A solar power KJZZ file photo. (Photo courtesy of KJZZ File Footage)
By Courtney Flatt and KJZZ NewsA new Department of Energy study predicts Arizona will use more energy per capita than any other western state by 2025.
The two sides in the racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office were back in court Friday. Three months ago in May, Judge Murray Snow found the sheriff’s office under
Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers
in the county.
Phoenix’s Historic Preservation Office is running short on cash. Voters in 2006 approved a $13 million bond, but that money was only supposed to last five years, and it appears unlikely the issue will be back on the ballot anytime soon.
One of those challenges in Arizona is finding enough doctors to treat all of the new patients. The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association said to fill in the gap for just primary care, the state would need more than 300 new docs.
Jeep tour operators will now be able to take passengers out in a small part of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Jeep tours will be resuming in a section of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
An update to a story we reported on earlier, the Salt River Project said Canyon Lake will be lowered over the weekend. SRP told KJZZ earlier that the lake would be closed, however it is still open to visitors.
Daniel Gray, 31, made an initial court appearance on manslaughter and child abuse charges today.Police believe he was smoking pot with friends when his 3-month-old son, Jamison, was outside in the parked car, in 100 degree temperatures.
Three people have been arrested for defrauding the food
stamp system out of nearly $600,000.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says the suspects all worked in the
same convenience store in Phoenix
and would allow a person to buy inexpensive items with food stamps, and then
deduct a higher amount from their food stamp cards.
The Bureau of Land Management has lifted fire restrictions
on public lands in Yuma, La
Paz, and Mohave
Counties as of 6 this
morning. Spokeswoman Lori Cook says there are a number of reasons for the
The Arizona Department of Transportation is teaming with the
Department of Public Safety to help keep traffic moving on I-17 over the Labor
Day holiday weekend. They're targeting the area between Black Canyon
City and Cordes Junction
with highway signs that say 'Safety Corridor—Stay Alert, Stay Alive,' according
to ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel.
Governor Jan Brewer is back from a week-long trade mission
to India, with what she
hopes will be future economic development opportunities for Arizona. Brewer says she was in contact with
dozens of business and government officials with the financial capability to
Recent reports that hundreds of sick desert tortoises at a Nevada sanctuary might have to be put down have triggered a public outcry. The animals are found in Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. Desert tortoises have trundled across the Southwest for 200 million years.
Holiday travelers may have to look
beyond Canyon Lake for the Labor Day weekend. The lake and part of the
surrounding Boulder Recreation area will be closed. The Salt River Project said Canyon Lake, about 45
minutes northeast of Mesa, will be lowered through the weekend, but it is not due to drought.
Legal same-sex marriages are now recognized under the federal tax code. The
U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday
that tax returns for same-sex marriages will be classified as married.
in Phoenix Thursday joined groups in dozens of other cities calling for higher
fast food wages.
A mariachi band plays as protesters hold up signs demanding higher wages for fast food workers in Central Phoenix Thursday.
Millions of Americans are getting health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. One of the big groups to benefit from the law is adults under the age of 26 who can stay on their parents' policy, but just because you are covered does not mean you want mom and dad to know about that nagging rash.
The boards of directors of two Valley health care companies
have signed off on a deal to form a system-wide affiliation. Scottsdale
Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network earlier this year announced plans
to form Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network.
Despite years of
using private aircraft to fight forest fires, the Forest Service and Interior
Department do not know how effective the aircraft are against wildfires. That is
one of the findings from a study by the Government Accountability Office.