Four Phoenix City Council seats were up for a vote in Tuesday's election, and there will be a runoff election for two of the seats. Incumbents Jim Waring and Sal DiCiccio secured re-election in Districts 2 and 6.
Legal same-sex marriages are now recognized under the federal tax code. The
U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday
that tax returns for same-sex marriages will be classified as married.
One of those old voting day traditions could be disappearing in Maricopa County. Tablets will soon be replacing those clunky old signature books at your local polling place. By November 2014, the Maricopa County elections office plans to replace thousands of those rosters with electronic tablets.
delegation is split on supporting the president's call to authorize the use of
force in Syria,
though some say they're undecided. An Associated Press canvass shows five of
the nine representatives are uncommitted, with three either against or leaning
against military action.
This afternoon temperatures are going to peak at a
sizzling 110 degrees for the second day in September. National Weather Service Meteorologist Gary
Woodall says the high pressure system over Colorado is driving up temperatures.
The War on Drugs makes for good drama. It has inspired Hollywood for
years and lately a recent surge of TV shows like "Breaking Bad," "Weeds"
and "The Bridge." These shows are trying to do something new however —
showing the complexity of the conflict, with bad guys on both sides of
After months of renovation, two prime hiking trails in Phoenix will open in time for the hiking season. The city closed Echo Canyon at Camelback Mountain in January. The area was in need of modernization and of a new entrance.
A same sex marriage referendum is not going to be on the 2014 ballot, but what about other proposed measures including one that opposes Medicaid expansion in Arizona? Jim Small, editor of the Arizona Capitol Times, gives an update on that and other Capitol issues.
When Arizona State’s football team takes the field against the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday night, about 40 Sun Devils will be wearing special helmets that monitor when a player suffers a head impact.
District has been under court supervision for
decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. Now the district is
proposing an addition to the admissions process for the selective University High School.
Gov. Jan Brewer has opted to stop issuing driver's licenses
to people in all deferred action programs. The decision comes after a federal
judge told the state it’s action to refuse to issue licenses for people in the
president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was probably
unconstitutional discrimination, because the state allowed those in other
programs to drive.
Here and Now host Steve Goldstein talks to Monica Coury, assistant director of Intergovernmental Relations for AHCCCS, about misconceptions involving AHCCCS enrollment freezes and budget cuts. Coury talks about who will retain their coverage, who is eligible, and why a freeze is being put into effect.
In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Wasnaa Adnam reminisces with her daughter Aysar Jaber about the struggles they faced while fleeing Baghdad in 2003, their journey to the U.S. and hopes for the future.
The largest wildfire in Arizona's history burned 538-thousand acres of forest. The Wallow Fire also destroyed more than 30 homes and cabins. One Eastern Arizona ranch was hit particularly hard. As KJZZ's Paul Atkinson reports, the family plans to rebuild with some unexpected help.
Jose Luis Leal and his friend and mentor Chris Williams retrace Jose's journey from poverty and despair to college with a promising future.StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
August 01, 2008 - KJZZ Commentator Amy Silverman is sending her daughter Sohpie off to kindergarten with the rest of the kids, which is hard enough for any mom. But Sophie's not like the rest of the kids.
Coy C. Payne, the first African American mayor in Arizona, recalls applying for a teaching job when segregation was still legal in a conversation with his wife Willie, who talks about how the tides have changed.
The largest wild fire in state history blackened more than a half-million acres, prompting fears that large numbers of wildlife would perish. The largest wild fire in state history blackened more than a half-million acres, prompting fears that large numbers of wildlife would perish.
Steve Goldstein talks to two people who have experience with the mentally ill as crime suspects. Attorney Robert Hirsh describes the process of defending a mentally ill client, and what being found incompetent to stand trial means for the defendant.