South Mountain Freeway moved one step closer to construction on Friday – nearly 30
years after it was originally proposed. After the decades-long wait, the state
transportation department has released the first draft of an impact study for the
final phase of Loop 202.
For two weeks in 1865, President
Lincoln’s body was carried across the Northeast by train.
Just ahead of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, a team of Arizona researchers has cracked a mystery surrounding the funeral.
The Phoenix Police Department
will launch what it is calling the largest gun buyback program in Arizona history this
Saturday – and the department is doing it with a looming deadline.
On Monday, Governor Jan Brewer
signed a law that prevents cities from melting down guns collected during buyback events.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge is expected to issue a ruling today on a request from Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and an aideto throw out a campaign finance case against him. Horne's attorney Michael Kimerer argued in court Wednesday that Secretary of State Ken Bennett erred in forwarding the complaint to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, and that the $840 limit on how much Horne could take from a single source is unconstitutionally low.
than four months, the Jodi Arias Trial has finally gone to the jury. It’s been
a long haul – and not just for the lawyers and media. Since Jan. 2, spectators
have been lining up inside the Maricopa County Superior Court to watch the
If US Airways merges with American Airlines, the name of this center could change. (Photo by Julie Levin-KJZZ)
In 1992, America West Airlines signed a 30 year, $26 million naming rights deal for the city-owned arena that is home to the Phoenix Suns.
The Federal Aviation Administration said some airport traffic control towers it wanted to close late at night to save money will now be allowed to stay open. But, Wednesday’s announcement does not save some towers at Arizona airports the FAA plans to close this summer.
Help is on the way for drivers — and vendors — displaced by
the closure of a section of Highway 89 in northern Arizona. Monday, work crews will
begin improving an unpaved road that will serve temporarily as the new 89.
Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe will marry his partner of eight years in Washington, D.C.
this weekend.Kolbe, who
served southern Arizona
in Congress for 22 years, says it’s unfortunate the state doesn’t recognize
same sex marriage.
Phoenix police are asking for help in finding two suspects involved in a string of "high-tech" hotel burglaries. Sergeant Darren Burch says the "hotel hackers" are using portable programming devices to gain access to rooms where they can take anything they want.
College graduation is a huge milestone. It also starts a countdown -- six months until the first student loan payment is due. Americans owe close to $1 trillion in student loans right now. Last fall, student loan debt surpassed consumer credit like credit cards and car loans to become the country’s largest pool of debt.
An Arizona charity is sending bottled water and ready-to-eat meals to tornado victims in Oklahoma. The supplies were requested by officials in Oklahoma City.
St. Mary's Food Bank of Arizona is donating supplies to help victims of the Oklahoma tornado that hit Monday.
A paper released this month concludes there are strong benefits to
dual language instruction for children who grow up speaking a language
other than English at home.
The number of kids entering school who grow up with two languages has grown by 40 percent in the last decade.
The Navajo Nation’s case against Urban Outfitters is on hold while the parties work toward a settlement. The Nation sued Urban Outfitters in March of last year, saying the clothing company violated trademarks of the Navajo name.
An Arizona man is in
federal custody after allegedly attempting to open the emergency exit door on
an Alaska Airlines plane as it was landing in Portland, Ore.
Some passengers and crew members restrained 23-year-old Alexander Herrera.
Officials with a Southern Arizona National Park say two men have come forward and are cooperating with an investigation into cactus vandalism there. Late last week, at least one saguaro cactus was knocked over and cut in half at Saguaro National Park in Tucson.
Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is acting as a storm shelter to some military jets from Oklahoma. The planes were moved to Arizona because more violent weather is expected in Oklahoma’s “tornado alley.
The Pac-12 conference, which includes Arizona
State and the University of Arizona,
says it will be implementing new rules for football practices in an effort to
cut down on injuries.The effort is primarily focused on limiting concussions and head trauma.
The Valley's rapid growth likely wouldn't have been possible without water from the Colorado River via the Central Arizona Project. But the Southwest's ongoing drought has some concerned about whether Arizona will have enough water for the future.
One of the most controversial issues in the state legislature continues to mystify lawmakers. Governor Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion bill did not receive enough support from members of her own party to advance in the House for a final vote.