The U.S. Census Bureau says the median household income nationwide dropped 1.3 percent between 2010 and 2011. In Arizona, the decline was 2.9 percent.KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with John Mathis, Director of the Global Financial Services Center at the Thunderbird School of Global Management about the numbers and what they mean for Arizona.
A Phoenix man has been arrested in connection with a staged terrorist threat videotaped in July.Michael Turley says he and his 16-year-old nephew, who pretended to be a terrorist in the recording and even carried a fake rocket launcher, wanted to test police response time to terrorist situations.
Intel’s former CEO, Craig Barrett, is not shy about speaking up about education reform, and the role of education and job creation in Arizona.Barrett told state leaders last spring that Arizona’s education system would have prevented his company from locating here, if it were starting fresh.
Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard discusses practical steps that can be taken to make the U.S.-Mexico border safer. Goddard says the Treasury Department needs to get involved to hit Mexican drug cartels.
An Arizona lawmaker and former Tempe city councilman has pleaded guilty to fraud and accepting bribes.State Representative Ben Arredondo admitted in court Friday that he took a bribe when he was a Tempe city councilman.
"Smile, you’re on Candid Camera" has taken on a whole new meaning with a gadget now being used by some police departments across the country. They’re mini-cameras that can be attached to a police officer’s body.
An anonymous donor is putting up $825,000 to preserve some valuable land in southern Utah’s Zion National Park. About 30 acres of private land in Zion will be purchased and donated to become part of the national park.
The Maricopa County Elections Department has sent out over a million early ballots. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports some questions are arising over how those ballots can be turned in.JUDE JOFFE-BLOCK: This week County Recorder Helen Purcell announced people posing as county employees were knocking on doors asking to collect voters' early ballots.
More than thirty years ago, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher met in Kenya. Since then, they've traveled to forty countries and explored at least one hundred fifty African cultures. The renowned photographers and filmmakers have also collaborated on fifteen books.
A citizen advisory panel has recommended sterilizing some of the wild horses and burros that live on federal land in the West. The Bureau of Land Management already uses vaccines to slow down horse reproduction and rounds them up for adoption, but there are thousands of those horses in captivity.
It appears more people than normal across the Valley were forced to cast provisional ballots this Election Day. Aaron Wilson, 32, said he waited in line for 45 minutes because his polling site at Tempe High School had run out of provisional ballots, but no one could tell him when more would arrive.
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will head to Congress for a second time after defeating former Republican state lawmaker Jonathan Paton to win Arizona's 1st Congressional District seat.
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council has a new plan to attract California businesses to the Valley. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Last week, California voters approved Proposition 30—which will raise income taxes on the state’s residents who make more than $250,000 a year.
It looks like the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors may have changed its decision, again, about a multi-million dollar settlement over a jail inmate’s death. Deborah Braillard died while in the county jail almost eight years ago.
The Arizona Justice Project is one of more than 50 agencies in the United States that has been working to free wrongfully convicted felons from prison. For more than a decade it’s set dozens of people free.
The National Hockey League lockout is in its 74th day. The Phoenix Coyotes still don’t have an owner. But there is some good news for hockey in the desert after a decision Tuesday night in Glendale. By a 4-2 vote, the Glendale City Council approved a 20-year, $324 million arena management deal with likely Coyotes buyer Greg Jamison.
Four hundred Arizona copper workers will be losing their jobs in the next few months. Uncertainty over a land exchange that has been stalled in Congress, is forcing the layoffs, according to the mine owners.
Arizonans in need of dental care can get it, for free, Friday and Saturday, at the first Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Three hundred dentists have turned Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the state fairgrounds into a giant dental clinic – providing fillings, extractions and other services at no cost.
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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.