recipients may soon see a crackdown on their benefits, at least when it comes
to certain industries. The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that prohibits the use of benefits at liquor, gambling and adult
New research indicates that Arizona drivers are spending less time on the road. The study found that spikes in gas prices and increased use of mass transit are behind the trend.The report was released by the nonpartisan Arizona Public Interest Research Group.
A new report from the Arizona PIRG Education Fund says the state's driving boom
is over. It says total vehicle travel miles peaked in 2007, and PIRG's Serena
Unrein says driving is likely to decline
further because of demographic changes involving the Millennial
generation: those people born between 1983 and 2000.
Four people are in custody, after a series of metal
thefts at one Peoria
location. Police spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto says police noticed air
conditioning units at a vacant
business were increasingly being stripped, and staked out the area,
arresting two husband and wife teams.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will resume voting on amendments to a comprehensive immigration reform bill on Tuesday. Many of those amendments deal with border security, but a new report sheds light on the data missing from the current debate.
Phoenix wants to improve the financial scorecard for the municipal golf courses it owns and operates. Five of the courses lost a combined $2 million in the last fiscal year, and the city council will consider a plan Wednesday to have outside vendors run some of the operations.
The north rim of the Grand Canyon officially opens to tourists this week. The canyon’s south rim gets far more visitors, but tourists on the north rim may still notice federal budget cuts this summer.
With a Senate committee scheduled to continue work on immigration legislation that Arizona’s John McCain helped spearhead, the state’s senior Senator will be pushing another pet project Tuesday morning.
Construction is coming back to the Southwest, and with it, competition for construction workers.
Construction season in Phoenix is starting, and building sites such as these need more and more workers.
Senator John McCain is calling the administration's response to the attack on
the American embassy in Benghazi,
cover-up. McCain said the revision of the 'talking points' to be used by Ambassador Susan Rice after the
attack was a willful removal of information.
report said many renters in Arizona
are being forced to choose between necessities, like food and paying the rent.
The Center for Housing Policy report shows an increasing number of renters are
spending more than half their
household incomes on housing.
state legislative session has been stalled the last several weeks as talks continue
over Medicaid expansion. Governor Jan Brewer has asked lawmakers not to send her
any more bills until there is agreement on Medicaid, and while lawmakers remain
at the capitol, the cost of keeping them there is about to go down.
Help is on the way for drivers — and vendors — displaced by
the closure of a section of Highway 89 in northern Arizona. Monday, work crews will
begin improving an unpaved road that will serve temporarily as the new 89.
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that
records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Some of the loudest critics of Proposition 100, the voter-approved temporary one cent sales tax increase, were small business owners.
Lance Muzslay, co-owner of Sole Sports Running Zone. (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ)
They worried about, among other things, how the higher tax would affect their sales.
A random act
of kindness by a local cop has gone viral. The story of Natalie Simonick and
her good deed has been shared more than 19,000 times -- and "liked" more than 140,000 times -- on the Phoenix Police
Department’s Facebook page.
The Arizona Department of Economic Security is launching a pilot
program for 1000 people that sets up a one-stop shop for services to
ensure consumers get all of the benefits they are eligible for. It is the
first step in implementing a new vision in how the social safety net should work.
A new poll shows strong support among Latinos for sex education, including birth control. The poll, from Planned Parenthood and the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, shows a majority of Latinos say preventing teen pregnancy is a major issue.
The Federal Aviation Administration is developing regulations to open the skies to drones by 2015. Agriculture is expected to be one of the largest potential markets for drones. Cronkite News reports companies like Yamaha have been selling unmanned aerial vehicles for years in Japan.
There is a dispute brewing over a lease agreement for a coal-fired power plant that provides electricity to millions of people in Arizona, California and Nevada. A co-owner of the plant is at odds with the Navajo tribe over water rights and other issues.