Arizona's Republican congressmen are pointing to what they
say is a culture of cover-ups by the Obama administration, including scandals
involving the IRS and the Associated Press. Congressman David Schweikert says
the incidents come on top of other scandals he claims have never been fully investigated.
A Mexican national has been arrested by Customs and
Border Protection officers at Nogales,
on drug smuggling charges. Spokeswoman Teresa Small says the 44-year-old was
attempting to bring in 2000 pounds of marijuana briquettes, mixed in bags of
The governing board of the Maricopa County Community College District will vote Tuesday evening on whether to raise the property tax levy by 2 percent.For property owners, on average, this would mean a tax increase of $2.
Tuesday, a scandal-plagued restaurant in Scottsdale is set to reopen. The case has generated social media buzz, but it has also raised important legal questions about employees who receive tips. NICK BLUMBERG: Amy’s Baking Company shot to infamy after appearing on the FOX reality show “Kitchen Nightmares.
School is out for summer, but Arizona school districts are looking ahead to the fall when they will face another year of lean budgets. A Tucson Unified School District banner at the school district's headquarters.
The Ninth U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals says there’s still an unresolved question about whether
a southern Arizona tribe was rightfully
awarded reservation status…for its planned casino site in Glendale.
Valley residents can voice
their opinion on the longest running debate over a proposed freeway plan in Arizona. A public
hearing is scheduled for the South Mountain Freeway extension on Tuesday. An environmental study is
part of the discussion.
Valley firm is holding the second of an expected six job fairs to take place this
year, later this morning. Ryan Naylor, founder and CEO of LocalWork.com says
one-thousand Valley jobs will be available at the Greater Phoenix Job Fair,
taking place at the Phoenix Airport Marriott.
wildfire burning east of the Nogales
Airport, has blackened
800 acres. It's about 5 percent contained, according to Coronado National
Forest spokeswoman Michelle Fidler, who says the human-caused fire broke out
city of Phoenix
lost a pair of public safety officers this weekend. Twenty-nine-year-old police
officer Daryl Raetz was hit and killed early Sunday morning by a hit and run
driver as he processed a DUI scene.
Anyone who visits Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon has probably experienced heavy traffic and a lack of parking in the area, but some government agencies are researching mass transit alternatives for the area.
City is temporarily closing its animal shelter this week amid worries of
cleanliness and disease. It looks like the animal control supervisor in the small southern Arizona town may soon be out of a job.
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Many Arizona public school students start their summer vacation this week, but it is a bittersweet time for school districts facing massive budget shortfalls and a lot of uncertainty about the level of state funding they will receive next school year.
An Arizona Congressman is asking the Interior Secretary to
cancel a pending rule that would de-classify many U.S. wolves as endangered.
The change would apply to all gray wolves in the Lower 48
states, although there would be an exemption for less than 100 Mexican wolves
in Arizona and New Mexico.
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.
Arizona's run of price declines at the gas pump came to an end in the last week. The statewide average price Friday morning was $3.44 a gallon, up almost two cents from a week ago, but still 16 cents below the national average price.
Arizona's unemployment rate remained at 7.9 percent for the third consecutive month in April. Department of Administration economist Aruna Murthy said while there were month-to-month job gains, they become less impressive compared to the post-recession years of 2010 to 2012.
Campfire and smoking restrictions will go into effect next Wednesday in many national forests around the state. David Albo of the Tonto National Forest said the recent winds, above-average temperatures and the ongoing drought are all factors in the decision.