By Aaron GlantzThe Center for Investigative ReportingBefore dawn, a government van picked up paratrooper Jeffrey Waggoner for the five-hour drive to a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in southern Oregon.
Maricopa County launched a new project that will change the cookie-cutter look of restaurants. It is aimed at getting new restaurants into unusual and old commercial spaces. Maricopa County will grant six month trial permits to new restaurants opening in buildings not designed for eateries.
An infestation of bed bugs forced the closure of parts of the Main Library at the University of Arizona for a time late last week. The first dead bug was noticed by a library employee, in the downstairs computer lab area last Wednesday, according to UA Facilities Management.
tourism industry stands to lose millions of dollars a day if national parks
close as part of a possible federal government shutdown. Cronkite News says
visitors to Arizona’s
national parks spend an average of $2.
A new report on climate change says here in Arizona, it’s already
happening. Julie Cole is a Geoscientist at the University of Arizona.
“We’re warming as fast as anywhere in the lower 48; faster
than most of the lower 48 states,” Cole said.
Despite the steady improvement in the Valley’s real estate market, the commercial real estate market has a long way to go. Mark Stapp, of ASU’s
W.P. Carey School of Business, says it’s not for a lack of investors.
A website is now available to help Arizonans navigate the
new federally-subsidized health insurance marketplace.
Tara Plese says coveraz.org is getting a lot of response and she suggests not
trying to sign up on the first day, tomorrow, because of the number of people
expected to use the system.
Despite the monsoon rains this summer, Arizona still faces a water supply crisis. Last
month, a group of Hispanic teens rafted the Colorado River
to better understand its challenges and importance to their heritage and their future.
Fire crews are battling a brush fire in the West Valley.
Rural Metro Fire’s Colin Williams says firefighters are stamping out the blaze
by cutting down salt cedar trees in the area.
“Salt cedar has a high oil content so it burns very hot and
very smoky,” Williams said.
GLOBE, Ariz. — Carloads of moviegoers
rolled into the Apache Drive In – just as they have been for generations. The theater
opened in 1954, and in this location 20 years later. But the crowd didn’t come for
some recent Hollywood release.
The weekend is over, and that means some
freeway closures are also gone. That includes the construction work over the Loop
101 in the East Valley. The Department of Transportation is
closer to completing the Galveston Street Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge over
the 101 Price Freeway.
SAT scores came out Thursday, and the results were pretty bleak. The College Board, which sponsors the SAT, said that about 60 percent of college-bound high school kids who have taken the test this year are not ready for the next level of studies.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will have competition for the GOP nomination in next year’s Republican primary. Former Arizona Gaming Director Mark Brnovich has filed paperwork to run against Horne, less than a week after stepping down from his post.
Arizona’s recovery has moved from mediocre to okay. That is the word from economists Friday who spoke about the world, national and state economies at the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Annual Economic Outlook Breakfast.
China has often been accused of stealing information and technology from other countries, but now some Chinese entrepreneurs are blatantly “borrowing” from the United States. An Arizona firm is helping them learn more about the American auction industry.
Women who give birth
at home are looking for a different kind of labor than a hospital typically
provides, namely one that is drug-free. But in an emergency, medication can
sometimes be a lifesaver, for them and their babies.
The Arizona Board of Regents is asking for a nearly 15 percent hike
in next year’s budget for the state’s three universities and the Board
of Regents itself. The regents said the nearly $100 million increase
does not make up for the massive cuts made by the legislature during the
recession, but that budget may not make it through intact.
An online search for electronic
cigarette stores shows nearly 20 in the Phoenix area.
Two of the many models of electronic cigarettes Vape Escapes sell. (Photo by Alexandra Olgin-KJZZ)
Electronic cigarette businesses have been popping up all over the Valley.
If you have
ever been to the fall convocation at Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, you have been a
witness to something unique. Not the event so much as the massive pipe organ
that makes the ceremony come alive.
This past summer was the hottest ever in Phoenix, according to the National Weather Service.
Mikhail Chester is an assistant professor of civil, environmental and sustainability engineering at ASU. (Photo by Nick Blumberg-KJZZ)
During the height of the heat, few places in the U.