cold snap a few weeks ago didn’t just kill off tender plants. Thousands of
tropical fish in Tempe
Town lake also perished.
KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Thousands of fish in Tempe Town Lake perished during the recent cold snap.
More Mexican Gray Wolves are returning to the Southwest. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports their population has grown by 25 percent in the last year.There are 75 wolves now living in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico.
An Arizona House committee has given initial approval to a bill making it easier for police to detain people believed to be a danger to themselves or others because of a mental health issue.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
Performance funding for Arizona's K-12 schools is part of Governor Jan Brewer's proposed budget. Common Core standards are also on the verge of being implemented.Rebecca Gau, Director of the Governor's Office of Education Innovation, and Expect More Arizona President and CEO Pearl Chang Esau discuss the reforms and how much more funding Arizona's schools need.
Several Republican Governors, including Arizona's Jan Brewer, are in favor of expanded Medicaid funding -- even as they continue to oppose the Affordable Care Act. Many Republican members of Congress are also supporting immigration reform.
Arizona will be part of a global event taking place in 189 countries on Valentine's Day. It's an effort to end violence against women everywhere. It's the idea of author/activist Eve Ensler, who decided serious attention needed to be brought to the issue.
A bill aimed at clearing up some of the confusion and speeding up vote counts after elections cleared its first hurdle in the state Senate Tuesday. Despite its intended goal, critics of the bill say it could make voting tougher for some.
An awning made of steel and plaster
that was attached to a classroom building at Phoenix College
has collapsed. No one was injured, according to a spokesperson, but up to 15 students and staff were evacuated from Building H.
An Italian company that wants to build a huge new photovoltaic solar power plant outside Maricopa, Ariz., is holding a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the facility with its neighbors.
(Map courtesy of BLM)
Dennis Godfrey of the Bureau of Land Management says the 1,700-acre site, about 12 miles west of Maricopa and north of the Sonoran Desert National Monument, has been designated by the BLM as a Renewable Energy Development Area,“That land is/has low resource conflicts, meaning there’s not visual or cultural or wildlife characteristics that would preclude it as being used as a renewable energy site," Godfrey said.
Arizona's flu season gained momentum with a reported 1,500 new cases surfacing last week. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports. Arizona and the nation are seeing a lot more flu cases this year over last.
Arizona State University has made a deal with the Mormon church to
build an Institute of Religion on the Polytechnic Campus in East Mesa. It’ll require the demolition of 13 student family housing units.
The number of states granting driver's licenses to young immigrants
who qualify for an Obama administration program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is growing. KJZZ's Jude
Joffe-Block reports Arizona is one of the last remaining states to deny
licenses to these immigrants.
Phoenix police are investigating a drive-by shooting in South Phoenix. One person is dead and three others are wounded. This is the second shooting with multiple victims in Phoenix in two days.Investigators say four people were shot outside a home near 14th Street & Roeser around 2:30 p.
Recent rains have been good for the Salt and Verde river watersheds. The metro Phoenix area depends on the six reservoirs along the rivers for much of its water needs. But as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports that despite the rain it’s been a dry winter.
The U.S. stock market had a banner month in January,
and it reached another milestone at Friday’s closing bell. Analysts say the surging housing market had something to do
New home construction is heating up across the Valley.
The federal agency that protects wild
horses is emphasizing the importance of treating the animals with care during
the 1970s, U.S. law has required the Bureau of Land Management to treat wild
horses humanely when culling overpopulated herds on public land.
Two conservation groups this week bought more than 4,000 acres of land, with plans to sell it to the National Park Service.
Badland exposures of the Triassic Chinle Formation. (Photo by Andrew Kearns, courtesy of the National Park Service.