Most of the Valley’s schools are now in session, but the
planned opening of a charter high school in Yuma is on hold. The Yuma Sun said the Arizona Foundation for
Social Justice is trying to secure the level of backing it believes is
necessary to commit itself to the $8 million loan the group would use to
build the school.
This Labor Day weekend the Willcox Chamber of Commerce and a
local cycling club have organized a 66 mile bike ride to benefit high school
students in Willcox. The Willcox Flyer bike ride is just one of the
approximately 250 cycling events held in Arizona
Tuesday is election day in Phoenix, and voters will
decide on four council seats. Voters do not have to wait until Tuesday. On Monday and Tuesday the city will have 18 voting centers open
in Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 where city council seats are up for election.
Enrollment has doubled at Arizona State University’s new satellite campus in Lake Havasu City. The college opened a year ago, but ASU plans to add some majors in hopes of attracting more undergraduates.
School rivalries come in all shapes and sizes. Here in the Valley, it's Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. Former Arizona Wildcat sports writer and editor Shane Dale wrote about ASU's battles with U of A in his book "Territorial: The History of the Duel in the Desert.
Our "Summer Nights" series continues on a golf
course. Most golfers get up early this
time of year to get a head start on the summer heat, but for some, golfing is most
fun at night.
Glowing golf balls help golfers see at night and make it a colorful experience.
There is a
pyramid in the Valley, and it is the resting place of Arizona’s first governor. It is hidden in plain sight.
The first governor of Arizona, George Hunt, is buried in this white pyramid tomb along with several relatives.
The Yarnell Hill Fire claimed the lives of 19 firefighters June 30, but it also devastated the little town of Yarnell. It will cost an estimated $6 million to rebuild homes and businesses. Still, that wasn’t enough to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Assistance funds.
The Valley’s food truck scene has grown significantly over the past several years, and now some operators are moving to a…less mobile…environment.
Jeff Kraus parked his food truck for good when he opened Crepe Bar in Tempe, but is looking to get back on the road.
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.