has become Arizona’s first town to recognize civil
unions, after the city council last night approved an ordinance, on a 5-2 vote. The Arizona attorney general has said he will sue to try and block
Homeland Security Secretary Janet
Napolitano says federal budget cuts may not hit border security as hard as she
Napolitano met with law enforcement and
business leaders in Houston Thursday.
Senate-passed bill that authorizes the use of gold and silver coins as legal
tender has won the approval of the Arizona House. Flagstaff Republican Bob
Thorpe says gold and silver coins would not be assigned a monetary value.
The recent murders of prosecutors in Texas have put prosecutors across the nation on alert.Scott Decker, Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, provided background on who is involved in targeting prosecutors and what the public needs to be most aware of.
It has been unclear whether there
would be a Veterans Day parade this year after local Veterans Affairs officials said the VA has
pulled its support from this year’s parade. But organizers are now saying say
they are confident the parade will go on.
A new study said Arizona’s national parks are seeing fewer visits. The National Park Service said that is because European tourists are staying home.The National Park Service report indicated that Grand Canyon and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Las Vegas saw a slight uptick in tourist visits last year.
Arizona immigrant rights advocates say there is a lot to like about the Gang of Eight immigration reform proposal, but also several areas for concern. Tucson immigration attorney Mo Goldman calls the measure a breath of fresh air after years of frustration.
At least one child was hurt when the engine of a boat
exploded over the weekend on Apache
Lake. Joaquin Enriquez of
the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says fortunately there were no serious
General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State, was in Phoenix on Tuesday to
talk about leadership and the importance of civil discussion.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: General Powell spoke in Phoenix as part of the O’Connor House
Distinguished Speakers Series.
Join KJZZ for an International Jazz Day bash recorded live at The Nash in Phoenix onTue., April 30 at 9 p.m. This Jazz in AZ production, which was emceed by KJZZ Music Director Blaise Lantana features an all-star quintet of Valley musicians paying tribute to the jazz greats who inspired them.
former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says he’s running for governor. He’ll
file the official paperwork Friday afternoon.In a
statement he released on Thursday evening, Thomas said he’ll be focusing on the
need to protect public safety, ensure border security and fight corruption.
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that
records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
A bill to allow Arizonans to pay for goods and services with
gold and silver is headed to Governor Brewer. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie
The state Senate gave the measure its final approval
Tuesday, on a near party-line, 18-10 vote.
Senator Jeff Flake said he is not surprised a poll out this week called him one of the most unpopular senators in the United States. A Public Policy Polling survey shows a big drop in support because of Flake’s recent vote against universal background checks for gun purchases.
Some people in Arizona who cross the state line to work in Nevada may be required to pay a “commuter tax.” Supporters of the proposed fees say they would create revenues for Nevada road maintenance and construction.
something you don't hear everyday. Nestle is recalling some pizzas.
The company is recalling all of its frozen pizzas that have spinach on
them. David McAtee of the Yavapai County
Health Department says that's because clear fragments of foreign material with sharp edges have been found in
The Jodi Arias murder trial in Phoenix has dominated coverage on local television stations and national networks. Arizona Republic critic Bill Goodykoontz offered insights on why the case has attracted so much attention.
The Federal Aviation Administration is developing regulations to open the skies to drones by 2015. Agriculture is expected to be one of the largest potential markets for drones. Cronkite News reports companies like Yamaha have been selling unmanned aerial vehicles for years in Japan.
New research indicates that Arizona drivers are spending less time on the road. The study found that spikes in gas prices and increased use of mass transit are behind the trend.The report was released by the nonpartisan Arizona Public Interest Research Group.