Organizers of an initiative campaign for a 2014 ballot
measure to legalize gay marriage in Arizona
are dropping that effort in favor of waiting until 2016. The Equal Marriage Campaign says it had
support but that key national advocacy groups withheld backing that was needed
to make a 2014 ballot measure.
Charges are pending against four juveniles who were arrested for damaging an aviation tower near the Flagstaff airport. Police Sgt. Cody Runge said the four were taken into custody after a stake-out by officers following a string of incidents between May and September of this year.
So, let’s step into the way-back machine heading to last week. Remember that story you heard about how the Arizona Corporation Commission was going to hold hearings this fall into whether or not it should move the state towards retail competition in the electricity market? Well an update now, and it could basically be summed up by saying, not so much.
Tuesday afternoon an Arizona House Committee will hold the
first of an expected series of hearings into the issue of benefits for seasonal
firefighters. Some of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the
Yarnell Hill Fire were seasonal employees, meaning their survivors are not entitled
to the same benefits as full-time employees.
Maricopa County prosecutors acknowledge they
did not give a judge a letter that contained information affecting a key
witness' availability for the retrial of a former death row inmate. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz
had ordered prosecutors to explain why they did not promptly give her a letter
they got from federal prosecutors.
( Phoenix, AZ ) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 against a key component of Arizona's public campaign finance system called Clean Elections. Justices found a matching funds provision burdens privately financed candidates and third party groups.
Splitting up is never easy, but now divorce is a nightmare. Roughly three million marriages have ended since the nation’s housing crisis began. And lawyers have little choice but to write provisions into divorce decrees that can tie estranged couples together for years after the marriage is over.
Lynda Bergsma, director of the State Office of Rural Health program at the University of Arizona, talks to host Steve Goldstein about the decline in rural healthcare and the effects on Arizona residents.
This month, Phoenix residents elect a new mayor. We decided it was the perfect time to profile some of the neighborhoods in this unique and sprawling city.We began by having a conversation with outgoing Mayor Phil Gordon about his eight years leading Phoenix and what he learned about its communities.
KJZZ's Theatre Critic reviews Hale Center Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors which runs through August 27th. Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Congressman David Schweikert about whether the Debt Deal can be relied on to not only lower the nation's debt, but keep if from getting out of control again in the future.
Steve Goldstein talks to Will Humble, director of the State Department of Health Services, and epidemiologist Dr. Beth Jacobs about the importance of vaccinations...they address the concerns over vaccinating children, flu shots, and the importance of community health.
Lawyers for the Mesa resident challenging the candidacy of Olivia Cortes in the recall election of state senate president Russell Pearce say they’ll bring their evidence to the Secretary of State and County Attorney’s office.
Arizona lawmakers approved phasing out a Medicaid program for 6.000 Arizonans with serious medical conditions. Bill and June Nelson were hoping to survive six months until they could enroll in a new federal insurance program.
Child care advocates are asking Governor Jan Brewer to restore almost 14 million dollars that were cut this year from child care subsidies…used by low income parents. The current state budget eliminates all general fund support for the program.
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts about the Child Protective Services Task Force, and what can be done to better protect children in Arizona.
The December issue of Arizona Highways Magazine is a picture postcard of the state. It includes what the magazine's editors consider the 50 greatest photos to ever appear in the publication. Joining KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert is Arizona Highways editor Robert Stieve about this special edition of the publication.