Author and conservationist William deBuys argued in a recent Los Angeles Times Op-Ed that the future of Phoenix is unsustainable, largely because of the impact of climate change. deBuys and Grady Gammage, attorney and Morrison Institute Senior Research Fellow, debated whether Phoenix has done enough to prepare for a hotter future.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery talked about federal efforts to approve comprehensive immigration reform and whether his office's identity theft prosecutions could affect whether some undocumented immigrants could become eligible to be on a path to U.
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.
Authorities in Arizona
have released thousands of pages of documents in the case against the man
convicted in the 2011 Tucson
Jared Loughner was sentenced to life in prison in November.
Mail heading for Tucson will be processed in Phoenix starting this year. The U.S. Postal Service originally planned on the change next year, but moved up the date, as part of a its plan to save money.
A bill to allow school employees to carry guns is scheduled
for a hearing Wednesday afternoon in a state House committee. The measure would
apply to schools that have fewer than 600 students, do not have school resource
officers and are more than 20 miles and 30 minutes from a law enforcement
At a forum Tuesday evening, the Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board heard
testimony from members of the public about the impact of Arizona's
immigration law SB 1070. The advisory board is gathering information
about the implementation law in order to make future recommendations.
Summer swimming season is around the corner and nearly 1,200
area first graders were at South
College on Tuesday to learn how to make it a safer
one. Arizona had
the second-highest rate of children drowning in the country.
New jobs are
coming to the Valley. The New York company ZocDoc is bringing a second U.S.
office – and more than 600 jobs – to Scottsdale.
Gov. Jan Brewer poses with many of the faces of ZocDoc, including its CEO, Cyrus Massoumi.
Mayor Greg Stanton says gun owners can turn in their unwanted firearms at the
city’s buyback program in May. The city is using money from a private donor
to give out gift cards to anyone who wants to get rid of their weapons.
Arizona officials will be watching closely as the U.S. Supreme
Court considers gay marriage today. The outcome of the case could impact a
lawsuit over benefits for domestic partners for gay state and university
A done deal. That's how Arizona Senator Jeff Flake
describes the merger between Tempe-based US Airways and Texas-based American
Airlines. Flake was asked if Phoenix
will be hurt economically by the merger, but he did not think so.
receives high marks in a new survey that evaluates public access to state
spending records. But researchers say there’s room for more government transparency
in the state.
has been released by the non-partisan Arizona Public Interest Research Group,
Senator John McCain held a town hall meeting at a North Phoenix community center Monday that covered a
broad range of topics, but immigration dominated the conversation.
Sen. John McCain told people at a townhall meeting Monday he feels hopeful new bipartisan legislation to reform immigration will be ready soon.
Proposed legislation that would have made it a
crime to use the wrong bathroom has been scrapped, but it’s being replaced by a new version. Representative Kavanagh revises the 'Bathroom Bill', his proposed amendment to bill S.
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that
records the stories from everyday people.
Sandra Day O'Connor and her son, Scott O'Connor (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps)
The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked
at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
The major tenant at the Goodyear Airport
says shutting down the control tower, under the sequester budget cuts, could
force it to go elsewhere to train pilots. Matthias Kippenberg of the Airline
Training Center of Arizona, says dozens of planes perform takeoffs and landings
there every day.
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.
Arizona State University has opened an outreach center in Santa Monica, Calif. to
attract residents of that state to Arizona.
Spokesman James O'Brien says the center will also benefit ASU alumni.
“Probably our largest alumni association chapter is in
Los Angeles and
so it provides a place where not only employees of the university but
volunteers and alumni and friends of the university can engage,” O’Brien said.
New research from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
finds it's getting tougher to keep kids away from tobacco, and the Centers for
Disease Control say more than one in six Arizona
teens either smokes or chews tobacco products.
Robert Redford's new film is about a man lost at sea. His solo performance in "All is Lost" is getting rave reviews. He talks about that role, growing up, getting kicked out of college and starring in early episodic TV.