planning overseas trips this month are being urged to be aware of the situation
around them. The U.S.
has issued a worldwide travel alert, and AAA spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski
said it should not be ignored,
especially if you are traveling to the Middle East.
Gov. Jan Brewer will once again meet President Obama on the airport tarmac Tuesday when
the president visits the Valley for a speech on housing at Desert Vista High School. Last time
that happened, the president found himself with a gubernatorial finger in the
face, but the governor's press aide, Andrew Wilder, does not expect that this
teachers and administrators are preparing for the new Common Core standards
that are replacing the AIMS test as a graduation requirement. State
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal noted the standards are more rigorous than the AIMS standards
and said it will take time to
adjust to them.
districts begin classes this week. One is the Phoenix Union High School District which is looking at a spike in enrollment this year with as many as
500 new students. District spokesman Craig Pletenik said that could make overcrowding an issue.
Valley Metro Bus Service is back on schedule in the East Valley Monday. Union
and management negotiators have reached a tentative agreement to end the bus
strike that has mainly affected riders in the Southeast Valley
On August 27, Phoenix residents will elect four people to the city council. As part of a series called "Phoenix Votes," a look at one of the neighborhoods around District 2.
One corner of 32nd Street and Bell, a major intersection along this stretch, is dominated by an abandoned gas station.
Students are returning to classes across the Valley this week, and dealing with the summer heat is an issue for many schools.In the Madison School District, officials are using solar panels to provide shade and save money at three of the district's eight schools.
An apparent E. coli outbreak has been linked to a Mexican restaurant
in Litchfield Park. So far, 11 people have been hospitalized who ate food from
Frederico’s Mexican restaurant around July 23. Jeanene Fowler is with Maricopa
County Public Health.
Paradise Valley’s police department was the first in the country to use cameras to determine whether you were driving too fast and deserved official punishment. You will see photo enforcement vans in a number of Valley communities, but the 101 Freeway in Scottsdale turned its cameras off after a pilot program.
School starts this week for several Valley districts.The Phoenix Union High School District is looking at a spike in enrollment this year with as many as 500 new students. While some students may end up as no-shows once school starts, the influx may signal overcrowding.
Tempe is primed for new development projects in and around downtown. The city has long used infill development as a way to boost its tax base, but now some other Valley cities are looking to use the same approach.
The union representing striking bus drivers and the operating company both expressed optimism Friday that they would be able to reach an agreement to end the strike that started Thursday. KJZZ’s Steve Shadley has been out and about, talking to people affected by the strike.
A Valley-based medical school is trying to help reduce the shortage of primary care physicians. The new program is taking a unique approach to medical residencies.
El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson is taking part in a new residency program.
A tiny red squirrel on the brink of extinction is keeping wildlife biologists busy. Scientists are trying to catch some Mount Graham Red Squirrels for a breeding program, but doing that will not be easy.
Cicadas were all over the news this summer when people on the East Coast were simultaneously horrified and delighted by a flood of insects emerging from the ground. Those bugs had been hiding for 17 years just waiting for a chance to mate, but Did You Know Arizona is home to a completely different kind of cicada? Cicadas up close at the Arizona State University Hasbrouck Insect Collection.
State health officials said the number of abortions performed in Arizona was down 7 percent from 2011 to 2012. The annual report from the Department of Health Services said 13,340 elective abortions were reported last year.
Arizona schools are getting better grades. That is according to a report released on Thursday by the state department of education. More schools received A’s on their annual report card, based on the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards or AIMS test.
A new study from Pew Research Center said in 2012 more 18 to 31 year olds or millenials, were living with their parents now than in the past four decades. The study, based on Census Bureau data, showed that 36 percent of young people are stay at home children.
Phoenix’s City Manager is
stepping down to take a job in Orange County.
Santa Ana, Calif. is a fraction of Phoenix’s
size and has about one-fifth its population. And that’s where David Cavazos is taking
a job, pending the approval of the Phoenix
More than a dozen quagga mussels have been discovered in two Valley canals after a routine inspection by Salt River Project officials last month.
Quagga mussels attach to hard surfaces like boats and water pipes.