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The dream of a career in the big leagues draws thousands of teens out of Dominican public schools and onto the baseball diamond. When players report to major league academies they’re expected to bring their bats and now, their books.
For years, Tempe has offered residents a rebate to save money on building permits required to renovate their homes. The program came to an abrupt halt earlier this year when staff discovered the portion of city code that enacts the program had been deleted.
The season is mercifully over for the Phoenix Suns, who have missed out on the playoffs for a seventh-straight season, finishing with the worst record in the NBA’s Western conference at 24-58, reflecting only a one game improvement over last season. But as KJZZ’s Phil Latzman reports, according to team officials, the youth movement is working and fans have a lot to look forward to in the future.
Throughout his campaign, and in his first months in office, we’ve heard a lot of talk about a grand “infrastructure bill” — President Trump’s vision of rebuilding America’s roadways, pipes and dams. But just how realistic is this $1 trillion vision?
Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey signed into a law a bill that will expand the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program, otherwise known as school vouchers. Some public-school teachers and education advocates felt it was a slap in the face by the governor after they partnered with him to pass Prop 123 to increase funding for public education last year.
The long-running saga of the government’s gun-walking operation Fast and Furious added a new chapter this week when authorities announced the arrest of a suspect in the 2010 murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. KJZZ’s Michel Marizco has long reported on Fast and Furious and joins us with an update.
The popularity of science fiction and fantasy novels, TV shows and movies is extending its reach, and the variety of stories continues to expand. And that’s reflected in the finalists for this year’s Hugo Awards, which were announced earlier this month.
The U.S. Forest Service started the Four Forest Restoration Initiative, or 4FRI, which aims to thin more than 1 million acres of forest in about a 2.4 million acre area stretching across the region. Now the Forest Service is holding a series of public meetings to present some alternative plans to stakeholders as to how they can meet their forest restoration goals.