military bases are preparing for the federal budget axe under sequestration. Officials
at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale said they’ll significantly reduce flying that
is not related to pilot training.
The Senate Judiciary Committee today takes up the
latest measure to combat synthetic drugs, like bath salts. House Republican
Eddie Farnsworth's bill is aimed at making the use of the latest compounds to
mimic a marijuana-like high illegal.
The execution of an Arizona
man scheduled to be put to death Wednesday has been postponed. Late Tuesday night,
the U.S. Supreme Court denied Arizona’s
request to lift the Ninth Circuit Court order that blocked the
A new report says
Arizona ranks sixth in the nation for creating jobs related to clean energy and
The study by
the E2 Environmental Entrepreneur group and the Natural Resources Defense
Council says Arizona ranked behind California, North Carolina, Florida,
Illinois and Connecticut in clean energy
and transportation job growth in 2012.
2 million women in the U.S.
are veterans, but many find themselves homeless after leaving the armed
services. Now, homeless women veterans in the Valley have a new resource to
help them get back on their feet.
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
Tracy Greer serves as KJZZ's Digital Media Editor. The position satisfies both her inner tech geek and her passion for journalism. She previously held a similar position for the North County Times in San Diego County, California.
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns has released a
proposal to simplify the state sales tax system. And, that plan includes taking
the most contentious issue off the table for now. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark
State forestry officials are gearing up for what they
expect will be an 'average' wildfire
season this summer. Fire Information Officer Carrie Dennett says though,
wildfires in the West have increased in severity over the last few years.
Marshall Shore, the "Hip Historian," gives tours on some of Phoenix's quirkier historic spots. Shore told Steve Goldstein about his latest tour, which focuses on locations related to the infamous accused murderess Winnie Ruth Judd.
uninsured families in Phoenix, getting sick raises a question with few good
answers. Go to the doctor, and they’ll likely face bills they can’t pay. Wait
it out, and they might end up in the emergency room.
Two types of cactus may be getting special status in Arizona. U.S. Fish and Wildlife is once again asking for public input on its plans to protect the increasingly rare plants. The Acuna cactus (L) and Fickeisen plains cactus (R) could both get federal protection.
architect Paolo Soleri has died at the age of 93.
Paolo Soleri was a famed architect, most well-known around Phoenix for his design of Arcosanti, the experimental community.(Photo courtesy of Arcosanti)
A student of
Frank Lloyd Wright, Soleri was born in Turin, Italy, in 1919, but was most
well-known in Arizona as the designer of the experimental community Arcosanti.
Public school employees in Flagstaff are set to see pay increases. The Flagstaff Unified School District approved the raises earlier this week. The Arizona Daily Sun reports, it is the first significant pay increase for the district's 1,300 employees in five years.
For more than 40 years, the Bureau of Land
Management has been in the adoption business – of wild horses and burros in the
West, that is. And it’s been controversial for about as long. The next adoption
event is coming up Friday through Sunday at the Mohave County Fairgrounds in
American Airlines has experienced major delays today due to a computer glitch. Over
Twitter, the airline announced it was grounded nationwide until 2 p.m. Mountain time. The issues have created plenty of trouble
at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport.