President Barack Obama will begin his second term on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Presidential Inauguration. Some see it as a grand tradition, others see it as a waste of resources.We want to know what, if anything, Inauguration Day means to you.
has one of the lowest high school graduation rates and the highest drop out
rate in the country. Those are some of
the facts in a report released today by the U.S. Department of Education. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the graduation
numbers are actually an improvement.
Even as President Barack Obama and military officials plan for the end of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, tens of thousands of American servicemen and women are being deployed to that war zone.
One hundred Arizona National Guardsmen will be the latest to head overseas.
Mesa police have discovered a vehicle and body matching the description of a shooting suspect from Wednesday's deadly attack at an office building in Central Phoenix.
A body resembling shooting suspect Arthur Douglas Harmon was found Thursday morning at Mesa Riverview shopping center.
Arizona's flu season gained momentum with a reported 1,500 new cases surfacing last week. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports. Arizona and the nation are seeing a lot more flu cases this year over last.
Homebuilders in Arizona made a push to
buy up empty land at the end of December -- another sign they are feeling confident in the market. The 2012 year-end
report by Arizona
WP Carey School of Business shows those builders have renewed interest in empty
The announced merger of US Airways and American Airlines is the latest in a series of such moves over the last decade. There have been half a dozen mergers involving major air carriers and equal number involving smaller regional airlines.
University of Arizona broke ground Thursday on a new cancer center at
Saint Joseph Medical Center. The downtown Phoenix clinic will be a second
hub for the University of Arizona’s nationally designated Comprehensive Cancer
Center for the Southwest region, which is centered in Tuscon.
According to some federal calculations, Arizona had the highest high school drop-out rate in the country in 2009-2010 school year. And that has education leaders worried about the future for those young people.
An effort to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is underway. Has the successful recall of former Senate President Russell Pearce set an important precedent?Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb weighs in on the Arpaio recall and a counter-effort to recall County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.
Flight attendants at US Airways approved a new contract that wraps up some unfinished business from the airline's 2005 merger with America West. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA union covers workers who came from both America West and the old US Airways.
A Senate vote is expected Monday on a resolution
supporters say would establish state sovereignty. It's similar to a measure
that was rejected by Arizona
voters last year, allowing the state to reject federal actions it believes are
Oakland A’s fans will be going to a different ballpark for spring training in two years. The City of Mesa approved an agreement last night that will have the A’s training at Mesa’s Hohokam Park. The Chicago Cubs train their now, but they will be moving to a new park in Mesa next year.
Governor Jan Brewer’s budget
proposal includes $2 million dollars in restored funding for Arizona State Parks,
but some advocates hope lawmakers don’t use the money for other programs.
Arizona’s 31 state parks have suffered cuts totaling
more than $80 million dollars in recent years and currently the state provides no
money for the parks from the general fund.
VATICAN CITY (Associated Press) — Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Francis, associating himself with the humble 13th-century Italian preacher who lived a life of poverty.
Flu season has long
been associated with winter, but a new study suggests transmission of the disease
has more to do with humidity than with temperature. The heart of the study is this: Researchers don’t really know why flu is
seasonal, said Univesity of Arizona's Andrew