Phoenix, AZ – The president issued an executive order this week following a conference in Washington on the issue of distracted driving. The president said he wants to -- quote -- demonstrate federal leadership in improving safety on our roads and highways. Gubernatorial press aide Paul Senseman said Brewer and Alberto Gutier, head of her office of highway safety, are looking at the issue.
Phoenix, AZ – The percentage of state residents in poverty rose last year. But not everywhere.
New figures today from the Census Bureau show 14.2 percent of Arizonans were living below the federal poverty level in 2007. By 2008 that figure had risen to 14.7 percent. That half point jump compares with an increase of just two tenths of a percent nationally.