The public interest group says the City of Phoenix is not open
enough about how it spends taxpayer money. The group released a report Wednesday that gave Phoenix a below-average
rating. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: The Arizona Public Interest
Research Group, known as PIRG, gave the city of Phoenix a ‘D’ for spending transparency.
In his new book, Heat: Adventures in the World’s Fiery Places,
Bill Streever writes about how heat has affected humans and the world.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with Streever about why we choose to live in hot places and how heat continues to impact our lives.
The federal agency that protects wild
horses is emphasizing the importance of treating the animals with care during
the 1970s, U.S. law has required the Bureau of Land Management to treat wild
horses humanely when culling overpopulated herds on public land.
An Arizona House committee has given initial approval to a bill making it easier for police to detain people believed to be a danger to themselves or others because of a mental health issue.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
A court system for homeless
people is expanding in Maricopa
County. It was created
seven years ago to resolve minor offenses. Now the system has a new name and can be found in every town in the
Arizona's Child Protective Services agency will get emergency funding to hire more caseworkers and other employees, but Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter says additional money sought by Governor Jan Brewer will dramatically improve the situation.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton came to the studio to talk about Proposition 201, which would reform the city's pension system, and when Phoenix will repeal its food tax.
Host Steve Goldstein shares a laugh with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton at the KJZZ studio.
Phoenix's Actors Theatre has suspended its season, and will be leaving its long-time home. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Robrt Pela about the current economics of the arts, and what's next for Actors Theatre.
Governor Jan Brewer has made simplifying the state’s sales
tax system a top priority for this legislative session. She convened a task
force last year to come up with recommendations on how to do that.
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that
records the stories from everyday people.
James and Marion Durham (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps)
The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked
at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.