Recent data show Arizona's first ten years in biosciences have been a boon for the state, with jobs growing in related industries even while the recession pounded other sectors.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with Marty Shultz, TGen's Dr.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that immigration reform can't only focus on border security. Deporting the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country wouldn't just be impractical, she said, but runs contrary to American values.
Teen drivers would not be allowed to use their cell phones,
or other electronic devices after getting their licenses, under a proposal
moving through the Arizona legislature. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie
Authorities have identified human remains
found last week as a woman who’s been missing for nearly two years.
A handout photo of Deborah Delaney. (Photo via Peoria Police Department)
bones were found by hikers in northern Peoria.
universities and colleges are among the
thousands being evaluated by the White House. Today the federal government launched
a website that will help future students and parents decide what college to attend.
From Superman to Spider-Man to Spawn, American culture has a strong relationship with superheroes.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with DC and Marvel Comics artist Tony Parker about why we're drawn to superheroes.
A theater company that
has operated in downtown Phoenix
for 20 years has canceled the rest of its season. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd
reports, the Actors Theater announced Tuesday it is leaving the Herberger Theater because of financial trouble.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released the findings of an internal investigation into hundreds of uninvestigated or mishandled sex crimes. If you want a copy of the report, it’ll cost you 50 cents a page.
Lawmakers prepared for a fight over sales tax reform at the state capitol Monday. Supporters say one piece of a new bill will simplify a complex system that is time consuming and burdensome to businesses.
A federal judge has overturned a 2012 Arizona anti-abortion law targeting Planned Parenthood. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.U.S. District Judge Neil Wake said the law's ban on Medicaid funding for non-abortion health care provided by doctors and clinics that also perform abortions violates federal Medicaid law.
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is
stepping up her effort to place more restrictions on gun ownership ahead of the president's State of
the Union address. PETER O’DOWD: Giffords, and husband Mark Kelly, produced a 30-second
commercial through their political action committee.
A court system for homeless
people is expanding in Maricopa
County. It was created
seven years ago to resolve minor offenses. Now the system has a new name and can be found in every town in the
The sound of construction on the Chicago Cubs’ new baseball spring training facility at the former Riverview Park in Mesa is music to the ears of some of the most enthusiastic of Cactus League fans. Tab Baker, who is overseeing the project for Hunt Construction, gave me a tour of the site last week.
Suns continue to have one of the worst records in the NBA’s Western Conference,
but the organization is trying to find other ways to attract fans to games.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The Suns’
average attendance this season is under fifteen-thousand per home game at U.
The Tonto National Forest is looking for volunteers to help with spring cleaning along the Salt River. Forest officials say the water in the lower Salt River is low enough this time of year to remove trash from the banks and even the river bottom in some areas.
Governor Jan Brewer is expected Monday morning to
release her proposal for simplifying the state sales tax. Last May, she created
a task force to look into the issue, saying Arizona has one of the most complex
systems in the country.
A federal judge says Arizona’s Medicaid program should not be
allowed to charge certain people co-pays for medical care. U.S. District Judge David Campbell found that federal officials should not have
issued a waiver allowing the state’s AHCCCS plan to charge low-income childless
adults a co-pay.
Federal investigators are looking into possible fraud charges at Paradise Valley Community College. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the probe is looking at whether students actually did community service work they were paid for.
Ed Plinkington of The Guardian U.S. on breaking the story of leaked documents about the secretive organization, ALEC, which brings together state legislators with corporate representatives to write model legislation that is taken back to states.