Jim Lehrer once noted that “the political conventions are among the few ‘shared’ national political events left.” If only this were still so.Americans don’t “share” the Conventions as they used to -- and the Parties are far from what they used to be.
California’s Imperial County continues to shake this morning. The area, located in the southern part of the state, west of Yuma, has experienced more than 400 earthquakes just since Sunday.The largest reported quake was magnitude 5.
The Arizona Legislature saw a number of competitive races in Tuesday’s primary election. House Speaker Andy Tobin will move on in the rural First District. Incumbent Representatives John Kavanagh and Michele Ugenti held off a challenge from Scottsdale School Board member Jennifer Petersen.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has been cleared in an investigation into whether he abused his authority. Earlier this year, Sheriff Babeu’s former boyfriend Jose Orozco revealed Babeu is gay and claimed Babeu threatened him with deportation.
The Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation has been a stress-inducer for local hockey fans, the National Hockey League, and Glendale residents and elected officials. Earlier this summer it seemed that former San Jose Sharks president Greg Jamison was ready to take over, but more complications popped up, both with Jamison and the City of Glendale.
Arizona voters will decide in November whether to reduce property taxes, but not for themselves. You'll be voting on whether to raise the exemption for businesses, who pay taxes on every piece of equipment they own.
The Valley’s light rail system is nearing its 4th anniversary. Stephen Banta is the CEO of Metro Light Rail. (Photo courtesy of Metro Light Rail)It kicked off service in January 2009, and its first service expansion project is just beginning in Mesa.
Latino student education is among the top priorities of The Beat the Odds Institute. The research agency has been focused on finding ways to improve education in the last five years. The Institute is emphasizing its efforts on the education of Latino students -- now more than ever.
Arizona’s first bioscience incubator, BioInspire, opened its doors last week. It's providing space to several groundbreaking companies. They include Yolia Health, a 5-year-old San Diego-based company that has developed a way to provide clearer vision through use of eye drops and contact lenses that change the shape of corneas.
The Maricopa Unified School District is struggling and this election it hopes its fifth attempt to pass an education override will be the charm. The district, about 40 miles south of Phoenix, is asking voters for money to climb out of its budget slump.
Mourners on Thursday remembered the Border Patrol agent shot and killed last week near Bisbee at a second funeral. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Mark Brodie has more.Nicholas Ivie had a funeral in Sierra Vista on Monday.
Demolition crews are tearing down the Madison Hotel in downtown Phoenix. KJZZ's Peter O'Dowd watched the demolition. The Phoenix Suns own the property and a second abandoned hotel next door. The Suns have not yet responded to KJZZ's requests for comment, but the company has said it plans to turn the land into a parking lot.
A state appellate court is erasing a trial judge's ruling that Republican legislative nominee Darrin Mitchell can't run in the general election.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.A court of appeals decision says a trial judge shouldn't have considered the lawsuit challenging Mitchell's candidacy because the lawsuit wasn't personally presented to Mitchell or his attorney.
More bad news for the Phoenix Coyotes. The NHL is ready to cancel games through the end of November. Meantime, the Coyotes continue to be owned by the League, with prospective owner Greg Jamieson unable to close the deal, because of the player lockout and efforts by the City of Glendale to rework its 20-year, $324 million deal with him.
The presence of independent expenditure groups in the current election season has been dominant, with millions of dollars flowing in for and against candidates and ballot measures. The Arizona-based Americans for Responsible Leadership has been directing money against Proposition 204—the so-called quality education and jobs initiative—and Proposition 121, also known as open elections/open government.
A handful of Valley residents have accused Jeff Flake’s Senate campaign of trying to suppress Democratic voter turnout, but Flake says it’s much ado about a mistake. The story first broke Sunday night on Phoenix’s Channel 12, with a report on several registered Democrats who said they received robocalls encouraging them to vote for Republican candidate Flake and reminding them of their polling place -- only trouble is that it was the wrong location.