Our series "Phoenix Votes" moves to
the West Valley and District 4. Over the years,
Maryvale has suffered a troubled reputation. Children play foosball at the Golden Gate Community Center. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ)
In 2006, police data revealed that
murders, drug crimes and prostitution were at a decade-long high.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will welcome President Barack Obama at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Tuesday. President Obama will be in town to speak at a Valley high school about home ownership.
More than 80 students may have to call a
four-star hotel their “home” when classes start at Arizona State University’s
Downtown Phoenix Campus August 22. For the first time, Taylor Place, the only
dorm on campus, is overcrowded.
wolves may be getting more room to roam here in Arizona. The federal government might give the animals 10 times more space than
they currently have in the Southwest.These days, endangered
Mexican gray wolves are limited to an area on the Arizona/New Mexico border, but the U.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at Desert Vista High School Tuesday. It is the latest in a series of speeches he jas made around the country about the continued recovery of the U.S. economy.
President Barack Obama will speak about home ownership Tuesday afternoon at Desert Vista High School in the Valley. His speech will highlight the topic as a, "cornerstone of how we strengthen the middle class," according to a White House press release.
The fourth time is the charm. The Phoenix Coyotes have a new owner. The National Hockey League approved the sale of the team Monday after four years of negotiations involving the city of Glendale, the NHL and several would-be owners.
The European Union Commission has approved the proposed
merger of Tempe-based US Airways with the parent of American Airlines, AMR
Corporation, but it will cost the new American one slot at London's
A Community Education Report said 53 percent of children
entering kindergarten in Coconino
County are not ready for
school, and it said that has significant implications for future educational
study in the July issue of "Pediatrics" finds a correlation between
higher rates of prescriptions for adults and the number of kids being poisoned accidentally. Children's Mercy
Hospital toxicologist Dr.
planning overseas trips this month are being urged to be aware of the situation
around them. The U.S.
has issued a worldwide travel alert, and AAA spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski
said it should not be ignored,
especially if you are traveling to the Middle East.
Gov. Jan Brewer will once again meet President Obama on the airport tarmac Tuesday when
the president visits the Valley for a speech on housing at Desert Vista High School. Last time
that happened, the president found himself with a gubernatorial finger in the
face, but the governor's press aide, Andrew Wilder, does not expect that this
teachers and administrators are preparing for the new Common Core standards
that are replacing the AIMS test as a graduation requirement. State
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal noted the standards are more rigorous than the AIMS standards
and said it will take time to
adjust to them.
districts begin classes this week. One is the Phoenix Union High School District which is looking at a spike in enrollment this year with as many as
500 new students. District spokesman Craig Pletenik said that could make overcrowding an issue.
Valley Metro Bus Service is back on schedule in the East Valley Monday. Union
and management negotiators have reached a tentative agreement to end the bus
strike that has mainly affected riders in the Southeast Valley
On August 27, Phoenix residents will elect four people to the city council. As part of a series called "Phoenix Votes," a look at one of the neighborhoods around District 2.
One corner of 32nd Street and Bell, a major intersection along this stretch, is dominated by an abandoned gas station.
Students are returning to classes across the Valley this week, and dealing with the summer heat is an issue for many schools.In the Madison School District, officials are using solar panels to provide shade and save money at three of the district's eight schools.
An apparent E. coli outbreak has been linked to a Mexican restaurant
in Litchfield Park. So far, 11 people have been hospitalized who ate food from
Frederico’s Mexican restaurant around July 23. Jeanene Fowler is with Maricopa
County Public Health.
Paradise Valley’s police department was the first in the country to use cameras to determine whether you were driving too fast and deserved official punishment. You will see photo enforcement vans in a number of Valley communities, but the 101 Freeway in Scottsdale turned its cameras off after a pilot program.
School starts this week for several Valley districts.The Phoenix Union High School District is looking at a spike in enrollment this year with as many as 500 new students. While some students may end up as no-shows once school starts, the influx may signal overcrowding.
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."