More than 14 million people rode the Valley’s light rail
system last year. Valley Metro says that was more than a 6.5 percent
increase over 2011. And, some advocates are hopeful numbers like those will
lead to more housing, shops, restaurants and other development along the 20-mile
From the cast of “Glee” to the “Twilight” franchise, it
seems there are more young characters in the media these days than ever.But
how do you make these fictional youngsters actually connect with real-world
kids? Write Now is a theater festival sponsored by Childsplay in Tempe and Indiana
Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis that tries to answer that question.
The Arizona Board of Regents expects to
consider whether college students in the country illegally are eligible for
Arizona's three public universities. (Image courtesy Arizona Board of Regents)
afternoon, the presidents of ASU, NAU, and U of A released their tuition
proposals for the upcoming school year.
Flu season has long
been associated with winter, but a new study suggests transmission of the disease
has more to do with humidity than with temperature. The heart of the study is this: Researchers don’t really know why flu is
seasonal, said Univesity of Arizona's Andrew
An alternative route to the wrecked U.S. 89, south of Page,
has problems. The dirt-surfaced Navajo Route 20 runs parallel to the
landslide-damaged highway. It is a short-term fix for some commuters, but
accidents have been reported.
hazardous waste site in downtown Phoenix has been cleaned-up by the Arizona
Department of Environmental Quality. It’s the first time the state has completed its
own superfund project.
The state DEQ removed more
than 6,000 tons of shredded metal and auto parts from the 10-acre site at
Buckeye Road and Fifth Street near the Chase Field ballpark.
The Internal Revenue Service says 660,000 taxpayers will have their refunds delayed by up to six weeks because of a problem with the software they used tofile their tax returns. The delay affects people claiming education tax credits who filed returns between Feb.
New Hampshire's House has rejected limits on simulcasting dog races. The House voted Wednesday to kill a bill that targeted Florida, Alabama and Arizona, because, these states don't require reporting when race dogs are injured.
The Valley's population is still growing. KJZZ's Al Macias reports growth isn't as fast as it once was, but it's picking up.The latest U.S. Census estimate, released Thursday, says there are about 135,000 more people in the Valley than there were following the 2010 Census.
A new analysis shows it’s unclear what kind of impact proposed
changes to the state’s sales tax system would have on Arizona, and its cities. Those
changes include charging contractors sales tax on their materials where they
buy them, rather than a percentage of their project, and only allowing the state
to conduct audits.
A state Senate committee has passed a bill
that would change the way workers apply for unemployment. The
Arizona Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Energy, and Military approved the
Governor Jan Brewer continues her efforts to expand Medicaid in Arizona, but many conservatives are critical — saying the Governor is selling out principles in exchange for federal money. Steve Goldstein gets different perspectives on the proposed expansion from Mary K.
Funding for non-profits arts organization has been difficult to come by, but Ben Cameron – inaugural Thought Leader in Residence for the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust — argues that arts and culture must react to changing demographics.
Arizona State University has changed the design of its longtime mascot, Sparky. Many fans are unhappy with the updated look.Steve Goldstein talks about the uproar with Tyler Lockman, who covers ASU football for FoxSportsArizona.
A bill proceeding through the Arizona legislature would put more limits on photo enforcement on the state's highways. It's the latest controversy since the program was introduced on the Loop 101 in Scottsdale.
VATICAN CITY (Associated Press) — Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Francis, associating himself with the humble 13th-century Italian preacher who lived a life of poverty.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors officially opposes a planned natural gas pipeline. The Arizona Daily Star reports the board voted unanimously Tuesday to oppose a planned pipeline between Tucson and Sasabe.
The Air Force is joining other military branches in suspending tuition assistance that thousands of active-duty service members rely on to pay for college classes. An Air Force spokeswoman says airmen were notified by email that new applications for tuition assistance won't be accepted because of the automatic spending cuts that took effect at the start of the month.
Phoenix voters have overwhelmingly supported a proposal to reform the city's pension system.
Early results after the polls closed Tuesday showed Proposition 201 passing by nearly 80 percent.
proposal is expected to save the city nearly $600 million over the next