Arizona firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1902 will be memorialized at Wesley Bolin Plaza. Governor Jan Brewer held a ceremonial bill signing Tuesday of the law creating the memorial, which was approved in this year's Legislative session.
A suit filed Tuesday would overturn a new law dealing with homeowner associations, not because of what it says, but how it was enacted. The changes passed the state House of Representatives earlier this year but were stalled in the Senate.
Governor Jan Brewer is defending Arizona's "stand your ground" law in the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman case. Zimmerman was found not guilty after his attorneys claimed he felt threatened with 'great bodily harm' when he confronted by teenager Trayvon Martin.
Hundreds of protestors marched the streets of
on Tuesday night as a show of solidarity with other cities across the country. The
group is part of a national effort they’re calling a ‘blackout’ movement.
your jury summons. That is that mantra behind the county’s new rules, which will
force potential jurors who fail to respond to explain why in court. More than
half of Maricopa County residents who receive jury summons fail to respond.
Ahwatukee residents and officials are dealing with the
damage of Monday night's storm Tuesday. Six of the 12 schools of the Kyrene School District in the town were hit by the storm. Storm damage in an Ahwatukee neighborhood.
A series of strong rain storms has prompted officials to lift fire restrictions in five Arizona National Forests, but the active monsoon season does not mean the fire danger is completely over. Fire restrictions will be lifted Wednesday in the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forests in central and northern Arizona, and restrictions will be lifted on Friday in the Coronado National forest in the southeastern part of the state.
The U.S. Forest Service is getting more volunteer help in monitoring more than 1 million acres of wilderness, in Arizona. Another 30 volunteers were trained over the weekend, for the Arizona Wilderness Coalition’s stewardship program.
Arizona gets a good grade in a new report on how well states
teach financial literacy to high school students. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has
more.The Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College gives
Arizona a "B" for its efforts.
Attorneys for those in the Deferred Action Program are
back in court, in an effort to force Arizona
to grant their clients driver's licenses. The licenses have been denied by
Governor Brewer under a state law that says people have to prove they're
authorized to be in the country to get a license.
A monsoon storm in the East Valley last night damaged
some homes and schools in the area and resulted in significant power outages. SRP
Spokesman Scott Harelson says the outages from the storm were above average for
a typical Arizona
A large thunderstorm in the East Valley last night has
left the city of Ahwatukee,
and the surrounding area, with quite a bit of damage. KJZZ Managing Editor Al
Macias went to Desert
School this morning to report on the storm’s
The scoreboard fell onto the track at Desert Vista High School.
The mayor of Nogales,
Ariz. is criticizing a proposal
to increase border security by topping the border fence with razor-wire. Arturo
Garino thinks a better idea would be to shift Border Patrol agents from
checkpoints in the interior of the state, to the border.
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s
Office says a third accused looter is under arrest for stealing items from
homes that were evacuated as a result of the Yarnell hill fire. Sheriff’s
spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn says 22-year-old Thomas Adams was found with a gun
taken from a Yarnell home.
It happened again on Interstate 17 this past weekend. An accident snarled southbound traffic Sunday afternoon leaving homebound travelers stuck in a massive jam, and geography makes the problem worse. This time the accident was near Black Canyon City.
Low-income families who want to eat healthy are now able to use food assistance debit cards at local farmers' markets. The state is using federal funds to install wireless card readers at some outdoor produce stands.
has been completed on a new federal courthouse in downtown Yuma. The building
is named after the judge who was killed in the Tucson shooting rampage. A grand
opening ceremony for the John M.
Air quality in Pinal County has improved enough recently to
meet federal standards. For four consecutive years, the region has failed to
meet regulations for soot and dust particles set by the Environmental
The State Senate’s Minority Leader has made her pick to fill an open seat on the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. Steven Titla will be the first Native American to serve in that role.Two commissioners stepped down around the first of this year.
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