The Tonto National Forest is looking for volunteers to help with spring cleaning along the Salt River. Forest officials say the water in the lower Salt River is low enough this time of year to remove trash from the banks and even the river bottom in some areas.
Governor Jan Brewer is expected Monday morning to
release her proposal for simplifying the state sales tax. Last May, she created
a task force to look into the issue, saying Arizona has one of the most complex
systems in the country.
A federal judge says Arizona’s Medicaid program should not be
allowed to charge certain people co-pays for medical care. U.S. District Judge David Campbell found that federal officials should not have
issued a waiver allowing the state’s AHCCCS plan to charge low-income childless
adults a co-pay.
Federal investigators are looking into possible fraud charges at Paradise Valley Community College. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the probe is looking at whether students actually did community service work they were paid for.
Sunday marks the start of the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with its Executive Director, Jerry Mittelman and Roberta Grossman, Producer and Director of one of the films showing in the festival: "Hava Nagila: The Movie.
Homebuilders in Arizona made a push to
buy up empty land at the end of December -- another sign they are feeling confident in the market. The 2012 year-end
report by Arizona
WP Carey School of Business shows those builders have renewed interest in empty
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says he’s working with
state lawmakers to modify a proposal that would require money from lawsuit settlements
to go into the state’s General Fund. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
A bill that would ban companies from flooding cell phones users with spam-like text messages has passed an Arizona House committee.This bill is a form of the ‘do not call list’ for regular phones according to Rep.
One of the largest private employers in Arizona appears to close to a merger. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines may be near a deal that’s been long in the making.
Federal audits to ensure Arizona businesses are following proper hiring practices to employ legal workers quadrupled over the last four years, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports these audits are up, but federal arrests of undocumented workers are down.
The ASU baseball team will be leaving Packard Stadium on the Tempe campus where it has played its home games for the last 40 years. The Sun Devils will be moving a few miles north to Phoenix Municipal stadium.
cold snap a few weeks ago didn’t just kill off tender plants. Thousands of
tropical fish in Tempe
Town lake also perished.
KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Thousands of fish in Tempe Town Lake perished during the recent cold snap.
More Mexican Gray Wolves are returning to the Southwest. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports their population has grown by 25 percent in the last year.There are 75 wolves now living in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico.
An Arizona House committee has given initial approval to a bill making it easier for police to detain people believed to be a danger to themselves or others because of a mental health issue.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
Performance funding for Arizona's K-12 schools is part of Governor Jan Brewer's proposed budget. Common Core standards are also on the verge of being implemented.Rebecca Gau, Director of the Governor's Office of Education Innovation, and Expect More Arizona President and CEO Pearl Chang Esau discuss the reforms and how much more funding Arizona's schools need.
Several Republican Governors, including Arizona's Jan Brewer, are in favor of expanded Medicaid funding -- even as they continue to oppose the Affordable Care Act. Many Republican members of Congress are also supporting immigration reform.
Arizona will be part of a global event taking place in 189 countries on Valentine's Day. It's an effort to end violence against women everywhere. It's the idea of author/activist Eve Ensler, who decided serious attention needed to be brought to the issue.
A bill aimed at clearing up some of the confusion and speeding up vote counts after elections cleared its first hurdle in the state Senate Tuesday. Despite its intended goal, critics of the bill say it could make voting tougher for some.
An awning made of steel and plaster
that was attached to a classroom building at Phoenix College
has collapsed. No one was injured, according to a spokesperson, but up to 15 students and staff were evacuated from Building H.
People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.