The Valley Metro Board of Directors has approved a fare increase for public transit in the Phoenix area. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Starting on March first, it’ll cost a quarter more for local rides on the bus and light rail.
Snapshots of the country’s economy show an improving housing market, growing consumer confidence and an unemployment rate that’s still high – but gradually getting better. There’s no doubt the nation – and Arizona -- are still facing serious economic problems.
A federal agent charged with helping smuggle drugs into the U.S. has been ordered to remain in jail. Border Patrol Agent Aaron Anaya was on duty earlier this month between Yuma and Wellton in southwestern Arizona.
Former Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon talks about his return to the U.S. House following a twelve-year absence. Salmon tells Here and Now Host Steve Goldstein that he would have voted against the fiscal cliff legislation that passed the House on Tuesday night.
The Tucson Mayor is joining forces with Sunnyside Unified School District to encourage dropouts to earn their high school diploma through a new program.The partnership, announced Thursday, is called GradLink.
Tension is boiling over on whether the Eighth District seat on the Phoenix City Council needs to be held by an African-American.Former Councilman Calvin Goode argued that perspective in an Arizona Republic letter to the editor, writing that the Eighth was intended to be for an African-American when districts were drawn three decades ago.
Cold has descended on an area of the country that's known for it's near-perfect weather this time of year. For days now, Southern California and Arizona have suffered through nights of sub-freezing temperatures.
Former State Senator Jerry Lewis, best known for defeating then-Senate President Russell Pearce in the 2011 recall election, says Arizona lawmakers need to look past party affiliation and work to do what's best for the state.
Cancer is the second most common killer in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control -- so it’s no surprise that cancer treatment gets a lot of attention. Later today, an outpatient cancer facility in Gilbert will break ground on a 100,000 square-foot expansion.
A Scottsdale man has been sentenced for stealing cacti from
public lands in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
MARK BRODIE: U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver this week sentenced
46-year-old Kenneth Brian Cobb to five years of supervised probation and eight
months of weekend incarceration for the theft.
The number of states granting driver's licenses to young immigrants
who qualify for an Obama administration program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is growing. KJZZ's Jude
Joffe-Block reports Arizona is one of the last remaining states to deny
licenses to these immigrants.
One of the largest private employers in Arizona appears to close to a merger. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines may be near a deal that’s been long in the making.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released the findings of an internal investigation into hundreds of uninvestigated or mishandled sex crimes. If you want a copy of the report, it’ll cost you 50 cents a page.
There is another effort to exchange federal land for environmentally sensitive land in eastern Arizona. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake introduced a bill yesterday that would swap federal land with similar sized parcels owned by the Resolution Copper Company.
U.S. 89 in northern Arizona has been closed until further notice due to a sizable section of the highway which has buckled and collapsed about 25 miles south of Page. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
Spring training baseball is underway. In Florida and Arizona, teams are taking the field to show fans and foes what they've got. Each team has loyal followers, but arguably the most diehard root for the team from the north side of Chicago.
Teaching Arizona’s students is a challenge at every grade level, but perhaps especially so in the nation’s largest community college system. Of recent high school graduates coming into the Maricopa Community Colleges, 40 percent can’t read at a college level, and 30 percent can’t write at a college level.
It’s only five miles from downtown Phoenix, but South Mountain Park is another world. It’s
the largest city park in the country, with acres of saguaros, hiking trails and
wide-open spaces. This time of year, it’s an antidote to city life.
For more than a decade, the public radio project StoryCorps
has been inviting America to sit down and chat.
Lisa Polito, left, and Leslee Dean are traveling with StoryCorps -- which is parked at Phoenix Art Museum through March 23.