KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Steve Shadley is no stranger to the issues shaping Arizona. Shadley started his public radio career more than 30 years ago while pursuing a journalism degree at Northern Arizona University.
groups involved with getting minorities to the polls are unhappy with legislation working its way through the
Legislature. Right now, you can sign up on a permanent early voting list, meaning a ballot will be mailed to
you in advance of every election.
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would
have removed the age limit of 45 for serving in the state militia. The militia is
a provision in the state constitution, but as Brewer noted in her veto letter,
it has never been established or funded.
The state of Arizona has two of the top ten American electric utilities for production of solar power.The latest ratings from the Solar Electric Power Association show Arizona Public Service producing the fourth-most solar power and Tucson Electric the seventh-most in the country.
One man is dead, another in critical condition, after
a dirt bike hit another vehicle over the weekend in Gilbert. Joaquinn Enriquez
of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says alcohol may have been a factor in the
All Tucson public employees will receive a raise. The Tucson City Council approved the 55-cent-an-hour increase this week. The hike is included in Tucson's 2014 budget. The Arizona Daily Star reports, the change will take effect no later than Jan.
Short sales in the Valley peaked in 2011, and that meant a
lot of people went from being homeowners to renters. Many had to wait to be eligible for a home
loan. Now, a lot of those people are once again and the wave of boomerang buyers is
Cucumbers distributed from southern Arizona have been linked to salmonella in 18 states. The Food and Drug Administration is detaining imports of cucumbers from the Mexican company Daniel Cardenas Izabal and Miracle Greenhouse.
Thousands of inmates at two California prisons may
be removed from their current facility to protect them from Valley Fever. Federal
medical receiver J. Clark Kelso is in charge of improving health care at California prisons.
Eighteen people have been indicted for allegedly stealing ten million dollars worth of raw copper from an Arizona mine. Two supervisors from the ASARCO mine were among the suspects. The thefts from the ASARCO mine near Hayden started as early as 2006, according to investigators.
The Tucson Unified School District has rolled out a nearly $85 million plan to desegregate its schools. The district must spend the money under an order by the U.S. Justice Department to racially diversify its staff and classrooms.
The federal government is telling hundreds of counties across the country it wants some money back. The U.S. Forest Service says it has to cut its budget by five percent because of sequestration, and that could mean several counties in Arizona could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A 14-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety was killed Monday night when his patrol car was hit by a tanker truck in southwestern Arizona. The crash took place as three DPS officers were investigating an injury collision in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 8, about 40 miles east of Yuma.
In recent months, Governor Jan Brewer has taken part in job expansion announcements in Arizona. Go Daddy's operations in the Valley are growing, and General Motors is bringing a new information technology center to Arizona.
A new poll shows strong support among Latinos for sex education, including birth control. The poll, from Planned Parenthood and the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, shows a majority of Latinos say preventing teen pregnancy is a major issue.
Arizona voters appear likely to get another chance to weigh
in on a proposal dealing with state sovereignty. The Arizona House on Tuesday approved a measure that would
ask voters to allow the state to restrict its personnel and use of financial
resources to purposes that are consistent with the Constitution, by passing an
initiative or referendum or a new law, or by some other legal remedy.
May 15 is National Police Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember officers who have fallen in the line of duty. A memorial service was held Wednesday to honor an Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer killed last week.
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A Mexican national has been arrested by Customs and
Border Protection officers at Nogales,
on drug smuggling charges. Spokeswoman Teresa Small says the 44-year-old was
attempting to bring in 2000 pounds of marijuana briquettes, mixed in bags of
The State Senate's vote in favor of Medicaid expansion may have political consequences for the five Republicans who joined 13 Democrats to support it. Those GOP members are already being told to expect conservative primary challenges if they run for reelection.