There's a warning this morning that a new appellate court
ruling could make police officers think twice about performing rescues. The
case involves Department of Public Safety officer Ross Read who permanently injured his knee while rescuing
a woman who had flipped her truck.
Cotton is one
of Arizona’s largest cash crops – and now it’s going digital. The University of
Arizona just released new tools for cotton farmers: smartphone apps.
Cotton app gives farmers access to U of A research, and allows them to predict and
compare their cotton growth.
A rescue helicopter team had to be called out Sunday to get
a 40-year-old woman off a mountain in Scottsdale.
Captain Danny Ables of the Scottsdale Fire Department said the woman lost her
way while hiking the Gateway
in the Scottsdale Preserve.
The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld the right of a
homeowner to put up a for sale sign, despite a homeowner's association ban. The
ruling comes in the case of Robert and Cecilia Hawk, who bought a lot in a
planned community in Flagstaff
An Arizona woman convicted in connection with the murder of her 4-year-old son in 1989, has been granted bail. Debra Milke is awaiting retrial on the charges. The retrial and bail are the result of a now questionable confession.
This weekend’s pro-reform homilies will not be the Catholic Church’s only move to influence policy. Pope Francis plans to lead several hours of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria tomorrow. That got KJZZ's Nick Blumberg thinking about how and how much religious leaders can affect the way people think about big social issues of the day.
Sedona City Council will decide whether it is going to take a stand on light pollution. It votes Monday on a resolution to seek approval from the International Dark-Sky Association. The label would both applaud Sedona’s dark skies and set guidelines to keep them that way.
This week, half a dozen Arizona lawmakers led by House speaker Andy Tobin are in Mexico City on a trade mission. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is among a group heading to China to take in meetings at the World Economic Forum, and Gov.
Did You Know Phoenix
has a park that is more than 100 years old? It’s
located near the city’s downtown area.
A sign welcomes visitors to Eastlake Park. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ)
Over the years this Phoenix
park has hosted civil rights marches and rallies.
The small, southeast Arizona
town of Clifton
was a town divided, literally, Sunday morning. The rivers surrounding the
community were overflowing and Town Clerk Esperanza Castaneda says they had to
close the floodgates, dividing the town.
A privately-owned rocket on a supply mission launched this
morning from a small island on the Virginia coast. Aboard are 1,500 pounds of clothes,
food, water and other items for the astronauts on the International Space
( Phoenix, AZ )
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to Dave Brewer, Program
Coordinator for the Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU, about
restoring areas ravaged by wildfires. Goldstein also talks to Gary
Woodall, the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service in
Phoenix about the monsoon season in Phoenix.
In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Mary Jo West looks back on what it was like to be a female pioneer in broadcasting in the 70s and Arizona's first female news anchor. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
A follow up to a story KJZZ first brought you Friday. A Glendale couple is among 57-hundred Arizonans who are losing Medicaid coverage due to state budget cuts. KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson tagged along as Bill and June Nelson tried to re-enroll in a program that helps cover medical expenses for people with catastrophic or chronic health conditions.
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Barry Broome, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, about the initiative to grow the economy in the entire valley instead of concentrating on specific cities.Broome is on the region leadership advisory team set up Brookings Institution to look at economic strategy in Maricopa.
As of the first report, which contains about 60 percent of ballots cast in the Phoenix Mayor's race, Greg Stanton is ahead with 38 percent of the votes. In second place is Wes Gullett with 20 percent. Peggy Neely, Claude Mattox, and Jennifer Wright are in a close battle for third place.
With one in ten Arizonans out of work, the competition for jobs is fierce. There are fewer positions available due to the economy, but job seekers face another challenge. When many workers landed their last jobs, they filled out paper applications and deliverd resumes in person or by mail.