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Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies are underpaid. A 5 percent cut could force the justice courts to close two courtrooms. That’s what Maricopa County supervisors heard at the last of many budget hearings Tuesday morning.
The Arizona Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on whether
to give voters a chance to re-think a decision they made less than three years
ago. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
MARK BRODIE: The proposal would ask voters to move the deadline for
filing initiative petition signatures from four months before an election, to
six months prior.
At-risk students at the Career Success charter school district have been exposed to teaching methods that have ties to the Church of Scientology, according to former teachers and administrators.Those ex-employees said materials they were asked to use in the classroom crossed the line that separates religion and public schools.
In the wake of Sept. 11, the Centers for Disease Control has been encouraging counties across the country to prepare for disasters with mass fatalities. In depopulated areas, however, it’s not always easy.
The announced merger of US Airways and American Airlines is the latest in a series of such moves over the last decade. There have been half a dozen mergers involving major air carriers and equal number involving smaller regional airlines.
Several local restaurants have clustered in a central Phoenix neighborhood.
One hang-out spot at Central and Indian School in Phoenix. (Photo by Nick Blumberg - KJZZ)
KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with food writer Gwen Ashley Walters about why that's happened, and what it's meant for the area.
has jumped in the race on the Democratic side to succeed Governor Jan Brewer.DuVal filed
paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office to establish an exploratory
committee. He’s a
former Arizona Board of Regents member who also served as a top aide and
adviser to Bruce Babbitt both during Babbitt's terms as Arizona governor and his unsuccessful
campaign for the 1988 Democratic nomination for president.
After more than a year of speculation and negotiation, the merger between US Airways and American Airlines is official. The new airline will keep American’s name and be worth about $11 billion. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, the merger creates the largest carrier in the world.
There is another effort to exchange federal land for environmentally sensitive land in eastern Arizona. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake introduced a bill yesterday that would swap federal land with similar sized parcels owned by the Resolution Copper Company.
Governor Jan Brewer still says no to Arizona driver's licenses for young immigrants who were brought to this country illegally and now qualify for a federal program. On Thursday a Republican-led legislative committee listened to supporters of a bill that would allow such a move.
Arizona drivers are paying almost 15 cents more per gallon this
week than last. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
MARK BRODIE: AAA Arizona says the statewide average stands at
$3.50 a gallon – that’s up 14 cents from last week.
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines have officially announced their intention to merge. The new company will keep the American Airlines name and be based out of Dallas-Fort Worth. Current American CEO Tom Horton said at a press conference that while there will be job losses, the two companies complement one another.
CenturyLink could face a strike by unionized workers in Arizona and a dozen other states. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert has more. Union leaders say they've moved a step closer to allowing a walkout, but say they plan to continue talks with the telecommunications company.
Arizona's Child Protective Services agency will get emergency funding to hire more caseworkers and other employees, but Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter says additional money sought by Governor Jan Brewer will dramatically improve the situation.
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt
American Airlines appear ready to merge. Bloomberg News reports the companies’
boards are expected approve the merger Wednesday, after lengthy negotiations. “I think a lot of
employees and a lot of people who are suffering from merger battle fatigue
think, ‘Oh my God, it’s done!’" said Holly Hegeman, founder of the airline industry magazine PlaneBusiness.
The Appalachian Trail -- 2,184 miles of public pathway through the wilds of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, the Appalachians. The trail, envisioned by forester and conservationist Benton MacKaye as a refuge from life in the industrialized metropolis, was completed in 1937.
Recent data show Arizona's first ten years in biosciences have been a boon for the state, with jobs growing in related industries even while the recession pounded other sectors.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with Marty Shultz, TGen's Dr.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that immigration reform can't only focus on border security. Deporting the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country wouldn't just be impractical, she said, but runs contrary to American values.
Teen drivers would not be allowed to use their cell phones,
or other electronic devices after getting their licenses, under a proposal
moving through the Arizona legislature. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie
Authorities have identified human remains
found last week as a woman who’s been missing for nearly two years.
A handout photo of Deborah Delaney. (Photo via Peoria Police Department)
bones were found by hikers in northern Peoria.