Yuma's mayor is suing the other six members of the City Council and two city officials. KJZZ's Al Macias says the suit is over the mayor’s legal fees stemming from an independent investigation.Yuma mayor Alan Krieger is suing for more than $15,000 dollars.
After years of budget cuts,
officials at the Tonto
State Park, north of
Payson, are starting to look at repairing and updating facilities. Currently the park is operating solely from
gate fees, but this year Governor Jan Brewer’s proposed budget
designates $2 million of Arizona lottery money
to help state parks make improvements.
The head of the state’s charter school board has found no reason to be concerned that teaching materials used in a Phoenix charter school have links to the Church of Scientology.
A mailing from the Church of Scientology describes the link between the church and Applied Scholastics.
Some southwestern businesses affected by the ongoing drought
may be eligible for federal loans. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
MARK BRODIE: The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer low-interest
federal disaster loans to small, non-farm businesses in Arizona, and certain
counties in California, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada.
The role of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s pink underwear policy could be back in court soon as part of a wrongful death case. The U.S. Supreme Court decided today not to hear an appeal by Arpaio, making a re-trial more likely.
The Valley's violent dust storms may be a few months away, but the National Weather Service and Arizona Department of Transportation are trying to get people prepared.Tim Tait of ADOT and Ken Waters of the National Weather Service explain how quickly dust storms develop and how drivers should react.
The Arizona National Guard faces some deep spending cuts under the sequestration effort to limit the size of the federal budget.
The chief of
the National Guard Bureau, General Frank Grass said the sequester will be
devastating to the Department of Defense and the National Guard.
In the United States, more people say they vote in elections than actually do. One way to prove it is some physical evidence of visiting a polling place. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, perhaps the most common piece of proof is provided to Valley voters with help from a sponsor.
The Valley's population is still growing. KJZZ's Al Macias reports growth isn't as fast as it once was, but it's picking up.The latest U.S. Census estimate, released Thursday, says there are about 135,000 more people in the Valley than there were following the 2010 Census.
The debate over simplifying the state’s sales tax system
could shift from the State House to the Senate this week. A bill to make
changes to the sales tax is stalled in the house, but there are indications a
new version could emerge in a senate committee this week.
Michel Marizco serves as KJZZ's Fronteras: the Changing America Desk Senior Field Correspondent in Tucson, AZ. His
work focuses on transnational trafficking syndicates, immigration,
federal law enforcement and those weird, wild stories that make the
Governor Jan Brewer’s plan to expand access to healthcare for the poor in Arizona got its first hearing in front of the legislature Wednesday, two months after the governor first proposed growing the state’s Medicaid program.
Proposed legislation that would have made it a
crime to use the wrong bathroom has been scrapped, but it’s being replaced by a new version. Representative Kavanagh revises the 'Bathroom Bill', his proposed amendment to bill S.
Dr. Daniel Von Hoff of Scottsdale Healhcare and TGen spoke about efforts to cure cancer, including the dream teams of physicians coming together with complementary areas of expertise.Von Hoff was featured in the latest edition of Time Magazine in the cover story, "How to Cure Cancer.
County has given the green light to workers who want to carry guns into its administration
building in Kingman. The Board of Supervisors passed the measure Monday, only a
few weeks after allowing the public to take guns into all county buildings
after a three-year ban.
Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law a
rule that stops schools from putting students in isolation rooms without their
a letter that came with Wednesday’s announcement she was signing the bill into
law, Brewer says putting out-of-control children into small, padded rooms for
hours is chilling.
Arizona Senator John McCain says the 'Gang of Eight'
is continuing to work on an immigration reform bill. And he told interviewers
on CBS' Face the Nation what he expects will be in it.
“We need to have a path to citizenship and we need to
have secure borders, and we also have to address the issue of 40 percent of the
people who came here illegally, they didn’t cross our borders; they came here
on a visa and overstayed their visa,” McCain said.
architect Paolo Soleri died today at 93. He had a long marriage, raised two
daughters and wrote 22 books, but in Arizona he’ll be most remembered for one
thing, Arcosanti. Soleri began designing the experimental community in 1970, and it’s been in a constant state of construction ever since.