The arts community around the Valley continues to shake things up with new, forward-thinking programs. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is right out front. KJZZ commentator Robrt Pela had this perspective on an ongoing series called "Lit Lounge.
Arizona State University has
released its top 10 new species list for 2013. The list includes a
glow-in-the-dark cockroach and the smallest vertebrate on Earth, a tiny frog. The
creatures on the list were selected by Arizona State University's International Institute for
symbolic move, a majority of the Phoenix City Council has endorsed federal
immigration reform.The City
Council cast the symbolic vote in support of the legislation approved by the
Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
p.m.– that is the deadline to collect the 335,000 signatures needed to recall the
self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America.”
The push to oust Arpaio from office got a boost Friday when a federal judge ruled his office had racially profiled Latinos.
More people statewide were
charged with drunk driving over the Memorial Day weekend compared to last year,
and the Governor’'s Office of Highway Safety is concerned. Director Alberto Gutier said
he would like to see the number of traffic stops go up and the number of DUI
arrests go down, but just the opposite happened this Memorial Day.
Glendale city officials met Tuesday with National Hockey League representatives as well as with prospective team owners. Thee groups continue to discuss future plans for the Phoenix Coyotes.A Glendale spokeswoman said the city council will not make a decision regarding the ownership of the Coyotes until all information has been collected and all available options have been considered.
Last Friday a federal judge ruled the Maricopa County
Sheriff’s Office engaged in racial profiling against Latinos. The court ordered
the sheriff’s department stop those practices. Attorneys for the plaintiffs indicate
they will ask the court to appoint a monitor to make sure the sheriff’s office complies.
Police have identified a body
found floating in Tempe Town Lake. Gerrick Begay was discovered
between the railroad bridge and the Mill
Avenue Bridge around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Begay was 21 years old and a Tempe resident, police said.
A group of Democratic state lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday about allegations of sexual and ethical misconduct at the Arizona National Guard. The public forum follows a series of recent investigations into bad behavior over the past eight years.
Arizona drivers will start seeing messages targeting two
members of the state’s Congressional delegation.
The NRCC hopes billboards like this one will help defeat Ron Barber and Ann Kirkpatrick in 2014.
A major office project near
was announced Friday. The complex is part of a public-private venture and a Fortune 500 corporation will lease the space. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: City of Tempe
and Arizona State
University officials announced the
construction of a $600 million office complex adjacent to the Tempe Town Lake.
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that
records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
An Arizona man is in
federal custody after allegedly attempting to open the emergency exit door on
an Alaska Airlines plane as it was landing in Portland, Ore.
Some passengers and crew members restrained 23-year-old Alexander Herrera.
A social service agency based in Detroit,
Mich. is working to bring its unusual approach
to poverty to Arizona. Matrix Human Services treats poverty like an illness and
its clients like patients. President
Marcella Wilson says the first thing they ask people is: “What is your dream?”
“So if that person wishes
to be a nurse, we start with basic needs—food, clothing shelter,” Wilson said.
Firefighters are attempting to get the upper hand on a
wildfire north of Young, Ariz., on the Tonto National
Forest. The blaze charred over 15 acres after
being spotted Monday afternoon and is burning in mixed conifer on steep terrain,
according to spokeswoman Tammy Pike.
Lawmakers from northern states are saying “no” to a proposed study of a fee to enter the United States by land. They say it will hurt cities along the U.S. - Canadian border. Last month the Department of Homeland Security requested permission to study an entry fee at the nation's land border crossings.
Laundry detergent, Hershey’s bars, and produce stickers may not be what you’d expect to see in a fine art gallery. But as KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, an exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art uses the grocery store to inspire art, and conversation.
As another dry and dangerous summer begins, Arizona’s response to wildfires is likely to include some high-tech elements. In the past, fire teams have used overnight infrared flights to find out how big a wildfire is, and how much of it is contained.
A Democratic state lawmaker is holding a public forum Tuesday to review allegations of misconduct at the Arizona National Guard. The meeting comes after an investigation found ethical missteps and inappropriate sexual activity among guard members.
People like the Yazidis, Coptic Christians, and Assyrians, who have survived persecution over the centuries and are now threatened by ISIS, other Islamists or civil war. These ancient religions offer many clues about the past.