A federal appeals court has ruled the state cannot cut
Planned Parenthood out of the Medicaid program just because it also provides
abortions. State and federal law already ban public funding for elective
A woman once convicted in connection with the murder of her 4-year-old son will be in court Friday. Debra Milke was sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of her son. That conviction was overturned by a federal appeals court earlier this year.
Jared Schoepf cleans water in a barrel. The Arizona State University student’s project is a finalist in the college track of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Finalist poster for Jared Schoepf's SafeSIPP.
Used to be you could make a cup of coffee in a hotel room and feel good about getting something for free, but just like the airlines hotels are charging extra for things that, once upon a time, cost nothing at all, and the latest numbers show fees at hotels and resorts are reaching new heights.
A camera recently developed by astronomers at the University of Arizona and two
observatories has already lead to new space discoveries.
The Magellan Telescope's mirrors (Photo courtesy of Laird Close)
U of A astronomy professor Laird Close said the camera will allow astronomers to take the sharpest images of the night sky
to date, twice as sharp as images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Arizona State University students returned to class on Thursday, but many students have already been busy and not necessarily in a good way. Tempe police report that 371 people were arrested in the first three days of their Operation Safe and Sober campaign.
KJZZ is wrapping up the Making Tacos Our Own serieswith a Taco Tuesday meet and greet with KJZZ reportersat America's Taco Shop in Tempe and you're invited!Join Jude Joffe-Block, Nick Blumberg, Al Macias, Mark Moran, Stina Siegand other KJZZ staff for this yummy event.
Sprouts is opening more stores. The health food supermarket chain made the announcement after it released a strong earnings report Thursday.
The produce section of a Sprouts store. (Photo courtesy of Sprouts Farmers Market)
The specialty food chain had net sales of $622 million in the second quarter of 2013.
The Phoenix City Council has voted to begin
a national search to find a City Manager. David
Cavazos has served as Phoenix City Manager since 2009. He announced early this
month that he’s stepping down to take the same position with Santa Ana, Calif.
The U.S. Forest Service is running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season. The agency is diverting dollars from other departments to meet firefighting needs.The Forest Service has spent nearly a billion dollars fighting fires this year which left it with about $50 million available.
A man accused of killing nine people at a Phoenix-area Buddhist temple is back in court 22 years after the crime. Johnthan Doody was granted a new trial after an appeals court ruled investigators did not fully advise him of his rights during questioning.
Wells Fargo Bank announced it will lay off nearly 300 employees in Tempe as part of a nationwide cutback. Wells Fargo earned a net income of $5.5 billion in the second quarter this year. It was a record, but rising interest rates have made the company’s home refinancing business less profitable.
Arizona’s Attorney General and Secretary of State have filed
suit against the Elections Assistance Commission to allow the state to require
residents to prove they are United States citizens when they register to vote.
When voters approved the clean elections system of public campaign financing in 1998, the majority seemed to
be endorsing the concept based more on grassroots support and less on the
The housing crisis hammered the Valley, and thousands of people lost their homes. Foreclosures dominated some
neighborhoods, while short sales became a too common part of the vernacular. Now with the real estate market
bouncing back, most of us are focused again on how prices compare with a year
ago, or when they will return to pre-recession levels, but what about looking for ways to
avoid the next housing crisis or at least limiting the damage?
Mark Stapp is director of the Master
of Real Estate Development program at Arizona State University's WP Carey School of Business.
Surfing in the desert is not an easy thing to do. There is a lot of sand but not much water. That is what has made Big Surf in Tempe such a big deal since it opened in 1969, and now Big Surf’s Waikiki Beach Wave Pool has been designated a historic landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Two recent cases in the Valley brought the term “mercy killing” to the forefront. In one, 86-year-old George Sanders shot his wife, Virginia. He said she insisted that he kill her to alleviate her suffering, related to a number of health problems, including multiple sclerosis.
The Phoenix City Council plans to replace City Manager David Cavazos who surprised almost everybody a few weeks ago when he announced his resignation. Cavazos is moving on to take the same position in Santa Ana, Calif.
A group of lawmakers and business leaders is planning to meet Wednesday to examine whether Arizona should reform its income tax system. Over the last couple years the state legislature has cut business and capital gains taxes and reformed the sales tax collection system.