American Airlines has experienced major delays today due to a computer glitch. Over
Twitter, the airline announced it was grounded nationwide until 2 p.m. Mountain time. The issues have created plenty of trouble
at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport.
Arizona supporters of gun reform laws are not happy with the U.S. Senate's defeat of expanded background checks and other gun control laws. Arizona House Minority Leader, Representative Chad Campbell says though the issue of extending background checks to gun shows and Internet gun sales, is not dead.
Grand Canyon Railway is celebrating Earth Day today by reducing its carbon footprint. The 90-year-old locomotive will take tourists on a trip from Williams to the canyon using vegetable oil to fire the steam engine.
The Phoenix Suns are looking for a new
general manager. The team has let its GM go
after the second-worst season in the club’s history.
Blanks has served as Suns GM since August 2010, coming to the team after
stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs.
Air traffic controllers at Phoenix Sky Harbor have begun their mandated
furloughs. The cutbacks are required under sequestration, which is
forcing across-the-board budget cuts at federal agencies. The FAA says 10 percent of air traffic controllers will be off on any given day.
A homeless shelter in Flagstaff will suspend overnight services at the end of May. Flagstaff Shelter Services will stop offering the homeless a place to stay about a month later than usual thanks to a grant that allows them to operate longer.
South Mountain Freeway moved one step closer to construction on Friday – nearly 30
years after it was originally proposed. After the decades-long wait, the state
transportation department has released the first draft of an impact study for the
final phase of Loop 202.
For two weeks in 1865, President
Lincoln’s body was carried across the Northeast by train.
Just ahead of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, a team of Arizona researchers has cracked a mystery surrounding the funeral.
The Phoenix Police Department
will launch what it is calling the largest gun buyback program in Arizona history this
Saturday – and the department is doing it with a looming deadline.
On Monday, Governor Jan Brewer
signed a law that prevents cities from melting down guns collected during buyback events.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge is expected to issue a ruling today on a request from Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and an aideto throw out a campaign finance case against him. Horne's attorney Michael Kimerer argued in court Wednesday that Secretary of State Ken Bennett erred in forwarding the complaint to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, and that the $840 limit on how much Horne could take from a single source is unconstitutionally low.
A former state lawmaker is going to Washington to serve as a top promoter of the Obama Administration’s Affordable Health Care Act. Matt Heinz is a doctor who said the real challenge will be overcoming some staunch opposition to the law.
Last weekend, the Phoenix
Police Department held the first of three weekly gun buyback events, and the turnout was unexpected.
Some of the 800 guns turned in to the Phoenix Police Department's gun buyback on Saturday.
state legislative session has been stalled the last several weeks as talks continue
over Medicaid expansion. Governor Jan Brewer has asked lawmakers not to send her
any more bills until there is agreement on Medicaid, and while lawmakers remain
at the capitol, the cost of keeping them there is about to go down.
House Speaker Andy Tobin is proposing an alternative to the governor's plan to add 300,000 people to the state's Medicaid rolls. The state's $250 million share of the cost, under the governor's plan, would come from an assessment on hospitals.
economy is still recovering, but slower than expected. That is the consensus from
experts at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, which
offered its economic forecast Thursday.
City is temporarily closing its animal shelter this week amid worries of
cleanliness and disease. It looks like the animal control supervisor in the small southern Arizona town may soon be out of a job.
hackers have forced the Maricopa Community College District to shut down its
primary website. The district said nearly 280,000 students and employees could be
affected. It set up a temporary site after malware was discovered on its main site.
The funeral for Phoenix Firefighter Bradley
Harper is scheduled for Friday. The memorial service will be at
Christ's Church of the Valley. Harper will be laid to rest at the Greenwood Memory Lawn
Fewer Arizonans will be traveling this holiday weekend than
last year. But, of those who do, more will get there by car. And, as KJZZ’s
Mark Brodie reports, that could be good news for the state’s economy.