Scottsdale's plans for the Desert Discovery Center calls for the project to have informative and artistic exhibits on the Sonoran Desert. There are many supporters, but funding and location continue to be challenges.
Four Arizona airports are on the FAA’s list for tower
closures, due to the sequester cuts.Phoenix Goodyear, Glendale Muni, Laughlin-Bullhead International
and Ryan Field in Tucson all made the list – overall, 149 towers nationwide will
close, starting on April 7.
Summer swimming season is around the corner and nearly 1,200
area first graders were at South
College on Tuesday to learn how to make it a safer
one. Arizona had
the second-highest rate of children drowning in the country.
A man convicted of setting the Tucson Pioneer
Hotel fire that killed dozens of people more than 40 years ago is expected to
be set free Tuesday.
Louis Taylor was 16 years old when he was convicted
of setting the fire.
has become Arizona’s first town to recognize civil
unions, after the city council last night approved an ordinance, on a 5-2 vote. The Arizona attorney general has said he will sue to try and block
Homeland Security Secretary Janet
Napolitano says federal budget cuts may not hit border security as hard as she
Napolitano met with law enforcement and
business leaders in Houston Thursday.
Senate-passed bill that authorizes the use of gold and silver coins as legal
tender has won the approval of the Arizona House. Flagstaff Republican Bob
Thorpe says gold and silver coins would not be assigned a monetary value.
The recent murders of prosecutors in Texas have put prosecutors across the nation on alert.Scott Decker, Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, provided background on who is involved in targeting prosecutors and what the public needs to be most aware of.
KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Steve Shadley is no stranger to the issues shaping Arizona. Shadley started his public radio career more than 30 years ago while pursuing a journalism degree at Northern Arizona University.
groups involved with getting minorities to the polls are unhappy with legislation working its way through the
Legislature. Right now, you can sign up on a permanent early voting list, meaning a ballot will be mailed to
you in advance of every election.
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would
have removed the age limit of 45 for serving in the state militia. The militia is
a provision in the state constitution, but as Brewer noted in her veto letter,
it has never been established or funded.
The state of Arizona has two of the top ten American electric utilities for production of solar power.The latest ratings from the Solar Electric Power Association show Arizona Public Service producing the fourth-most solar power and Tucson Electric the seventh-most in the country.
One man is dead, another in critical condition, after
a dirt bike hit another vehicle over the weekend in Gilbert. Joaquinn Enriquez
of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says alcohol may have been a factor in the
All Tucson public employees will receive a raise. The Tucson City Council approved the 55-cent-an-hour increase this week. The hike is included in Tucson's 2014 budget. The Arizona Daily Star reports, the change will take effect no later than Jan.
Short sales in the Valley peaked in 2011, and that meant a
lot of people went from being homeowners to renters. Many had to wait to be eligible for a home
loan. Now, a lot of those people are once again and the wave of boomerang buyers is
Cucumbers distributed from southern Arizona have been linked to salmonella in 18 states. The Food and Drug Administration is detaining imports of cucumbers from the Mexican company Daniel Cardenas Izabal and Miracle Greenhouse.
Thousands of inmates at two California prisons may
be removed from their current facility to protect them from Valley Fever. Federal
medical receiver J. Clark Kelso is in charge of improving health care at California prisons.
Eighteen people have been indicted for allegedly stealing ten million dollars worth of raw copper from an Arizona mine. Two supervisors from the ASARCO mine were among the suspects. The thefts from the ASARCO mine near Hayden started as early as 2006, according to investigators.