President Barack Obama called for an end to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
at a Phoenix high school Tuesday afternoon.President Obama’s plan would reduce the government’s
stronghold over the mortgage finance market, but the plan may have other hurdles beyond
Obama continues his national tour touting the components of his economic
recovery plan. He was here in the Valley Tuesday to discuss the country’s
recovering housing market. The biggest news came when Mr.
Researchers say the rates of childhood obesity have declined
in 19 states – but Arizona is not one of them. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
said between 2008-2011, states including California, New Mexico, Florida,
Washington and 15 others saw slight decreases in their childhood obesity rates.
The Mohave County Board is saying ‘no way’ to an expansion of the Mexican Gray Wolf recovery zone. The board unanimously approved a resolution Monday saying the wolves would not be welcome in the northwest Arizona county unless they have been vaccinated, have a dog license and have been spayed or neutered.
Representatives from the U.S. Government Accountability
Office are visiting the Navajo Nation this week, as part of a study mandated by
Congress into the challenges that American Indian tribes face in administering
federal housing funds.
The race for governor in 2014 is already heating up with
one Democratic hopeful getting national media attention for what his campaign
calls a joke. Businessman Fred Duval said he was attempting to answer charges
that he is boring.
Our series "Phoenix Votes" moves to
the West Valley and District 4. Over the years,
Maryvale has suffered a troubled reputation. Children play foosball at the Golden Gate Community Center. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ)
In 2006, police data revealed that
murders, drug crimes and prostitution were at a decade-long high.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will welcome President Barack Obama at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Tuesday. President Obama will be in town to speak at a Valley high school about home ownership.
More than 80 students may have to call a
four-star hotel their “home” when classes start at Arizona State University’s
Downtown Phoenix Campus August 22. For the first time, Taylor Place, the only
dorm on campus, is overcrowded.
wolves may be getting more room to roam here in Arizona. The federal government might give the animals 10 times more space than
they currently have in the Southwest.These days, endangered
Mexican gray wolves are limited to an area on the Arizona/New Mexico border, but the U.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at Desert Vista High School Tuesday. It is the latest in a series of speeches he jas made around the country about the continued recovery of the U.S. economy.
President Barack Obama will speak about home ownership Tuesday afternoon at Desert Vista High School in the Valley. His speech will highlight the topic as a, "cornerstone of how we strengthen the middle class," according to a White House press release.
The fourth time is the charm. The Phoenix Coyotes have a new owner. The National Hockey League approved the sale of the team Monday after four years of negotiations involving the city of Glendale, the NHL and several would-be owners.
The European Union Commission has approved the proposed
merger of Tempe-based US Airways with the parent of American Airlines, AMR
Corporation, but it will cost the new American one slot at London's
A Community Education Report said 53 percent of children
entering kindergarten in Coconino
County are not ready for
school, and it said that has significant implications for future educational
study in the July issue of "Pediatrics" finds a correlation between
higher rates of prescriptions for adults and the number of kids being poisoned accidentally. Children's Mercy
Hospital toxicologist Dr.
planning overseas trips this month are being urged to be aware of the situation
around them. The U.S.
has issued a worldwide travel alert, and AAA spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski
said it should not be ignored,
especially if you are traveling to the Middle East.
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
teachers and administrators are preparing for the new Common Core standards
that are replacing the AIMS test as a graduation requirement. State
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal noted the standards are more rigorous than the AIMS standards
and said it will take time to
adjust to them.
districts begin classes this week. One is the Phoenix Union High School District which is looking at a spike in enrollment this year with as many as
500 new students. District spokesman Craig Pletenik said that could make overcrowding an issue.
People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.