In the next month, student groups at all four ASU campuses will vote on a proposed smoking ban.
The ban would prohibit smoking anywhere on the campuses, and university administration says it probably will accept the votes. If the ban passes, ASU would join about 381 colleges in the United States that prohibit smoking anywhere on their grounds...Tempe water-park Big Surf will open May 21 for its 41st season.
The park was rumored to be closing when Golfland Entertainment Inc. gave up its lease last year, but park owner, Inland Oceans of El Paso, Texas, plans to run Big Surf itself and not seek new management...The state Senate is expected to vote on a marijuana tax measure today.
The proposal, from Tucson Democratic Senator Jorge Garcia, would allow the state to tax marijuana sold under a possible medical marijuana act, which voters may decide this fall. An analysis by non-bipartisan legislative budget staff found that taxing medical marijuana could generate nearly $1 million for the state in the 2012 fiscal year...