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Soccer’s success in Arizona validated by int'l events, youth expansion

The announcement that the Copa America Centenario would bring international soccer matches to Phoenix next summer was cheered by local officials who believe the powerhouse tournament will foster the development of the sport in Arizona.... Read more»

House gives preliminary OK to helping cities with event costs

The Arizona House of Representatives gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would help defray the public safety costs cities incur hosting major events, such as Glendale, which is preparing for the 2015 Super Bowl.... Read more»

GOP legislators want to remove gray wolf from endangered list

A group GOP lawmakers wants to urge Congress to remove the endangered species designation for the gray wolf, including a subspecies reintroduced in Arizona in 1998.... Read more»

Hunting & fishing proposition opposed by wildlife, animal groups

A ballot proposition promoted as a way to safeguard the right to fish and hunt in Arizona would politicize decisions about wildlife by giving the Legislature sole authority, leaders of a new campaign against the measure say.... Read more»

Arizona legislature

Bill would dock legislator pay for skipped votes

Rep. Jerry Weiers is fed up with fellow lawmakers who skip floor votes. His solution: Dock their pay and list their names on the Web. "Nobody can sit in your seat and vote for you," said Weiers, a Glendale Republican. "We are paid to vote no matter how you look at it."... Read more»