It’s only five miles from downtown Phoenix, but South Mountain Park is another world. It’s
the largest city park in the country, with acres of saguaros, hiking trails and
wide-open spaces. This time of year, it’s an antidote to city life.
For more than a decade, the public radio project StoryCorps
has been inviting America to sit down and chat.
Lisa Polito, left, and Leslee Dean are traveling with StoryCorps -- which is parked at Phoenix Art Museum through March 23.
The Arizona Senate has given its approval to a
resolution allowing the state to challenge federal government orders. It would allow the state to reject orders
it believes are unconstitutional.
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.
History was made this week at the Phoenix
Herpetological Society when an alligator swam with a prosthetic tail for the first time. President of the society,
Russ Johnson says the tail will enable the gator to walk and swim like the rest
of his predatory kin, but it may take some time for the gator to adjust.
Today marks 50 years since the arrest of Ernesto Miranda, the Mesa man whose name became synonymous with
the rights of criminal suspects.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve
Goldstein reports on the lasting impact of the Supreme Court case that bears
Tucson may follow in the
steps of Phoenix voters who approved city pension reforms last week. Tucson’s vice-mayor says the city is facing a
$15 million budget gap caused by escalating retirement benefits.
A Scottsdale Police Commander has accepted a job as police chief in Casa Grande. KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert has more.Casa Grande’s deputy City Manager, Larry Raines says Johnny Cervantes will replace Chief Bob Huddleston, who is retiring March 31.
It seemed like a good idea three weeks ago. That’s when ASU rolled out the new and improved version of its iconic mascot, Sparky the Sun Devil. But the university announced Monday it's already planning to change the new version.
The state Transportation Department says it has come up with
a temporary solution for drivers heading to Page and Lake Powell. The move was
necessitated by a landslide last month on part of Route 89, which caused the roadway
Arizona officials will be watching closely as the U.S. Supreme
Court considers gay marriage today. The outcome of the case could impact a
lawsuit over benefits for domestic partners for gay state and university
A bill to require courts to hold initial hearings in
custody cases sooner will go to the governor, after winning the approval of the
state House of Representatives Wednesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has
Arizona's highest court is being asked to decide
whether anyone who smokes marijuana, legally or not, can ever drive legally in the state. The case involves a man who
was stopped for speeding and whose blood test showed a metabolite of the
psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, which resulted in a charge of driving
under the influence.
District is on the hunt for a new superintendent.
The TUSD’s governing board approved the search Tuesday night. The Arizona Daily
Star reports, the district will use an external firm to conduct the national
The Arizona House of Representatives has given its
preliminary approval to a measure that would make privately minted gold and silver coins legal tender in the state. Under the bill, those
coins would be no different under state law than the U.
An Army veteran from Arizona will remain in jail until he's tried for working with terrorists in Syria.Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, faces life imprisonment for charges of using a weapon of mass destruction outside the U.
State Route 51 Northbound will be closed between
Bell and Union
Hills from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Sunday. ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel said crews
will be installing a Freeway Management System.“That includes
overhead message boards, but also crews are installing the ramp meters along the
on-ramps along that stretch of State Route
51 and then also freeway cameras are going in,” Nintzel said.
The work of a world-renowned Mexican sculptor may be coming to
Phoenix as outdoor art installations. While city officials were in
Mexico City on a trade mission this past week, they discussed the
possibility with the artist himself.
The Postal Inspection Service says tests of suspicious mail sent to the Phoenix office of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake have found nothing dangerous or harmful. Authorities evacuated part of the building this morning after staff for the Republican senator came across mail that was stained with an oily substance.