Attorneys for those in the Deferred Action Program are
back in court, in an effort to force Arizona
to grant their clients driver's licenses. The licenses have been denied by
Governor Brewer under a state law that says people have to prove they're
authorized to be in the country to get a license.
A monsoon storm in the East Valley last night damaged
some homes and schools in the area and resulted in significant power outages. SRP
Spokesman Scott Harelson says the outages from the storm were above average for
a typical Arizona
A large thunderstorm in the East Valley last night has
left the city of Ahwatukee,
and the surrounding area, with quite a bit of damage. KJZZ Managing Editor Al
Macias went to Desert
School this morning to report on the storm’s
The scoreboard fell onto the track at Desert Vista High School.
The mayor of Nogales,
Ariz. is criticizing a proposal
to increase border security by topping the border fence with razor-wire. Arturo
Garino thinks a better idea would be to shift Border Patrol agents from
checkpoints in the interior of the state, to the border.
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s
Office says a third accused looter is under arrest for stealing items from
homes that were evacuated as a result of the Yarnell hill fire. Sheriff’s
spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn says 22-year-old Thomas Adams was found with a gun
taken from a Yarnell home.
It happened again on Interstate 17 this past weekend. An accident snarled southbound traffic Sunday afternoon leaving homebound travelers stuck in a massive jam, and geography makes the problem worse. This time the accident was near Black Canyon City.
Low-income families who want to eat healthy are now able to use food assistance debit cards at local farmers' markets. The state is using federal funds to install wireless card readers at some outdoor produce stands.
has been completed on a new federal courthouse in downtown Yuma. The building
is named after the judge who was killed in the Tucson shooting rampage. A grand
opening ceremony for the John M.
Air quality in Pinal County has improved enough recently to
meet federal standards. For four consecutive years, the region has failed to
meet regulations for soot and dust particles set by the Environmental
The State Senate’s Minority Leader has made her pick to fill an open seat on the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. Steven Titla will be the first Native American to serve in that role.Two commissioners stepped down around the first of this year.
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.
Drivers in the West Valley will have some new freeway miles to explore starting Monday. It is part of making the Loop 303, a freeway. The Arizona Department of Transportation closed the Loop 303, southbound, for most of the weekend to prep three new freeway lanes.
Wildfires continue to burn around the state, but there is another problem in the Phoenix area that has local health officials and some politicians worried.
Farmer Ken Singh loads mulch into a dump truck for a delivery to Arizona State University.
KJZZ will air the 500th episode of This American Life at 2 p.m. Saturday. To mark the occasion, host Ira Glass created a list of his favorite epidodes.
Ira Glass hosts the 500th episode of This American Life.