The Phoenix City Council on Thursday approved a plan to end pension spiking by city workers. That means employees can no longer artificially increase their salaries with unused vacation time and sick leave to boost their pensions.
The oil industry has written the history of the Permian Basin in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Eighteen West Texas counties and three in New Mexico are harvesting the rich remains of an ancient sea floor laden with hydrocarbons.
A new federal report ranks New Mexico as the state with the highest percentage of citizens with mental illness. But the 416-page survey also reveals states in the Southwest are above average in many areas like access to mental health services.
The Phoenix City Council took the first step Wednesday to expand Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 3. The council awarded an $18 million design contract to "HuntAustin Joint Venture" for the Terminal 3 modernization project.
Ten thousand pounds of prescription drugs will be burned to ashes in southern Arizona. The Drug Enforcement Agency is incinerating more than five tons of medication it collected during a statewide take-back event Saturday.
KJZZ's Nick Blumberg shared some Arizona scary stories including the mysterious domes of Casa Grande and the tale of La Llorona, but satirist Brian Nissen said there is something scarier than ghosts and goblins on Halloween.