States have employed a host of energy-saving programs, green-purchase requirements, building efficiency standards and financial incentive arrangements to meet those goals. So how are they doing in meeting targets they have set for themselves?
The 5-4 decision bolsters an increasingly popular political reform adopted by voters in California and other states to transfer authority to draw districts from state legislators to a nonpartisan citizen panel.
Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.
The administration’s latest move is another example of President Barack Obama taking executive action on environmental and climate issues regardless of whether he has the support of Congress.
The violent encounter was only the latest in a series of incidents that critics say demonstrates a pattern of police brutality and racism across the United States.
There are a few candidates Democrats believe would be strong contenders, but convincing them to run in Arizona may be difficult unless the dominoes fall a certain way.
Former Arizona state senator Russell Pearce resigned from his position as the Arizona Republican Party’s vice chairman on Sunday, after suggesting that Arizona sterilize all women on Medicaid. “You put me in charge of Medicaid,” Pearce said on his radio show last week, “the first thing I’d do is get [female recipients] Norplant, birth-control implants, […]
By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times The chance of a “megadrought” gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50 percent, scientists say, which means bad news for California’s already parched landscape. The odds of a 10-year drought afflicting the southwestern United States have increased to 80 percent, according to a new […]
By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. — The accidental death of an instructor at an Arizona shooting range, killed while teaching a 9-year-old girl to fire a fully automatic Uzi, has touched off a national debate on whether children should be given access to such weapons. But among those who enjoy and teach […]
Washington (AFP) – A nine-year-old girl learning to fire an Uzi submachine gun was unable to control the weapon, accidentally killing her instructor, news reports said Wednesday. The tragedy occurred Monday at the Last Stop gun range in the western U.S. state of Arizona, where the girl had been taken by her parents for firearms […]
Washington (AFP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is under increasing pressure to consider halting death sentences by lethal injection after a convicted Arizona killer took two hours to die. Opponents and supporters of capital punishment alike say they believe the highest U.S. court will agree to consider the issue. Double murderer Joseph Wood gasped and […]
By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times For the third time this year, a state has set out to execute a convicted murderer but found itself unable to cleanly carry out the sentence. The continuing problems have raised questions about whether the nation’s current methods for carrying out capital punishment — a patchwork of drugs, dosages […]
By Matt Pearce, Cindy Carcamo and Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. — A convicted murderer in Arizona gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes after a lethal injection Wednesday, his attorneys said, dying in a botched execution that will probably reinvigorate the national debate over the death penalty in the United States. […]