The ASU baseball team will be leaving Packard Stadium on the Tempe campus where it has played its home games for the last 40 years. The Sun Devils will be moving a few miles north to Phoenix Municipal stadium.
Lawmakers prepared for a fight over sales tax reform at the state capitol Monday. Supporters say one piece of a new bill will simplify a complex system that is time consuming and burdensome to businesses.
Arizona drivers are paying almost 15 cents more per gallon this
week than last. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
MARK BRODIE: AAA Arizona says the statewide average stands at
$3.50 a gallon – that’s up 14 cents from last week.
Winter weather has prompted transportation officials to close sections of U.S. 60 just east of the Valley. While it’s been raining in the Phoenix area for most of Wednesday, and snowing for a while in the high country, ADOT’s Garin Goff says the winter weather is not limited to the higher elevations.
State lawmakers this week will take up two proposals dealing
with school safety. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
School safety will be debated this week under the copper dome.(Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ)
One measure would allow school boards to allow teachers or
administrators to carry concealed weapons, if the school has fewer than 600
students, does not have a school resource officer and is more than 30 minutes and
20 miles from a law enforcement facility.
Unless action is taken by Congress, the once-vague threat of sequestration — a broad $85 billion across-the-board series of spending cuts — will become reality. The countdown ends Thursday at midnight.
Business leaders in Arizona are strongly backing the state’s
transition to the Common Core standards – a multi-state effort in math and
English that supporters say will teach students to think, rather than memorize
Six Arizona School districts are
facing some hefty federal fines if they don’t clean up asbestos contamination
in classrooms and administration buildings.EPA inspectors
found a variety of violations, including cancer-causing asbestos fibers in walls
and floor tiles at some school buildings.
A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that weekly wages in Yuma and La Paz counties are well below both the state and national average of $903.La Paz County averageis $604 while Yuma County's is $668.
General Motors will be hiring a thousand high-tech employees to staff its new Information Technology Innovation Center in Chandler. Company officials made the announcement Wednesday with city and state leaders.
A small restaurant fire in Sky Harbor's
Terminal Four Sunday forced the evacuation of about 50 people from the food
court area. Phoenix Fire spokesman Tony Mure says they fought the blaze at Chelsea's Kitchen.
A measure that would require health insurers to cover
certain services provided by telemedicine won the approval of a state house
committee Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
MARK BRODIE: Senate Bill 1353 would apply to services including
cardiology, trauma, mental health disorders and infectious diseases, and would
be limited to rural parts of the state starting in 2015.
New Hampshire's House has rejected limits on simulcasting dog races. The House voted Wednesday to kill a bill that targeted Florida, Alabama and Arizona, because, these states don't require reporting when race dogs are injured.