Department of Weights and Measures says a recent audit of gas stations showed a
17-percent failure rate when they checked the accuracy of nozzles on fuel pumps
at over 1,800 retailers.
A group of nurses is asking the state health department to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can be treated with medical marijuana. A similar effort failed last year. The health department considers new petitions every six months.
A new location and new policies were part of opening
training day for the Arizona Cardinals Friday.
The team will now be practicing at the University of Phoenix Stadium instead of at NAU. (Photo by Sarah Beckman-KJZZ)
For 25 years the Cardinals trained at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, but now the team will practice where it plays its regular season games, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
Parts of the Valley have gotten a real soaking this week. When it
rains, it is Tim Phillips’ job to make sure all that water passes safely
through the Valley. He is the chief engineer and general manager of the
Flood Control District of Maricopa County and said the water goes where
it is has always gone, through county’s river systems, before draining
out towards the Colorado River.
So all that rain this week might be good for our plants, and the clouds help keep the temperatures from reaching those of the surface of the sun, but man, have you been outside in the evening recently? You get eaten alive out there.
This week, Sprouts Farmers Market announced it is going public. Sprouts is one of many, many grocery options in the Valley. Tim James, professor of economics at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University said the Phoenix market city, not grocery, is in some ways unique.
Friday, attorneys for the Goldwater Institute and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association were in Maricopa County Superior Court to argue a case that centers on how some police officers spend their time on the job.
Do you remember what kinds of activities you did in high school? We would be willing to bet they were not anything like what Alexandra Melikian has been doing. An example of some of the historic playing cards Alexandra created.
This week, Sprouts Farmers Market announced it is going public. The Phoenix-based grocery chain has grown very quickly, and some industry observers think it is on track for continued success, but not everyone sees the kale and quinoa seller as a healthy investment.
There are two wetlands in Arizona. These are homes to wildlife and unique species of birds and mammals.
Tres Rios is a filtration system. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ)
Did You Know, some wetlands are man-made? At a place 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix, a wetland restoration effort has been in the works for more than a decade.
Despite an active monsoon season in parts of the state, some communities in southeastern Arizona are coping with a severe drought.
Ground water going into an irrigation ditch for cotton crops in Solomon on a sunny day.
Gas prices are up slightly in Arizona from a week ago. The statewide
average jumped 2 cents from last Friday to $3.58 a gallon. But, Stephanie
Dembowski of AAA Arizona says that's a lot less than last week's dime increase.
The deaths of a man and woman, who were struck by lightning
at an overlook north of the Grand Canyon this week, was not surprising to
meteorologists. The National Weather Service says 14 people have been killed by
lightning strikes so far this year with Arizona
leading the country, with three fatalities each.
A state corrections officer is continuing her recovery after
being beaten by two inmates at the state prison complex in Winslow, a week ago.
Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Lamoreaux says the incident took place
in the Kaibab unit of the prison.
The New York
man who has been indicted for threatening to kill two CNN anchors has allegedly
confessed to tweeting about the plots to kill Jane Valez-Mitchell and Nancy
Grace. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says David Simpson's car had been
packed with guns, zip ties and a knife, and he was ready to leave New York for Georgia.
is one of several cities that are committing to increase water conservation
measures. Mayor Greg Stanton signed a
statement on Colorado River Day yesterday, aimed at efficient, cost-effective
Monsoon storms are expected around the state again today. The
National Weather Service says we really got hit Thursday morning. Meteorologist
Austin Jamieson says one of the worst storms was in Pinal County.
The American Civil Liberties Union of
Arizona is trying to stop the arrests of panhandlers in Flagstaff. The organization
has asked a court to block the arrests as a legal battle moves through the
New numbers from the federal government show Arizona had
basically the same number of prisoners last year as in 2011.That bucks the national trend. According to the Bureau of
Justice Statistics, the country’s prison population dropped last year for the
third straight year.
Helicopters are flying over the nearly 250 acres scorched by the Doce Wildfire about seven miles northwest Prescott, just like they were last month. But the choppers are not there to make water drops to quell the blaze, they are spreading seed and mulch in an effort to restore the area that was charred.