One of the largest energy service companies in the country is expanding its business in Arizona. Direct Energy is moving to a new location and is adding hundreds of jobs. Second from the left, Steven Murray, President of Direct Energy Residential, surrounded by Arizona business leaders.
Tension is boiling over on whether the Eighth District seat on the Phoenix City Council needs to be held by an African-American.Former Councilman Calvin Goode argued that perspective in an Arizona Republic letter to the editor, writing that the Eighth was intended to be for an African-American when districts were drawn three decades ago.
Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski discusses the possibility of a passenger rail line connecting Phoenix and Tucson, as well as ADOT's collaboration with Nevada's Department of Transportation on the proposed Interstate 11 connecting Phoenix and Las Vegas.
About 2 million people in the Valley have their water delivered by Salt River Project canals. For the first time in more than a decade, the entire canal system will be drained for cleaning and repairs.
Scottsdale's Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction opens on Sunday with legendary American muscle cars and the original Batmobile on the block. The Speed Channel's Rick Debruhl tells Here and Now Host Steve Goldstein about how Barrett-Jackson has lapped the competition, and Laura McMurchie of the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau talks about how the auction fits in with Scottsdale's busy winter event season.
At its final meeting, the current Glendale City Council did not vote on a major budget cut. Members voted to table a proposal to trim $6 million – which would mean about 64 full time jobs. The current council decided it was best to wait until Mayor-elect Jerry Weiers and three council members are sworn in next week, and until Glendale has a permanent city manager.
The Grand Canyon National Park science staff is moving to an energy-efficient facility.The new 8,800 square-foot building has a water conservation system and will use solar power. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the building is Tuesday, but it won’t open until next month.
Wells Fargo Bank is targeting 900 people in the metro Phoenix area with a career fair on Wednesdays and Thursday.The fair will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center. Wells Fargo Executive Vice President Jacqueline Hill says those looking for work at the firm's new loan operations center in Tempe will be attractive as potential employees.
Members of American Airlines’ Board of Directors are meeting today…in part to discuss a possible merger with Tempe-based U.S. Airways.Directors of American Airlines' parent company aren’t expected to decide on a merger plan yet.
The new mayor of Glendale and the City Council meets today for the first time since election day. The council will vote on a proposal to cut the city’s budget. Glendale’s Mayor Elaine Scruggs and the City Council are expected to vote on a proposal to cut the city’s budget by $6 million.
The Obama administration has selected ASU and several other universities to help combat human trafficking. Each college will offer their proposal through a national contest. The challenge is designed to increase global awareness on human trafficking and galvanize students to create new technology to end modern slavery.
After more than six decades, the Greer Lodge Resort and Cabins in eastern Arizona has gone out of business.The lodge's web page says that it's now closed and directed anyone with reservations to download a refund request form.
A new survey shows there is a slight increase of desert bighorn sheep on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports. There was an increase of 26 sheep on the refuge from the 2010 survey for a new total of 428.
First-year law students at Arizona State University begin a new semester Monday. By next term they’ll have the chance to enter a new program that will eventually help them work in two countries. The North American Law Degree could further extend business ties between Canada and Arizona.
Glendale was the center of the football world this week, with the Fiesta Bowl. But the end of NFL games for the season in the city, and the lack of an NHL season so far are also affecting Glendale businesses.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will implement new rules restricting the private sale of wild horses and burros.The rules are in response to an investigation of Colorado livestock hauler Tom Davis, who has bought more than 1,700 horses since 2009.
The county Air Quality department has received more than 300 complaints of residents violating "no-burn" days this winter. But the department has fewer inspectors to help enforce that restriction than in past years.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 41 states reported widespread flu activity between Dec. 23-29, but that Arizona was not one of them. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
The Tucson Mayor is joining forces with Sunnyside Unified School District to encourage dropouts to earn their high school diploma through a new program.The partnership, announced Thursday, is called GradLink.
More than 70 Phoenix police officers have retaken their oaths of office, even as some officers argue they shouldn't have to.The ceremony held at Phoenix City Hall was part of a new policy by Police Chief Daniel Garcia aimed at reminding officers of their responsibility to the community.