Arizona gets more money for public schools from the federal government than all but six states. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show in 2009-2010, Arizona got just more than 18 percent of its money for elementary and secondary schools from the feds.
Phoenix physician Dr Zuhdi Jasser talks about his book A Battle for the Soul of Islam, and explains the current struggle within Muslim communities with differing ideas. Jasser says there’s currently a battle of ideals between reformers and revivalists, the same sort of fight that led to the U.
Wildlife officials say golden algae killed thousands of fish in a 20-mile stretch of the Salt River. Golden algae were discovered in Texas in the 1980s; they were first found in Arizona in 2005. The algae produce a toxin that attacks the gills of fish and causes them to suffocate.
Under a new White House policy, immigrants brought here illegally as children can apply for deferred deportation and temporary work permits. But so-called DREAMers are being warned to proceed cautiously.
Glendale has rejected the signatures turned in by critics of the city’s deal with the prospective new owner of the Phoenix Coyotes. They’d wanted to give city voters a chance to overturn the 20-year, $324 million lease agreement.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is joining with the Red Cross to prevent childhood drowning. Nine children under the age of 12 have drowned in metro Phoenix since the first of the year, according to the Children's Safety Zone, which monitors statistics from police and fire officials in the Valley.
Arizona Department of Health Services director Will Humble explains how conditions become eligible to be treated by medical marijuana and gives a rough timeline for the opening of dispensaries. Humble says that before an ailment is added to the list of conditions treated by medical marijuana he requires solid research to prove marijuana alleviates symptoms.
There is a voluntary recall of a Trader Joe's salad blend due to a possible contamination of Listeria. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports.The onions used in the Trader Joe's Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinoa & Wheatberry Salad are the issue.
The results are in for Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards, or AIMS test, and state education officials say there were gains in all subject areas. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The state education department says 60 percent of Arizona students passed the science section - a six percent increase over last year.
The Arizona Department of Health Services will hold a lottery this morning to determine which individuals or businesses will get dispensary licenses for medical marijuana. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke to DHS Director Will Humble about the dispensary licenses.
Navajo Nation officials say plans to shut down three units at the Four Corners power plant could strain the tribal budget. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.Tribal officials say they had been prepared for the coal-fired units to close in two years.
After a record-setting heat wave, temperatures in the Phoenix area will start to taper off. But we still wanted to see how people were handling the high temperatures. The obligatory "proof of 115 degree temperature" photo taken Tuesday in Tempe.
Funding could be cut for three telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson. It could mean the loss of 70 jobs. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the recommendations are part of the long-term budget plans for National Science Foundation.
The Mayo Clinic plans to integrate its cancer treatment programs in Phoenix. The project will add on to a facility already under construction. The Mayo Clinic’s Proton Beam Therapy Center is slated to open in 2016 and provide targeted radiation treatments.
The first step towards replacing Maricopa County’s 40-year-old hospital was approved Wednesday. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports it could be a year before recommendations are ready on how to go about paying for a new hospital.
Today may be election day, but many Maricopa County voters have already cast their ballot in the primary race. More than 45 percent of ballots are in from people who requested to vote early.The night before Election Day, the Maricopa County elections department had already received upwards of 344,000 early ballots.
Arizona Senator John McCain will address the Republican National Convention tonight, on the evening of his 76th birthday. Four years ago, Arizona’s senior senator was officially nominated as the GOP’s presidential candidate in Saint Paul, Minn.
The U-S Department of Justice has dropped its criminal investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other high-ranking county officials.PETER O'DOWD: The Justice Department was investigating Arpaio for his role in failed public corruption cases against county officials who were at odds with him.
A key part of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, will soon take effect. A coalition of civil rights groups wanted the provision blocked, but a federal judge denied their request Wednesday.