Arizona will be part of a global event taking place in 189 countries on Valentine's Day. It's an effort to end violence against women everywhere. It's the idea of author/activist Eve Ensler, who decided serious attention needed to be brought to the issue.
A bill aimed at clearing up some of the confusion and speeding up vote counts after elections cleared its first hurdle in the state Senate Tuesday. Despite its intended goal, critics of the bill say it could make voting tougher for some.
An awning made of steel and plaster
that was attached to a classroom building at Phoenix College
has collapsed. No one was injured, according to a spokesperson, but up to 15 students and staff were evacuated from Building H.
An Italian company that wants to build a huge new photovoltaic solar power plant outside Maricopa, Ariz., is holding a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the facility with its neighbors.
(Map courtesy of BLM)
Dennis Godfrey of the Bureau of Land Management says the 1,700-acre site, about 12 miles west of Maricopa and north of the Sonoran Desert National Monument, has been designated by the BLM as a Renewable Energy Development Area,“That land is/has low resource conflicts, meaning there’s not visual or cultural or wildlife characteristics that would preclude it as being used as a renewable energy site," Godfrey said.
Arizona's flu season gained momentum with a reported 1,500 new cases surfacing last week. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports. Arizona and the nation are seeing a lot more flu cases this year over last.
Arizona State University has made a deal with the Mormon church to
build an Institute of Religion on the Polytechnic Campus in East Mesa. It’ll require the demolition of 13 student family housing units.
The number of states granting driver's licenses to young immigrants
who qualify for an Obama administration program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is growing. KJZZ's Jude
Joffe-Block reports Arizona is one of the last remaining states to deny
licenses to these immigrants.
Phoenix police are investigating a drive-by shooting in South Phoenix. One person is dead and three others are wounded. This is the second shooting with multiple victims in Phoenix in two days.Investigators say four people were shot outside a home near 14th Street & Roeser around 2:30 p.
Recent rains have been good for the Salt and Verde river watersheds. The metro Phoenix area depends on the six reservoirs along the rivers for much of its water needs. But as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports that despite the rain it’s been a dry winter.
The U.S. stock market had a banner month in January,
and it reached another milestone at Friday’s closing bell. Analysts say the surging housing market had something to do
New home construction is heating up across the Valley.
The federal agency that protects wild
horses is emphasizing the importance of treating the animals with care during
the 1970s, U.S. law has required the Bureau of Land Management to treat wild
horses humanely when culling overpopulated herds on public land.
Two conservation groups this week bought more than 4,000 acres of land, with plans to sell it to the National Park Service.
Badland exposures of the Triassic Chinle Formation. (Photo by Andrew Kearns, courtesy of the National Park Service.
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers says the city has a good
opportunity to keep the Coyotes in town, even though Thursday night’s deadline
passed without a prospective owner coming up with the money to buy the team.
PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer wounded by a gunman in a Phoenix office shooting this week has died, the second of three people hit by gunfire in the attack, the publicist for his law firm said Friday.Mark Hummels, 43, had been on life support at a Phoenix hospital after Wednesday morning's shooting that killed a company's chief executive and left a woman with non-life threatening injuries.
What if your office was the one attacked by somebody with a gun? Would you know what to do? Are security measures in place in your workplace? Security Consultant Dwayne Tatalovich says industry standards recommend companies perform safety drills, but few actually conduct them.
Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill
that will provide more money for Child Protective Services. Lawmakers have also
approved a measure to send money to Arizona’s Redistricting Commission. From
Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was reelected to a sixth term in November, but that’s not stopping the organizers of a recall effort.
Members of the Recall Arpaio campaign, from left to right: Randy Parraz, William James Fisher, Chad Snow, Mary Lou Boettcher, and Bob Unferth.