Arizona is one of 26 states challenging the requirement of individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a fine under the federal health reform law. But that isn’t preventing the state from moving forward with a key aspect of the law.
Tempe, AZ - KJZZ and Blaise Lantana were graced by jazz singer and pianist Eliane Elias. The famed Brazilian discussed traveling and how she and her bass player, Mark Johnson, have their own space for creating and collaborating.
This is the last week for the annual ritual of spring training baseball in Arizona. Fifteen major league teams and hundreds of players are prepping for the upcoming season. While fans relax in the stands watching the players, there’s another team working from sun-up to sundown that most fans never notice.
The Mesa businessman running for Arizona Senate in the new Legislative District 25 against former Senate President Russell Pearce said there are some similarities between himself and the man who beat Pearce in last year’s recall election.
Business organizations have filed a brief with the US Supreme Court in opposition to Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, both sides are getting ready for an April hearing in Washington DC.
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's centennial, we asked you to share some favorite Arizona memories with us. Jarrod Bruner told us about some of his most important times spent outdoors in Arizona. Jarrod Bruner realized he was in love on Mount Lemmon.
ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is holding a ‘Solar Summit’ today and tomorrow. The event will look at solar energy development in the southwest. Morning Edition host Dennis Lambert speaks with solar industry analyst MJ Shau, a senior analyst with Green Tech Media, to discuss the topic.
Terri Perez and Martin Gonzales are residents of the Homedale neighborhood of southwest Phoenix (Photo by Paul Atkinson - KJZZ) Dumping and debris are an ongoing issue in the southwest Phoenix neighborhood of Homedale.
There’s a deal in the works at the state capitol that would make changes to the state’s system of publicly funded political campaigns, in exchange for not asking voters to essentially gut it. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
As we continue to celebrate Arizona's centennial year, we asked you to share some favorite Arizona memories with us. This one comes from Phil Reina. Phil Reina, an almost native Arizonan. (Photo courtesy Phil Reina) Though born in California, I've always felt a very close relationship with Arizona.
The Asian population in the United States grew at a faster rate than any other group over the last decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Just-released statistics show that population grew by more than 45 percent.
Good news for the City of Phoenix, after years of budget cuts and belt tightening, the city is projecting a surplus for next year. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: Two years ago city of Phoenix was looking at a $277 million shortfall.
As we celebrate Arizona’s centennial this year, we look back at a part of our history that many would like to forget. Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A line of evacuees waiting for lunch at one of the mess halls.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit, that claimed the Citizens Clean Elections Commission was illegally using public money to influence an election. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Arizona is nearing the end of flu season, but the past few weeks have brought a spike in reported cases.There have been over 1,100 cases of influenza reported in Arizona in the current flu season, and nearly a third of those were reported last week.
President Barack Obama has nominated a Pima County judge to be Arizona’s next U.S. Attorney. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more. STEVE GOLSTEIN: The nominee is Pima County Superior Court Judge John Leonardo, who began in that position in 1993.
A recent strike by Phoenix and Tempe bus drivers against their employer, Veolia Transportation, may come back to haunt them. A six-day strike by more than 900 drivers caused major service disruptions for thousands of people who rely on public transit to get to work, school, or appointments.
There’s another candidate in the new congressional District 9 race. Former Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker is the fourth Republican candidate to enter the campaign. Three Democratic candidates are also running.