Recent rains have been good for the Salt and Verde river watersheds. The metro Phoenix area depends on the six reservoirs along the rivers for much of its water needs. But as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports that despite the rain it’s been a dry winter.
cold snap a few weeks ago didn’t just kill off tender plants. Thousands of
tropical fish in Tempe
Town lake also perished.
KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Thousands of fish in Tempe Town Lake perished during the recent cold snap.
A federal judge has overturned a 2012 Arizona anti-abortion law targeting Planned Parenthood. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.U.S. District Judge Neil Wake said the law's ban on Medicaid funding for non-abortion health care provided by doctors and clinics that also perform abortions violates federal Medicaid law.
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines have officially announced their intention to merge. The new company will keep the American Airlines name and be based out of Dallas-Fort Worth. Current American CEO Tom Horton said at a press conference that while there will be job losses, the two companies complement one another.
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will deliver his State of the City
address Thursday morning. He’ll give the speech in downtown Scottsdale – the city
is currently working with some businesses in that part of town to address
security concerns, after a bouncer at a bar was stabbed to death last month.
For a long time now, advocates have pushed for reform that
would improve important benchmarks like this. Today, we begin a weeklong series
called Educating Arizona that explores the challenges in our public school
system - from the elementary to university level.
Morris K. Udall Post Office in Tucson
processed outgoing mail for the last time Friday, and U.S. Representative Ron
Barber is upset about it. Barber
strongly opposes the Postal Service decision to close this mail processing
center and send all outgoing mail in southern Arizona
Some Arizonans who get a lung disease common in the Southwest are not being treated properly by their doctors. But, the University of Arizona and State Department of Health Services have joined efforts to train physicians who may not know a lot about Valley Fever.
The Peoria Unified
School District is making plans to add another elementary school. The district
says it’s needed because of what it says is explosive growth in the northwest Valley. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Central Arizona Project
is preparing for a severe water shortage if global warming leads to drier
conditions over the next decade. CAP officials said scientific models of climate change they are monitoring indicate
the state will experience hotter and drier conditions through the year 2025.
your gun is lost or stolen, do you have to tell police? In Tucson, the answer
will soon be yes if a city proposal gets the green light. But the idea has proved instantly controversial. Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik is behind the measure, which would
require gun owners to notify police within 48 hours of their weapon being lost
Fourteen people have applied to replace Maricopa County Supervisor Max Wilson. He resigned due to health concerns. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports several current and former elected officials are vying to represent the county’s northwest district.
deputies in Navajo County have executed a search warrant at a marijuana compassion club in Lakeside,
but made no arrests. Chief Deputy Jim Molessa says they wanted to verify
'Mountain Meds' was complying with the voter-approved medical marijuana law.
Laurel Morales is KJZZ's Fronteras: the Changing America Desk Senior Field Correspondent in Flagstaff, AZ.Morales has served as a public radio reporter for more than ten years-- most of that time devoted to covering Arizona stories.
Sophie and her grandmother (Photo courtesy of the Silverman family)
It was the perfect moment.The sun was shining, a breeze was blowing, my mother and I were stretched out on lounge chairs, enjoying the sounds of the crashing waves.
receives high marks in a new survey that evaluates public access to state
spending records. But researchers say there’s room for more government transparency
in the state.
has been released by the non-partisan Arizona Public Interest Research Group,
educators are remembering Eddie Basha for his dedication to public schools and
children in need. The businessman and
philanthropist died Tuesday at age 75.
He’s probably best known for the chain of
grocery stores that his family started in Arizona, but Eddie Basha also served
on the State Board of Regents and ran for governor in the 1990s.
After 30 years in business, the
lease on Firebird International Raceway in Chandler ran out. Negotiations between the Gila
River Indian Community, which owns the venue, and the current operators stalled, so the
Valley racing institution is closing down completely this month.