If US Airways merges with American Airlines, the name of this center could change. (Photo by Julie Levin-KJZZ)
In 1992, America West Airlines signed a 30 year, $26 million naming rights deal for the city-owned arena that is home to the Phoenix Suns.
The Federal Aviation Administration said some airport traffic control towers it wanted to close late at night to save money will now be allowed to stay open. But, Wednesday’s announcement does not save some towers at Arizona airports the FAA plans to close this summer.
Help is on the way for drivers — and vendors — displaced by
the closure of a section of Highway 89 in northern Arizona. Monday, work crews will
begin improving an unpaved road that will serve temporarily as the new 89.
Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe will marry his partner of eight years in Washington, D.C.
this weekend.Kolbe, who
served southern Arizona
in Congress for 22 years, says it’s unfortunate the state doesn’t recognize
same sex marriage.
Phoenix police are asking for help in finding two suspects involved in a string of "high-tech" hotel burglaries. Sergeant Darren Burch says the "hotel hackers" are using portable programming devices to gain access to rooms where they can take anything they want.
College graduation is a huge milestone. It also starts a countdown -- six months until the first student loan payment is due. Americans owe close to $1 trillion in student loans right now. Last fall, student loan debt surpassed consumer credit like credit cards and car loans to become the country’s largest pool of debt.
An Arizona charity is sending bottled water and ready-to-eat meals to tornado victims in Oklahoma. The supplies were requested by officials in Oklahoma City.
St. Mary's Food Bank of Arizona is donating supplies to help victims of the Oklahoma tornado that hit Monday.
A paper released this month concludes there are strong benefits to
dual language instruction for children who grow up speaking a language
other than English at home.
The number of kids entering school who grow up with two languages has grown by 40 percent in the last decade.
The Navajo Nation’s case against Urban Outfitters is on hold while the parties work toward a settlement. The Nation sued Urban Outfitters in March of last year, saying the clothing company violated trademarks of the Navajo name.
An Arizona man is in
federal custody after allegedly attempting to open the emergency exit door on
an Alaska Airlines plane as it was landing in Portland, Ore.
Some passengers and crew members restrained 23-year-old Alexander Herrera.
Officials with a Southern Arizona National Park say two men have come forward and are cooperating with an investigation into cactus vandalism there. Late last week, at least one saguaro cactus was knocked over and cut in half at Saguaro National Park in Tucson.
Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is acting as a storm shelter to some military jets from Oklahoma. The planes were moved to Arizona because more violent weather is expected in Oklahoma’s “tornado alley.
The Pac-12 conference, which includes Arizona
State and the University of Arizona,
says it will be implementing new rules for football practices in an effort to
cut down on injuries.The effort is primarily focused on limiting concussions and head trauma.
The Valley's rapid growth likely wouldn't have been possible without water from the Colorado River via the Central Arizona Project. But the Southwest's ongoing drought has some concerned about whether Arizona will have enough water for the future.
One of the most controversial issues in the state legislature continues to mystify lawmakers. Governor Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion bill did not receive enough support from members of her own party to advance in the House for a final vote.
There is a short list of qualifications to be a justice of the peace in Arizona. You must be a registered voter in the state. You must reside in the justice court precinct. You must understand the English language.
Members of the U.S. Senate are wrangling to add tougher border
security provisions to the comprehensive immigration reform package. The
nation’s Homeland Security chief said manpower on the border only goes
On the last day of the legislative session, Gov. Jan
Brewer finally got one of her top priorities – expanding Arizona’s Medicaid
program under the Affordable Care Act. But, to get it, the governor had to call
a special session and take part in some public disputes with members of her
The US Senate is in its second week of debate on the
immigration reform bill, and there is a lot of discussion taking place behind the scenes. Arizona Senator Jeff
Flake, one of the eight who drew up the bill, has been meeting with Texas
Senator John Cornyn, who wants the border
security section of the measure strengthened, but Flake does not believe Cornyn is trying to
Congressman Raúl Grijalva and 29 congressional members sent
a letter to the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday, asking her to
reform the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program.