planning overseas trips this month are being urged to be aware of the situation
around them. The U.S.
has issued a worldwide travel alert, and AAA spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski
said it should not be ignored,
especially if you are traveling to the Middle East.
President Barack Obama called for an end to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
at a Phoenix high school Tuesday afternoon.President Obama’s plan would reduce the government’s
stronghold over the mortgage finance market, but the plan may have other hurdles beyond
The third of four KJZZ Town Halls on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Wednesday and focused on the candidates of District 8.
The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 8 candidates.
As the massive manhunt for a suspected kidnapper continues,
so does an amber alert along the West Coast. The man in charge of Arizona's Amber Alert
Broadcaster's Association, President Art Brooks, says newer smart phones can
automatically notify you of such an alert.
The taco-- the ultimate Mexican comfort food has become a staple in American cuisine and reigns supreme as a popular meal in many different forms and flavors. In this delicious, sound-rich summer series, Fronteras: The Changing America Desk reporters investigate the transformation of the taco in the Southwest-- from cheap street eats to gourmet delights, from a Mexican mainstay to an All-American breakfast classic.
two Arizonans returned from Mars – or the closest thing to it on Earth.
The six participants in the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation Habitat spent four months living together in a small dome - and could only leave the space for brief periods if they wore mock spacesuits.
Surfing in the desert is not an easy thing to do. There is a lot of sand but not much water. That is what has made Big Surf in Tempe such a big deal since it opened in 1969, and now Big Surf’s Waikiki Beach Wave Pool has been designated a historic landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
A woman once convicted in connection with the murder of her 4-year-old son will be in court Friday. Debra Milke was sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of her son. That conviction was overturned by a federal appeals court earlier this year.
A federal judge in Phoenix has sentenced a Venezuelan Air Force
colonel to 19 months in prison for conspiring to export military
aircraft engines to his home country. A local businessman was also
involved in the scheme.
A year-long investigation into the illegal sale of
prescription drugs by the Mesa Police Department has resulted in 12 arrests so
far. The department’s Street Crimes Unit has spent the last 12
months looking into people who either own or operate Yerberia shops in the
The Bureau of Land Management has lifted fire restrictions
on public lands in Yuma, La
Paz, and Mohave
Counties as of 6 this
morning. Spokeswoman Lori Cook says there are a number of reasons for the
Starting in November, 1.1 million Arizonans will be trying
to buy food for $4.15 a day. That is
because of cuts in the SNAP program, more commonly known as food stamps. The Association of Arizona Food Banks is
bracing for the challenge of feeding those who are affected, but President Angie
Rodgers said that likely will last just a few weeks.
It’s almost impossible to overstate the impact, positive and negative, that real estate and construction have on Arizona’s economy. When the Great Recession hit, the Valley’s housing market was pummeled.
A coalition of environmental groups is launching a fundraising drive for Saturday. They will be trying to restore part of the overtaxed Colorado River that has become more desert than delta. Conservationists from Mexico and the U.
The Phoenix Herpetological Society is celebrating the first
breeding of rare Nile crocodiles. Cronkite
News says, the birth of 11 crocodiles is a boost for a species that’s
increasingly rare in the wild.
A piece of
9/11 history will soon be taking root in Prescott. The city was presented with
a seedling Wednesday from a tree rescued from the rubble of the terror attacks
in New York City. Prescott received the gift in honor of its resiliency after
the loss of 19 elite fire fighters in June.
The Tucson Unified School District has been under court supervision for decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. This week, the district proposed a new part of the admissions process for the selective University High School.