Much to the chagrin of the Major League Baseball Commissioner’s Office and many team front offices, general news headlines
devoted to the sport in recent weeks were focused on when suspensions would be
announced for players who were connected to the Biogenesis Clinic, linked to
banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Scottsdale-based Rural/Metro announced this week that it
was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company provides ambulance
and firefighting services to nearly 700 communities in 21 states.
A few weeks ago, we talked with the longtime artistic director of Arizona Theatre Company, David Ira Goldstein, about his plans to retire from the company following two decades in charge. It was around that time The Arizona Republic reported the company was $1 million in the red.
Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos seemed to take
everyone by surprise when he submitted his resignation recently. Cavazos had
been on the job for four years after succeeding Frank Fairbanks who by holding
the position for 19 years was the longest-serving manager in Phoenix history.
The first KJZZ Town Hall on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Tuesday and focused on the candidates in District 4.
The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 4 candidates.
State officials say they’re becoming pretty proficient at stopping the type of tax fraud that results from the filing of false tax returns.The state tax collecting arm, the Department of Revenue, says it stopped more than $31.
forward Michael Beasley is in trouble with the law, again. He was arrested
early yesterday in Scottsdale
after a traffic stop. Police spokesman, Officer David Pubins says an officer
smelled the odor of marijuana coming from Beasley's vehicle.
Environmental Protection Agency has been hit with a lawsuit over claims it is failing to protect children from
crop-dusting pesticide drift. Linda Wells of the Pesticide Action Network says
the suit is an effort to get the EPA to re-evaluate the potential harm to kids,
especially in rural America.
starting a warmer, dryer time of the monsoon, according to National Weather
Service Meteorologist Valerie Meyers, who says the only real chance of storms
Wednesday, is in the higher terrain. But, she says that could change by Saturday.
Mesa Public Schools will open their doors Wednesday, and one elementary school will serve as a model for the rest of the district’s 55
K-6 schools. Eisenhower Center for Innovation, formerly Eisenhower Elementary, is "integrating" new technology into the classroom according to district spokeswoman Helen Hollands.
Phoenix area golf courses are facing an uncertain future. As a part of KJZZ's "Phoenix Votes" series on the Phoenix City Council election, we have a report about a dispute over a neighborhood golf course in the sixth district that has people wondering what the city should do about courses in financial trouble.
President Barack Obama called for an end to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
at a Phoenix high school Tuesday afternoon.President Obama’s plan would reduce the government’s
stronghold over the mortgage finance market, but the plan may have other hurdles beyond
Obama continues his national tour touting the components of his economic
recovery plan. He was here in the Valley Tuesday to discuss the country’s
recovering housing market. The biggest news came when Mr.
Researchers say the rates of childhood obesity have declined
in 19 states – but Arizona is not one of them. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
said between 2008-2011, states including California, New Mexico, Florida,
Washington and 15 others saw slight decreases in their childhood obesity rates.
The Mohave County Board is saying ‘no way’ to an expansion of the Mexican Gray Wolf recovery zone. The board unanimously approved a resolution Monday saying the wolves would not be welcome in the northwest Arizona county unless they have been vaccinated, have a dog license and have been spayed or neutered.
Representatives from the U.S. Government Accountability
Office are visiting the Navajo Nation this week, as part of a study mandated by
Congress into the challenges that American Indian tribes face in administering
federal housing funds.
The race for governor in 2014 is already heating up with
one Democratic hopeful getting national media attention for what his campaign
calls a joke. Businessman Fred Duval said he was attempting to answer charges
that he is boring.
Our series "Phoenix Votes" moves to
the West Valley and District 4. Over the years,
Maryvale has suffered a troubled reputation. Children play foosball at the Golden Gate Community Center. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ)
In 2006, police data revealed that
murders, drug crimes and prostitution were at a decade-long high.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will welcome President Barack Obama at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Tuesday. President Obama will be in town to speak at a Valley high school about home ownership.
More than 80 students may have to call a
four-star hotel their “home” when classes start at Arizona State University’s
Downtown Phoenix Campus August 22. For the first time, Taylor Place, the only
dorm on campus, is overcrowded.