The Arizona Legislature advanced an abortion bill yesterday, while delaying a concealed-weapons bill.
The abortion measure, which requires final passage before moving to the Senate, would require healthcare personnel who treat women with complications from abortions to submit a report to the state. The House delayed consideration of another bill, HB 2347, which would allow people to carry concealed weapons without permits...A petroleum products company in Parker has been fined $55,000 by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
The LiquidTitan refinery produces gasoline and fuels, and the ADQ says, over a four-year period, the company had numerous air-quality violations. The company has reportedly spent $900,000 since 2006 trying to comply with the environmental regulations...Killer bees attacked four people in north Phoenix Thursday night, leaving two women in critical condition.
The two women were each stung more than 100 times, until onlookers started spraying them with a fire extinguisher. The fire department later destroyed the hive...