A new Rocky Mountain poll indicates Arizona voters are divided on the job being
done by Republican Gov.Jan Brewer. Jim Haynes is with the Behavior Research
Center in Phoenix.
“Thirty-one percent rates the governor highly—that is doing
an excellent or good job,” said Jim Haynes with the Behavior
Recent reports that hundreds of sick desert tortoises at a Nevada sanctuary might have to be put down have triggered a public outcry. The animals are found in Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. Desert tortoises have trundled across the Southwest for 200 million years.
woman is recovering after being attacked by javelina as she walked her dog.
Mark Hart of Arizona Game and Fish said there was not much she could have done
to prevent the attack.
“She was walking a small dog, rounded a corner and came
face-to-face with one and then as many as three javelinas that charged directly
right at her,” Hart said.
Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva is traveling today to Nevada to get a
firsthand look at a government corral used to temporarily house 1,500 mustangs
recently gathered from federal rangeland. Grijalva is the top Democrat on a
congressional panel on public lands, and an outspoken critic of the Bureau of
Land Management's wild horse policies.
This fall, the state’s utility regulators will decide whether to take up an issue that could change how you get your electricity. The Arizona Corporation Commission has asked for comment on what it is calling retail competition.
Arizona Corporation Commission held a hearing to discuss the legal issues of deregulating
the utility market. Lawyers on both sides of the issue addressed the commission. Michael Grant, attorney for the Arizona Investment
Council, argued against deregulation.
Flooding in north Phoenix kept road crews busy pumping water off parts of Interstate 17 on Monday.
Pumps working hard at the Deer Valley Road and Interstate 17 pump house. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation)
Arizona Department of Transportation had to remove hundreds of thousands of gallons of water in just a few hours.
Ceremonies are taking place across the country Wednesday to remember the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Arizonans are looking back in their own ways including Phoenix firefighter Jack Johnson, one of the many first-responders who went to Manhattan after the twin towers came down to dig through the rubble.
Not sure if this officially counts as a holiday in state government wonk-ville, but Friday is the General Effective Date, the day on which most bills signed during the legislative session become law. Hank Stephenson, a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, gives a sense of what some of those new laws are, but first, let’s do the numbers on this year’s bills.
Gov. Jan Brewer's office said the state has more revenues than expected, and that means Arizona is on pace to emerge from its deficit next year. But, a Democratic legislative leader said the governor cannot take all of the credit.
High-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies have
suddenly expanded their range. The Arizona Daily Star says a blue-footed booby appeared at Patagonia
Park last month in the first documented sighting of the
species in southeast Arizona.
The Wallow fire in Eastern Arizona is now the largest wildfire in state history.
KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with the US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell about the strategy to fight such an enormous wildfire.
A Valley health plan says its taking action to improve the health of its employees. KJZZ's Morning Editon Host Dennis Lambert talks with Dr. Charles Cox of Humana of Arizona, about the company's new employment policy, which bans the hiring of smokers at their facilities in Arizona.
Today in Arizona many new laws were put into effect. Can Arizonans expect changes, or are some of these laws just re-hashing old issues? Host Steve Goldstein talks to two experts about the issue.Dennis Welch, managing editor of the Arizona Guardian website, and Alia Rau, Capitol reporter for the Arizona Republic, explain what many of the new laws will mean for Arizonans and answer listener questions.
? Most of us know the angst that comes with having a difficult neighbor. Most headaches can be ignored or simply tolerated. But in those rare cases where a resolution proves elusive, many people are resorting to Solve-it! mediation.