New data from the Arizona Department of Administration show the state's unemployment rate stayed flat at 7.9 percent in March, with more than 16,000 non-farm jobs gained from February. That compares to a drop in the national jobless rate to 7.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne may be facing a
challenger in the Republican Primary next year. That challenge could come from
Mark Brnovich, a former state and federal prosecutor who currently heads the Arizona
Another person wants to be Arizona’s next governor, but this time it looks like it’s more than a trial balloon. Fred DuVal is expected to formally announce his candidacy Wednesday morning for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and General Colin Powell discuss the importance of leadership and how political discourse in the United States must become more civil in order to solve complicated problems.
Valley Metro planners said they are trying to reassure local businesses along the expanding light rail line that construction is moving as fast as possible. They say lessons learned from the light rail’s first phase of construction should help this time around.
Last week, a former cattle slaughterhouse in New Mexico moved one step closer to becoming the only plant in the United States that slaughters horses. Valley Meat Company in Roswell was found to be in compliance by USDA inspectors.
A bill to allow Arizonans to pay for goods and services with
gold and silver is headed to Governor Brewer. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie
The state Senate gave the measure its final approval
Tuesday, on a near party-line, 18-10 vote.
Senator Jeff Flake said he is not surprised a poll out this week called him one of the most unpopular senators in the United States. A Public Policy Polling survey shows a big drop in support because of Flake’s recent vote against universal background checks for gun purchases.
Some people in Arizona who cross the state line to work in Nevada may be required to pay a “commuter tax.” Supporters of the proposed fees say they would create revenues for Nevada road maintenance and construction.
something you don't hear everyday. Nestle is recalling some pizzas.
The company is recalling all of its frozen pizzas that have spinach on
them. David McAtee of the Yavapai County
Health Department says that's because clear fragments of foreign material with sharp edges have been found in
The Jodi Arias murder trial in Phoenix has dominated coverage on local television stations and national networks. Arizona Republic critic Bill Goodykoontz offered insights on why the case has attracted so much attention.
The Federal Aviation Administration is developing regulations to open the skies to drones by 2015. Agriculture is expected to be one of the largest potential markets for drones. Cronkite News reports companies like Yamaha have been selling unmanned aerial vehicles for years in Japan.
New research indicates that Arizona drivers are spending less time on the road. The study found that spikes in gas prices and increased use of mass transit are behind the trend.The report was released by the nonpartisan Arizona Public Interest Research Group.
The Phoenix City Council has approved a plan to outsource food and beverage operations and maintenance at five of the city owned municipal golf courses. The city lost $2 million in the last fiscal year operating the courses.
Arizona's run of price declines at the gas pump came to an end in the last week. The statewide average price Friday morning was $3.44 a gallon, up almost two cents from a week ago, but still 16 cents below the national average price.
The Ninth U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals says there’s still an unresolved question about whether
a southern Arizona tribe was rightfully
awarded reservation status…for its planned casino site in Glendale.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith said Arizona needs to prepare to deepen its fiscal strength when the economy fully recovers. He said the state has relied too much on growth to take it out of economic struggles.
A mistrial has been declared in the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial. The now-dismissed jury says it was hopelessly deadlocked on the issue of whether Arias should spend the rest of her life in prison, or be put to death.
Lawmakers from northern states are saying “no” to a proposed study of a fee to enter the United States by land. They say it will hurt cities along the U.S. - Canadian border. Last month the Department of Homeland Security requested permission to study an entry fee at the nation's land border crossings.
p.m.– that is the deadline to collect the 335,000 signatures needed to recall the
self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America.”
The push to oust Arpaio from office got a boost Friday when a federal judge ruled his office had racially profiled Latinos.