Valley bus drivers and the Valley Metro System
management team continue labor negotiations through Wednesday.The two groups have
been in talks this entire month. The
temporary contract bus drivers have been working with expires Wednesday.
Phoenix area golf courses are facing an uncertain future. As a part of KJZZ's "Phoenix Votes" series on the Phoenix City Council election, we have a report about a dispute over a neighborhood golf course in the sixth district that has people wondering what the city should do about courses in financial trouble.
State health officials said the number of abortions performed in Arizona was down 7 percent from 2011 to 2012. The annual report from the Department of Health Services said 13,340 elective abortions were reported last year.
The European Union Commission has approved the proposed
merger of Tempe-based US Airways with the parent of American Airlines, AMR
Corporation, but it will cost the new American one slot at London's
Environmental Protection Agency has been hit with a lawsuit over claims it is failing to protect children from
crop-dusting pesticide drift. Linda Wells of the Pesticide Action Network says
the suit is an effort to get the EPA to re-evaluate the potential harm to kids,
especially in rural America.
We finish our “Phoenix Votes” series with a look at housing in District 8.
Stephanie Reynolds poses with her youngest children, Sam and Monika, outside their new home, purchased with the help of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
Have you ever had the experience in a museum, where you see something on the wall, and it instantly puts you in a place? Where you can see and smell and just feel it?
Super Mario World, 1991. Hiroshi Yamauchi, executive producer; Shigeru Miyamoto, producer; Takashi Tezuka, lead director.
Senator John McCain told business leaders in downtown Phoenix Monday that he disagrees with the federal government’s decision to reject disaster relief aid for the Yarnell Hill Fire.
Senator John McCain shakes hands with Debbie Johnson, president of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association.
From statehood in 1912 until 2000, Arizona’s Legislature was in charge of drawing legislative and congressional districts, but in the 2000 election, apparently in a bid to lessen the influence of politics on the process, voters passed Proposition 106, which created the five-member Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.
It has not been the best week ever for American Airlines and US Airways. A federal bankruptcy judge said he is not sure he can approve American’s plan to come out of bankruptcy protection after the federal government and a handful of states including Arizona filed suit, challenging the carrier’s merger with Tempe-based US Airways.
About 1 million people in Arizona could get health insurance next year. The long awaited Affordable Health Care Act will not start providing benefits until January, but you can start signing up for a plan this fall.
When voters approved the clean elections system of public campaign financing in 1998, the majority seemed to
be endorsing the concept based more on grassroots support and less on the
The Yarnell Hill Fire claimed the lives of 19 firefighters June 30, but it also devastated the little town of Yarnell. It will cost an estimated $6 million to rebuild homes and businesses. Still, that wasn’t enough to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Assistance funds.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says it has
erected its first cross marking
the death of an illegal border crosser, since announcing an effort to put the
GPS markers along I-8 just over a week ago.
Despite years of
using private aircraft to fight forest fires, the Forest Service and Interior
Department do not know how effective the aircraft are against wildfires. That is
one of the findings from a study by the Government Accountability Office.
An update to a story we reported on earlier, the Salt River Project said Canyon Lake will be lowered over the weekend. SRP told KJZZ earlier that the lake would be closed, however it is still open to visitors.
Phoenix police have arrested two men and two women for pointing a laser at a police helicopter. Officers said the red laser beam was directed at a chopper Sunday night, temporarily blocking the vision of the pilot and observer.
"First Friday" has become a major event in Phoenix, when thousands head to galleries mostly in and around downtown to discover new artists and works or just have a good time. For some, First Friday has modified the perception of the Valley as being less than welcoming to non-traditional perspectives on art, but a disagreement between the Herberger Theatre Center and guest curator Robrt Pela, a longtime contributor to KJZZ, occured.
Border Patrol said the Office of Air and Marine rescued an undocumented
immigrant who fell and injured himself while hiking in the mountains southwest
of Tucson. Border Patrol spokesman
Victor Brabble said a helicopter was deployed to lower a paramedic into the
rugged area to help the man with a head injury and broken pelvis.
When the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, many consumers buying
health insurance could take a big hit to their checkbooks, and New
Mexico may take the biggest hit of all. That's according to a new study
that looks to gauge new insurance premiums state by state.