Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981. Since resigning from the bench, Justice O’Connor has focused on getting kids to know more about how federal, state and local governments work.
Tucson bats are finding themselves homeless as
their natural habitats like caves and mines are disappearing due to urban
development. The bats tried moving into city dwellings, but now even the bats'
newfound homes are being threatened.
A bill proceeding through the Arizona legislature would put more limits on photo enforcement on the state's highways. It's the latest controversy since the program was introduced on the Loop 101 in Scottsdale.
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday about
part of Arizona’s
Proposition 200. The high court will
decide if Arizona
overreached when the state required people to provide proof of citizenship when
registering to vote using a federal form.
Firefighters say they got a quick start on a wildfire
in the Santa Cruz River, north of Tucson
Monday, limiting the flames to less than an acre. Adam Goldberg with the
Northwest Fire District says the potential for wildfires is growing because of
the rather wet winter weather.
Grand Canyon University is investing a lot of money and energy into moving its athletic programs into Division I, the highest level of competition in the NCAA.Brad Wolverton of The Chronicle of Higher Education talks to Steve Goldstein about the challenges GCU will face— and whether its for-profit status will impact how it's viewed by the NCAA.
A three-day law enforcement operation in
central and southern Arizona
has led to more than three dozen arrests.
Southern Star II targeted fugitives with outstanding warrants for felonies
including drug violations and violent crimes.
New jobs are
coming to the Valley. The New York company ZocDoc is bringing a second U.S.
office – and more than 600 jobs – to Scottsdale.
Gov. Jan Brewer poses with many of the faces of ZocDoc, including its CEO, Cyrus Massoumi.
Arizona is among 37
states seeking federal approval for the testing of unmanned aircraft for commercial
purposes. The Federal Aviation Adminstration will issue permits for drone operators in six
United States drug czar Gil Kerlikowske met with local mayors in Phoenix on Thursday to talk border security and drug trafficking.
U.S. Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske, center, visited with (from left), Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott, Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski, and Phoenix Chief of Police Daniel Garcia.
lawmakers voted Monday to scrap an old definition in the law books that said
people with mental illness were idiots. It existed despite the fact that most references in the statutes have
been updated to be legally and medically correct.
Comic Amy Donohue talked about her decision to donate a kidney and her efforts to serve as a spokesperson for organ donation.Donohue explained how social media stole her kidney. She donated hers to the mother of a woman she met on Twitter.
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
Pima County just rejected nearly $2 million in federal immigration funds, saying it allows local law enforcement to target immigrant communities. Why the county sheriff says that decision will hurt public safety.