More than 1,000 inmates
at a state prison in Tucson remain on lockdown after a riot broke out Sunday.
It’s the second fight involving prisoners at the prison within
the past six months.
Corrections officials say the fight involved more than 400 inmates; 17 prisoners were injured and two prison
staff members received minor wounds in the riot that involved Mexican-American,
White and African-American prisoners.
Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has a new job. KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert has more.The Arizona Republican is now a senior policy adviser for the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm of Covington & Burling.
Voting continues Monday in Phoenix, ahead of the official Election
Day tomorrow. Residents are able to cast their ballots at any of 27 voting
centers across the city. There are three issues on the ballot – two related to changes
to the city’s public pension system, and a proposal to allow private security
to issue citations to riders of public transit in Phoenix.
The Chinese solar company Suntech
announced today its factory in Goodyear will shut down next month.Suntech had
been making solar panels in the Phoenix
suburb of Goodyear for two years. But in that time the global price of solar panels had fallen by more than
60 percent, according to GTM Research analyst Shyam Mehta.
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.
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.
KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Jude Joffe-Block caught the radio bug while assisting a radio reporter in Mexico, and has been happiest wearing headphones and pointing microphones ever since.Joffe-Block began serving KJZZ in October 2010 as a Fronteras: Changing America Senior Field Correspondent based out of Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Tucson City Council has passed an
ordinance aimed at reducing the city’s reliance on plastic shopping bags. Tucson Councilman Paul Cunningham is the
plan’s sponsor. After hearing residents complain about plastic bag litter, he
put together a working group.
The major tenant at the Goodyear Airport
says shutting down the control tower, under the sequester budget cuts, could
force it to go elsewhere to train pilots. Matthias Kippenberg of the Airline
Training Center of Arizona, says dozens of planes perform takeoffs and landings
there every day.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery talked about federal efforts to approve comprehensive immigration reform and whether his office's identity theft prosecutions could affect whether some undocumented immigrants could become eligible to be on a path to U.
Southern Arizona forest
officials said the wildfire danger is high, and they want people to be careful
with campfires over the holiday weekend. Although the
warm weather is only beginning to set in, the threat of wildfires is already a
concern in southeastern Arizona.
A major producer of frozen foods is recalling products
distributed in Arizona and several other states because of concerns about E. coli
contamination. David McAtee of the Yavapai County Health Department says the
voluntary recall involves Farm Rich Brand frozen meals and snacks, produced
Howard Gray School at Banner Mental Health Facility in Scottsdale (Photo by Steve Shadley - KJZZ)
English teacher Dave Bachmann (Photo by Steve Shadley - KJZZ)
Kids with autism don’t always do well in public schools.
Senator John McCain says the saber-rattling coming out
of North Korea could be a problem. McCain told interviewers on CBS' Face the
Nation on Sunday, China could help stop North Korea.
“China does hold the key to this problem,” McCain
Researchers at Arizona State University have worked for years developing a tiny laser invisible to the naked eye.
See if you can spot the nanolaser at an ASU engineering lab. Hint: it's 1/100 the width of a human hair.
tightening up its rules regarding photo enforcement cameras on roadways. Gov.
Jan Brewer signed a law last week requiring cities to prove there’s a
legitimate safety need before installing the cameras on state roads.
Drivers who would normally use Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff should postpone their travel plans until weather conditions that closed the highway improve.
Strong winds continue to impact Northern Arizona as a Spring storm continues to bring strong winds to the state.
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake says he's taking a 'wait and see' approach to the threat from Gabrielle Giffords' husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, to challenge him in the next election. Flake, who was elected to a six-year term last November, joined the filibuster which prevented a vote on the measure to expand background checks on gun sales.