KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. Molly Hottle is from Iowa. She's lived in several places before she says she was forced to move to the "beige desert" that is Phoenix.
A federal jury said Tuesday that it could not reach a verdict on against Scott Warren, a humanitarian aid worker accused of illegally harboring undocumented immigrants. Warren contended he merely provided food, water and shelter to immigrants who needed it and that humanitarian aid was not a crime. Prosecutors and the defense will meet again in early July to decide whether this case ends here.
More than four in five Native American women will experience violence in their lifetime, according to one federal study. In another report, Arizona counted the third-highest number of missing indigenous women and girls.
The Arizona Corporation Commission acted Tuesday to allow more development in the Johnson Utilities service area, a sign of cautious optimism growing among the parties controlling the troubled company’s fate.
The new state budget includes a pay raise for Department of Public Safety troopers. It comes in response to a police staffing shortage across the state. But some of the vacancies have to be left open, so the department can buy other equipment.
Felisa Hervey spoke six languages — she was fluent in English and Spanish and spoke some Kazakh, Russian and Arabic. But at just 31 years old, she suffered a massive stroke that has stolen language from her.
There’s still some final paperwork to be taken care of, but sometime this summer the Arizona Coyotes are expected to have a new majority owner. Will the Coyotes stay in Arizona, and could a new arena be in the works?
Five intersections around Scottsdale — including in Old Town and as far north as Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard — are now sporting temporary signs. The message is brief and to the point: It’s OK to say no to panhandlers.