New federal guidelines for school meals will take effect starting with the next school year. As KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports, the idea is to better address the national epidemic of childhood obesity. TERRY WARD: The USDA announced last month new guidelines for nutrition that will get more whole grains, fruits and vegetables on school breakfast and lunch trays.
Arizona lost more than 34,000 non-farm jobs in January, both in the public and private sectors. But, that’s fewer lost jobs for that month than the state has seen, on average, over the past decade. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Protestors descended on a downtown Phoenix Bank of America branch yesterday Thursday to draw attention to what they say is the bank’s fraudulent mortgage practices. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
Arizona’s federal court system is overloaded. So much so that its chief judge and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a judicial emergency last year. That allowed for visiting judges to hear cases.
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.
Spring’s rising temperatures also signal another season -- rattlesnake season.Snakes have already bitten seven people in Arizona this year. None of the bites were fatal. Usually, snakes are most active April through October, but recent warm temperatures have brought them out earlier.
The Arizona Senate on Monday will vote on a measure that would put new restrictions on new drivers. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The bill would prohibit drivers younger than 18 from using cell phones or other electronic devices for the first six months they’re behind the wheel, except in emergencies.
Theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Arizona Theatre Company’s production of The Great Gatsby. It takes some real work to make a brilliant and beloved piece of literature into a potboiler, but Arizona Theatre Company has done it.
The Arizona House of Representatives has given its final approval to a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in most cases. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Among many other provisions, the measure would make it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a doctor to perform an abortion, if the fetus is at least 20 weeks old, except in medical emergencies.