The state’s workforce could look a little different this fall. Arizona lawmakers this year approved one of Governor Jan Brewer’s top priorities – personnel reform. One of her main goals is to make more state workers at-will, which she says will make it easier to reward good employees, and fire bad ones.
Newly elected Representative Ron Barber will hold his first "Congress on the Corner" event this weekend in Tucson. Barber was sworn in this week, replacing former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded at a similar event lat year.
Arizona spent the third least amount of money per student in 2010, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. But, the state’s public schools chief says Arizona has one of the most cost-effective education systems in the country.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has refused private money to pay for an investigation into President Obama's citizenship. Last month, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent a deputy to Hawaii, along with members of his volunteer cold case posse, to verify President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
The Poco fire burning outside of Young, Ariz. doubled in size overnight as firefighters were dealing with gusty winds and high temperatures. And as KJZZ's Terry Ward reports, it has forced the shutdown of power lines in the area.
Jason Rose, head of Rose Moser Allyn Public & Online Relations, is considered by some to be the king of spin in Arizona. He explains his job and the decisions made by public figures in Arizona. Rose says when it comes to negative campaign ads, the client ultimately makes the decision about what they’re willing to do to win.
Chris Moncayo, vice president and general manager of Entravision Communications, explains why 23 media outlets decided to simulcast a program about Arizona's SB 1070. Moncayo says the point of the broadcast is not about competition, it about the responsibility of broadcasters to inform the public.
KJZZ news teams provide live coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Arizona’s SB 1070June 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.KJZZ host Steve Goldstein and Fronteras: the Changing America Desk reporters will be on hand to provide you with reactions from Arizona and across the country, including analysis from political and legal experts.
Republican Congressman David Schweikert and Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva react to President Obama’s decision regarding so-called Dreamers, or young illegal immigrants. Two experts also comment on the reactions from the GOP and answer listener calls.
The haze over the Valley this morning could be dissipated by early afternoon. Shifting winds blew smoke from the Poco Fire, burning in the Tonto National Forest near Young, to the Valley. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Tonight keep up with what is new in jazz. There's a fun new release with banjo player Bela Fleck and piano genius Marcus Roberts, and it's an eclectic and inspiring combination. We'll hear the romantic Gypsy band, Pearl Django, back with more enchanting music on their new CD "Eleven" and some down home hard bop grooves from Detroit trombonist Curtis Fuller.
This past winter may not have been the driest in Valley history but it was in the top twenty. Salt River Project says the La Niña weather pattern meant little snowfall in the mountains and light runoff for the lakes and rivers.
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that aims to stop a planned casino in the West Valley. The measure allows the Tohono O’Odham Nation to develop the land it bought near 91st and Northern Avenues, but prohibits putting a casino there.
The Poco Fire burning near Young, Ariz. has grown to 3,700 acres, although Fire Information Officer Deryl Jevons says the blaze is not spreading as quickly. Jevons says the fire is threatening two 500 kilo-volt power lines, but he says firefighters are having success at keeping that threat at bay.
Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport officials unveiled an expansion plan Monday that would allow the airport to increase its passenger load to three million by 2017. KJZZ's Al Macias reports. Based on FAA statistics, Phoenix Mesa Gateway is one of the fastest growing airports in the country.
Arizona State University has received a multi-million dollar contract from the federal government. It will help develop a device for the rapid detection of infectious diseases. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
The Maricopa Association of Governments is asking for help, as it collects bottled water for its Heat Relief Network. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The network has been in operation since 2006, and provides both water and cool places for homeless Valley residents to go.
What sane and responsible person leaves their baby unattended in a pool? It's an unconscious act. It's an unconscionable act. But it is, for all intents and purposes, precisely what's happening in American politics today, nationally and locally.
The race for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District is one of the most competitive in the state. This newly formed district will serve the Ahwatukee Foothills, west Chandler, west Mesa, Tempe, parts of Paradise Valley, south Scottsdale and north-central Phoenix.
Many financial experts say the nation’s slumping real estate market is the result of the loose lending policies of the 1990s and into this century. Back then, virtually anyone could buy a house with little or no money down, even with a lousy credit history and a poor income-to-debt ratio.