A new location and new policies were part of opening
training day for the Arizona Cardinals Friday.
The team will now be practicing at the University of Phoenix Stadium instead of at NAU. (Photo by Sarah Beckman-KJZZ)
For 25 years the Cardinals trained at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, but now the team will practice where it plays its regular season games, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
Toll road opponents launched a petition drive Monday to prevent what they say would be motorists paying twice to drive on the same highway. Al Tracy said building new toll roads is one thing, but converting high occupancy vehicle lanes into toll lanes on Valley highways is another.
An elderly woman with underlying health issues is the first person in Maricopa County to have died this year from the West Nile virus. Maricopa County Health Director Bob England said the woman's death is a sad reminder of the seriousness of West Nile virus.
Shares of Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Markets more than doubled in value on their first day of public trading. The company’s ticker symbol SFM opened trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange at $18 a share.
districts begin classes this week. One is the Phoenix Union High School District which is looking at a spike in enrollment this year with as many as
500 new students. District spokesman Craig Pletenik said that could make overcrowding an issue.
Researchers say the rates of childhood obesity have declined
in 19 states – but Arizona is not one of them. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
said between 2008-2011, states including California, New Mexico, Florida,
Washington and 15 others saw slight decreases in their childhood obesity rates.
Phoenix city manager David Cavazos has officially been hired by the city of Santa Ana, Calif. The council approved his contract earlier this week. Cavazos' base salary as the city manager for Santa Ana will be the same as his Phoenix salary, $315,000 annually, but when you add in benefits, his total compensation will be more than $558,000.
A US Airways employee and a man with alleged ties to a Domincan Republic drug-trafficking operation have been charged with smuggling cocaine into the United States through Philadelphia International Airport.
President Obama has announced he wants to reform the government
surveillance program. It's a program congressman Pete King has called "a
monumental failure of wartime leadership." On Fox News, Sunday, Arizona
Senator John McCain said the case of NSA leaker Eric Snowden is an indicator of
the relationship between the United States
Professor Robert Mittelstaedt is criticizing Arizona Attorney General Tom
Horne’s decision to join the United States Department of Justice in stopping
the merger of Tempe-based US Airways and American Airlines.
sun is just beginning to set behind Papago
Peak as cars roll into
the parking lot of the Desert Botanical Gardens. The cooler dusk air beckons
animals, blooming plants, and—Phoenicians—to enjoy the outdoors.
The Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix has been open for a little more than three years. Earlier this month, it welcomed a new new President and Director. Carrie Heinonen has returned to the Valley after working at the Art Institute of Chicago.
A group of lawmakers and business leaders is planning to meet Wednesday to examine whether Arizona should reform its income tax system. Over the last couple years the state legislature has cut business and capital gains taxes and reformed the sales tax collection system.
KJZZ is wrapping up the Making Tacos Our Own serieswith a Taco Tuesday meet and greet with KJZZ reportersat America's Taco Shop in Tempe and you're invited!Join Jude Joffe-Block, Nick Blumberg, Al Macias, Mark Moran, Stina Siegand other KJZZ staff for this yummy event.
A health care business called “Connextions” (Connections) is hiring hundreds of employees for a new call center in Phoenix, but Connextions’ parent company is involved in an investigation in New Mexico.
The United States State Department has lifted travel
warnings for Rocky Point, a Mexican beach town southwest of Tucson, but travelers should still exercise
caution. The Arizona Daily Star said the government recommends using the
Lukeville boarder crossing in order to limit driving through Mexico, and the State Department urges U.
Governor Jan Brewer is back from a week-long trade mission
to India, with what she
hopes will be future economic development opportunities for Arizona. Brewer says she was in contact with
dozens of business and government officials with the financial capability to
Sleep experts are cautioning Arizona parents that, for kids to keep their
grades up, they must get the most from their sleep each night. Valley Sleep
Center Co-Founder Lori
Leadly said sleep is important at any age, but middle-and high-schoolers need
to learn how to get a restful sleep.
An Arizona man is lucky to be alive after falling 100 feet in a rugged area of Zion National Park. A U.S. Air Force rescue team was called in to get him out.Park rangers say they were notified about 5 p.
A state legislative committee will meet this month to review proposals to help the families of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill wildfire. Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin of Prescott Valley plans to introduce bills that would provide retroactive state benefits to the families.