Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has a new job. KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert has more.The Arizona Republican is now a senior policy adviser for the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm of Covington & Burling.
Brewer and President Barack Obama probably don’t agree on much, but when it comes to
Medicaid in Arizona, they seem to be on the same page.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer held a rally Tuesday in support of Medicaid expansion.
The execution of an Arizona
man scheduled to be put to death Wednesday has been postponed. Late Tuesday night,
the U.S. Supreme Court denied Arizona’s
request to lift the Ninth Circuit Court order that blocked the
The lure of retiring in Central America has brought Americans in droves
to tropical countries like Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Cheap living. Good
food. Vibrant culture. Some Baby Boomers call it Pura Vida -- the Pure Life.
A new study by the Census Bureau shows that
nearly 80 percent of people who drive to work in this country drive alone.
The survey also shows that more than 10 million people spend two hours a day
getting to and from work.
Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981. Since resigning from the bench, Justice O’Connor has focused on getting kids to know more about how federal, state and local governments work.
Oakland A’s fans will be going to a different ballpark for spring training in two years. The City of Mesa approved an agreement last night that will have the A’s training at Mesa’s Hohokam Park. The Chicago Cubs train their now, but they will be moving to a new park in Mesa next year.
Home prices in the Phoenix area increased by 22.7 percent
in January making it the largest increase in the nation. CoreLogic’s report
released today says the change represents the 11th consecutive month
of national price increases.
Governor Jan Brewer says she does not believe the
Department of Homeland Security needed to release illegal immigrants
from federal detention centers. Federal
officials say the release of approximately 2,000 people, reportedly 300 of
them in Arizona,
was necessary because of automatic spending cuts forced by sequestration.
A House bill to outlaw the latest dangerous drug
compounds continues to sail through the Arizona Legislature, earning unanimous
approval Monday from the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill aimed at putting a dent into
synthetic drug compounds by banning the 'backbone' chemicals, even if they're
changed a little later.
The Arizona Senate has given its approval to a
resolution allowing the state to challenge federal government orders. It would allow the state to reject orders
it believes are unconstitutional.
A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that weekly wages in Yuma and La Paz counties are well below both the state and national average of $903.La Paz County averageis $604 while Yuma County's is $668.
A group of
eight Arizona nonprofits will compete Tuesday
in Tempe for up
to $100,000 in venture capital.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: This is the
third year that Social Venture Partners Arizona has held its Fast Pitch event,
which gives nonprofit organizations, many of which focus on children, three
minutes to explain why their mission is most deserving of investment money.
The Peoria Unified
School District is making plans to add another elementary school. The district
says it’s needed because of what it says is explosive growth in the northwest Valley. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
The role of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s pink underwear policy could
be back in court soon as part of a wrongful death case. The U.S. Supreme Court decided today not to hear
an appeal by Arpaio, making a re-trial more likely.
More than 1,000 inmates
at a state prison in Tucson remain on lockdown after a riot broke out Sunday.
It’s the second fight involving prisoners at the prison within
the past six months.
Corrections officials say the fight involved more than 400 inmates; 17 prisoners were injured and two prison
staff members received minor wounds in the riot that involved Mexican-American,
White and African-American prisoners.
The Senate Judiciary Committee today takes up the
latest measure to combat synthetic drugs, like bath salts. House Republican
Eddie Farnsworth's bill is aimed at making the use of the latest compounds to
mimic a marijuana-like high illegal.
Arizona Senator John McCain and Republican Lindsey
Graham of South Carolina, are demanding
answers from the Obama administration about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the two say they'll oppose the president's appointment of John Brennan to head the CIA, until they get them.
The Food Research and Action Center
reports that 21 percent of Arizonans say they lacked money to buy food at least once
last year. That ranks Arizona 14th
in the United States.
FRAC President Jim Weill says the benefit levels of the SNAP, or food
stamp program, aren’t high enough to enough to enable people to purchase enough
The state of Arizona
is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state to execute a 70-year-old
death row inmate for killing a Bisbee man more than three decades ago. A motion
filed Sunday by the state Attorney General's Office asks the Supreme Court to
lift a stay that the 9th U.
Economist Jim Rounds on whether the major party gubernatorial nominees Fred Duval and Doug Ducey will actually be able to implement any of their fiscal plans, considering the state is facing another huge budget deficit.