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.
Sunday marks the start of the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with its Executive Director, Jerry Mittelman and Roberta Grossman, Producer and Director of one of the films showing in the festival: "Hava Nagila: The Movie.
Homebuilders in Arizona made a push to
buy up empty land at the end of December -- another sign they are feeling confident in the market. The 2012 year-end
report by Arizona
WP Carey School of Business shows those builders have renewed interest in empty
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says he’s working with
state lawmakers to modify a proposal that would require money from lawsuit settlements
to go into the state’s General Fund. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
A bill that would ban companies from flooding cell phones users with spam-like text messages has passed an Arizona House committee.This bill is a form of the ‘do not call list’ for regular phones according to Rep.
One of the largest private employers in Arizona appears to close to a merger. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines may be near a deal that’s been long in the making.