By Suzy Khimm
Well before passing Arizona's controversial immigration law, Arizona lawmakers were treating the state as a laboratory of sorts for the criminal justice system. Last year, state legislators passed a bill that would have privatized almost all of Arizona's correctional system for $100 million upfront -- an unprecedented move by a state government. The main argument was economic, as private operators claimed they could run more cost-efficient facilities, which supporters said would help close a billion-dollar budget gap in Phoenix.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bradley Manning, the soldier convicted in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history, faces the prospect of years of monotony with no Internet access in a small military prison cell but he would likely be allowed to mix with other inmates and exercise outdoors.
Wisconsin looked all set to kick a game-winning field goal against Arizona State last night when a strange sequence of events resulted in the most bizarre ending of the season. Arizona State won 32-30 after Wisconsin botched a kneel down, a defender sat on the ball, and the clock ran out with the Badgers at the 15-yard line.
PRESCOTT, Arizona (Reuters) - Outside a fire station in Prescott stand 19 long-handled shovels propped up against a chain-link fence adorned with flowers, flags, ribbons and memorabilia - a makeshift memorial to the 19 fallen firemen who called the Arizona town their home.
Hungry for a new economic stream, the state is trying to use perhaps its most abundant natural resource -- sunshine -- to become a center for clean energy manufacturing and generation.
Barry Broome slipped into San Francisco on a mission: Lure California-based solar companies to Arizona.