A tiny red squirrel on the brink of extinction is keeping wildlife biologists busy. Scientists are trying to catch some Mount Graham Red Squirrels for a breeding program, but doing that will not be easy.
Gov. Jan Brewer will once again meet President Obama on the airport tarmac Tuesday when
the president visits the Valley for a speech on housing at Desert Vista High School. Last time
that happened, the president found himself with a gubernatorial finger in the
face, but the governor's press aide, Andrew Wilder, does not expect that this
Mesa Public Schools will open their doors Wednesday, and one elementary school will serve as a model for the rest of the district’s 55
K-6 schools. Eisenhower Center for Innovation, formerly Eisenhower Elementary, is "integrating" new technology into the classroom according to district spokeswoman Helen Hollands.
The second of four KJZZ Town Halls on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Wednesday and focused on the candidates of District 6.
The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 6 candidates.
A southwest Arizona
man is hospitalized after getting a huge jolt of electricity while allegedly attempting
to steal copper wire from a wooden power pole near Wellton. Alfonso Zavala of
the Yuma County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Joshua Hess is in critical
condition after making a tragic mistake.
A popular tourist attraction in Southeastern Arizona may be closing down. Bisbee’s underground mine tour may be a safety hazard. City officials say the mining company that owns the property has notified them it’s terminating the lease for the Queen Mine Tour out of safety concerns.
The top prosecutor in Apache County
is warning a newly-appointed legislator that he needs to prove his residency or
lose his seat.
When State Senator Jack Jackson, Jr. resigned to take a job in Washington, D.
Baseball fans may see fewer managers arguing with umpires next year. Instant replay for almost every play of a game has tentatively been approved for next season. Owners, umpires and the players union must give the plan final approval.
Several fires continue to burn across Arizona. Two of those in the Tonto National Forest were caused by lightning last week. The White and Cain fires have burned more than 1200 acres.
Lightning can be seen over the mountains in the Prescott National Forest on Saturday.
Two recent cases in the Valley brought the term “mercy killing” to the forefront. In one, 86-year-old George Sanders shot his wife, Virginia. He said she insisted that he kill her to alleviate her suffering, related to a number of health problems, including multiple sclerosis.
Iraq war veteran Brian Oller has spent more than $22,000 to pay out-of-state tuition at the University of California, San Diego. The Lubbock, Texas, native said he hopes to get in-state tuition this fall after appealing to the college’s residence deputy.
Arizonans have long lagged behind the rest of the country
in per capita earnings, and a new report finds it’s
worse than ever.
Arizona State University's W.P. Carey
School of Business analyzed per capita earnings from 2011, and found that on
average Arizona residents made 19 percent less than the national average in
direct compensation – that’s wages and salaries.
In 2010, Fronteras Desk contributor Lorne Matalon rode on a train known as
La Bestia (The Beast) ferrying Central Americans through Mexico. That
train derailed last weekend, killing at least six Hondurans and
critically injuring at least 16 others.
Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties have seen some heavy
thunderstorms this morning that have left some parts of the area with flash
flood warnings. But National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Rasmussan says
this type of storm is common for this time of year.
We wonder where the jobs are in Arizona. We are nowhere close to the deep hole of the Great Recession when the state’s unemployment rate was 10.8 percent. The latest figures from July put the rate at 8 percent, but that still seems pretty high.
The house was built in 1929 as a resort. After
years of restoration, the castle that sits on a hill in the middle of Phoenix has become a
visitors' destination, Tovrea Castle.
The path leading up to the front of the castle.
Backers of two ballot referendum petition drives are rapidly approaching deadlines to get them before Arizona voters in 2014. Barry Hess of the Libertarian Party said the Protect Your Right to Vote Committee has collected at least 130,000 signatures in its attempt to block an omnibus election law from taking effect.
Organizers of an initiative campaign for a 2014 ballot
measure to legalize gay marriage in Arizona
are dropping that effort in favor of waiting until 2016. The Equal Marriage Campaign says it had
support but that key national advocacy groups withheld backing that was needed
to make a 2014 ballot measure.
Charges are pending against four juveniles who were arrested for damaging an aviation tower near the Flagstaff airport. Police Sgt. Cody Runge said the four were taken into custody after a stake-out by officers following a string of incidents between May and September of this year.