Alfredo Gutierrez started out as an activist and became one of the most powerful political leaders in Arizona. He has returned to his roots as battles over immigration policy have become more intense.Gutierrez talks about his life, career and immigration reform.
The Supreme Court gutted the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday. San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO and former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano talked about the ruling's impact on efforts to expand marriage equality in the U.
Valley temperatures are expected to climb to 118 degrees by Saturday. National Weather Service Meteorologist Ken Waters said the very hot highs may give way to our first dose of monsoon-related humidity.
Arizona Theatre Company's Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein will leave the position in December after more than 20 years. Goldstein said he is ready for new career challenges, including the opportunity to direct plays in other cities.
The Phoenix arts organization, Artlink, will gather its volunteers and community members Wednesday night to discuss upcoming plans for "First Fridays" and "Third Fridays," two of its major efforts. Artlink Interim Co-President Catrina Kahler talked about the annual meeting and the organization's mission.
The Tonto National Forest is reminding people who may be out in the woods over the Fourth of July holiday that fire conditions are now extreme. Forest spokesman David
Albo said that means no fires, incendiary devices, fireworks or
Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have seized a ton of marijuana they found hidden in a truckload of produce. The vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint on Interstate 19, north of Nogales, and spokeswoman Crystal Amarillas said drug-sniffing dogs located 88 bundles of pot hidden in a false wall, inside the trailer.
The Department of Public Safety said a wrong-way driver on State Route 51 was probably impaired as he sped north in the southbound lanes in early-morning traffic. "At least 100 mph plus, weaving in and out of traffic and apparently showing no regard for the safety of anybody else on the road," DPS spokesman Bar Graves said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has cleared the way
for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of
California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower
court rulings striking down the ban.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The
Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples
should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.The
court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act
that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax,
health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married
government is publicly expressing disappointment with the immigration bill
making its way through the U.S. Senate.Mexico says the proposal’s heavy focus on border security
is not consistent with the relationship between it and the U.
Governor Jan Brewer signed into law an overhaul of
the way the state collects sales taxes Tuesday. It was one of her top priorities in
this year’s legislative sessions. Lawmakers approved the measure at the end of their session,
after reaching a compromise with cities and towns.
Businesses have reopened at Park Central Mall in Phoenix Tuesday after copper thieves stole dozens of expensive water pipes Monday. Phoenix police said the crime may be connected to a series of recent metal thefts in the area.
For the second time in as many weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down an opinion that could have a big impact on elections in Arizona. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, the court’s conservative justices
struck down a key part of landmark civil rights-era legislation.
marks the 23rd anniversary of the hottest day in Phoenix history. The high hit 122 on that day
in 1990, and that caused a problem for air travelers. Sky Harbor
spokeswoman Deborah Ostricher said it was not the heat that prevented the planes from taking off, despite what has
turned into an urban legend.
County Sheriff's deputies have recovered a number of items that had been stolen
from a Burlington Northern-Santa Fe freight train in eastern Arizona. Lieutenant Jim Coffey said the loot
was recovered in an abandoned U-Haul truck at a motel parking lot in Williams.
Cochise County health officials are warning that fires in northern Mexico near Cananea could cause health problems. Three fires are burning about 15 miles south of the U.S. Mexico border, but strong winds could blow smoke into portions of Cochise County.
The Supreme Court’s decision to return a Texas affirmative action case to a lower court will not impact Arizonan schools. Arizonans will not be impacted. Arizona State University spokesman, Skip Derra said Arizona voters amended the state constitution in 2010 to end the use of affirmative action.
The Tucson Unified School District is preparing to offer "culturally relevant courses" as required under a federal desegregation order, but ethnic studies supporters do not believe the district can get state approval to meet this fall’s deadline.
A flock of
hens that ignited controversy over the city of Chandler’s backyard chicken ban
has gone missing.
Jellybean, seen above with Banjo the cat, is one of the 12 chickens that went missing late last week from the Papay household.
Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which provides legal defense for the poor, the mentally challenged, children and the wrongly condemned has a new book called, "Just Mercy."