West Valley drivers could face some delays this weekend, as the Department of Transportation prepares to open three new southbound lanes on the Loop 303. Spokesman Doug Nintzel says that will require the closure of parts of the freeway.
It happened again on Interstate 17 this past weekend. An accident snarled southbound traffic Sunday afternoon leaving homebound travelers stuck in a massive jam, and geography makes the problem worse. This time the accident was near Black Canyon City.
A new court ruling says the Arizona Corporation Commission was wrong when it accepted electricity generated through the incineration of trash as renewable energy. The ruling said the utility regulating panel erred and abused its discretion with the 2012 decision.
There is a piece of presidential history parked at an Arizona airport. It is one of the first airplanes to fly President Dwight D. Eisenhower around the world in the 1950s.
This is one of three Lockheed Constellation planes President Eisenhower used during the early years of his presidency in the 1950's.
Scottsdale-based Rural/Metro fire and ambulance company said it recently missed an important payment on a bond. Rural/Metro Corporation said it is working to address the outstanding debt and is developing a new business model.
The Secretary of State’s office says Arizona's voter registration numbers have risen
by about 2,300 since the last report in April. Spokesman Matt Roberts says
the number of non-affiliated voters increased the most,
“The two other state-wide major parties have seen either
decreases, slight decreases or they’ve gone up and down a little bit, over the
last couple years especially,” Roberts said.
The deaths of a man and woman, who were struck by lightning
at an overlook north of the Grand Canyon this week, was not surprising to
meteorologists. The National Weather Service says 14 people have been killed by
lightning strikes so far this year with Arizona
leading the country, with three fatalities each.
Governing Board members
of Pima Community College will have to attend
workshops and retreats to learn how to do their jobs, even though most have
held office for more than a decade. The
Arizona Daily Star reports the college has been put on probation, after a recent
investigation found sweeping problems at the school, including corrupt hiring
and contracting practices and the mishandling of sexual harassment claims.
Recent monsoon rain showers have cut off the water supply on the Havasupai reservation. In response, St. Mary’s Food Bank will start shipping water to the Grand Canyon Wednesday morning. St. Mary’s said it is sending 30,000 bottles of water to the Havasupai Nation because torrential rain and flooding have damaged the area’s electrical supply.
President Obama will be in Phoenix Tuesday. The president is scheduled to present his plans to help homeowners and people who want to buy homes. This is part of a series of speeches the president is making across the country outlining ideas to boost the economy.
A Valley-based medical school is trying to help reduce the shortage of primary care physicians. The new program is taking a unique approach to medical residencies.
El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson is taking part in a new residency program.
The fourth time is the charm. The Phoenix Coyotes have a new owner. The National Hockey League approved the sale of the team Monday after four years of negotiations involving the city of Glendale, the NHL and several would-be owners.
State officials say they’re becoming pretty proficient at stopping the type of tax fraud that results from the filing of false tax returns.The state tax collecting arm, the Department of Revenue, says it stopped more than $31.
An Arizona man will
spend two weeks behind bars, for his role in a terrorism hoax. A jury had convicted
Michael David Turley in June of endangerment and knowingly giving a false
impression – this after he sent his 16-year old nephew into a busy Northwest
Phoenix intersection with a fake grenade launcher in July, 2012.
We spoke with KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd who gave a recap of the KJZZ Town Halls this week. Along with Al Macias, he hosted candidate forums for each of the four contested Phoenix City Council races. You can hear all of the forums in their entirety and check out stories about issues affecting each of those districts.
Federal prosecutors want a judge to reject a former Arizona congressman's appeal on corruption charges. Rick Renzi represented what was then Arizona's first congressional district from 2003 until 2009.
Tuesday's announcement that the U.S. Department of Justice and several attorneys general including Arizona's Tom Horne were suing to block the proposed merger between American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways was a huge surprise to most observers.
Businesses along Apache Boulevard in Tempe could be getting a facelift. The
City of Tempe recently launched a new Storefront Improvement Program. Tempe spokeswoman Nikki Ripley said the city will
match a business owner up to $100,000 through federal funds
for exterior improvements like windows, lighting and paint jobs.
A man accused of killing nine people at a Phoenix-area Buddhist temple is back in court 22 years after the crime. Johnthan Doody was granted a new trial after an appeals court ruled investigators did not fully advise him of his rights during questioning.