In his new book, Heat: Adventures in the World’s Fiery Places,
Bill Streever writes about how heat has affected humans and the world.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with Streever about why we choose to live in hot places and how heat continues to impact our lives.
television news anchor Bill Close has died at the age of 91.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Close worked for 29 years at Channel Ten in Phoenix—then known as KOOL—as news anchor
and Vice President for News until he retired in 1993.
Phoenix has more than 5,000 miles of streets and roadways. And after this weekend’s rains many of those roads have news hazards -- potholes. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports city crews are working overtime to patch them.
University is hiring eight new faculty
members for its satellite campus in Mesa. Judy Baker answers questions for prospective students at Benedictine University's branch campus in Mesa. (File photo by Peter O'Dowd - KJZZ)Arizona’s
first Catholic university will begin classes this fall.
County officials are alerting motorists and people in the back-country areas of
possible avalanches in the San Francisco peaks through at least Tuesday.
From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
wrongfully accused of murdering an Arizona
couple in 1963 says he’s not dwelling on the 37 years he spent in prison.
KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez spoke to Bill Macumber, who was released with
help from the Arizona Justice Project back in November.
Six years after a promising, bipartisan push to reform U.S.
immigration policy was upended in Congress, a so-called Gang of Eight Senators
officially revived the effort today. The group—led by Democrat Charles Schumer
of New York and Arizona Republican John McCain—says its proposal is
comprehensive, including making the southern border more secure and creating an
eventual path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Even as President Barack Obama and military officials plan for the end of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, tens of thousands of American servicemen and women are being deployed to that war zone.
One hundred Arizona National Guardsmen will be the latest to head overseas.
President Barack Obama is expected to begin his push for immigration reform next week. Today he met with several members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at the White House to discuss plans for the legislation.
One of the Valley's premier hiking trails is about to be spruced up. But, as KJZZ's Dennis Lambert reports, that means this weekend is the last time you'll be able to use it for about nine months. DENNIS LAMBERT: The Echo Canyon Trail on Camelback Mountain will be closed on Monday, according to David Urbanato of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, who says the trail is overdue for repairs.
Sales of new homes in the Western U.S. were
down in December. Nationwide,
new home sales fell in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 369,000,
according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute has
confirmed that the country's new president's party spent more than $5 million through electronic cash cards during last year's presidential campaign.Opposition
parties say the money represented illicit campaign financing, but the institute
said it found no evidence of that.
The U.S. Census Bureau released a new report
showing a growing national trend in college degree attainment; Bachelor’s,
Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are on the rise. One Arizona
university is keeping up.
manufacturing and industrial center will
soon open in Avondale. Right now there are no tenants for the facility. Developers
and the city are confident that is going to change. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports
city leaders believe it is another sign of a rebounding economy in the West Valley.
The public interest group says the City of Phoenix is not open
enough about how it spends taxpayer money. The group released a report Wednesday that gave Phoenix a below-average
rating. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: The Arizona Public Interest
Research Group, known as PIRG, gave the city of Phoenix a ‘D’ for spending transparency.
Governor Jan Brewer's Budget Director John Arnold explains how the administration decided on its spending priorities in the $8.9 billion package. Ann-Eve Pedersen of the Arizona Education Parent Network gives details on why she thinks the budget doesn't provide nearly enough funding for K-12 education.
Shoana Anderson of the Arizona Department of Health Services explains how the state's flu season compares with the rest of the country. James Hodge of Arizona State University's O'Connor College of Law considers the ethics of requiring workers to be vaccinated and sending them home if they're ill.
Phoenix car dealer Jack Ross and his wife Acquanetta were well-known for their ubiquitous television commercials and their commitment to Valley health and culture. Commentator Robrt Pela remembers Ross, who died last week.
Absentee voting is meant to encourage participation in elections. But tens of thousands of mail-in ballots end up getting rejected. Simple mistakes like forgetting to sign the form, or mailing it in past deadline can make all the difference.