If you come across a wild tortoise in the desert, it’s best
to leave it there. That might sound like obvious advice, but desert tortoises are continually removed from their habitat.
Once a tortoise like this one is removed from the wild, it can never return.
It has been unclear whether there
would be a Veterans Day parade this year after local Veterans Affairs officials said the VA has
pulled its support from this year’s parade. But organizers are now saying say
they are confident the parade will go on.
Authorities now say more than 100 people are injured and two dead after bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line. The cause of the explosions has not been determined.
Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.
The work of a world-renowned Mexican sculptor may be coming to
Phoenix as outdoor art installations. While city officials were in
Mexico City on a trade mission this past week, they discussed the
possibility with the artist himself.
Almost 200 Phoenix-area homes are a bit safer after
fire crews and volunteers went door to door installing smoke detectors this
The crews also checked homes to make sure smoke
detectors were still working properly.
Monday will be very busy for some people who waited
until the last minute to file their taxes. It’s often a mad dash to gather all
the appropriate documents and fill in the blanks.
Mennenga Tax and Financial owner Marshall Mennenga
says procrastinators generally make the same mistakes.
The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures says it
found some retailers were
overcharging customers for their Easter hams. Spokesman Shawn Marquez says they
wanted to ensure customers were getting a fair and accurate price, but found
Efforts to reach a budget agreement at the state
capitol are being complicated by Governor Jan Brewer's proposal to expand
Medicaid, a plan one lawmaker says is paralyzing
the process. Republican Al Melvin of Tucson is accusing Brewer of threatening lawmakers with holding them
in session indefinitely.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says it will move
as quickly as possible to pave Navajo Route 20 as a temporary route around a
section of Highway 89, which collapsed south of Page on Feb. 20, now that the
funding has been approved.
tightening up its rules regarding photo enforcement cameras on roadways. Gov.
Jan Brewer signed a law last week requiring cities to prove there’s a
legitimate safety need before installing the cameras on state roads.
For more than 40 years, the Bureau of Land
Management has been in the adoption business – of wild horses and burros in the
West, that is. And it’s been controversial for about as long. The next adoption
event is coming up Friday through Sunday at the Mohave County Fairgrounds in
The 2013 Planetary Defense Conference
begins Monday in Flagstaff. The event hopes to raise public awareness of
threats to Earth and how we can respond. The conference, held on the Northern Arizona University campus,
brings together experts on tracking and deflecting meteors headed our way.
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that
records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Julie Levin joined the KJZZ news team in March 2013 as a digital media assistant. She will be reporting and producing content, working on all things digital.Levin comes to the station with experience in radio, television, marketing, photography, print media and web development.
Kendra Szabo joined the KJZZ news team in January 2013 to serve as a part-time Morning Edition producer. Fueled by an intense passion for telling accurate and compelling stories through language and design, Szabo is currently pursuing a journalism degree at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Steve Shadley is no stranger to the issues shaping Arizona. Shadley started his public radio career more than 30 years ago while pursuing a journalism degree at Northern Arizona University.
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have
required certain health care providers to have lists of what some of their
services cost.The bill would have applied to at least the 25 most common
services and would have required providers to post their direct pay price.
When Senior Field Correspondent Stina Sieg was 22, she moved to the desert. The Bay Area native hasn’t been the same since. She had just graduated from Humboldt State University when she got a hankering for wide-open spaces.
People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.