Some New Mexico officials are urging the Arizona Corporation Commission
not to deregulate electricity sales. They contend the decision in Arizona could decimate the New
Mexico economy.The Arizona Corporation Commission is considering
deregulating the state's electric market.
A solar power KJZZ file photo. (Photo courtesy of KJZZ File Footage)
By Courtney Flatt and KJZZ NewsA new Department of Energy study predicts Arizona will use more energy per capita than any other western state by 2025.
Phoenix’s Historic Preservation Office is running short on cash. Voters in 2006 approved a $13 million bond, but that money was only supposed to last five years, and it appears unlikely the issue will be back on the ballot anytime soon.
Eight people were bitten by rattlesnakes in the Tucson area over the weekend. It is the time of year when rattlers give birth, and that has prompted officials to issue a warning about increased snake activity.
Some of Arizona’s most powerful politicians have filed an appeal challenging the federal government’s decision not to grant aid to victims of the Yarnell Hill wildfire. The governor is sending a letter to President Obama asking for help.
Phoenix residents can weigh in on the future of the city’s controversial food tax this week, as officials host a series of public meetings to discuss the best way to phase it out. In 2010, the city slapped a 2 percent tax on food as an emergency measure to raise cash during the recession, but the city council is now looking for ways to cut the tax in half by January 1, 2014.
Key provisions of an election law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer in June and targeting homeowners associations will be stripped out of the law, under terms of a legal settlement. All but one of the provisions affecting HOAs will be nullified, after a suit was filed charging the measure violated a constitutional provision that requires bills to address just one subject.
is applying to be designated a Dark Sky community. The City Council voted on Tuesday 5-2 in favor of applying to the International Dark-Sky Association for
the official designation. The label would recognize the community efforts to
preserve the dark skies and set guidelines to maintain the status.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office is
introducing a new app for smartphones. ICE says it will allow you to join the
hunt for child predators. Spokeswoman
Amber Cargile says the first-of-its-kind app contains four user-friendly
US Airways and its prospective partner American Airlines set out Tuesday morning on a two-day summit to Washington, DC. The companies are sending 300 employees to argue in favor of an imperiled merger.
A former Phoenix
police officer has been convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,
but a jury could not agree on charge of second-degree murder. Richard Chrisman was on trial for killing a man in 2010.
Due to a postponement the AHCCCS enrollment freeze will begin Friday. Here and Now host Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about which residents will be effected and what they can expect.Golstein talks to Ellen Katz of the William E.
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about flooding concerns and the aftermath of the largest wildfire in Arizona's history, as well as the volatile relationship between humans and fire.
Jacqueline LaPat talks to her daughter Lori LaPat Polasko and granddaughter Alexandrea Polasko about raising her son Robert, the challenges they faced with his Asperger's syndrome and a special moment that still fills her heart with joy.
As part of our series profiling different communities in Phoenix, we head to West Phoenix. Maryvale was once a highly desirable area to buy a family home. But changes in the area's demographics--and changes in perception through the years--have altered the way many people look at Maryvale.
NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley joins host Steve Goldstein to preview President Obama's Thursday address about the nation's job market. Robert Mittelstaedt, Dean of the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU, talks to Goldstein about unemployment and job creation in the U.
The huge dust storm that hit the valley July 5th left behind more dust than the Phoenix area usually gets in one year. That, according to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, a couple months after the storm, the financial toll is still being calculated.