After more than a year of speculation and negotiation, the merger between US Airways and American Airlines is official. The new airline will keep American’s name and be worth about $11 billion. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, the merger creates the largest carrier in the world.
There is another effort to exchange federal land for environmentally sensitive land in eastern Arizona. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake introduced a bill yesterday that would swap federal land with similar sized parcels owned by the Resolution Copper Company.
Governor Jan Brewer still says no to Arizona driver's licenses for young immigrants who were brought to this country illegally and now qualify for a federal program. On Thursday a Republican-led legislative committee listened to supporters of a bill that would allow such a move.
Arizona drivers are paying almost 15 cents more per gallon this
week than last. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
MARK BRODIE: AAA Arizona says the statewide average stands at
$3.50 a gallon – that’s up 14 cents from last week.
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines have officially announced their intention to merge. The new company will keep the American Airlines name and be based out of Dallas-Fort Worth. Current American CEO Tom Horton said at a press conference that while there will be job losses, the two companies complement one another.
CenturyLink could face a strike by unionized workers in Arizona and a dozen other states. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert has more. Union leaders say they've moved a step closer to allowing a walkout, but say they plan to continue talks with the telecommunications company.
Arizona's Child Protective Services agency will get emergency funding to hire more caseworkers and other employees, but Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter says additional money sought by Governor Jan Brewer will dramatically improve the situation.
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt
American Airlines appear ready to merge. Bloomberg News reports the companies’
boards are expected approve the merger Wednesday, after lengthy negotiations. “I think a lot of
employees and a lot of people who are suffering from merger battle fatigue
think, ‘Oh my God, it’s done!’" said Holly Hegeman, founder of the airline industry magazine PlaneBusiness.
The Appalachian Trail -- 2,184 miles of public pathway through the wilds of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, the Appalachians. The trail, envisioned by forester and conservationist Benton MacKaye as a refuge from life in the industrialized metropolis, was completed in 1937.
Recent data show Arizona's first ten years in biosciences have been a boon for the state, with jobs growing in related industries even while the recession pounded other sectors.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with Marty Shultz, TGen's Dr.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that immigration reform can't only focus on border security. Deporting the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country wouldn't just be impractical, she said, but runs contrary to American values.
Teen drivers would not be allowed to use their cell phones,
or other electronic devices after getting their licenses, under a proposal
moving through the Arizona legislature. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie
Authorities have identified human remains
found last week as a woman who’s been missing for nearly two years.
A handout photo of Deborah Delaney. (Photo via Peoria Police Department)
bones were found by hikers in northern Peoria.
universities and colleges are among the
thousands being evaluated by the White House. Today the federal government launched
a website that will help future students and parents decide what college to attend.
From Superman to Spider-Man to Spawn, American culture has a strong relationship with superheroes.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with DC and Marvel Comics artist Tony Parker about why we're drawn to superheroes.
A theater company that
has operated in downtown Phoenix
for 20 years has canceled the rest of its season. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd
reports, the Actors Theater announced Tuesday it is leaving the Herberger Theater because of financial trouble.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released the findings of an internal investigation into hundreds of uninvestigated or mishandled sex crimes. If you want a copy of the report, it’ll cost you 50 cents a page.
Lawmakers prepared for a fight over sales tax reform at the state capitol Monday. Supporters say one piece of a new bill will simplify a complex system that is time consuming and burdensome to businesses.
What makes a movie great is not just what you see, but what you hear. Take away the musical score from many films and they'd barely be recognizable. All this week, we'll talk with people who write these scores for the big screen.