The Department of Justice will announce on Thursday that it's filing a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over allegations of civil rights violations by his deputies. The Justice Department sent Arpaio a letter on Wednesday, notifying him of its intention to file suit.
Fire crews made some progress on Tuesday as they battled multiple wildfires across Arizona. The Sunflower Fire, burning 30 miles northeast of Phoenix had grown to almost 5,000 acres. Meanwhile the community of Crown King remained under an evacuation order.
The Maricopa County Treasurer is trying to block a near-million-dollar payment to Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox. A federal court ordered the payment last week, but County Treasurer Charles Hoskins wants to know if he should have a say in the matter.
A man who recently threatened the lives of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his family may be heading to Arizona. Tennessee resident Adam Cox has not been seen in about three weeks, around the time he told his probation officer of his plans to head west.
The push is on from the White House on down for American companies to return manufacturing jobs to U.S. soil. As Governor Brewer talks up Arizona in France and Germany, Morning Edition's Dennis Lambert spoke with Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.
The Arizona Supreme Court says a jury can consider lesser charges against a defendant, even if the defense and prosecution don’t want them to. The court’s unanimous ruling upholds a man’s conviction for manslaughter, even though prosecutors charged him with first-degree murder.
The Obama administration has been pushing Congress to extend low-priced loans for college students, beyond the end of this month. Without intervention from Congress, the rate will double on July 1. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert discussed the cost of a college education with U.
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Democrat Ron Barber has won a special House election in southern Arizona to finish the term of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Giffords resigned a year after she was shot in the head while meeting with constituents at a Tucson shopping center.
The race for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District is one of the most competitive in the state. This newly formed district will serve the Ahwatukee Foothills, west Chandler, west Mesa, Tempe, parts of Paradise Valley, south Scottsdale and north-central Phoenix.
Newly elected Representative Ron Barber will hold his first "Congress on the Corner" event this weekend in Tucson. Barber was sworn in this week, replacing former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded at a similar event lat year.
College football has adopted a four-team playoff to determine its national champion. The new system will replace the Bowl Championship Series in the 2014 season. Dennis Lambert was joined by Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Robert Shelton to discuss the new playoff and its impact on the Valley.
Smokers on the ten Maricopa County Community College campuses will have to go elsewhere to use tobacco. A new rule banning tobacco goes into effect July 1.KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The Maricopa County Community College District joins hundreds of other colleges and campuses across the country that are banning tobacco.
There’s a new entrance to Sky Harbor airport that’s ready to open Monday morning. The Arizona Department of Transportation will open a new ramp connecting Southbound State Route 143 with Sky Harbor Boulevard.
Two experts talk about Arizona’s Republican Primary for Senate and the barbs exchanged between Jeff Flake and Wil Cardon. Nathan Gonzales, deputy editor of the Rothenberg Political Report, says Republican strategists are confident they can keep someone from their party in the Senate seat, but negative ads are making them nervous.
Severe storms in Tucson yesterday downed power lines and caused flash flooding. The Tucson metro area saw between 1 inch and 2.5 inches of rain Sunday afternoon and evening. There were also reports of some fairly large hail, and a wind gust that reached 61 miles per hour.
Wednesday morning a C-17 military transport aircraft launched a NASA test capsule over Yuma Proving Ground. Michelle Faust from member station KAWC in Yuma, Arizona was at the drop of the NASA Parachute Test Vehicle.
Arizona State University announced it will be among the first in the country to use a new financial aid worksheet. It's part of a larger effort by the Obama Administration to help students better understand the true cost of college education.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix debuts a new building today. U of A President Ann Weaver Hart is set to tour the $100 million facility that aims to change how medicine is taught.
Earlier this week a Rand Corporation report claimed there are more effective means of fighting fires, and its lead author explains how. Edward Keating is a senior economist at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif.
An excessive heat warning is to take effect at 10 a.m. Monday and run through at least Wednesday. Meteorologist Chris Kuhlman of the National Weather Service explains how they determine when the heat is excessive.
Pima County just rejected nearly $2 million in federal immigration funds, saying it allows local law enforcement to target immigrant communities. Why the county sheriff says that decision will hurt public safety.