The Veterans Affairs office in Phoenix has one of the nation's longest average wait times for processing veterans' disability benefits. Jeff Severns Guntzel of the Public Insight Network reports.JEFF SEVERNS GUNTZEL: VA data examined by the Center for Investigative Reporting shows the average wait for disability claims processing in Phoenix is 360 days.
Enrollment is down at the state’s two largest community college systems. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports there’s a good reason for that drop.MACIAS: The Pima County Community College System in Tucson reports an enrollment drop of 11 percent compared to the same time last year.
As students return to school at Arizona State University, campus police are dealing with bike thieves. Authorities are cracking down on the problem by using satellite technology. Bicycle racks at Arizona State University.
KJZZ is featuring two new documentaries as part of a series called Tomorrow's College. The programs explore how higher education is changing and why it should matter to you.
You can hear the shows on 91.
Salt River Project has reduced the amount of its proposed electricity rate hike, but only by one dollar. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.The Tempe-based public utility announced in July it would pursue a rate increase that would raise the average household's monthly bill by about $7 dollars to nearly $139 dollars on average.
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death for a three-month-old boy who died at a Gilbert KinderCare yesterday. Staff members called for help and started CPR when they found the infant wasn't breathing, but when police arrived, they were unable to resuscitate him.
Former Fiesta Bowl lobbyist John MacDonald has agreed to plead guilty to one count of failure to report principal expenditures, a misdemeanor, entering into a deal with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
The valley’s under a flash flood watch all day Tuesday, and wet weather is affecting some of the 9/11 memorials going on. Flags fill the Healing Field at Tempe Beach Park. (Photo by Nick Blumberg) Each flag commemorates someone who died in the terrorist attacks.
Scottsdale-based internet company GoDaddy.com suffered a widespread outage Monday, causing the millions of websites of their customers to go dark. Most are small businesses, and the outage could have an exponential effect.
The Phoenix City Council will consider a revamped ethics policy after a new task force finishes its work. As Peter O’Dowd reports, it’s part of an effort to increase government transparency. Phoenix City Hall (Photo courtesy of City of Phoenix)PETER O’DOWD: The city’s ethics policies haven’t been updated since 2005.
Voting in the Arizona primary took place two weeks ago, but elections officials are still counting ballots in one congressional race. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports fewer than 20 votes separate the two candidates.
A recent report from a left-leaning think tank looks at the potential impact on Arizona’s economy of legalizing or deporting undocumented workers. As of 2010, there were an estimated 211,000 undocumented immigrants working in Arizona.
Congress returns to work this week after its month long August recess. As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, this is the last session for one Arizona lawmaker.The U.S. Senate will be back in session today, and for Senator Jon Kyl, this will be his final go around.
There has been quite a bit of rain over the last couple of days in the Phoenix area and across the state of Arizona. This morning Dennis Lambert spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Austin Jamison about weekend weather and what to expect in the days ahead.
A series of recent inspections found kiosks in malls throughout the Valley did not list the prices of the items they were selling. Inspectors from the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures checked out 52 kiosks between July and August.
The Republican candidate for Arizona’s new congressional district has resigned his town council seat. Vernon Parker won the August 28 Republican primary for the newly created district 9, which covers parts of Ahwatukee, Chandler, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe.
Jazz Guitarist Bruce Forman will stop by KJZZ Monday night to talk about his different jazz styles, and why he enjoys his group "Cow-Bop". They will bring their unique Western Swing and bop sound to the Rhythm Room on Tuesday night.
A $500,000 bond was set Friday for the mother of a missing Glendale child. 38-year-old Jerice Hunter’s daughter Jessye Shockley hasn’t been seen since last year. Police believe Hunter murdered the then-five year old and disposed of her body several days before reporting her missing October 11.
Saxophone colossus, Sonny Rollins, re-invented himself three times, and is still going strong at 82. His improvisational technique is second to none and his compositions, St. Thomas and Oleo, have become jazz standards.