gambling at the Navajo Nation’s casino in Arizona just got the green light to
drink. Nation President Ben Shelly signed the bill expanding alcohol
consumption Monday. The move
follows the Navajo Nation Council’s Friday vote to allow drinking on casino
The terrain and vegetation here in the desert
may be different from other areas in the state that have been burned by
wildfires, but local firefighters face the same threats.
From left to right, Captain Dean Gehl and firemen Anthony Cain and Rob Clark of Scottsdale Fire Station 615.
Hundreds of people who were forced out of Yarnell are returning home Monday after a wildfire forced them to flee for safety more than a week ago. Vehicles lined up along the highway into Yarnell well before the evacuation order was lifted at 9 a.
season starts in the Valley, so does the season for the West Nile Virus. Three
cases of the mosquito-borne disease were reported in Maricopa County in June.
people contracted encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, the most
serious form of West Nile.
years, Chandler has been one of only cities in the area that outlaws urban
Chandler has been chewing on the urban chicken question for more than a year. Resident Joe Papay originally led the charge to allow hens in the city, after he and his family got in hot water over their brood.
The long standing controversy over cultural studies at the Tucson Unified School District continues. The district is under a federal court order to come up with a new ethnic studies curriculum after it ended its Mexican American Studies program, but now state authorities have complaints.
your jury summons. That is that mantra behind the county’s new rules, which will
force potential jurors who fail to respond to explain why in court. More than
half of Maricopa County residents who receive jury summons fail to respond.
monsoon didn’t last long, but its effects are still being felt. South of
Phoenix, the Wild West attraction known as Rawhide has closed temporarily to
deal with the storm’s damage.Rawhide
Western Town and Steakhouse always shuts down in August, but the recent
microburst moved the schedule up a few weeks.
Damaging storms are causing some to question how much climate change is costing Arizona. A look at insurance data suggests it could be more than a billion dollars a year and rising. Critics say it's impossible to prove climate change has caused any specific natural disaster, but Laurie Johnson of the Natural Resources Defense Council says a pattern is emerging.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday the Food and
Drug Administration should never have approved the importation of an anesthetic
drug used in executions by lethal injections. Arizona was among three states that brought
the case to the appeals court.
The American Civil Liberties Union of
Arizona is trying to stop the arrests of panhandlers in Flagstaff. The organization
has asked a court to block the arrests as a legal battle moves through the
First responders from several agencies in northern Arizona said they were amazed nobody was injured when a tour bus entered a flooded wash near Dolan Springs and was swept about 300 yards downstream where it flipped onto its side.
School starts back up in most Valley districts over the next few weeks, and when students get back in the classroom, they will be facing new standards in English and math, if they have not already started with them.
A tiny red squirrel on the brink of extinction is keeping wildlife biologists busy. Scientists are trying to catch some Mount Graham Red Squirrels for a breeding program, but doing that will not be easy.
Gov. Jan Brewer will once again meet President Obama on the airport tarmac Tuesday when
the president visits the Valley for a speech on housing at Desert Vista High School. Last time
that happened, the president found himself with a gubernatorial finger in the
face, but the governor's press aide, Andrew Wilder, does not expect that this
Mesa Public Schools will open their doors Wednesday, and one elementary school will serve as a model for the rest of the district’s 55
K-6 schools. Eisenhower Center for Innovation, formerly Eisenhower Elementary, is "integrating" new technology into the classroom according to district spokeswoman Helen Hollands.
The second of four KJZZ Town Halls on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Wednesday and focused on the candidates of District 6.
The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 6 candidates.
A southwest Arizona
man is hospitalized after getting a huge jolt of electricity while allegedly attempting
to steal copper wire from a wooden power pole near Wellton. Alfonso Zavala of
the Yuma County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Joshua Hess is in critical
condition after making a tragic mistake.
A popular tourist attraction in Southeastern Arizona may be closing down. Bisbee’s underground mine tour may be a safety hazard. City officials say the mining company that owns the property has notified them it’s terminating the lease for the Queen Mine Tour out of safety concerns.