Arizona News

Arizona City’s Pedestrian Safety Effort Fails

Phoenix, Ariz. officials failed to advance an effort that aimed to reduce pedestrian deaths by improving street safety in the city. The Phoenix City Council voted 4-4 this week on the motion to direct city staff to develop a strategy …

Arizona Becomes 48th State with Cellphone-Driving Law

Arizona ended a decade of resistance to restrictions on using a cellphone while driving when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law this week outlawing holding a phone behind the wheel. It is now the 48th state to ban texting and …

Arizona Man Another Death Linked to Faulty Takata Air Bag

An Arizona man who died from injuries sustained in a crash three months after purchasing a used Honda Civic has become the 16th fatality in the U.S. linked to defective air bags at the center of one of the biggest …

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 …