The Air Force is joining other military branches in suspending tuition assistance that thousands of active-duty service members rely on to pay for college classes. An Air Force spokeswoman says airmen were notified by email that new applications for tuition assistance won't be accepted because of the automatic spending cuts that took effect at the start of the month.
Phoenix voters have overwhelmingly supported a proposal to reform the city's pension system.
Early results after the polls closed Tuesday showed Proposition 201 passing by nearly 80 percent.
proposal is expected to save the city nearly $600 million over the next
Today marks 50 years since the arrest of Ernesto Miranda, the Mesa man whose name became synonymous with
the rights of criminal suspects.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve
Goldstein reports on the lasting impact of the Supreme Court case that bears
A measure that would require health insurers to cover
certain services provided by telemedicine won the approval of a state house
committee Tuesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
MARK BRODIE: Senate Bill 1353 would apply to services including
cardiology, trauma, mental health disorders and infectious diseases, and would
be limited to rural parts of the state starting in 2015.
Fourteen people have applied to replace Maricopa County Supervisor Max Wilson. He resigned due to health concerns. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports several current and former elected officials are vying to represent the county’s northwest district.
In the United States, more people say they vote in elections than actually do. One way to prove it is some physical evidence of visiting a polling place. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, perhaps the most common piece of proof is provided to Valley voters with help from a sponsor.
A national pro-transparency group says the Arizona Legislature is not doing enough to share information with the public.The nonpartisan, nonprofit group Sunlight Foundation has released transparency report cards for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The Chinese solar company Suntech
announced today its factory in Goodyear will shut down next month.Suntech had
been making solar panels in the Phoenix
suburb of Goodyear for two years. But in that time the global price of solar panels had fallen by more than
60 percent, according to GTM Research analyst Shyam Mehta.
2 million women in the U.S.
are veterans, but many find themselves homeless after leaving the armed
services. Now, homeless women veterans in the Valley have a new resource to
help them get back on their feet.
Mexico’s President has proposed major
telecommunications reforms that are supported by the nation’s three major
political parties.The changes
would create two new national television channels and form a powerful
independent regulatory commission along the lines of the Federal Communications
Commission in the United
Agriculture officials are trying to prevent
an insect-borne disease from wiping out citrus in western Arizona.
Adult Asian Citrus Psyllid (Photo by David Hall/USDA ARS)
The Asian Citrus Psyllid is only about as
big as the tip of a ballpoint pen, but it can do a lot of damage.
Wondering what it might be like to travel across Antarctica by yourself? National Geographic Explorer Borge Ousland has done it.Ousland explains how he prepared — mentally and physically — for the trek.
Tucson bats are finding themselves homeless as
their natural habitats like caves and mines are disappearing due to urban
development. The bats tried moving into city dwellings, but now even the bats'
newfound homes are being threatened.
Governor Jan Brewer’s budget
proposal includes $2 million dollars in restored funding for Arizona State Parks,
but some advocates hope lawmakers don’t use the money for other programs.
Arizona’s 31 state parks have suffered cuts totaling
more than $80 million dollars in recent years and currently the state provides no
money for the parks from the general fund.
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that
records the stories from everyday people.
Fernanda Philbrick and Roberta Santos (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps)
The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked
at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
The state fund that holds and invests money from the
sale of Arizona
trust land has topped $4 billion for the first time ever. State Treasurer Doug
Ducey says the state's Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund hit the $4 billion
mark at the end of February.
The Arizona Board of Regents is fighting
back against a lawsuit filed over the collection of student fees. The suit asks
that the Board's decision to force students to opt in to a $2 per semester fee for the Arizona Student's
Association be overturned.
History was made this week at the Phoenix
Herpetological Society when an alligator swam with a prosthetic tail for the first time. President of the society,
Russ Johnson says the tail will enable the gator to walk and swim like the rest
of his predatory kin, but it may take some time for the gator to adjust.
A state Senate Committee will again this week attempt
to vote on a bill putting more responsibility on people filing for jobless benefits. Representative Warren Petersen's
bill would require workers to submit documents, if the employer tells DES the worker quit or abandoned the
Economist Jim Rounds on whether the major party gubernatorial nominees Fred Duval and Doug Ducey will actually be able to implement any of their fiscal plans, considering the state is facing another huge budget deficit.