Arizona’s federal court system is overloaded. So much so that its chief judge and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a judicial emergency last year. That allowed for visiting judges to hear cases.
When state lawmakers passed the tough bill known as SB 1070, they were clear that part of the aim was to make Arizona inhospitable for people in the U.S. illegally.The 2012 presidential election has brought the issue of "self-deportation" to the forefront.
Russell Pearce supporters say that one reason he lost his seat in the state Senate last fall was because the recall election was open to Democratic voters. Pearce announced Monday he’s running again for state Senate -- and this time, he’ll face a Republican challenger in a primary where only Republicans and Independents can vote.
Theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Phoenix Theatre’s production of Gypsy: When one writes of her here, she is “Broadway’s Kathy Fitzgerald.” In New York, for which she left us more than a decade ago, she is one among few: a character actress who’s always in demand; who’s appeared in Broadway shows like Wicked, 9 to 5, and in the original company of a little thing called The Producers (she was in the film version, too).
Arizonans who lost their homes to foreclosure, are at risk of foreclosure, or are now underwater on their loans stand to benefit most from a recent $25 billion dollar settlement with the nation’s largest lenders.
More than 22,000 Arizonans have applied for and received permission from the Department of Health Services to use medical marijuana. And the vast majority, some 85 percent, are requesting to grow their own.
Many people who tried to use Arizona’s 511 system this past weekend couldn’t get the latest road conditions because the phone number and website were at full capacity. As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, the system experienced record numbers of users.
The Arizona House of Representatives is poised to give the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission less than what it had originally asked for…but more than what the Senate had proposed. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Ron Barber, who served as district director for former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, says he plans to run for a full term representing Arizona’s second congressional district.Barber was wounded in the January 2011 attempt on the Congresswoman’s life.
The shifting demographics of the Mountain West could have long-term effects on national and local politics. A new report by the Brookings Institution shows the identity of the region is changing.PETER O’DOWD: The West is more diverse than ever.
Arizona will feel the lingering effects of a late-winter storm that brought gusting winds and sporadic rain and hail to lower elevations. Snow blanketed northern Arizona. Flagstaff is digging out from two feet of snow that shut down Interstate 40.
The cost of gas continues to rise. The statewide average stands at $3.88 a gallon. And while the higher costs put holes in your budget, imagine what its like for charities, struggling to meet financial demands to begin with.
Law enforcement officers from around the Valley will be on the roads tonight, looking for St. Patrick’s Day revelers who’ve had too much to drink. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The Peoria Police Department will host a West Valley DUI Task Force, partnering with 30 to 40 officers from other West Valley police departments.
Phoenix bus riders will see normal service return after the end of a six-day strike by drivers. They overwhelmingly approved a new contract with Veolia Transportation Services. But it may be another day until regular bus service resumes in Tempe as its drivers vote on a new labor agreement.
Protestors descended on a downtown Phoenix Bank of America branch yesterday Thursday to draw attention to what they say is the bank’s fraudulent mortgage practices. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
Phoenix bus drivers have a hand-shake agreement with Veolia Transporation on a new labor contract. This comes after a six-day strike that paralyzed bus service across the city. As drivers vote on the contract today, the Phoenix city council is hoping to provide some incentive.
Bob Boze Bell, Executive Editor of True West magazine, talks about Arizona’s Old West history and misconceptions. Bell, the proud owner of a strong mustache, talks about the styles of the Old West and the stories of the people who sported them.
Holly Hegeman, CEO and publisher of planebusiness.com, speculates about the rumored merger between US Airways and American Airlines, and the bigger picture developing in the industry. Hegeman says that even with US Airways making preparations for a merger, like registering domain names, it isn’t a done deal.
Ann-Eve Pedersen, chair of the Quality Education and Job Acts Ballot committee and Kevin McCarthy, president of the Arizona Tax Research Association, talk about the possibility of making the 2010 sales tax increase permanent.
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.