Latinos and African Americans make up 13 percent of the national workforce, but they hold just 3 percent of all high tech jobs. Women are also lagging behind. Now, Arizona high schools have the opportunity to apply for grants that will serve these underrepresented students.
The public comment period for a proposed rail line between Phoenix and Tucson ended last week. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Laura Douglas of the Arizona Department of Transportation about what people had to say, and what comes next.
Holiday travel is picking up, and one state agency is warning airline passengers to watch out when they weigh their bags. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Inspectors from the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures checked out scales in 22 terminals at Sky Harbor, Mesa Gateway and Tucson International airports earlier this month.
Federal legislation aimed at limiting assault-style weapons is being discussed in Washington, after last week’s mass murders at an elementary school in Connecticut. Former Arizona Senator Dennis DeConcini was one of the sponsors of a similar bill 18 years ago.
A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Phoenix that was slated for demolition has been saved. As Peter O’Dowd reports, an anonymous buyer purchased the home for an undisclosed price. The David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix.
As the nation slowly emerges from the economic downturn, some seniors are finding financial recovery difficult. Recent estimates from the American Community Survey show 8.3 million seniors living at or near the poverty line.
Arizona’s population was one of the fastest growing in the country over the last year, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. The new report also shows the south and west saw the biggest jumps in population over that time.
A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 1990 death of a Tucson imam.Pima County prosecutors say Glen Francis was found guilty of killing Dr. Rashad Khalifa over his religious teachings. Francis had been living in Canada with a false name and wasn’t arrested until three years ago.
A St. Johns boy who’s been in a residential treatment facility for nearly three years after killing his father’s friend is set to be back in court today over three probation violations.The 12-year-old pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the man’s 2008 death.
Alan Maguire, President of the Maguire Company, and Dennis Hoffman of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University offer perspectives on when Arizona will return to its prosperous, pre-recession mode.
Three weeks after young immigrants in Arizona filed a class action lawsuit challenging Arizona's ban on driver's licenses for deferred action recipients, a group in Michigan has done the same. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block report.
Retiring Arizona Senator Jon Kyl gave his farewell address to the U.S. Senate today. Kyl, who is leaving Congress after 26 years, including 18 years in the Senate, spoke for nearly half an hour. His speech focused on policy issues rather than remembrances of his career.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday morning on the state of the right to vote. Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett was a witness, along with other state-level elected officials, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Nina Perales of the Mexican American Legal Defense fund.
Snapshots of the country’s economy show an improving housing market, growing consumer confidence and an unemployment rate that’s still high – but gradually getting better. There’s no doubt the nation – and Arizona -- are still facing serious economic problems.
Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs, who will leave office in January, talks about her nearly twenty years of leading the west valley city. Scruggs addresses accomplishments like transportation advancements and the building of the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Guitar World Senior Editor and Valley resident Alan Di Perna talks about his new book, Guitar Masters: Intimate Portraits. He profiles rock and blues legends like Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Buddy Guy and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.
Mexico's new attorney general says there are many more cartels operating in the country than former President Felipe Calderon’s administration had claimed.Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam says as many as eighty small to medium drug cartels are operating in the nation, a large rise from the last government assessment.
At this time three years ago, the nation’s housing crisis set off waves of despair around the holiday season. That’s when KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd first met the White family from Glendale. The Whites were grappling with job loss, foreclosure, and the threat of bankruptcy.
As part of the nation's electoral college vote this morning, Arizona's 11 Republican presidential electors cast their votes for the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket at the state capitol. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports this final ceremony means the 2012 general election is officially behind us.
Schools in the Phoenix area are responding to last week's mass shooting in Connecticut. KJZZ's Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports districts are reaching out to parents to assure them of the security measures in place.
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."