The Maricopa Association of Governments has unanimously approved further studying of converting some High Occupancy Vehicle lanes into toll lanes.Steve Goldstein talks with MAG Senior Engineer Bob Hazlett about the options and their viability.
The Arizona Cardinals head into Thursday's National Football League draft with new Head Coach Bruce Arians and first-time General Manager Steve Keim.Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com tells Steve Goldstein how the organization has changed and how the draft can help the team improve.
A new poll from the Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center shows Senator John McCain's job approval ratings in Arizona are at their lowest level in more than two decades.Behavior Research Center President and CEO Jim Haynes interprets the numbers in a conversation with Steve Goldstein.
Arizona's economic recovery continues to be slow, but Dennis Hoffman of Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business says there are a number of positive signs.Hoffman says increasing consumer confidence should improve the state's condition.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says she would like to have flexibility on the proposal to designate $1.5 billion for a border fence, under the immigration reform law. But, KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert reports Arizona’s U.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer believes the immigration reform debate underway in Washington right now is the result of her signing SB 1070 three years ago.While some key parts of the bill have never taken effect, and some were declared illegal by the U.
A requirement that foster parents immunize their own children before being granted licenses would go away under a bill approved Tuesday in the Arizona House. Chandler Republican Bob Robson says the state is already taking care of the health of foster children.
Hiking season is in full swing in the Arizona high country, and professional hiking guide Roger Jenkins says if you plan on going out, you need to plan now to avoid problems. He advises putting together a permanent hiking kit with 10 essentials that can be used for day hikes or multi-day adventures.
Air traffic controllers at Phoenix Sky Harbor have begun their mandated
furloughs. The cutbacks are required under sequestration, which is
forcing across-the-board budget cuts at federal agencies. The FAA says 10 percent of air traffic controllers will be off on any given day.
A new survey says support for Republican Arizona Senator John McCain has dropped to its lowest level in 21 years. Jim Haynes of Phoenix-based Behavior Research says only 26 percent of state residents in the latest Rocky Mountain Poll, gave the veteran senator a positive approval rating.
Senator John McCain wants to clarify his position on how the Boston Marathon bombing suspect should be treated while in custody. He says he does not think Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be tried as an enemy combatant, but he thinks it was a mistake to read him his Miranda rights so soon.
Five years ago the Preserve at Goldfield Ranch was an empty stretch of desert about six miles east of Fountain Hills. It still is. The county gave the developer five years to work out the details for the thousand-home master planned community.
All Tucson public employees will receive a raise. The Tucson City Council approved the 55-cent-an-hour increase this week. The hike is included in Tucson's 2014 budget. The Arizona Daily Star reports, the change will take effect no later than Jan.
Another person wants to be Arizona’s next governor, but this time it looks like it’s more than a trial balloon. Fred DuVal is expected to formally announce his candidacy Wednesday morning for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State, was in Phoenix on Tuesday to
talk about leadership and the importance of civil discussion.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: General Powell spoke in Phoenix as part of the O’Connor House
Distinguished Speakers Series.
About 1,300 temporary workers and part-time instructors with the Maricopa County Community College District have learned their hours will be strictly limited starting in July. Officials said the cuts will help the district comply with the Obama Administration’s Health Care Reform Act.
Arizona’s top election
official wants out of a suit over an attempt to recall Maricopa County’s
of State Ken Bennett wants a judge to dismiss him from a lawsuit filed by a
group that supports Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Governor Jan Brewer's proposal to expand Medicaid in Arizona by using federal
funds is a major bone of contention for lawmakers attempting to negotiate a new
state budget. Speaker of the House Andy
Tobin said it is not paralyzing
talks on the spending plan but it is a big hurdle.
Arizona Senator Al Melvin said he is seriously considering
a run for governor. The Tucson Republican announced Monday his plan to form an
exploratory committee. Melvin says he is motivated to run by what he sees as a
lack of real optimism for the future of the state.
A recent study finds spending some 'down time' in the
great outdoors can improve your
creativity and problem-solving ability. Professor David Strayer of the
University of Utah said people tested after four days immersed in nature with Outward Bound did
dramatically better than people who took similar tests before heading into the