An Arizona House committee next week will take the first steps toward possible action on changes to the way seasonal firefighters get benefits. It has been a contentious issue since 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in June.
is borrowing $200 million this week in a bid to save business owners money. The
state’s jobless fund is supposed to support itself with a tax on employers, but
during the recession it went broke.
Money is a big part of political campaigns. It is nearly impossible to win a council or legislative seat without cash, and it is completely impossible to win a statewide or congressional race. Clean Elections was supposed to level the playing field to some extent by providing public financing for candidates and offering matching funds for people who were running against opponents with a higher level of private money, but Clean Elections has been defanged by the US Supreme Court, and a Maricopa County superior court judge declined to issue a temporary injunction blocking higher private contribution limits from going into effect.
( Phoenix, AZ ) In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Cassie Campa has a candid discussion with her friend and mentor Heather Walsh about escaping abusive relationships and self-loathing to discover purpose and love.
The state’s biggest wildfire is more than 90 percent contained. And, while cleanup continues in the forest…business and tourism officials in parts of the White Mountains are trying to salvage their high season.
Residents in Eastern Arizona can expect more contact with wildlife following the worst wildfire in Arizona history. The Wallow Fire burned more than 538-thousand acres, including prime habitat for several species of animals.
Splitting up is never easy, but now divorce is a nightmare. Roughly three million marriages have ended since the nation’s housing crisis began. And lawyers have little choice but to write provisions into divorce decrees that can tie estranged couples together for years after the marriage is over.
An exhibit highlighting Elvis Presley opens Saturday morning at the Musical Instrument Museum in Northeast Phoenix. As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports, the display pays tribute to the King of Rock and Roll.
Congressman Raul Grijalva talks to host Steve Goldstein about the people most likely to feel the effects reducing the deficit and lowering our country's debts.Grijalva voted against raising the debt ceiling, and says that all options should be on the table to get the United States out of its deficit.
There is something about the way Count Basie could swing that is like nothing else. His band was a well oiled machine that knew the charts by heart and played with joy and precision. Bill Basie's dream as a kid was to play piano in the band, and he did so much more than that, creating a legacy of swing and big band style that is all his own.
A drug that caused severe birth defects 50 years ago is undergoing a clinical trial in the valley. The Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City is conducting a study of thalidomide to see if it can stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Paul Atkinson fills in for Steve Golstein...Twenty years ago the annual Border Governor's Conference started as an opportunity for governors along the US/Mexico border to meet and find solutions to shared problems.
November’s recall election is back down to two candidates…after Olivia Cortes withdrew from the race today. In a statement, Cortes says, in part, quote…due to the constant intimidation and harassment of me, my family, friends, and neighbors I have decided to drop out of the race for state senator in LD 18.
The campaigns of Senate President Russell Pearce and opponent Jerry Lewis are making an all-out push to get people to vote in Tuesday’s recall election. Many political observers--even the campaigns themselves--think the race is too close to call.
Broadway legend Ben Vereen talks to Steve Goldstein about his lifetime of performing, the struggles he's gone through, and what the stage has meant to him. Vereen will perform his show, Stepping Out, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 19th.
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has issued 39 notices so far this year to people who’ve violated the county’s ‘No Burn Day’ ordinance. It’s against the law to use a wood burning fireplace or fire pit on days when the air is stagnant.
Former Senate President Russell Pearce spent more than a quarter million dollars in his bid to retain his seat. His latest campaign finance report shows Pearce received 31-thousand dollars in donations over the last three weeks of the election.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he will continue to enforce illegal immigration laws, despite a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal agency says the sheriff’s office engaged in racial profiling and retaliated against its critics.