At the end of January, Governor Jan Brewer authorized
emergency funding for 50 new Child Protective Services workers. The 31 new case workers and 19 support staff
have been hired, according to the Arizona Department of Economic Safety, which oversees
military bases are preparing for the federal budget axe under sequestration. Officials
at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale said they’ll significantly reduce flying that
is not related to pilot training.
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.
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
A new report says
Arizona ranks sixth in the nation for creating jobs related to clean energy and
The study by
the E2 Environmental Entrepreneur group and the Natural Resources Defense
Council says Arizona ranked behind California, North Carolina, Florida,
Illinois and Connecticut in clean energy
and transportation job growth in 2012.
2 million women in the U.S.
are veterans, but many find themselves homeless after leaving the armed
services. Now, homeless women veterans in the Valley have a new resource to
help them get back on their feet.
More than 14 million people rode the Valley’s light rail
system last year. Valley Metro says that was more than a 6.5 percent
increase over 2011. And, some advocates are hopeful numbers like those will
lead to more housing, shops, restaurants and other development along the 20-mile
KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Jude Joffe-Block caught the radio bug while assisting a radio reporter in Mexico, and has been happiest wearing headphones and pointing microphones ever since.Joffe-Block began serving KJZZ in October 2010 as a Fronteras: Changing America Senior Field Correspondent based out of Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Tucson City Council has passed an
ordinance aimed at reducing the city’s reliance on plastic shopping bags. Tucson Councilman Paul Cunningham is the
plan’s sponsor. After hearing residents complain about plastic bag litter, he
put together a working group.
The major tenant at the Goodyear Airport
says shutting down the control tower, under the sequester budget cuts, could
force it to go elsewhere to train pilots. Matthias Kippenberg of the Airline
Training Center of Arizona, says dozens of planes perform takeoffs and landings
there every day.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery talked about federal efforts to approve comprehensive immigration reform and whether his office's identity theft prosecutions could affect whether some undocumented immigrants could become eligible to be on a path to U.
Southern Arizona forest
officials said the wildfire danger is high, and they want people to be careful
with campfires over the holiday weekend. Although the
warm weather is only beginning to set in, the threat of wildfires is already a
concern in southeastern Arizona.
A major producer of frozen foods is recalling products
distributed in Arizona and several other states because of concerns about E. coli
contamination. David McAtee of the Yavapai County Health Department says the
voluntary recall involves Farm Rich Brand frozen meals and snacks, produced
Howard Gray School at Banner Mental Health Facility in Scottsdale (Photo by Steve Shadley - KJZZ)
English teacher Dave Bachmann (Photo by Steve Shadley - KJZZ)
Kids with autism don’t always do well in public schools.
Senator John McCain says the saber-rattling coming out
of North Korea could be a problem. McCain told interviewers on CBS' Face the
Nation on Sunday, China could help stop North Korea.
“China does hold the key to this problem,” McCain
Researchers at Arizona State University have worked for years developing a tiny laser invisible to the naked eye.
See if you can spot the nanolaser at an ASU engineering lab. Hint: it's 1/100 the width of a human hair.
tightening up its rules regarding photo enforcement cameras on roadways. Gov.
Jan Brewer signed a law last week requiring cities to prove there’s a
legitimate safety need before installing the cameras on state roads.
Drivers who would normally use Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff should postpone their travel plans until weather conditions that closed the highway improve.
Strong winds continue to impact Northern Arizona as a Spring storm continues to bring strong winds to the state.