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.
The state fund that holds and invests money from the
sale of Arizona
trust land has topped $4 billion for the first time ever. State Treasurer Doug
Ducey says the state's Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund hit the $4 billion
mark at the end of February.
The Air Force is joining other military branches in suspending tuition assistance that thousands of active-duty service members rely on to pay for college classes. An Air Force spokeswoman says airmen were notified by email that new applications for tuition assistance won't be accepted because of the automatic spending cuts that took effect at the start of the month.
hazardous waste site in downtown Phoenix has been cleaned-up by the Arizona
Department of Environmental Quality. It’s the first time the state has completed its
own superfund project.
The state DEQ removed more
than 6,000 tons of shredded metal and auto parts from the 10-acre site at
Buckeye Road and Fifth Street near the Chase Field ballpark.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors could have a new member by the end of the week. Supervisor Max Wilson resigned from the board due to health concerns earlier this year. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports there is no shortage of people applying for the job.
Spring arrived in Arizona early Wednesday morning, at 4:02 local time. And, as KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert reports from Phoenix, winter was about average this year. The 30-year average says the Phoenix area should get 3.
For eight weeks every winter, the desert outside Apache
Junction gets downright Medieval. The Arizona Renaissance Festival is about 40
miles – and 500 years – from Phoenix. I recently visited the fair, which
continues weekends through March, with one goal in mind: to find the most
fascinating person at the party.
Mayor Greg Stanton says gun owners can turn in their unwanted firearms at the
city’s buyback program in May. The city is using money from a private donor
to give out gift cards to anyone who wants to get rid of their weapons.
The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to support proposed state legislation that seeks to crack down on people who fire off guns while intoxicated. The bill would make it a felony for a person with a blood alcohol reading greater than the legal limit to shoot a firearm.
Arizona homeowners mistreated by their mortgage lender in 2009 or 2010 could
receive a check starting this week under a federal settlement. But, people need to be aware of scam artists who are trying to illegally profit from
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Cactus League baseball drew more
than 1.7 million fans to local stadiums this spring.
Tempe Diablo Stadium, spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Tempe. (Photo by Nick Blumberg - KJZZ)
That's about 20,000 more fans than last year, but it’s a record that comes with an asterisk.
The state Senate has given its preliminary approval to a
bill that would allow religious
organizations to avoid paying unemployment taxes for educational and day care
workers. Current state law
exempts certain work from eligibility for unemployment insurance.
When Senior Field Correspondent Stina Sieg was 22, she moved to the desert. The Bay Area native hasn’t been the same since. She had just graduated from Humboldt State University when she got a hankering for wide-open spaces.
Authorities now say more than 100 people are injured and two dead after bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line. The cause of the explosions has not been determined.
Chuck Coughlin, advisor to Governor Jan Brewer, discussed why Medicaid expansion in Arizona makes sense economically and morally.Coughlin also talked about Brewer's governing style and why the world of politics often gets dirty.
Police in Glendale have raided what they say was a large 'spice lab,' where they discovered a massive amount of the illegal designer drug. Police Sergeant Brent Coombs says the lab's manager is behind bars, for his involvement in developing 'spice' and 'bath salts,'"Abraham Sayegn is having charges submitted on him for both the manufacturing process and the possession to sell," Coombs said.
Law enforcement agencies from across Arizona have been involved in an effort to
bring in fugitives with outstanding felony warrants, over the last week. The effort
was coordinated by the US
Marshals Service, according to spokesman Fred Freeman.
About 1,300 temporary workers and part-time instructors with the Maricopa County Community College District have learned their hours will be strictly limited starting in July. Officials said the cuts will help the district comply with the Obama Administration’s Health Care Reform Act.