Last year, farmers and ranchers across the country grappled with a devastating drought. With the hot summer months closer than many of us care to admit, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports on how dry weather in Arizona affects crops and cattle.
This weekend marks the 10th annual Tres Rios Nature Festival. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Avondale's Christina Underhill and Darren Julian with the Arizona Game and Fish Department about the event.
One of the three rivers part of the Tres Rios Nature Festival.
your gun is lost or stolen, do you have to tell police? In Tucson, the answer
will soon be yes if a city proposal gets the green light. But the idea has proved instantly controversial. Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik is behind the measure, which would
require gun owners to notify police within 48 hours of their weapon being lost
Pea sized hail from a strong early afternoon thunderstorm in the East Valley. (Photo by Carol Harvey - KJZZ)
Pea- and nickel-sized
hail pounded parts of the Valley Friday afternoon. The late-winter storm is also bringing snow to Northern
New numbers from ASU show an almost unheard of jump in
Phoenix-area home prices. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
MARK BRODIE: Mike Orr, with ASU’s WP Carey School of Business, says an
increase of more than 35 percent has only happened once before, and that was
during a bubble.
A proposed cross-border natural
gas pipeline in southern Arizona is leading to concerns about the protection of
a wildlife refuge in the area. Texas-based
Kinder Morgan Company wants to construct the 200 million dollar pipeline that
would transport El Paso natural gas to customers in Mexico.
Four community airports
in Arizona plan to challenge an FAA order to close their air traffic control
towers. The airports are targeted in the federal budget-cutting program
known as “Sequestration.
More than 400 city, county, state, tribal and federal
agencies took part Wednesday in a test of the country’s largest nuclear power
plant’s emergency plans. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports on what
federal evaluators were looking for at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station,
west of Phoenix.
Arizona public schools
expect to lose more than 30-million dollars under the automatic federal budget
cuts that started this week under sequestration. Some
of the state’s hardest hit districts depend on “Title One” federal funds for disadvantaged children
with special needs.
at airports and other public places has been stepped up in Arizona
to guard against terrorist attacks.
now, officials are updating efforts to protect the state’s water supplies from sabotage
or contamination by terrorist groups.
man faces two murder charges after the discovery of human remains in a backyard.
Landscapers found the bodies buried in a wooden box at a house that used to
belong to Alan Champagne’s mother.
General Motors will be hiring a thousand high-tech employees to staff its new Information Technology Innovation Center in Chandler. Company officials made the announcement Wednesday with city and state leaders.
Central Arizona Project
is preparing for a severe water shortage if global warming leads to drier
conditions over the next decade. CAP officials said scientific models of climate change they are monitoring indicate
the state will experience hotter and drier conditions through the year 2025.
The Valley's violent dust storms may be a few months away, but the National Weather Service and Arizona Department of Transportation are trying to get people prepared.Tim Tait of ADOT and Ken Waters of the National Weather Service explain how quickly dust storms develop and how drivers should react.
State Representative John Kavanagh wants to change Arizona's Resign to Run law. He says it's a charade.Kavanagh explains why his bill is needed. Also, Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services explains why Resign to Run was created and whether it has affected who runs for office and when.
Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has a new job. KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert has more.The Arizona Republican is now a senior policy adviser for the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm of Covington & Burling.
Brewer and President Barack Obama probably don’t agree on much, but when it comes to
Medicaid in Arizona, they seem to be on the same page.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer held a rally Tuesday in support of Medicaid expansion.
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
The lure of retiring in Central America has brought Americans in droves
to tropical countries like Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Cheap living. Good
food. Vibrant culture. Some Baby Boomers call it Pura Vida -- the Pure Life.
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.