A group of
eight Arizona nonprofits will compete Tuesday
in Tempe for up
to $100,000 in venture capital.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: This is the
third year that Social Venture Partners Arizona has held its Fast Pitch event,
which gives nonprofit organizations, many of which focus on children, three
minutes to explain why their mission is most deserving of investment money.
at airports and other public places has been stepped up in Arizona
to guard against terrorist attacks.
now, officials are updating efforts to protect the state’s water supplies from sabotage
or contamination by terrorist groups.
A state Senate Committee will again this week attempt
to vote on a bill putting more responsibility on people filing for jobless benefits. Representative Warren Petersen's
bill would require workers to submit documents, if the employer tells DES the worker quit or abandoned the
One of the
busier airports in the country is throwing conventional food wisdom out the
window. You can still get a McDonald’s Big Mac or a Starbucks' Frappucino at Sky Harbor
in Phoenix, but
the airport is in the midst of a major upgrade that will bring local restaurants
into a space that is typically reserved for mega-corporate chains.
Good morning, Arizona! Where the coyotes run wild, spring training is full throttle, the chickens of past political decisions have come home to roost — and children are the collateral damage of a politics gone awry.
Mónica Ortiz Uribe is a Senior Field Correspondent for KJZZ's Fronteras: the Changing America Desk in Las Cruces, NM. Ortiz Uribe is a native
of El Paso, TX, who worked as a freelance reporter for outlets such as NPR, Public Radio International and Radio
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that
records the stories from everyday people.
Best friends Barbara Sausen and Pat Sopper (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps)
The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked
at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
A done deal. That's how Arizona Senator Jeff Flake
describes the merger between Tempe-based US Airways and Texas-based American
Airlines. Flake was asked if Phoenix
will be hurt economically by the merger, but he did not think so.
Tuition is going up again at Maricopa County Community Colleges after the governing board approved a second tuition hike in
three years. The decision, which came last night, will mean another $12.5 million in revenues for the district.
The Speaker of the Arizona House Andy Tobin says
lawmakers are on target for wrapping up their session, but he's willing to put
on the brakes to give Governor Jan Brewer a break.
“The governor has asked us to please slow down,” Tobin
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation aimed at saving
the state's $1.5 billion spaceport.Martinez said the move will prevent
lawsuit abuse and make it easier for the industry to thrive in New Mexico.
The new Sky Train begins operating Monday at Sky Harbor
Airport and will make it
easier for travelers to get around. New Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport. (Photo courtesy of City of Phoenix Department of Aviation)The
Sky Train, an automated, free airport transportation system, will run from
Terminal 4 to the Metro Light Rail on 44th and Washington streets.
Some Arizona County Health Departments are dealing with the national shortage
of a common drug used to test patients for Tuberculosis.
with Tubersol, a solution that is shot under the skin, will be temporarily
suspended by the Pima and Yuma County Health Departments until supplies are
City council approved a
measure Tuesday night regulating pedicabs on its city streets. Pedicab operators must now have commercial
insurance and a driver’s license to do business in Scottsdale.
The Air Force announced
this week that it is slashing some 45,000 hours of training flights across the
country in an effort to meet Congressionally mandated budget cuts.
Two aircraft maintainers perform a post-mission inspection on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, in November.
Almost 200 Phoenix-area homes are a bit safer after
fire crews and volunteers went door to door installing smoke detectors this
The crews also checked homes to make sure smoke
detectors were still working properly.
The Tucson City Manger is
proposing across-the-board wage hikes for city employees. Richard Miranda presented his suggests for
next year's budget and it includes a 55-cent an hour raise. The Arizona Daily Star reports, Miranda’s budget
is about $45 millon less than Tucson’s
Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network
announced Thursday an affiliation deal is in the works that keeps the two
systems separate but allows them to share some resources and increase their
A Casa Grande woman has been sentenced to two and a half
years in federal prison for tax fraud. In addition to the prison time, a federal judge sentenced 30-year
old Shaneika Earline Sims to three years of supervised release.