The labor unions that represent Phoenix city employees have ratified pay and benefit agreements, but the Phoenix police union has rejected the deal. KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports. TERRY WARD: There are seven labor groups representing the city's nearly 15,000 employees.
The Department of Homeland Security says it did not mislead state and local law enforcement officials in allowing a system into jails that helps identify illegal immigrants with criminal records. A member of Congress had asked for a review of the ‘Secure Communities’ program after concerns that people with no criminal records were deported.
Former state senator Russell Pearce said recently that he and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney share the same beliefs on illegal immigration. Will that alienate some of the state’s conservative Latino voters? So be it, says one GOP supporter.
Students attending Arizona State University’s newest campus will face a much smaller tuition bill than Sun Devils studying in Tempe. The Arizona Board of Regents approved ASU’s proposed $6,000 tuition at its new Lake Havasu City campus.
Tucson will be allowed to continue holding partisan city elections, after the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Tucson sued the state, after the legislature in 2009 approved a law that banned cities from holding partisan elections.
The City of Glendale is asking the National Hockey League to give it a break. The city owes the league $25 million for the Phoenix Coyotes. The league bought the Coyotes at a bankruptcy auction in 2009.
Former congressional aide Ron Barber is the leading fundraiser in the special election to fill the congressional seat of Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords resigned in January while recovering from injuries following an assassination attempt last year.
Theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Arizona Theatre Company’s production of The Great Gatsby. It takes some real work to make a brilliant and beloved piece of literature into a potboiler, but Arizona Theatre Company has done it.
A new solar plant planned in southwestern Arizona will be the first on state trust land since the Arizona State Land Department began identifying sites for solar development last year. Lou Gum has more from Yuma.
(Tempe, AZ) - Singer Kat Edmonson talked to Blaise Lantana about how she started singing. She also discussed how she was asked to tour with Lyle Lovett and what it means to have her own record label. This interview is from 2010.
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.
Tourists from across the country may have easier access to the Grand Canyon in the next several years. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: Right now most of the traffic at Grand Canyon Airport comes from small charters planes and helicopters.
Young people are driving less now than they were just a few years ago. The cost of gasoline and social media are two of the factors according to a study released today. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: For the first time since World War II, all Americans are driving less.
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 Board of Regents has voted to keep tuition flat for many in-state undergrads at state universities. This is the first time since 1992 those students haven’t faced a tuition increase. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
A recent survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows autism diagnosis has risen by 80 percent in the past year. Two experts discuss diagnosing on the autism spectrum, therapies to improve quality of life, and answer listener questions.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says the employee who alleged campaign finance violations against him did so without any direct evidence. Horne defended himself again Wednesday against the complaint filed with the Secretary of State’s office.
Majority Republicans in the Arizona House agreed to speed up an ethics case against Representative Dan Patterson, House minority leader Chad Campbell talks about the case and delay in expelling Patterson.
On April 3, the Arizona State Senate approved a compromise that will keep the Clean Elections system alive. Todd Lang, executive director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, talks about the future of Clean Elections.
An increasing number of Arizonans have enrolled in a federal health care plan even as the US Supreme Court determines its fate. Since January, almost 500 people have been accepted into the state’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, a 25 percent jump.
Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which provides legal defense for the poor, the mentally challenged, children and the wrongly condemned has a new book called, "Just Mercy."