in Phoenix Thursday joined groups in dozens of other cities calling for higher
fast food wages.
A mariachi band plays as protesters hold up signs demanding higher wages for fast food workers in Central Phoenix Thursday.
The two sides in the racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office were back in court Friday. Three months ago in May, Judge Murray Snow found the sheriff’s office under Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers in the county.
The five-member Maricopa County Community College District Board will get two new members next year. A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer means at large members will be added to the board.
Arizona’s Congress members have mixed reactions to President Obama’s call for military strikes in Syria. Flagstaff Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick said her office has been overwhelmed with phone calls and emails from constituents about the issue, but she is not ready to make a commitment.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is taking on the county government for hiring criminals. Babeu claims the Pinal County Board of Supervisors is hiring friends and family, knowing they are convicted criminals, and giving them access to classified information.
Arguments about improving K-12 education in Arizona usually start with spending more money, and since the state's economy sunk into recession and balancing the budget meant extreme deep cutting, those who favor significantly higher spending have a lot of catching up to do.
A new law taking effect Friday will allow political
candidates to take much more money from individuals and political action
committees. The measure scraps the current limit of less than $15,000 on what a
legislative candidate can take from all PAC's for their races.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Arizona's request for a
major disaster declaration for victims of the Yarnell Hill fire, for a second
time. But the administration is offering small business loans to help
homeowners and businesses that were impacted.
An Arizona House committee got its first look Tuesday at proposals that would grant full state death benefits to some families of the firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Wildfire.
Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin testifies about death benefits for families of fallen firefighters before members of the House Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs Committee.
Most of us keep old photographs, videos, cards and letters to remember and share precious moments in our lives. This summer, KJZZ is sharing a collection of StoryCorps features that beautifully capture some of the memories, passions, hopes and dreams of a diverse group of people who call Arizona home.
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to a local latino leader and a sports journalist about the impact of the All-Star game being hosted at Chase Field.Goldstein talks to Luis Avila, chairman of Somos America, about his group's plans to bring attention to the unfair treatment of latinos in Arizona.
For the first time in almost two decades, the Phoenix mayoral election is considered a wide open race, with candidates who come from different regions of the city.With that in mind, KJZZ is looking to profile the varied regions within Phoenix's city limits.
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Anna Brennan, Wes Gullett, Claude Mattox, Peggy Neely, Greg Stanton, and Jennifer Wright about their visions for Phoenix's future...and their plans to address the city's current issues.
May 11, 2007 -- Phoenix New Times managing editor Amy Silverman talks about the change in seasons, the addition of a new family member, and what her 4-year old daughter really wants but may never get. Annabelle and Sophie: Amy Silverman's daughters.
Steve Goldstein talks with Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona about what she wants to see in the next mayor. Lanning wants the city to become more business friendly, and to have a wider variety of housing stock.
KJZZ's Changing America Desk is looking into the housing boom and bust, and what it will take to recover.We're looking for true (but hardly believable) stories about the frantic rush that led us to the bubble.