Arizona State University resume next week, but a push to discourage excess and
underage drinking at the school has already begun.“Operation Safe and Sober” is
a collaboration between ASU and the Tempe Police Department.
Live in the Southwest for any amount of time, and you get used to very dry conditions, but the past dozen years have approached historic levels of drought. That has led the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to reduce the water released from Colorado River system reservoirs.
A panel of federal appeals judges have ruled that a multi-million
dollar lawsuit against a former Maricopa county attorney and a top aide
can proceed. That means the county is on
the line for any potential damages.
The Goldwater Institute has sued the city of Phoenix to stop so-called pension spiking, mainly among police officers and firefighters. That practice allows workers to cash in unused vacation or sick time before they retire, which increases their pensions, and it has been an issue in this month’s city council elections, as some of the candidates in districts 4, 6 and 8 spoke about at the forums hosted by KJZZ.
It has not been the best week ever for American Airlines and US Airways. A federal bankruptcy judge said he is not sure he can approve American’s plan to come out of bankruptcy protection after the federal government and a handful of states including Arizona filed suit, challenging the carrier’s merger with Tempe-based US Airways.
The remodeling of the University of Arizona football stadium is finally complete after two years of construction in Tucson. The $72 million project includes the installation of 4,000 new seats in the north end zone.
We are exploring the new, up and coming or otherwise unique and
interesting neighborhoods around the Valley in an occasional segment
we are calling the Hot Corner.
Gwen Ashley Walters says Old Town Scottsdale has added several independent, locally-owned restaurants over the past couple of years.
sun is just beginning to set behind Papago
Peak as cars roll into
the parking lot of the Desert Botanical Gardens. The cooler dusk air beckons
animals, blooming plants, and—Phoenicians—to enjoy the outdoors.
two Arizonans returned from Mars – or the closest thing to it on Earth.
The six participants in the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation Habitat spent four months living together in a small dome - and could only leave the space for brief periods if they wore mock spacesuits.
Wallace and Ladmo, Dick Van Dyke, Jack Clifford, Al
McCoy. These are the stories and people you can learn about at a broadcasting
One of the rooms of the House of Broadcasting museum. It is decked out with equipment and framed photos on the wall.
Baseball fans may see fewer managers arguing with umpires next year. Instant replay for almost every play of a game has tentatively been approved for next season. Owners, umpires and the players union must give the plan final approval.
people are riding the bus and light rail. In fact, a record number opted for
public transit according to the latest numbers from Valley Metro which operates
the transit system. Most people took the bus.
It will not be long before people in Arizona can officially use miniature horses as service animals. Starting next month, a new state law goes into effect that allows the small horses to help the blind and people in wheelchairs the same way a dog would.
Phoenix land company Vermaland bought 4000 acres near Casa Grande this
This map graphic highlights in yellow the land proposed for the La Osa Ranch project in Pinal County. (Map courtesy of Land Advisors Organization)
A sign of continued growth in the housing market, their master plan calls
for residential lots, parks and commercial space.
Some Arizona community groups are getting $2 million to sign up people for health care expansion next year. The grants will be used to hire staff to add patients to the state’s Medicaid system and help others purchase insurance under the new federal health care act.
Arizona is no longer among the top ten states with the highest number of foreclosure starts, according to housing data firm RealtyTrac -- for the first time since February 2007. The state saw 3,300 new foreclosure filings in July, a slight increase from the previous month but a 60 percent decrease since last year.
Hill Top Motel is getting a renovation. It was recently awarded Arizona’s only
National Park Service Route 66 grant. Hill Top Motel has been around since the 1950s and is now undergoing a renovation.
The United States has formally requested the rearrest of Mexican drug lord Raphael Caro Quintero. He was unexpectedly freed from a Mexican prison last week. He had served 28 years for the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena.
Northern Arizona University will offer its students
a new type of transcript for the upcoming fall semester.
Northern Arizona University's campus at South Mountain Community College. (Photo by Julie Levin-KJZZ)
NAU wants to make its students more competitive in
the job market, and its new competency report may do that.
There is more proof the region’s stubborn drought is affecting water supplies in Arizona and other western states. A new federal report predicts water levels in Colorado River reservoirs will drop significantly over the next few years.
Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which provides legal defense for the poor, the mentally challenged, children and the wrongly condemned has a new book called, "Just Mercy."