More than 400 city, county, state, tribal and federal
agencies took part Wednesday in a test of the country’s largest nuclear power
plant’s emergency plans. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports on what
federal evaluators were looking for at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station,
west of Phoenix.
Arizona public schools
expect to lose more than 30-million dollars under the automatic federal budget
cuts that started this week under sequestration. Some
of the state’s hardest hit districts depend on “Title One” federal funds for disadvantaged children
with special needs.
at airports and other public places has been stepped up in Arizona
to guard against terrorist attacks.
now, officials are updating efforts to protect the state’s water supplies from sabotage
or contamination by terrorist groups.
man faces two murder charges after the discovery of human remains in a backyard.
Landscapers found the bodies buried in a wooden box at a house that used to
belong to Alan Champagne’s mother.
General Motors will be hiring a thousand high-tech employees to staff its new Information Technology Innovation Center in Chandler. Company officials made the announcement Wednesday with city and state leaders.
Central Arizona Project
is preparing for a severe water shortage if global warming leads to drier
conditions over the next decade. CAP officials said scientific models of climate change they are monitoring indicate
the state will experience hotter and drier conditions through the year 2025.
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.
State Representative John Kavanagh wants to change Arizona's Resign to Run law. He says it's a charade.Kavanagh explains why his bill is needed. Also, Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services explains why Resign to Run was created and whether it has affected who runs for office and when.
Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has a new job. KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert has more.The Arizona Republican is now a senior policy adviser for the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm of Covington & Burling.
Brewer and President Barack Obama probably don’t agree on much, but when it comes to
Medicaid in Arizona, they seem to be on the same page.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer held a rally Tuesday in support of Medicaid expansion.
The execution of an Arizona
man scheduled to be put to death Wednesday has been postponed. Late Tuesday night,
the U.S. Supreme Court denied Arizona’s
request to lift the Ninth Circuit Court order that blocked the
The lure of retiring in Central America has brought Americans in droves
to tropical countries like Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Cheap living. Good
food. Vibrant culture. Some Baby Boomers call it Pura Vida -- the Pure Life.
A new study by the Census Bureau shows that
nearly 80 percent of people who drive to work in this country drive alone.
The survey also shows that more than 10 million people spend two hours a day
getting to and from work.
Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981. Since resigning from the bench, Justice O’Connor has focused on getting kids to know more about how federal, state and local governments work.
Oakland A’s fans will be going to a different ballpark for spring training in two years. The City of Mesa approved an agreement last night that will have the A’s training at Mesa’s Hohokam Park. The Chicago Cubs train their now, but they will be moving to a new park in Mesa next year.
Home prices in the Phoenix area increased by 22.7 percent
in January making it the largest increase in the nation. CoreLogic’s report
released today says the change represents the 11th consecutive month
of national price increases.
Governor Jan Brewer says she does not believe the
Department of Homeland Security needed to release illegal immigrants
from federal detention centers. Federal
officials say the release of approximately 2,000 people, reportedly 300 of
them in Arizona,
was necessary because of automatic spending cuts forced by sequestration.
A House bill to outlaw the latest dangerous drug
compounds continues to sail through the Arizona Legislature, earning unanimous
approval Monday from the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill aimed at putting a dent into
synthetic drug compounds by banning the 'backbone' chemicals, even if they're
changed a little later.
The Arizona Senate has given its approval to a
resolution allowing the state to challenge federal government orders. It would allow the state to reject orders
it believes are unconstitutional.
A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that weekly wages in Yuma and La Paz counties are well below both the state and national average of $903.La Paz County averageis $604 while Yuma County's is $668.