A monsoon storm in the East Valley last night damaged
some homes and schools in the area and resulted in significant power outages. SRP
Spokesman Scott Harelson says the outages from the storm were above average for
a typical Arizona
A large thunderstorm in the East Valley last night has
left the city of Ahwatukee,
and the surrounding area, with quite a bit of damage. KJZZ Managing Editor Al
Macias went to Desert
School this morning to report on the storm’s
The scoreboard fell onto the track at Desert Vista High School.
The mayor of Nogales,
Ariz. is criticizing a proposal
to increase border security by topping the border fence with razor-wire. Arturo
Garino thinks a better idea would be to shift Border Patrol agents from
checkpoints in the interior of the state, to the border.
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s
Office says a third accused looter is under arrest for stealing items from
homes that were evacuated as a result of the Yarnell hill fire. Sheriff’s
spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn says 22-year-old Thomas Adams was found with a gun
taken from a Yarnell home.
It happened again on Interstate 17 this past weekend. An accident snarled southbound traffic Sunday afternoon leaving homebound travelers stuck in a massive jam, and geography makes the problem worse. This time the accident was near Black Canyon City.
Low-income families who want to eat healthy are now able to use food assistance debit cards at local farmers' markets. The state is using federal funds to install wireless card readers at some outdoor produce stands.
has been completed on a new federal courthouse in downtown Yuma. The building
is named after the judge who was killed in the Tucson shooting rampage. A grand
opening ceremony for the John M.
Air quality in Pinal County has improved enough recently to
meet federal standards. For four consecutive years, the region has failed to
meet regulations for soot and dust particles set by the Environmental
The State Senate’s Minority Leader has made her pick to fill an open seat on the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. Steven Titla will be the first Native American to serve in that role.Two commissioners stepped down around the first of this year.
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Drivers in the West Valley will have some new freeway miles to explore starting Monday. It is part of making the Loop 303, a freeway. The Arizona Department of Transportation closed the Loop 303, southbound, for most of the weekend to prep three new freeway lanes.
Wildfires continue to burn around the state, but there is another problem in the Phoenix area that has local health officials and some politicians worried.
Farmer Ken Singh loads mulch into a dump truck for a delivery to Arizona State University.
KJZZ will air the 500th episode of This American Life at 2 p.m. Saturday. To mark the occasion, host Ira Glass created a list of his favorite epidodes.
Ira Glass hosts the 500th episode of This American Life.
The long standing controversy over cultural studies at the Tucson Unified School District continues. The district is under a federal court order to come up with a new ethnic studies curriculum after it ended its Mexican American Studies program, but now state authorities have complaints.
We want to know about the new, up and coming or otherwise unique and interesting neighborhoods around the Valley, in an occasional segment we’re calling the Hot Corner.Today we're joined by food writer Gwen Ashley Walters, making us all hungry, around Central and Indian School in Phoenix.
If you drive in the West Valley, there's a pretty good chance you've driven on Grand Avenue. And, if that's the case, it may not be a surprise that transportation planners are looking at ways to improve the thoroughfare.
We wanted to talk some more about the continued growth of health clinics like the ones at Walgreens and the impact that may have on health care in the U.S. We turned to Gautam Gowrisankaran, a Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona.
The road to Medicaid expansion in Arizona was full of potholes and detours but ultimately reached the finish line. But for a group of Republicans who went against their party’s majority on the issue, their ultimate reward might be a primary defeat.
It’s a bird, no, it’s a dinosaur. Well actually, it’s an ostrich, that is believed to be both.
The Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch at Picacho Peak. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ)
Really, an ostrich? North Carolina paleontologists found that the soft tissue inside the thigh bone of a 65 million year-old unearthed T-Rex skeleton looked identical to that of an ostrich.
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."