Despite this week’s rain and snow, water experts say the
state is still below average in terms of snowpack, which leads to spring
run-off. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
MARK BRODIE: The mountains got several inches of snow, but Dino DeSimone
says it wasn’t the heavy, wet kind, which leads to more water.
The Census Bureau
is dropping its use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans
in surveys. The chief of the agency's racial statistics branch says months of
public feedback and census research concluded that few black Americans still identify
with that designation and view the term as offensive and outdated.
Arizona Senator John McCain is on the Sunday morning talk shows almost every week. Roll Call says McCain has appeared more than any other senator or congressman so far in 2013.B. William Silcock, Associate Professor at ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism, explains why you're likely to see McCain on Sunday mornings and whether it makes him more influential in the Senate.
Financial markets have remained steady this week despite the threat of across the board budget cuts, known as sequestration. Thousands of government workers and civilian contract employees could lose their jobs over the next several months.
The state of Arizona
is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state to execute a 70-year-old
death row inmate for killing a Bisbee man more than three decades ago. A motion
filed Sunday by the state Attorney General's Office asks the Supreme Court to
lift a stay that the 9th U.
A new study by the Census Bureau shows that
nearly 80 percent of people who drive to work in this country drive alone.
The survey also shows that more than 10 million people spend two hours a day
getting to and from work.
This weekend marks the 10th annual Tres Rios Nature Festival. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Avondale's Christina Underhill and Darren Julian with the Arizona Game and Fish Department about the event.
One of the three rivers part of the Tres Rios Nature Festival.
Wondering what it might be like to travel across Antarctica by yourself? National Geographic Explorer Borge Ousland has done it.Ousland explains how he prepared — mentally and physically — for the trek.
Arizona State University has changed the design of its longtime mascot, Sparky. Many fans are unhappy with the updated look.Steve Goldstein talks about the uproar with Tyler Lockman, who covers ASU football for FoxSportsArizona.
The Maricopa Unified
School District has announced it may close a middle school to deal with $1 million
has nine schools in the rural community south of Phoenix with more than 6,000 students.
Arizona already has 53 special license plates, but it may be
getting another. Lawmakers are looking
to create a so-called “extraordinary educators” special license plate to raise
money for public school teachers.
Housing prices in the Valley are up and foreclosures are down. How long will it be until the area sees a stable housing market?The Arizona Republic's Catherine Reagor, realtor John Wake and attorney Robert Nagle discuss what they're looking for in the recovering market and what buyers and sellers should be wary of.
At a forum Tuesday evening, the Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board heard
testimony from members of the public about the impact of Arizona's
immigration law SB 1070. The advisory board is gathering information
about the implementation law in order to make future recommendations.
The popular candy Peeps is celebrating its 60th
anniversary this year. The fluffy,
yellow confection was originally an Easter candy but has become a cultural icon,
evolving into different shapes and colors.
There has been no shortage of discussions about
how Phoenix has grown and evolved, and how it’ll grow and evolve in the future.
An event starting Thursday will continue those talks and look to present some
new ideas, at the second annual Phoenix Urban Design Week.