Thousands of mostly poor Hispanic people live in border communities called colonias with no access to running water or electricity. Now the Obama administration wants the four border states that receive federal funds for colonias to increase spending there by 50 percent.
Investigators said officials could have prevented the poor management and lapses in safety that led to radiation contamination inside the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository.
The president of the Police Officers of Scottsdale Association, or POSA, announced this week his plans to step down. His resignation comes about five months after KJZZ raised questions about POSA's fundraising practices.
The new state budget Governor Doug Ducey signed into law earlier this year included millions of dollars in spending cuts. About $1 million-worth of those cuts was to the Arizona Commission on the Arts which, among other things, deals with grants to arts organizations.
Last week we spoke with Arizona Republic Investigative Reporter Craig Harris, who wrote a story about the payout given to the founder of the charity Celebrity Fight Night, Jimmy Walker. Earlier this week, Go Daddy founder Bob Parsons said he’d give the organization $1 million a year over five years to cover Walker’s salary.
A group in Flagstaff has filed a lawsuit challenging a 2013 Arizona law that banned cities and towns in the state from setting their own minimum wages higher than the state’s. Arizona’s minimum wage was approved by voters in 2006 and currently stands at $8.05 an hour.
Officials on the Navajo Nation have signed a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior approving the Federal Land Buy Back program. It’s the latest tribe to participate in the federal program.