According to new numbers from the Census Bureau more elderly Americans are living alone. KJZZ’s Al Macias says the survey also shows the number of households headed by older Americans is growing.The Census Bureau reports that the percentage of households headed by older adults has grown significantly over the last half century.
A Colorado-based public interest group says six Southwestern states, including Arizona, could save a total of $20 billion by 2020 by becoming more energy efficient.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
Seven Arizona inmates have been hospitalized with suspected botulism poisoning. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports the culprit is believed to be homemade alcohol the inmates drank.JUDE JOFFE-BLOCK: Over the weekend, seven inmates at the State Prison Complex in Florence fell ill.
Governor Jan Brewer told the Obama administration Wednesday she’s not interested in setting-up a state run health exchange, one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The state instead is going to take part in a federally operated exchange, according to the Governor’s spokesman Matt Benson.
Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers is the new President of the National League of Cities.She says in that role, she hopes to help avert the fiscal cliff, and work to improve transportation and immigration policies.
Phoenix hospitals will pay a new tax, under an ordinance approved Tuesday by the Phoenix City Council in a 6-3 vote. Supporters say it will bring in $200 million in federal money to help hospitals care for people without insurance.
Schools in the Phoenix area are responding to last week's mass shooting in Connecticut. KJZZ's Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports districts are reaching out to parents to assure them of the security measures in place.
Federal legislation aimed at limiting assault-style weapons is being discussed in Washington, after last week’s mass murders at an elementary school in Connecticut. Former Arizona Senator Dennis DeConcini was one of the sponsors of a similar bill 18 years ago.
As the Valley’s housing market continues to climb out of the doldrums, a state realtors’ association wants the area to be better prepared whenever the next downturn happens.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The latest numbers from the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller Index showed Phoenix-area home prices up nearly twenty-two percent in the past twelve months.
Wells Fargo Bank is targeting 900 people in the metro Phoenix area with a career fair on Wednesdays and Thursday.The fair will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center. Wells Fargo Executive Vice President Jacqueline Hill says those looking for work at the firm's new loan operations center in Tempe will be attractive as potential employees.
The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has made immigration reform a top priority for his organization. The Chamber calls itself the world’s largest business organization, and says it represents more than 3 million businesses.
A new report says Arizona is lagging behind most states when it comes to vehicle-safety laws. The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety give Arizona high ratings for child-safety and impaired-driving laws.
Governor Jan Brewer’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes new money for Child Protective Services, Medicaid expansion and implementing new education standards. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Governor Jan Brewer's Budget Director John Arnold explains how the administration decided on its spending priorities in the $8.9 billion package. Ann-Eve Pedersen of the Arizona Education Parent Network gives details on why she thinks the budget doesn't provide nearly enough funding for K-12 education.
Two conservation groups this week bought more than 4,000 acres of land, with plans to sell it to the National Park Service.
Badland exposures of the Triassic Chinle Formation. (Photo by Andrew Kearns, courtesy of the National Park Service.
Performance funding for Arizona's K-12 schools is part of Governor Jan Brewer's proposed budget. Common Core standards are also on the verge of being implemented.Rebecca Gau, Director of the Governor's Office of Education Innovation, and Expect More Arizona President and CEO Pearl Chang Esau discuss the reforms and how much more funding Arizona's schools need.
The sound of construction on the Chicago Cubs’ new baseball spring training facility at the former Riverview Park in Mesa is music to the ears of some of the most enthusiastic of Cactus League fans. Tab Baker, who is overseeing the project for Hunt Construction, gave me a tour of the site last week.