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‘Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour’
It’s fair to say that not everyone has the time to create their favorite breakfast classics from scratch each morning, but a team of “Snoozers” will help create a meal to jump-start the day in Tempe beginning Dec. 10.
PHOENIX (AP) — The family of an unarmed drug suspect fatally shot by a Phoenix police officer who mistook a pill bottle for a gun is attempting to delay the man's autopsy, their attorney said Friday.
Families looking to start a new holiday tradition or simply feel the spirit of the season will find an abundance of options in downtown Mesa this year. From visiting the Mesa Temple Garden Lights to enjoying a holiday concert at Mesa Arts Center (MAC) and everything in between, there are plenty of possibilities for celebrating the holidays practically every day of the week.
‘The Snow Queen’
Valley Metro and Tempe officials reassured residents concerned about the costs and consequences of the city’s planned streetcar system at an occasionally contentious question-and-answer meeting on Monday, Dec. 1, at the Tempe Transportation Center, saying the project would be an economic boon and sometimes defending it to a few sharply skeptical questioners.
The holiday tree lit up in Downtown Tempe.
Julie Kent, an ASU alumna with a supply chain management background, said she never imagined herself entering the fashion world after college. Now, however, she’s become a local fashionista and the owner of a boutique in downtown Tempe.
Tempe’s annual holiday kickoff has served as a consistent source of entertainment and joy for families for two decades without necessarily offering the same experience one year after another.
It’s hard to be an art collector on a budget, but this weekend, you can purchase original works of art, crafted by local student artists, for as little as $30, at a student art market in downtown Tempe.
An annual survey from National Retail Federation showed an anticipated slight decrease in consumer spending on Halloween candy this year, compared with 2013.
Phoenix Veterans Day Parade
The Black Keys
La casa vieja means “the old house” in Spanish. However, downtown Tempe’s iconic “old house” is now making way for something new.
A driver suspected of DUI has killed another Arizona police officer. It’s become an all-too-common occurrence where a police officer is either seriously injured or killed by a DUI driver.
Final call for regular season high school football before the November playoffs, so grab a beer and some tasty bites before heading to the field to watch the pigskin fly.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are considering taxes on electronic cigarettes as a way to help cover a $1 billion budget shortfall, a central Arizona weekly has reported.
"It's one option of many that we should look at at the Legislature," said state Democratic Rep. Stefanie Mach of Tucson, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee. "It certainly isn't going to come close to the amount of money that we need to make up the deficit, but any little bit helps."
Some legislators are lighting up at the idea of taxing e-cigarettes to cover a huge deficit expected by fiscal year 2017, but how to regulate the devices has been a source of debate.
Legislators in dozens of states last year were faced with bills related to electronic cigarettes. Two states have already enacted "sin taxes" on them, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. On the federal level, the Food and Drug Administration has struggled since 2011 to implement rules on how to categorize and regulate them as well as liquid nicotine.
Republican Rep. John Kavanagh, of Fountain Hills, told the Arizona Capitol Times taxing e-cigarettes could discourage people from using them in an effort to quit smoking.
"The e-cigarettes, I am told, are not nearly as damaging to the body as tobacco is, and part of the reasoning for the tobacco tax is to compensate society for the additional costs in medical care that smokers cause," said Kavanagh, who also serves on the House Appropriations Committee and running for a Senate seat.
The financial impact for Arizona from e-cigarette taxes is difficult to determine since proposals vary and cigarettes have about $2 in additional taxes per pack.
Arizona so far hasn't enforced many restrictions on the electronic devices. Last year, the state made it illegal to sell them to minors. But Attorney General Tom Horne recently said e-cigarettes do not fall under the Smoke Free Arizona Act. Thus, patrons can smoke them inside restaurants, bars and other public places. However, cities such as Tempe have banned them.
The battery-powered devices heat liquid nicotine and create a vapor that the user can inhale. They are available at most convenience stores and "vape shops."
Ben Denny, who works at a downtown Phoenix vape shop called Butt Out, said the industry would be open to some reasonable taxes but not to the same degree as cigarettes. The growing e-cigarette community would likely fight any legislation that advocated otherwise.
"Nobody serious is even getting close to claiming that (e-cigarettes) do similar harm (as smoking tobacco), so by attempting to tax them the same way, lawmakers are making a claim nobody else is making. And really, they're just saying they want to bring in more money," Denny said.