News

Monsoon Brings 100-Year Flooding Event to Arizona

The National Weather Service says the storm that swept across northern Arizona over the weekend amounted to a 100-year event. The Arizona Daily Sun reported that those types of storms have a 1 percent chance of happening every year and …

Families of Pilots File Wrongful Death Suit in 2016 Arizona Helicopter Crash

The families of two pilots who died in a 2016 helicopter crash in western Arizona have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the California-based manufacturer of the aircraft. The suit filed last Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleges …

Arizona Launches Driver Safety Campaign for Monsoon Season

A new safety campaign will remind Arizona drivers stuck in dust storms to pull over, turn off all car lights and wait until visibility is back before hitting the road again. The “pull aside, stay alive” campaign aims to keep …

SBA Loans Made Available in New Mexico, Arizona for Drought Economic Injury

The Small Business Administration says disaster loans are available to small nonfarm businesses in 13 counties in New Mexico and one in Arizona to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in two of the New Mexico …

Arizona Governor Halts Uber’s Self-Driving Car Testing

The governor of Arizona has suspended Uber’s ability to test self-driving cars on public roads in the state following a fatal crash last week that killed a 49-year-old pedestrian. The decision to block Uber Technologies Inc.’s autonomous testing is a …

Owner of Arizona Car Rental Companies Hit with $1.8M Verdict

A judge has ruled that the owner of two rental car companies in Phoenix, Ariz. must pay $1.85 million for defrauding Arizona consumers. The verdict was announced this week by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. State prosecutors filed a consumer …

Arizona Gets $3.1M in Funding to Combat Opioid Abuse

Arizona’s efforts to combat opioid abuse are getting a $3.1 million boost from federal taxpayers. The U.S. Department of Health Services says the funding provided the state Department of Health Services is included in $144.1 million of grants awarded nationwide …

Arizona Launches Campaign on Flooding Danger

Arizona officials are launching a campaign to make Arizonans aware of the year-round risk of flooding, particularly during the monsoon. Director Wendy Smith-Reeve of the Arizona Division of Emergency Management says most people know Arizona has wildfires but that flooding …

California Wildfires Feeding on Grass Fed by Winter Rain

Wildfires driving people from their homes in California and throughout the West have had help from an unlikely source: the rain. Major winter downpours that pulled the state out of years of drought also brought a layer of grass that …

Arizona Prepping for Floods in Wake of Massive Wildfire

A northern Arizona wildfire is nearing full containment and officials say it’s time to take precautions against possible post-fire flooding. Officials say there’s a high risk of flooding during the monsoon, and a community meeting on flooding potential, flood insurance …