The Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix has been open for a little more than three years. Earlier this month, it welcomed a new new President and Director. Carrie Heinonen has returned to the Valley after working at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The U.S. Education Secretary will be in Arizona and New
Mexico in a few weeks, as part of the department’s annual back-to-school bus
tour.Arne Duncan will start his trip in Santa Fe on Sept. 9,
before moving on to Albuquerque, Socorro, N.
Opening statements are set for today in the capital murder
trial of Arizona
fugitive John McCluskey. McCluskey is facing 20 counts in the murder of an Oklahoma couple, following his escape from an Arizona prison.
Businesses along Apache Boulevard in Tempe could be getting a facelift. The
City of Tempe recently launched a new Storefront Improvement Program. Tempe spokeswoman Nikki Ripley said the city will
match a business owner up to $100,000 through federal funds
for exterior improvements like windows, lighting and paint jobs.
Methamphetamine use is down, and so are the
negative advertisements. The focus has shifted from meth to prescription
pills, according to Glenn Cummings, the west regional director of Outpatient Services for Terros, a Phoenix behavioral health group.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to name a new county assessor Monday. Former assessor Keith Russell resigned when he was appointed to serve as a Mesa justice of the peace in June.
Arizona State University resume next week, but a push to discourage excess and
underage drinking at the school has already begun.“Operation Safe and Sober” is
a collaboration between ASU and the Tempe Police Department.
Live in the Southwest for any amount of time, and you get used to very dry conditions, but the past dozen years have approached historic levels of drought. That has led the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to reduce the water released from Colorado River system reservoirs.
A panel of federal appeals judges have ruled that a multi-million
dollar lawsuit against a former Maricopa county attorney and a top aide
can proceed. That means the county is on
the line for any potential damages.
The Goldwater Institute has sued the city of Phoenix to stop so-called pension spiking, mainly among police officers and firefighters. That practice allows workers to cash in unused vacation or sick time before they retire, which increases their pensions, and it has been an issue in this month’s city council elections, as some of the candidates in districts 4, 6 and 8 spoke about at the forums hosted by KJZZ.
It has not been the best week ever for American Airlines and US Airways. A federal bankruptcy judge said he is not sure he can approve American’s plan to come out of bankruptcy protection after the federal government and a handful of states including Arizona filed suit, challenging the carrier’s merger with Tempe-based US Airways.
The remodeling of the University of Arizona football stadium is finally complete after two years of construction in Tucson. The $72 million project includes the installation of 4,000 new seats in the north end zone.
We are exploring the new, up and coming or otherwise unique and
interesting neighborhoods around the Valley in an occasional segment
we are calling the Hot Corner.
Gwen Ashley Walters says Old Town Scottsdale has added several independent, locally-owned restaurants over the past couple of years.
Wallace and Ladmo, Dick Van Dyke, Jack Clifford, Al
McCoy. These are the stories and people you can learn about at a broadcasting
One of the rooms of the House of Broadcasting museum. It is decked out with equipment and framed photos on the wall.
sun is just beginning to set behind Papago
Peak as cars roll into
the parking lot of the Desert Botanical Gardens. The cooler dusk air beckons
animals, blooming plants, and—Phoenicians—to enjoy the outdoors.
two Arizonans returned from Mars – or the closest thing to it on Earth.
The six participants in the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation Habitat spent four months living together in a small dome - and could only leave the space for brief periods if they wore mock spacesuits.
Baseball fans may see fewer managers arguing with umpires next year. Instant replay for almost every play of a game has tentatively been approved for next season. Owners, umpires and the players union must give the plan final approval.
people are riding the bus and light rail. In fact, a record number opted for
public transit according to the latest numbers from Valley Metro which operates
the transit system. Most people took the bus.
It will not be long before people in Arizona can officially use miniature horses as service animals. Starting next month, a new state law goes into effect that allows the small horses to help the blind and people in wheelchairs the same way a dog would.
Phoenix land company Vermaland bought 4000 acres near Casa Grande this
This map graphic highlights in yellow the land proposed for the La Osa Ranch project in Pinal County. (Map courtesy of Land Advisors Organization)
A sign of continued growth in the housing market, their master plan calls
for residential lots, parks and commercial space.
We hear from Meryl Streep who's nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods," and J.K. Simmons who's nominated for his performance in the film "Whiplash."