Four bills introduced at the state legislature target public employee unions. Supporters say the measures will save taxpayer’s money. But union members disagree. They showed up in force at the state capitol Thursday.
Budget talks between the legislature and governor have restarted, after the governor broke them off late last month. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: After state lawmakers passed their budget proposal out of their respective committees, Governor Brewer called it “reckless.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is scheduled to land in Phoenix on Thursday for a three-day visit. The plane is on a worldwide tour as part of the aircraft’s commercial roll out. A local company played a major role in the development of the new plane.
Phoenix bus drivers have a hand-shake agreement with Veolia Transporation on a new labor contract. This comes after a six-day strike that paralyzed bus service across the city. As drivers vote on the contract today, the Phoenix city council is hoping to provide some incentive.
Theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Phoenix Theatre’s production of Gypsy: When one writes of her here, she is “Broadway’s Kathy Fitzgerald.” In New York, for which she left us more than a decade ago, she is one among few: a character actress who’s always in demand; who’s appeared in Broadway shows like Wicked, 9 to 5, and in the original company of a little thing called The Producers (she was in the film version, too).
As we celebrate Arizona’s centennial this year, we look back at a part of our history that many would like to forget. Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. A line of evacuees waiting for lunch at one of the mess halls.
(Tempe, AZ) - The Bad Cactus Brass Band stopped by KJZZ and played live music between answering questions from Blaise Lantana. Hear how the band was formed and what happens if members can't make it to gigs.
The Arizona House has voted to speed up its ethics committee process, to deal with a complaint filed against Tucson Democrat Daniel Patterson.That, after House Democratic leaders tried to get the chamber to expel Patterson this morning.
Home values across the country dropped a bit last month, but here in metro Phoenix there is good news according to a report out today. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The Phoenix area was the highest-performing market in the country last month with an almost 10 percent increase in home values compared to the same time in 2011.
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his former deputy Lisa Aubuchon were disbarred by the Arizona Supreme Court Disciplinary Panel for violations of ethics rules and misuse of power. Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox speaks after the Andrew Thomas disbarment hearing Tuesday.
Daniel Patterson’s replacement in the Arizona House of Representatives will be an independent, not a Democrat. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. Daniel Patterson (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ) MARK BRODIE: Patterson changed his party registration from Democrat to independent earlier this month.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday on an Arizona law that requires voters to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote and when they cast their ballots. The opinion may have little immediate impact as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
The chairman of the Republican National Committee today urged state party leaders from around the country to work to elect Mitt Romney as president. Romney also addressed the meeting in Scottsdale, saying the country needs to start down a new road.
If someone asked you, “How do you define American?” what would you say? Would you talk about nostalgic things like apple pie and baseball? Or would you refer to Webster’s dictionary for its literal meaning? In the charged world of immigration politics, many are now arguing about what it means to be an American and who’s deserving of the title.
A traffic stop in Tempe fifteen months ago has led to the arrest of 200 people. On Tuesday investigators say the probe also led to the seizure of millions of dollars in cash and drugs, investigators say.
Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, talks about the process of adding conditions to the list of ailments that can be treated by medical marijuana.Humble says in order to get conditions like PTSD, general anxiety,and migraines treated by medical marijuana, people have to go through a hearing process.
(Tempe, AZ) - Jazz and blues singer Dennis Rowland sat down with Blaise Lantana to talk about how he established his name. Also hear how he found his way into the Baise band and what differences he feels exist between varying performance venues.
Tempe-based First Solar has hired a new CEO. As KJZZ’s Mark Moran reports, the company has been struggling as of late.MARK MORAN: If you look at the headlines from a year ago, almost to the date, they read: 'First Solar released a statement saying their profits were down because demand for solar panels had fallen off in Europe.
A two-alarm fire on Prescott's famed Whiskey Row destroyed at least three businesses Tuesday night. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports TERRY WARD: An employee at the Bird Cage Saloon noticed smoke about 6:30 Tuesday evening, was unable to find the source, but quickly got customers out of the bar and called 911.