police said they are treating the death of an aspiring teenage boxer as a
homicide, after his parents found him dead in his home Tuesday. Sergeant Trent
Crump said 17-year-old Alexis Urbina-Ochoa was home from school Tuesday morning
and last seen alive at 10:30 a.
A new report said the state's economy is showing some signs of life. Retail sales in July were up 9 percent from last year for the best July report in 6 years. Economist Dennis Hoffman of Arizona State University said what makes the growth amazing is that it is taking place with little impact on Arizona's 8 percent jobless rate, but the year-over-year spending increase at bars, restaurants and hotels was much smaller.
The British-owned chain of Fresh & Easy grocery stores has been sold to a billionaire from California, and some locations will be closing.
Fresh & Easy has several locations across the Valley, including this one on Indian School Road in Phoenix.
are seeking permission to give their patients potentially life-saving drugs. As
it stands now, midwives now face felony charges if they buy, carry or administer
medication. So, the
Arizona Association of Midwives is looking for the ability to use items like eye
ointment for newborns and anti-hemorrhaging drugs.
Nearly $100 million in unpaid fines have gone uncollected in Maricopa
County. A program run by several constables has
started to put a small dent in that amount. The Maricopa County Constables Warrant Program gives
deputies jurisdiction to arrest people who have unpaid fines for misdemeanors.
The Navajo Nation is asking FEMA to declare a major disaster
for the area, after heavy rains and floods damaged homes, roads and
infrastructure in many Native American communities. Navajo nation
spokesman Ernie Zah says the Tribe has already spent more than a million
dollars to cope with the damage from several different storms.
High school freshmen in Arizona who want to take career and technical education courses could be out of luck next school year. The new state budget adopted this spring eliminates funding for 9th graders in subjects like engineering, culinary arts and automotive repair.
Ranchers who lease forest land may not be allowed to graze cattle in areas burned by the largest fire in Arizona’s history. As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports in our series on the aftermath of the Wallow Fire, ranchers may have to look elsewhere to feed their cattle this year.
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Desert Stages Theatre's production of Hairspray: The Musical which runs through August 7th. Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
The Obama administration proposes fixing No Child Left Behind by letting states apply for waivers from certain NCLB provisions. In exchange, states must agree to establish new college and career-ready standards, ways to train more teachers and principals, and to use a data system that provides more flexible and targeted accountability.
This month, Phoenix residents will elect a new mayor. Whoever wins will govern a sprawling city; full of unique neighborhoods, each with different concerns. One of the most high-profile areas in Phoenix is, of course, Downtown.
Host Steve Goldstein talks to two environmental experts about solar projects and water usage in the desert...and which forms of energy are the best for Arizona's climate.Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and author Robert Glennon give two perspectives on the issue.
NPR News captures the national memorial ceremonies from ground zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville, with nine hours of live coverage hosted by Weekend Edition host Audie Cornish and Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan.
Getting a job these days isn't as easy as it once was. Job seekers are finding a whole 'nother world when it comes to hiring. Instead of applying in person and filling out a paper application, many companies require people to apply online, digitally scan resumes looking for key words, and use social media to recruit.
Send your questions right now by way of Facebook, Twitter or email.KJZZPhoenixMayoralCandidateInterview10122011 KJZZ’s Here and Now host Steve Goldstein will moderate a live discussion between Phoenix Mayoral candidates Wes Gullett and Greg Stanton, Wed.
Valley commuters are seeing something new along a couple of Phoenix area freeways this morning. Arizona Department of Transportation opened new stretches of High Occupancy Vehicle lanes early this morning along the Loop 202 Santan Freeway in Chandler and the Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway in the Glendale & Peoria areas.
Early voting is underway in the recall election of state senate president Russell Pearce. There’s not a lot of policy disagreement between the two candidates in that race…but one issue on which they do not see eye to eye is illegal immigration…and how the state’s laws make Arizona look outside its borders.