Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Headlines Tuesday Jan. 11th

Governor, lawmakers seeking different tax cuts for business PHOENIX (AP) -- There's once again talk of tax cuts at the Arizona Capitol, with Gov. Janet Napolitano and Republican legislative leaders calling for tax relief for business though they disagree on where to start.... Republicans welcome gov's tax breaks, skeptical of spending plan PHOENIX (AP) -- Republican legislative leaders said they were encouraged by Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano's embrace of some conservative principles in her State of the State address, but they criticized other parts of her agenda as too costly.... Arizona storms cause estimated $3 million in damage PHOENIX (AP) -- Officials were bracing for the possibility of more flooding around Arizona while assessing the damage from winter storms the past two weeks.... Victim advocate, diocese splitA leading advocate for the victims of abuse by Catholic priests loses her job when officials find out she got married outside the church, meaning she was no longer a Catholic in good standing. Extension of light rail to N. Phoenix is on agenda Valley Metro Rail will conduct a public hearing today to present the proposed extension of the planned Metro light-rail system to the Metrocenter area. University opens S.W. Valley school The University of Phoenix opens its first southwest Valley campus today, offering 19 classrooms to help area residents continue their education. Space Center director leaving for W.Va. job Nancy Sturm, who was brought in to pull the Challenger Space Center out of its financial problems, is leaving to take a job she couldn't refuse. Web site makes bill tracking easy for all PHOENIX -- So you want to track some legislation but don't want to make the trek to the Capitol. www.azleg.state.az.us Free wood offered to those in need Winter has dealt us several blows this season, and keeping warm is not always easy. Measure intended to reinforce Prop. 200 draws questions Yuma's lawmakers are skeptical about a proposed bill that would ensure undocumented immigrants don't receive such benefits as unemployment pay, government loans, grants, public housing and food assistance. Arpaio SWAT move ripped The Maricopa County sheriff'’s SWAT team was abruptly disbanded shortly after two of its officers were shot serving a high-risk search warrant in a murder investigation, the Tribune has learned. Mesa takes up motorized scooters Mesa will take a closer look at motorized play vehicles that have already been banned by Phoenix and Tucson. The Mesa Police Department is preparing a report on scooters and pocket bikes for an upcoming City Council discussion. Poll shows AIMS requirement split PHOENIX (AP) - Most Arizonans support increased spending to expand all-day kindergarten but are split on a proposal to stop the AIMS test from being a requirement for high school graduation, with a slight majority opposing the measure, according to a newspaper poll. ADOT defending chemical road de-icer again this year SHOW LOW - Recent snows have sparked concern among some White Mountains residents about the use of de-icing and anti-icing agents used to keep area roadways clear and safe. Water poll results are revealing Last week, Arizona's largest newspaper,the Arizona Republic, released a poll it commissioned that revealed nearly 90 percent of the people surveyed favor giving rural leaders in Arizona the power to stop new subdivisions if developers can't guarantee a long-term water supply. Lecture on Havasupai people tonight The first lecture in the 2005 "Knowing the Land and Its People" Muses Lecture Series is today at 7 p. Ariz. Opera's 'Cosí' a sweetheart of a production Cosí fan tutte's story is simple, its music transparent and its theme heartfelt and genuine: It's ''reality opera'' in a far deeper sense of ''real'' than any bare-facts TV show.

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