March 2013

Tucson mulls rule on lost and stolen guns

If your gun is lost or stolen, do you have to tell police? In Tucson, the answer will soon be yes if a city proposal gets the green light. But the idea has proved instantly controversial.

Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik is behind the measure, which would require gun owners to notify police within 48 hours of their weapon being lost or stolen. The proposal has already angered gun rights advocates who say it could lead to a registry of gun owners. Kozachik, however, disagrees.

Hailstorm hits Valley

Hail Pea sized hail from a strong early afternoon thunderstorm in the East Valley. (Photo by Carol Harvey - KJZZ)

Pea- and nickel-sized hail pounded parts of the Valley Friday afternoon. The late-winter storm is also bringing snow to Northern Arizona.

Arizona Schools Prepare for Federal Cuts

Arizona public schools expect to lose more than 30-million dollars under the automatic federal budget cuts that started this week under sequestration. 

Some of the state’s hardest hit districts depend on “Title One” federal funds for disadvantaged children with special needs.

Phoenix Union High School District is bracing for federal cuts totaling at least 380-thousand dollars this year. 

That’s on top of the district’s two-million dollar budget shortfall before the federal cuts took effect.