The Arizona House has given its final OK to a bill creating tougher monitoring of scrap metal transactions. The measure, from Representative Tom Forese enhances anti-theft laws to require all scrap dealers to register with the Department of Public Safety.
The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures is pleased with a recent audit. It showed grocery stores are doing a good job of making sure consumers get accurate prices on sale items. Spokesman Shawn Marquez says they checked 29 markets around the state and found a 99.
Police in Prescott have arrested an 18-year-old Embry Riddle University student for setting off an explosion in the college parking lot in Prescott. Lieutenant Ken Morley says James Levine was arrested after an anonymous tip, but it is unclear why the White Plains, N.
Arizona lawmakers voted Wednesday to pave the way for research at state universities that could eventually allow doctors to recommend marijuana to treat more conditions. The state's medical marijuana law allows it for glaucoma and AIDS and other chronic or debilitating conditions that lead to severe and chronic pain.
A homeless shelter in Flagstaff will suspend overnight services at the end of May. Flagstaff Shelter Services will stop offering the homeless a place to stay about a month later than usual thanks to a grant that allows them to operate longer.
Short sales in the Valley peaked in 2011, and that meant a
lot of people went from being homeowners to renters. Many had to wait to be eligible for a home
loan. Now, a lot of those people are once again and the wave of boomerang buyers is
Want to submit an anonymous tip to the police? Find crime info in your neighborhood? Well,
Mesa Police Chief Frank Milstead says — wait for it — there’s an app for that.
Sgt. Tony Landato shows off the new Mesa Police Department app.
A Muslim leader is trying to improve public perceptions about members of Arizona’s Islamic community in the wake of the Boston bombing. The faith leader also said local Muslims need to do more to report radical Islamists.
The election for Arizona’s next governor is a year and a half away. But the campaign has already started.
Fred DuVal announced his candidacy for governor at a press conference Wednesday. (Photo by Al Macias - KJZZ)
Longtime political activist Fred DuVal formally announced his candidacy Wednesday for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
Join KJZZ for an International Jazz Day bash recorded live at The Nash in Phoenix onTue., April 30 at 9 p.m. This Jazz in AZ production, which was emceed by KJZZ Music Director Blaise Lantana features an all-star quintet of Valley musicians paying tribute to the jazz greats who inspired them.
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and General Colin Powell discuss the importance of leadership and how political discourse in the United States must become more civil in order to solve complicated problems.
State Senators Rich Crandall and Steve Farley discuss why state lawmakers seem far from ending their current legislative session, even as it has reached its 100th day.Senators Crandall and Farley talk about the conflict over Medicaid expansion among lawmakers, Governor Jan Brewer's unique leadership position on the issue and whether it gains legislative approval.
The Maricopa Association of Governments has unanimously approved further studying of converting some High Occupancy Vehicle lanes into toll lanes.Steve Goldstein talks with MAG Senior Engineer Bob Hazlett about the options and their viability.
The Arizona Cardinals head into Thursday's National Football League draft with new Head Coach Bruce Arians and first-time General Manager Steve Keim.Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com tells Steve Goldstein how the organization has changed and how the draft can help the team improve.
A new poll from the Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center shows Senator John McCain's job approval ratings in Arizona are at their lowest level in more than two decades.Behavior Research Center President and CEO Jim Haynes interprets the numbers in a conversation with Steve Goldstein.
Arizona's economic recovery continues to be slow, but Dennis Hoffman of Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business says there are a number of positive signs.Hoffman says increasing consumer confidence should improve the state's condition.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she would like to have flexibility on the proposal to designate $1.5 billion for a border fence, under the immigration reform law. But, KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert reports Arizona’s U.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer believes the immigration reform debate underway in Washington right now is the result of her signing SB 1070 three years ago.While some key parts of the bill have never taken effect, and some were declared illegal by the U.
A requirement that foster parents immunize their own children before being granted licenses would go away under a bill approved Tuesday in the Arizona House. Chandler Republican Bob Robson says the state is already taking care of the health of foster children.
Hiking season is in full swing in the Arizona high country, and professional hiking guide Roger Jenkins says if you plan on going out, you need to plan now to avoid problems. He advises putting together a permanent hiking kit with 10 essentials that can be used for day hikes or multi-day adventures.
Childrens' lives can be changed by their favorite writers or teachers. But this teacher found it to be the other way around. Rob Buyea dedicates one of his books to his former elementary school students.