Recent conflicts over the fiscal cliff and gun control have renewed focus on the importance of civil discussion in the wake of disagreements.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The National Institute for Civil Discourse was founded at the University of Arizona one month after the January 2011 shootings in Tucson with the goal of reducing inflammatory rhetoric in public life.
Our immigration system is broken. An estimated 11 million people live in the United States without proper documentation. Visas are hard to come by, making it difficult to meet our labor needs and causing backlogs that have separated families for nearly 20 years.
President Barack Obama will begin his second term on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Presidential Inauguration. Some see it as a grand tradition, others see it as a waste of resources.We want to know what, if anything, Inauguration Day means to you.
A male Mexican gray wolf recently released in Arizona's Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is doing well. The release was timed to coincide with normal early season breeding activities. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
An Arizona death row inmate has died, reportedly of natural causes. In April of 2000, Richard Glassel walked into the board of directors meeting of the Ventana Lakes Property Owners Association. He shot and killed two people and injured three more.
Former State Senator Jerry Lewis, best known for defeating then-Senate President Russell Pearce in the 2011 recall election, says Arizona lawmakers need to look past party affiliation and work to do what's best for the state.
Democratic State Senator Steve Farley and Republican State Senator Rich Crandall talk about the importance of leadership at the state legislature and the need to find common ground to meet some of Arizona's challenges.
Since Saturday morning, the Valley has had five straight days with either a freeze watch or a freeze warning--a nearly-unprecedented run of frigid conditions. Dr. Mark Manfredo, a professor at the Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management at ASU's College of Technology and Innovation, says growers will be hurt.
The National Hockey League's lockout is over, and the Phoenix Coyotes start the 2013 season on Saturday night in Dallas. Todd Walsh of Fox Sports Arizona and the Phoenix Coyotes' radio network talks about whether the team will be able to pick up on the magic of last season--when the Coyotes made the Western Conference Finals.
Arizona business leaders told members of the state House of Representatives Wednesday that the new Common Core standards for K-12 schools will help companies fill available jobs. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
A new report says Arizona is lagging behind most states when it comes to vehicle-safety laws. The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety give Arizona high ratings for child-safety and impaired-driving laws.
The Arizona Nature Conservancy has developed a new approach to restoring the state’s forests – an art gallery. The conservancy wants to start cutting trees effectively, and get the public involved in restoration.
The Arizona Court of Appeals says state lawmakers erred in not fully increasing funding for public schools, based on inflation. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: Arizona voters in 2000 approved Proposition 301.
Governor Jan Brewer wants to expand medicaid, protect Arizona children, and make it easier for businesses to pay their taxes. The Governor outlined those and other priorities in her 2013 State of the State Address.
Some national evangelical leaders have announced a new effort to persuade conservative Christians and lawmakers they should support federal immigration reform.The effort is called “I Was a Stranger.” The campaign asks churches to spend 40 days studying scripture related to immigration.
Prices for winter lettuce grown in southwestern Arizona are rising because of damage caused by the freezing temperatures. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.The Yuma area provides much of the nation's leafy greens during the winter and since the mercury has dropped below freezing around the state, farmers are reporting damage to many Romaine and Iceberg lettuce crops.
People who work in Arizona may notice their take-home pay has shrunk a little. That’s because a temporary cut in payroll taxes expired. In 2010, Congress passed a temporary two percent break in the Social Security rate to help stimulate the economy.
The Arizona Department of Revenue is warning tax payers not to file their taxes until February. The delay is due to a federal tax change caused by the fiscal cliff debate from earlier this year. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: The state revenue department says it will not process electronic returns until after Jan.
Some residents of northwest Arizona are less than happy about their drinking water. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert reports. The city of Kingman has had to flush its water system, as a result of resident complaints.