The northwest Valley has a new state senator. Republican Representative Judy Burges was sworn in Monday to replace former Senator Scott Bundgaard. JUDY BURGES: … And that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties, of the office of Arizona State Senator, of Arizona State Senator.
The thousands of Arizona homes now sitting empty, in the wake of the real estate slump, have created some new jobs. Some property owners are hiring caretakers to house-sit for them and protect their investments.
Democratic lawmakers will introduce legislation this week to repeal Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070. But Republican legislators say any attempts will be dead-on-arrival. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ planned resignation will set off a chain of elections to name a new member of Congress from southern Arizona by the end of July. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Secretary of State’s office says state law requires the governor to call a special primary and general election within 72 hours after Representative Giffords resigns Governor Brewer has said she expects the special primary to take place in April with the special general election in June.
Luke Air Force Base is one step closer to receiving at least 72 new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Terry Ward reports.Arizona Sen. John McCain has been a leading proponent of Luke as the new home for the F-35.
Arizona’s Secretary of State says private fundraising to bring two World War II-era guns to the state has been slow. But, he expects it to pick up in the coming months. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
A new public opinion poll shows Arizonans are increasingly dissatisfied with the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the Tea Party. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports.PETER O’DOWD: Behavior Research Center Pollster Jim Haynes says the our growing displeasure for these political movements is equal opportunity.
Arizona’s contentious medical marijuana law is moving closer to full implementation. A ruling in Maricopa County Superior Court this week struck down several rules about who can operate marijuana dispensaries.
A proposed state election law aims to lift the veil of secrecy for organizations created to influence the outcome of elections. As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, the law would force the disclosure of donors who currently can remain anonymous.
Arizona’s unemployment rate was flat last month, staying at 8.7 percent. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The state lost 3,000 jobs in December, adding 4,100 private sector positions.
Banks are lending more money in response to more demand from consumers and businesses. As KJZZ's Terry Ward reports, experts say it's another sign that the U.S. economy is rebounding. TERRY WARD: The top U.
The Valley’s housing market is once again becoming a good one for homesellers. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports. STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Many potential homebuyers are still facing obstacles when it comes to getting approved for a loan.
The latest figures show the number of home foreclosures in Valley continues to go down, and analysts say the area has been able to ride out the worst wave. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
The State Department of Health Services says Arizona’s flu season continues to be relatively mild. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports. STEVE GOLDSTEIN: In the first week of 2012, the Department of Health Services documented seven confirmed cases of influenza—which occurred in four Arizona counties.
A group of doctors, scholars and policy makers is meeting today to discuss how they can improve rural health care access in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Weston Phippen reports. WESTON PHIPPEN: The border, desert, mountain communities and remote Native American reservations can make basic things like regular checkups difficult.
Copper theft has been on the rise in Arizona over the past several years. New bills in the state legislature may help to curtail theft by making copper more difficult to resell. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg has more.
Computer problems are plaguing Arizona State University this morning. The school has been forced to shut down its ASURITE system, the one students and staff use to log into classes and access other online services.
President Obama will be in Phoenix next week. His re-election campaign is focusing on Arizona, but pollsters are skeptical he’ll be able to win the state.O'DOWD: The president’s five-state tour comes to Phoenix Wednesday.