The Phoenix City Council will consider a revamped ethics policy after a new task force finishes its work. As Peter O’Dowd reports, it’s part of an effort to increase government transparency. Phoenix City Hall (Photo courtesy of City of Phoenix)PETER O’DOWD: The city’s ethics policies haven’t been updated since 2005.
Voting in the Arizona primary took place two weeks ago, but elections officials are still counting ballots in one congressional race. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports fewer than 20 votes separate the two candidates.
A recent report from a left-leaning think tank looks at the potential impact on Arizona’s economy of legalizing or deporting undocumented workers. As of 2010, there were an estimated 211,000 undocumented immigrants working in Arizona.
Congress returns to work this week after its month long August recess. As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, this is the last session for one Arizona lawmaker.The U.S. Senate will be back in session today, and for Senator Jon Kyl, this will be his final go around.
There has been quite a bit of rain over the last couple of days in the Phoenix area and across the state of Arizona. This morning Dennis Lambert spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Austin Jamison about weekend weather and what to expect in the days ahead.
A series of recent inspections found kiosks in malls throughout the Valley did not list the prices of the items they were selling. Inspectors from the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures checked out 52 kiosks between July and August.
The Republican candidate for Arizona’s new congressional district has resigned his town council seat. Vernon Parker won the August 28 Republican primary for the newly created district 9, which covers parts of Ahwatukee, Chandler, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe.
Jazz Guitarist Bruce Forman will stop by KJZZ Monday night to talk about his different jazz styles, and why he enjoys his group "Cow-Bop". They will bring their unique Western Swing and bop sound to the Rhythm Room on Tuesday night.
A $500,000 bond was set Friday for the mother of a missing Glendale child. 38-year-old Jerice Hunter’s daughter Jessye Shockley hasn’t been seen since last year. Police believe Hunter murdered the then-five year old and disposed of her body several days before reporting her missing October 11.
Saxophone colossus, Sonny Rollins, re-invented himself three times, and is still going strong at 82. His improvisational technique is second to none and his compositions, St. Thomas and Oleo, have become jazz standards.
A federal judge in Washington, DC Thursday sentenced a Phoenix man to prison, for selling access to computers that were infected with malware. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Federal prosecutors say 30-year old Joshua Schichtel will spend 30 months behind bars.
A jury has sentenced twice-convicted murderer David Lamar Anthony to death. Anthony had been convicted and sent to death row for the 2001 murders of his wife, Donna Anthony, and his two stepchildren.
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a U.S. Border Patrol Agent fatally shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself Wednesday. 36-year-old Agent Robert C. Nelson is believed to have committed the murder-suicide.
From Lionel Hampton to Gary Burton the vibes have had a unique place in jazz. Whether with a big band or in a combo, the sound is like no other and blends with horns, guitars and even the piano.
Glendale residents will get a chance vote on a sales tax initiative in November.The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to review a lower court ruling that placed the measure on the ballot.A group called Save Glendale Now backed the initiative, which was challenged by the city.
A key part of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, will soon take effect. A coalition of civil rights groups wanted the provision blocked, but a federal judge denied their request Wednesday.
The Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation has been a stress-inducer for local hockey fans, the National Hockey League, and Glendale residents and elected officials. Earlier this summer it seemed that former San Jose Sharks president Greg Jamison was ready to take over, but more complications popped up, both with Jamison and the City of Glendale.
The proposed Open Government/Open Elections initiative has been in court a lot lately. Opponents question the validity of a number of petition signatures, but the proposition has survived so far, and the Arizona Supreme Court will have a say.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. It was intended to remove barriers to trade and provide an overall economic boom. Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business Professor Arnold Maltz discusses NAFTA's impact on Arizona's trade with Mexico and the increasing trend of nearshoring, the practice of moving production plants from China to Mexico.
The Hopi tribe will be one of the first Native American nations to increase criminal sentences under a 2010 law. The Tribal Law and Order Act is aimed at curbing crime in native communities, particularly decreasing violence against women.