Former Arizona lawmaker Bill Konopnicki has died. The Republican from Safford served in the state House of Representatives for eight years, but had been in declining health. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting was disrupted by protestors Wednesday morning. The meeting was cancelled before the board could approve a multi-million dollar settlement over the death of a jail inmate.
Congressman Jeff Flake and Dr. Richard Carmona joined Steve Goldstein separately to talk about their views on economic progress, the Affordable Care Act, and immigration reform. Carmona, the former U.S.
Arizona's new 9th Congressional District is considered the most competitive in the state and is rated a toss-up by a number of national analysts. It includes Tempe, south Scottsdale, west Mesa and parts of Chandler and Phoenix.
Expectations for Arizona State University’s football team were low entering this season. Following a collapse in 2011 that included a blowout loss to Boise State in the Maaco Bowl, head coach Dennis Erickson was fired, and starting quarterback Brock Osweiler decided to take his game to the NFL.
Demolition crews are tearing down the Madison Hotel in downtown Phoenix. KJZZ's Peter O'Dowd watched the demolition. The Phoenix Suns own the property and a second abandoned hotel next door. The Suns have not yet responded to KJZZ's requests for comment, but the company has said it plans to turn the land into a parking lot.
Builders in the U.S. started construction on apartments and single-family homes in September at the fastest pace since July 2008.Between August and September, the Commerce Department says housing construction increased by 15 percent across the United States.
More than 35,000 Arizona school students will take part in a multistate earthquake drill on Thursday morning. People in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington will also take part in the drill.
The Valley-based Apollo Group, which owns the University of Phoenix, will close more than one hundred locations to deal with dropping income. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.In the most recent quarter, Apollo Group’s net income plunged sixty percent to nine hundred ninety-six point five million dollars.
Trine University will open a branch campus in the city of Peoria starting in 2013. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the city is looking to expand its skilled workforce.PETER O’DOWD: If this sounds familiar, it’s because Mesa officials have already announced five new universities coming to that East Valley city since the start of the year.
The Arizona Board of Regents is touting a survey that shows more adults in Arizona have received college degrees. As K-J-Z-Z’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the state still has a lot of catching up to do. PETER O’DOWD: According to the 2011American Community Survey, 26.
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An anonymous donor is putting up $825,000 to preserve some valuable land in southern Utah’s Zion National Park. About 30 acres of private land in Zion will be purchased and donated to become part of the national park.
Arizona’s public-private economic development organization may be getting a new CEO. Last year, the Arizona Department of Commerce became the Arizona Commerce Authority in a move pushed by Governor Jan Brewer.
Citigroup isn't as enthusiastic as its peers about a comeback in the housing market.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.Last week, executives at Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase declared that the long-struggling market had turned a corner.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the state of Arizona over its voter registration requirements. In 2004, Arizona voters passed a ballot proposition requiring prospective voters to prove they're a citizen before they can register to vote using a state form.
The U of A has received a federal grant to study the relationship between the exposure to and health effects of the use of underground mining equipment using diesel and biodiesel-blend fuels. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
Funding for the next extension of the Valley’s light rail system has been formally approved. Federal officials and several Valley mayors formally signed the agreement Friday afternoon. KJZZ’s Al Macias says the feds will now provide $75 million for the additional three miles.
A deadline is looming over the pending demolition of two hotels in downtown Phoenix. One of two downtown Phoenix hotels scheduled to be demolished to make way for a parking lot. (Photo by Jon Hoban - KJZZ) The company that owns the Phoenix Suns also owns the abandoned St.