Arizona passengers scheduled to fly on Allegiant Airlines could experience flight delays or cancellations through the weekend. Allegiant has grounded most of its jets to inspect emergency exit slides.Allegiant stopped flying all 52 of its MD-80 airplanes after passengers were forced to evacuate a jet at the Las Vegas airport on Monday.
The election law changes that raised Arizona's campaign contribution limits are also providing candidates with an unwanted and apparently unintended surprise. The surprise is a new requirement that candidates have separate campaign finance committees for the primary and general election elections, according to the Arizona Capitol Times.
Staff and funding shortages at Arizona’s Child Protective Services have been troublesome for many years. The situation had become so stark that the most recent legislative session got started with an overwhelming vote in favor of emergency funding for CPS, but Clarence Carter, director of the state Department of Economic Security which oversees CPS, has made a significant budget request for the next fiscal year.
The camp opened nearly 70 years ago and was located just north
of where KJZZ Tempe studios are located today. The prisoner of war camp was one
of 500 across the country. A newspaper article with pictures of the escaped POW fugitives courtesy of the Arizona Historical Society.
Republicans in the United States House of Representatives have expressed their disapproval of the Affordable Health Act by passing a short-term spending plan that would defund it. Leaders of the U.S. Senate have said the measure is dead on arrival there.
Wells Fargo has let
more than 500 employees go. Since August, JPMorgan Chase has dropped more than
750 jobs, most of those in Phoenix and Tempe.
Kristena Hansen of The Phoenix Business Journal has been reporting on the layoffs.
largest steel dam in the country is going to be built at Tempe Town Lake. That is the word from the city of Tempe. The city council voted to approve funding for the manufacturing of the steel dam Thursday
The state Legislature wants to take back control of drawing Arizona’s congressional district maps. In 2000, voters passed Prop 106, which took redistricting away from the Legislature and gave it to the Independent Redistricting Commission.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith has never been shy about communicating with
state and federal government officials about issues facing municipalities and
possible solutions to problems that arise from those issues.
Yuma's mayor is suing the other six members of the City Council and two city officials. KJZZ's Al Macias says the suit is over the mayor’s legal fees stemming from an independent investigation.Yuma mayor Alan Krieger is suing for more than $15,000 dollars.
After years of budget cuts,
officials at the Tonto
State Park, north of
Payson, are starting to look at repairing and updating facilities. Currently the park is operating solely from
gate fees, but this year Governor Jan Brewer’s proposed budget
designates $2 million of Arizona lottery money
to help state parks make improvements.
The head of the state’s charter school board has found no reason to be concerned that teaching materials used in a Phoenix charter school have links to the Church of Scientology.
A mailing from the Church of Scientology describes the link between the church and Applied Scholastics.
Some southwestern businesses affected by the ongoing drought
may be eligible for federal loans. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
MARK BRODIE: The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer low-interest
federal disaster loans to small, non-farm businesses in Arizona, and certain
counties in California, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada.
The role of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s pink underwear policy could be back in court soon as part of a wrongful death case. The U.S. Supreme Court decided today not to hear an appeal by Arpaio, making a re-trial more likely.
The Valley's violent dust storms may be a few months away, but the National Weather Service and Arizona Department of Transportation are trying to get people prepared.Tim Tait of ADOT and Ken Waters of the National Weather Service explain how quickly dust storms develop and how drivers should react.