Phoenix — The Arizona Corporation Commission voted today to direct staff to begin a regulatory audit and a rate review of Arizona Public Service Company (APS) following numerous complaints of increased electricity bills by customers of the utility. Today’s decision follows a letter docketed last month by Chairman Bob Burns and Commissioner Boyd Dunn asking staff to inquire whether APS properly and sufficiently executed its customer outreach and education programs.

Online test created at least 18 more business days for MVD

The introduction of the online Permit Test @ Home learner’s permit exam has proven so successful that it created the equivalent of approximately 18 additional business days for Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division offices in 2018.

“The Permit Test @ Home has proven to be very popular, and even customers who don’t have a potential teen driver at home benefit from this online service,” said MVD Stakeholder Relations Manager Jennifer Bowser-Richards. “Every time this online test is taken, that means a teenager and at least one parent or guardian does not have to visit an MVD office for that purpose,” she explained.

Suspect used stolen identity to apply for new license

PHOENIX – Arizona Department of Transportation detectives have arrested a Chandler resident whose nursing license was revoked for insurance fraud after she allegedly used a stolen identity to try and obtain a new nursing license.

Buying a specialty license plate spreads holiday cheer, helps others.

What could almost fit in a tie box, makes a great stocking stuffer, comes in many colors, and helps worthy causes all in one package? It’s the specialty license plate, of course, and it’s not too late to buy one for yourself or one of your favorite elves.

“Specialty plates are always a great deal and can easily be purchased online, even as a gift,” said MVD Stakeholder Relations Manager Jennifer Bowser-Richards. “Not only that, but the sales raise millions of dollars for worthy causes every year.”

Ahmed Mohammed El Gammal, 46, a resident of Arizona, was sentenced today to 12 years in prison for providing and conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, aiding and abetting the receipt of military-type training from ISIS, and conspiring to receive such training. A jury convicted El Gammal of these charges on Jan. 30, 2017, following a three-week trial.

The Justice Department has filed a complaint in federal district court against Watermark Solutions (Watermark), a private corporation located in Phoenix, Arizona. The complaint alleges that Watermark violated the employment rights of Staff Sergeant Larry Green (SSG Green), a reservist in the United States Air Force, under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

According to the complaint, filed in United States District Court for the District of Arizona, SSG Green’s requirement to perform service in the Air Force Reserves was a motivating factor in Watermark’s decision to terminate his employment. At the time that SSG Green was hired by Watermark in July 2015, he informed Watermark of his military training obligations as an Air Force Reservist.   more...
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