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Arizona school districts are now able to increase their debt load for construction projects under a measure approved by state lawmakers. It gives districts authority to sell more bonds to build schools or remodel classrooms.
A flock of
hens that ignited controversy over the city of Chandler’s backyard chicken ban
has gone missing.
Jellybean, seen above with Banjo the cat, is one of the 12 chickens that went missing late last week from the Papay household.
The Phoenix arts organization, Artlink, will gather its volunteers and community members Wednesday night to discuss upcoming plans for "First Fridays" and "Third Fridays," two of its major efforts. Artlink Interim Co-President Catrina Kahler talked about the annual meeting and the organization's mission.
It was a far less dramatic decision than earlier rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8, but the U.S. Supreme Court quietly declined Thursday to hear an appeal from Gov. Jan Brewer in a case with a complicated history.
Contract talks between the union representing Valley
bus drivers and the Valley Metro’s system manager are on hold Monday. The
two groups decided to take a day off and meet again on Tuesday. First Transit and the Amalgamated Transit Union will return
to the negotiating table at 8 a.
transportation in the East
Valley is ramped up for
the July 4 festivities. The light rail will operate on holiday hours for those celebrating July 4. (Photo courtesy of Valley Metro)
The light rail is operating on a holiday schedule,
running every 20 minutes.
Spectators in the city of Phoenix saw 355 shells per minute
explode in the night sky this Fourth of July. More than 75,000 residents watched the show at Steele Indian School Park, with thousands more
lining nearby streets.
A new poll shows a majority of the country’s rural residents feel they’re being ignored by the federal government. The study comes in the wake of the second defeat in two years, of a Farm Bill, by the U.
Late last month, the Obama Administration announced a new senior advisor position, the first-ever liaison to Native American tribes on environmental issues, and the man filling the position will be Arizona state Senator Jack Jackson Jr.
Drivers in the West Valley will have some new freeway miles to explore starting Monday. It is part of making the Loop 303, a freeway. The Arizona Department of Transportation closed the Loop 303, southbound, for most of the weekend to prep three new freeway lanes.
A large thunderstorm in the East Valley last night has
left the city of Ahwatukee,
and the surrounding area, with quite a bit of damage. KJZZ Managing Editor Al
Macias went to Desert
School this morning to report on the storm’s
The scoreboard fell onto the track at Desert Vista High School.
How often are you tempted to eat something that may not be very good for you? Many scientists, doctors and journalists have blamed process foods for the obesity epidemic in the U.S. The current issue of The Atlantic explores whether ignoring Americans' taste for so-called junk food instead of fruits and vegetables is exacerbating food-related health problems.
It’s July, and that means the summer monsoon season is upon us. Dust storms of Biblical proportions may assault Phoenix the same way they always have, but what’s new is the way we hear about them. For some of us, those automatic smartphone warnings are getting downright annoying.
Park rangers at the Grand Canyon
are warning visitors to be on the alert for thunderstorms after a river guide
was struck by lightning. Spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, says the guide had
to be airlifted out of the canyon Sunday night.
Another longtime Valley institution of higher learning, the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management, is also going to
undergo dramatic changes. Earlier this month, the Glendale-based school
announced a partnership with for-profit Laureate Education Inc.
Do you remember what kinds of activities you did in high school? We would be willing to bet they were not anything like what Alexandra Melikian has been doing. An example of some of the historic playing cards Alexandra created.
Online retailer Amazon is hiring a few hundred people for its operations in the Phoenix area. It is part of Amazon’s effort to create 5,000 new positions nationwide. Officials with Amazon say the new hires are needed to meet increasing customer demand.
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says it'll take several
more days to decide whether a tour bus driver will be charged for trying to
cross a flooded wash, Sunday, near Dolan Springs. Spokeswoman Trish Carter says the driver may
be responsible for rescue efforts if it's found he ignored barriers or warning
signs to cross the flooded area, but that it'll be up to the county attorney's
office in the end.
The Red Cross has opened a shelter in Peach Springs to help dozens of Havasupai men, women and children who had to be evacuated from Supai Village at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Flooding there knocked out their fresh drinking water and ruptured a sewage leak.
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.