President Obama was in Arizona yesterday to continue promoting his message on jobs and manufacturing. He chose a fitting backdrop. The president spoke in front of a massive construction site in Chandler.
Bookings on Carnival Cruise lines are down significantly since the wreck of the Costa Concordia more than two weeks ago. The ship is owned by Carnival. It ran aground off the coast of Italy. Seventeen people are confirmed dead and 15 remain missing.
Members of the Gila River Indian Community will decide next week whether to allow an extension of the Loop 202 on reservation land. The project has been in the works for more than 20 years, but the debate deals with issues much older than that.
Fourteen-year-old Joe Hudy and his marshmallow cannon got the attention of President Obama at the White House on Tuesday. The young man from Phoenix was there as part of the White House Science Fair. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the president couldn’t resist the temptation to test the science project.
A pilot program will make campaigning for state office easier in Arizona. The Secretary of State’s office announced the E-Qual system, which allows voters to sign candidate petitions online and donate $5 for candidates seeking Clean Elections funding.
A House committee will hear a proposal by Governor Brewer’s office to overhaul how state workers are hired and fired. As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, the bill would also do away with overtime for most state employees.
Mayor of Mesa Scott Smith, NPR Washington senior editor Ron Elving, and ASU assistant professor at the School of Letters and Sciences Kelly McDonald explain the significance of the Mesa Presidential Primary Debate for candidates and the state of Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Corrections will not have all the lethal injection serums for the two death sentences scheduled over the next 10 days. Corrections officials notified the Arizona Supreme Court they will only be administering a one-drug protocol.
A federal appeals court is hearing a legal challenge to the EPA’s plan to regulate carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. Coal producers – including Peabody Energy are arguing against the new rules.
One of the many vacant lots in Downtown Phoenix is under development. Two new apartment buildings will provide a home to college students and people who work downtown. A rendering of the courtyard of the proposed north building to be built in Downtown Phoenix by developer Concord Eastridge.
Many people who tried to use Arizona’s 511 system this past weekend couldn’t get the latest road conditions because the phone number and website were at full capacity. As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, the system experienced record numbers of users.
President Barack Obama has nominated a Pima County judge to be Arizona’s next U.S. Attorney. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more. STEVE GOLSTEIN: The nominee is Pima County Superior Court Judge John Leonardo, who began in that position in 1993.
Tempe, AZ - KJZZ and Blaise Lantana were graced by jazz singer and pianist Eliane Elias. The famed Brazilian discussed traveling and how she and her bass player, Mark Johnson, have their own space for creating and collaborating.
Federal officials say they've come up with some proposals on how to manage the flow of water at Glen Canyon Dam. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The timing and volume of water released into the Colorado River from the Glen Canyon Dam in Page affects hydroelectricity, beach recreation, native fish and archaeological sites in the Grand Canyon.
Spring training baseball could continue in Maryvale for another decade. The Phoenix city council is expected to approve a tentative agreement Tuesday to keep the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
An email scam prompted US Airways to issue an alert today. The Tempe-based airline is warning people to look out for fraudulent emails supposedly send by the company. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
The Arizona House Ethics Committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow morning, to hear the complaint against Tucson Independent Daniel Patterson. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Patterson’s response to the committee’s investigative report is also due Tuesday.
State Representative Daniel Patterson of Tucson resigned Wednesday from the Arizona House of Representatives. That came shortly after the House Ethics Committee recommended to the full chamber that Patterson be expelled.