Law enforcement agencies around the state will be enforcing seatbelt usage next week. They want to make sure drivers are wearing their seatbelts and that parents are using child safety seats. The weeklong effort is part of the national Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign.
Three years ago, Arizona voters overwhelmingly decided to temporarily raise the state sales tax by a penny on the dollar. Now, as Proposition 100 is set to expire at the end of May, KJZZ is looking at the impact the tax has had on the state — from public policy to business to education.
This week, the world’s first solar powered airplane is scheduled to leave Arizona in the second leg of its cross country tour, but don’t expect the Solar Impulse to make the trip in record time.
Bertrand Piccard is the initiator, chairman and pilot of Solar Impulse.
New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau released Wednesday show that cities in the Southwest are the fastest growing in the country. Most of those fast growing cities are in Texas, but two Arizona cities made the list.
Laundry detergent, Hershey’s bars, and produce stickers may not be what you’d expect to see in a fine art gallery. But as KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, an exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art uses the grocery store to inspire art, and conversation.
Firefighters are attempting to get the upper hand on a
wildfire north of Young, Ariz., on the Tonto National
Forest. The blaze charred over 15 acres after
being spotted Monday afternoon and is burning in mixed conifer on steep terrain,
according to spokeswoman Tammy Pike.
symbolic move, a majority of the Phoenix City Council has endorsed federal
immigration reform.The City
Council cast the symbolic vote in support of the legislation approved by the
Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
to turn in the signatures needed to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
is still a few hours away. But the Board of Elections already has a plan in
place in case the recall goes ahead, and it would require hundreds of man
Latino voter turnout is still lagging behind other ethnic
groups, according to a new study from the PEW Research Center. Despite rapid
growth of eligible voters since the last election, only 48 percent of Latinos
went to the polls in 2012.
Early next year, production companies will stop making movies available on film. That means theaters have to purchase new equipment to show digital movies, and that is not cheap. The Saguaro Theater is know for its neon cactus on top of the building that lights up at night.
A rare and dangerous illness has claimed
the life of a Northern Arizonan.
Coconino County health officials say a woman from the Flagstaff area has
died from complications of hantavirus, which is spread by infected urine,
droppings, and/or saliva of wild rodents.
The high heat is a signal that monsoon season is not far off. It begins, officially, on Saturday and one aspect of it you may prefer to avoid comes with a buzz. It'll soon be peak season for mosquitoes and David Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation says you'll be targeted through a chemical trail you unwittingly leave in your wake.
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that
records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Workers in northern Arizona have begun paving a road on the
Navajo Nation that will provide a temporary
route around a section of US Highway 89, south of Page, which has been
closed due to a landslide.
The Prescott Bluegrass Festival is still scheduled to begin Saturday. The Doce fire has not cancelled the event. Even though the fire continues to burn, the Chamber of Commerce said there is no smoke downtown, and all roads are still open.
Businesses have reopened at Park Central Mall in Phoenix Tuesday after copper thieves stole dozens of expensive water pipes Monday. Phoenix police said the crime may be connected to a series of recent metal thefts in the area.
Thousands of music fans are expected to show up today in east Mesa for a rock concert known as the Warped Tour. With the temperature predicted to be more than 110 degrees, health and show officials are advising concert-goers to take precautions.
and Customs Enforcement officers say they've shut down an incomplete
drug-smuggling tunnel under the border at Nogales.
Spokeswoman Amber Cargile says the finding came during a routine inspection of
the main storm drain system on both sides of the border.