At a forum Tuesday evening, the Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board heard
testimony from members of the public about the impact of Arizona's
immigration law SB 1070. The advisory board is gathering information
about the implementation law in order to make future recommendations.
The popular candy Peeps is celebrating its 60th
anniversary this year. The fluffy,
yellow confection was originally an Easter candy but has become a cultural icon,
evolving into different shapes and colors.
There has been no shortage of discussions about
how Phoenix has grown and evolved, and how it’ll grow and evolve in the future.
An event starting Thursday will continue those talks and look to present some
new ideas, at the second annual Phoenix Urban Design Week.
The Federal Aviation
Administration says it will delay the closures of towers at 149 airports across
the country, including four in Arizona.Towers were supposed to
have started closing Sunday night, but the FAA says it’ll now wait until June 15.
Glendale man learned about the hazards of trying to remove bees from his home
without experience. He and members of his family and their pets were stung
several times, according to Glendale Fire Department spokesman Michael Young.
As Congress prepares to vote on some high-profile gun control measures, the media
campaigns on both sides of the issue are making a last minute push to get their
messages heard in Arizona.Political
observers said Arizona is among a dozen states considered an important player in
the future of national gun policy.
Kendra Szabo joined the KJZZ news team in January 2013 to serve as a part-time Morning Edition producer. Fueled by an intense passion for telling accurate and compelling stories through language and design, Szabo is currently pursuing a journalism degree at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
in the Flagstaff area hope to keep high
winds from spreading the Fisher Fire today. The blaze, about four miles
south of Flagstaff, is being battled by 80-100 firefighters. They spent Monday
tending to the fire in a steep canyon area, according to Brady Smith of the
Coconino National Forest.
lawmakers have put off voting on a lease extension for a coal-fired power plant
until later this month.The
lawmakers took the action after questioning water use at the Navajo Generating Station
in Page, how to control pollution, the federal government's role in the plant
and the formation of a negotiating team.
As the cost of a college education soars, the average student
graduates with about $25,000 in student loan debt. And those students
are graduating into a rough economy with few well-paying jobs - if they
even finish that degree.
Five years ago the Preserve at Goldfield Ranch was an empty stretch of desert about six miles east of Fountain Hills. It still is. The county gave the developer five years to work out the details for the thousand-home master planned community.
The election for Arizona’s next governor is a year and a half away. But the campaign has already started.
Fred DuVal announced his candidacy for governor at a press conference Wednesday. (Photo by Al Macias - KJZZ)
Longtime political activist Fred DuVal formally announced his candidacy Wednesday for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors has approved a permit for a medical marijuana dispensary near Maricopa despite the county attorney's recommendation that it be denied.County Attorney Lando Voyles recommended against approving the dispensary, worrying county employees who process paperwork for it, could be subject to federal prosecution.
A major labor leader is worried a merger between
US Airways and American Airlines could cause a battle between two unions that
represent ground workers. US Airways and American’s ground workers are represented by
two different unions.
Child welfare advocates went to the state capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to increase funding for child safety services, citing a crisis in Child Protective Services and funding that
has failed to keep pace with growing need.
A young bear found roaming near an East Mesa neighborhood Tuesday night has been moved. Tom Cadden of the Arizona Game and Fish Department says the bear likely roamed into the residential area after being chased off by older and larger male bears.
Three years ago, Arizona voters approved Proposition 100,
which raised the state sales tax by a penny on the dollar for three years. Most
of the money has been set aside for education, with the rest going to health
and public safety.