The severe drought that hit the Southwest 14 years ago is expected to continue to bring down water levels on the Colorado River.
Two large storage tanks at the Yuma Desalting Plant stand a few stories above ground.
The Phoenix Coyotes want you to know that they are “Here to Stay." The slogan is all over the team’s marketing campaign for their upcoming season, which starts in a couple of weeks. While it is true that the team will be staying in Glendale, the same can not be said for its name.
The sign-up period for the Affordable Care Act begins next
week and the Arizona
branch of Organizing for Action is kicking off an effort to encourage
enrollment. They say they’re attempting to counter what the group says is the
misinformation being spread about Obamacare.
A rookie Tucson
police officer has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a female
inmate at the Pima County Jail. Police spokesman Chris Widmer says Benjamin
Gaballa, who was terminated after the allegations surfaced last month, was
taken into custody on Wednesday.
The city of Phoenix has to delay the grand opening for Camelback
Mountain Echo Canyon recreation area. A shipment of materials has pushed the
completion date back for several weeks. Contractors for the renovation of Echo Canyon trailhead are
waiting for a steel shipment.
Arizona could be in danger of losing its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Law. The state and federal government are at odds over two issues, the weight Arizona gives graduation rates in its high school rating system and how it uses the AIMS test to evaluate teachers.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is crediting Canadian law
enforcement officials for the arrest of a teen who had made Internet threats
against him and his family. The sheriff says the threats went too far.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National
Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash of a rented helicopter as
it attempted to land near a ranch northwest of Flagstaff on Wednesday.
On Feb. 28, Arizona Republicans will weigh in on the Presidential sweepstakes. It is fitting that the Grand Canyon State is a battleground for the conservative soul of the Republican Party. It is here that Barry Goldwater defined modern conservatism, and it is against his standard that Romney, Santorum, Paul, and Gingrich should be measured.
The percentage of underwater home mortgages in Arizona has inched upward compared to a year ago.CoreLogic tracks the number of distressed mortgages across the country. The company says in the fourth quarter of last year, 48 percent of home mortgages in Arizona were upside down.
For the second time this week, the Arizona Senate on Tuesday defeated a proposal that would have asked voters to prohibit the state and its cities and towns from using photo enforcement systems. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Campaign finance reports in the recall election of state Senate President Russell Pearce are trickling in. The latest show what was spent on independent expenditure efforts on behalf of Pearce and his opponent, Jerry Lewis.
Russell Pearce supporters say that one reason he lost his seat in the state Senate last fall was because the recall election was open to Democratic voters. Pearce announced Monday he’s running again for state Senate -- and this time, he’ll face a Republican challenger in a primary where only Republicans and Independents can vote.
Good news for the City of Phoenix, after years of budget cuts and belt tightening, the city is projecting a surplus for next year. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: Two years ago city of Phoenix was looking at a $277 million shortfall.
Federal officials are still looking for whoever shot and killed six wild burros near Lake Pleasant. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports the reward has gone up for information that leads to an arrest. PETER O’DOWD: The Bureau of Land Management is now offering $6,000 to anyone who helps break the case.
State and federal investigators are looking at Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu in regard to possible destruction of public records and violations of federal campaign laws. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.State authorities are trying to find out if more than 6,000 electronic files, mostly emails, were deleted.
Amnesty International is calling for changes in how Arizona prisons use solitary confinement. It comes as the group releases a report criticizing what it calls cruel treatment that violates basic human rights.