Less than a month after Phoenix approved a plan to tax its hospitals, another Arizona city is looking to do the same thing. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Phoenix officials say their new ordinance will bring in $200 million federal matching dollars, to help pay hospitals for treating patients without insurance.
A man is in custody in Tucson after allegedly crashing his car into a parked photo radar van. KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert has more.Tucson police say 25-year-old Matthew Jones is being held on suspicion of felony criminal damage and driving under the influence.
Four Mexican Gray Wolves were found killed in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico during 2012, fewer than in past years. Three of those endangered wolves were shot illegally.But federal officials say efforts to keep the wolves away from livestock may have helped reduce the number of wolves killed.
Emergency crews had to make a rescue from an eastern Arizona lake yesterday. Two teenagers were out on Fool Hollow Lake late Wednesday, on the north edge of the city of Show Low. The lake’s frozen over, but the ice underneath them began to crack.
A Tucson museum is opening its first major exhibit in ten years.The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will open the Warden Aquarium this Saturday. The 1,100 square foot exhibition is called “Rivers to the Sea”.
Authorities are searching for a Virginia man who came to Arizona on a business trip but hasn't been heard from since early December. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.Flagstaff police say 34-year-old Andy Holzgrefe came to Phoenix on Nov.
Phoenix police arrested three people for allegedly firing guns into the air during the New Year’s holiday. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the department has been going after this type of crime for a decade.
The downtowns of some major U.S. cities are known for having unique architecture and skyscrapers, but that isn't the case in Phoenix. One development company, Novawest, is exploring the possibility of changing that with a concept that's being compared to Seattle's Space Needle.
After more than a decade with the same five members, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will have two newcomers. Steve Chucri discusses his priorities as he succeeds Don Stapley. Michelle Ye Hee Lee of the Arizona Republic considers how the political dynamic of the Board will change.
Governor Jan Brewer’s decision in November to forego setting up a state-based health exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act set up another health care decision expected as soon as this month. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, that decision will likely affect hundreds of thousands of Arizonans.
Former Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon talks about his return to the U.S. House following a twelve-year absence. Salmon tells Here and Now Host Steve Goldstein that he would have voted against the fiscal cliff legislation that passed the House on Tuesday night.
Some experts are predicting a severe shortage of doctors in Arizona when the new federal health care program starts in the new year. The flood of newly insured patients could mean longer wait times to see a doctor in some parts of the state.
Arizona's U.S. House delegation split along party lines late Tuesday night as the House passed the so-called "fiscal cliff" agreement.Democrats Ron Barber, Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor voted for the agreement.
The drought in the Southwest has been a long-term problem and at least here in the Valley it continued during 2012. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Meteorologist Hector Vasquez of the National Weather Service in Phoenix.
Prosecutors are seeking a warrant to execute an inmate convicted of murdering an elderly man more than 30 years ago. 70-year-old Edward Schad has been on death row since 1985. He was found guilty of murdering 74-year-old Bisbee resident Leroy Graves, whose body was found strangled near Prescott in August 1978.
Cases of pertussis -- also known as whooping cough -- have spiked in Arizona this year. The Arizona Department of Health Services says as of December 15, the state’s seen 913 reported cases of pertussis and one death.
As the Valley’s housing market continues to climb out of the doldrums, a state realtors’ association wants the area to be better prepared whenever the next downturn happens.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The latest numbers from the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller Index showed Phoenix-area home prices up nearly twenty-two percent in the past twelve months.
Analysts say the Valley’s housing market has turned around. Earlier this week, the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller Index showed Phoenix home prices had risen faster than any of the other nineteen cities the index tracks.