Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Headlines Wensday Jan. 12th

Operator of 2 gasoline pipelines hope to return service by Friday The operator of two pipelines that bring gasoline from California refineries to neighboring Western states said Tuesday that the lines hopefully would be returned to service by Friday, barring any unforeseen issues. Power outage shuts down lifts at Snowbowl FLAGSTAFF - The Arizona Snowbowl won't be operating its lifts today because of a power outage. Residents stranded in homes as rivers, washes swell from storms PHOENIX (AP) -- Seven of Arizona's 15 counties have declared states of emergency to qualify for cleanup funding and aid from storm-related damage suffered over the past two weeks.... Bleak budget picture painted for 2005-06 First the good news: Arizona's economy is surging and tax revenues are much higher than expected. Lawyers for state ask court to keep immigration law in effect A federal appeals court should allow Arizona to continue to keep in effect a new state voter-approved law that denies some public benefits to illegal immigrants, state lawyers said Tuesday in court records. New tips on Rock Burglars after national media exposure An article that ran in USA Today chronicling the tale of the infamous Rock Burglars has generated nine new tips to police. And more media outlets are requesting to profile the elusive criminal, or team of criminals. 18 homes raided in drug-trafficking case Phoenix police raided 18 Valley homes before dawn Tuesday, rounding up people suspected of being members of a violent drug-trafficking organization that has been funneling massive quantities of marijuana from Mexico to the East Coast. Minister pleads guilty in sex case PRESCOTT - A former Clarkdale minister faces sentencing Feb. 7 after pleading guilty to one count each of child molestation and attempted child molestation. 2 LULAC leaders toppled Infighting, power jostling and political jockeying within Arizona's League of United Latin American Citizens has toppled its leadership, leaving the future of the state's largest Hispanic advocacy group in question. Plan aims to ban partner benefits All government-sponsored benefits to domestic partners would be outlawed under a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Arizona. New Goodyear homes must have sprinklers Over the objection of home builders, the Goodyear City Council on Monday approved a new law requiring fire sprinkler systems to be installed in all new homes. Group rethinks Rawhide move GILA RIVER RESERVATION - Because of heavy demand for more rodeo arenas, the Rawhide Western Town being moved from Scottsdale to the Gila River Indian Community this year could end up farther south than originally planned. Flu season is turning into a dud With one of the mildest flu seasons in recent history nearing an end, public demand for flu shots is so light that health officials are struggling to move serum that just months ago was in dangerously low supply.

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