Prices for winter lettuce grown in southwestern Arizona are rising because of damage caused by the freezing temperatures. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.The Yuma area provides much of the nation's leafy greens during the winter and since the mercury has dropped below freezing around the state, farmers are reporting damage to many Romaine and Iceberg lettuce crops.
People who work in Arizona may notice their take-home pay has shrunk a little. That’s because a temporary cut in payroll taxes expired. In 2010, Congress passed a temporary two percent break in the Social Security rate to help stimulate the economy.
The Arizona Department of Revenue is warning tax payers not to file their taxes until February. The delay is due to a federal tax change caused by the fiscal cliff debate from earlier this year. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: The state revenue department says it will not process electronic returns until after Jan.
Some residents of northwest Arizona are less than happy about their drinking water. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert reports. The city of Kingman has had to flush its water system, as a result of resident complaints.
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is on his way back to the U.S. after weekend stops in Israel and Afghanistan.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Flake was sworn in as the successor to Senator Jon Kyl earlier this month. His first foreign trip since taking office included accompanying several colleagues to meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Cold has descended on an area of the country that's known for it's near-perfect weather this time of year. For days now, Southern California and Arizona have suffered through nights of sub-freezing temperatures.
Governor Jan Brewer will deliver her State of the State address this afternoon, to help kick off the 2013 legislative session. And, one issue lawmakers are likely to debate this year is simplifying part of the tax code.
Governor Jan Brewer says her budget for the upcoming fiscal year will include money to help implement the new Common Core standards in K-12 education. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The governor says having an educated workforce is essential to attracting and retaining jobs in the state, and that Common Core will help accomplish that.
Salt River Project has begun a years-long effort to drain, clean, and repair all 130 miles of its canal system. Saturday, SRP is inviting the public to see one of the crucial steps. SRP canals are full of fish -- many of them are white amur, which the company puts in its canals to control aquatic vegetation.
The Tempe Police Department says new technology is helping them combat crime. Police say they used a new reporting system to catch a robbery suspect earlier this week. Officers say they can now wirelessly upload information related to a crime to immediately alert all police to new information.
Two members of Congress have released information indicating the CEO of Wal-Mart knew as early as 2005 that the company’s Mexican unit was passing out bribes.Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings and Henry Waxman of California, who are investigating bribery charges at Wal-Mart, have released documents they obtained from a confidential source that indicates Mike Duke and other senior Wal-Mart officials were informed about bribery allegations multiple times.
The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has made immigration reform a top priority for his organization. The Chamber calls itself the world’s largest business organization, and says it represents more than 3 million businesses.
An Arizona State University study shows three Phoenix airports are helping boost the Valley’s economy. The Economic Impact of the Phoenix Airport System report shows the total is in the billions of dollars.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch from Saturday morning through Tuesday morning for Maricopa and Pinal counties. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, that means Valley homeless shelters are getting ready to provide more services.
The state Supreme Court has ruled Arizona lawmakers violated the constitution when they diverted proceeds from the state land trust to help balance the budget. The Brewer administration argued in favor of using funds from trust sales to bankroll the Land Department.
Five Native American artists from across the country have spent the past week at ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts on a printmaking project with graduate students. Thursday night they debut the results of their work.
As schools reopen this week after the winter holiday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio formally launched new patrols by his volunteer posse around schools in unincorporated parts of the county. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports the Sheriff intends to keep the patrols going through the end of the school year.
Arizona Senate Democrats are expected to release details of their proposals to reduce gun violence in the state on Thursday afternoon. On Wednesday, the House Minority Leader unveiled his own proposal to try to make schools safer.
The Tucson City Council has approved a $990,000 settlement to Union Pacific Railroad for water main break. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.The settlement resolves a lawsuit Union Pacific filed following the massive water main break in its rail yard over two years ago.
Arizona's 2013 legislative session starts on Jan. 14 with Governor Jan Brewer's State of the State address. Now that Republicans no longer have super-majorities in the House and Senate -- and the state's economy is on the upswing -- some observers expect lawmakers to focus on K-12 education and AHCCCS funding.