More than four years after Phoenix’s mayor formed a task force to evaluate ethics rules, council members approved creating a commission to review complaints against them. The move comes after a controversy involving one council member.
Phoenix city leaders have given the green light for a consultant to consider hockey at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The downtown venue, home to the Phoenix Suns basketball team, was actually the Arizona Coyotes first stop when the team arrived in 1996. The Coyotes moved to Glendale in 2003. Now, one councilman wants to know what it would take to bring hockey back.
Grab your hooded coat or an umbrella today. The National Weather Service reports those clouds overhead are the beginning edge of a new storm front coming in with wind gusts of 25 miles per hour around the Valley.
The city of Phoenix and the Gila River Indian Community could soon be working together to store groundwater. Officials with the city say under the first phase of the proposed partnership, Phoenix will store up 3800 acre feet of Colorado river water in the Gila River Indian Community’s Olberg Dam Underground Storage Facility.
It’s time for the KJZZ Friday Newscap. Our special guest panelists this week are Mary Jo Pitzl, state government reporter with The Arizona Republic, and Nigel Duara, a Los Angeles Times correspondent who covers the state of Arizona.
The University of Arizona’s baseball program has gotten some sizable investment recently. Cleveland Indians manager and UA alum Terry Francona recently announced a $1 million donation to the team, and they received another anonymous $1 million donation as well.
The Trump administration has gotten off to an interesting start in its relations with China. Shortly after winning November’s election, then President-Elect Trump took a call from the leader of Taiwan — that was the first communication between the leaders of the U.S. and Taiwan in more than 35 years.
U.S.-China relations have grown tenser in recent years. The McCain Institute at ASU hosted a debate this week titled U.S.-China Policy: How Do We Get Tough? Ambassador Kurt Volker is executive director of the McCain Institute and is with me to talk about China.
The Johnson Amendment has been in place since 1954, when then-Sen. Lyndon Johnson sponsored it. But what does it say? To answer that questions and others is Adam Chodorow, a law professor in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU and he specializes in tax law.
The ability of Arizona residents to take issues directly to the ballot could be severely limited, under a measure that won the approval of a state House committee Thursday. Among other provisions, HB 2404 would prohibit groups from paying petition circulators by the signature; instead, they’d have to pay by the hour, which eliminates the incentive for those circulators to collect as many signatures as possible.
President Donald Trump campaigned last year on promises to relax or eliminate environmental protections. In Arizona, that worries scientists and other advocates, especially those who want government action on climate change.