The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled an initiative that would create a so-called “top two” primary will appear on the November ballot, overturning a lower court decision. The "Open Elections/Open Government" measure would do away with the partisan primary system.
It may seem incongruous here in the desert, but compared to other major cities, water rates in Phoenix are a bargain.Ken Kroski of the Phoenix Water Services Department says effective planning and foresight on the part of water managers years ago are responsible.
For a third night in a row, Arizona was hit by heavy rain. Sky Harbor recorded eight tenths of an inch. Other parts of the Valley saw well over an inch, like Scottsdale -- where a driver tried to cross a flooded wash and became trapped.
When the summer monsoons come to the southwest, abundant runoff leads to major problems for cities — streets flood and temporary ponds appear that serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Engineers try to contain and eliminate the water, and environmentalists try to recycle it, but some desert animals need these temporary pools to stick around.
A 2-year-old Mesa girl has died after police say she was found malnourished and dehydrated in her home in more than 100-degree temperatures.The girl's 1-year-old brother, who was also in the home at the time, was hospitalized and will be placed by Child Protective Services after his release.
The official end of the Valley's monsoon season is two weeks away, but there still may be plenty of dust storms to come and more cases of Valley fever.Valley fever is a condition that hits Arizonans hard and is often misdiagnosed.
Glendale residents will get a chance vote on a sales tax initiative in November.The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to review a lower court ruling that placed the measure on the ballot.A group called Save Glendale Now backed the initiative, which was challenged by the city.
Former Fiesta Bowl lobbyist John MacDonald has agreed to plead guilty to one count of failure to report principal expenditures, a misdemeanor, entering into a deal with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
Putting fluoride in the public water supply began in earnest in the U.S. in the mid-20th century. The process was intended to reduce tooth decay and help lower-income people who found it more difficult to afford regular visits to the dentist.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is unveiling a new operations center it says brings the Valley's freeway system into the 21st century. Dennis Lambert talked to ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel about the new system and how it will make driving easier for Arizona residents.
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Phoenix Symphony Orchestra CEO Jim Ward about the group's upcoming season. Jim Ward (Photo by Platt Photography)The Phoenix Symphony Orchestra starts its new season on Thursday night.
High-ranking policy makers and business leaders from both sides of the United States-Mexico border are meeting in Tempe to discuss the next steps for the binational relationship. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block attended the two-day meeting.
The state’s judicial conduct commission has filed ethics charges against former Justice of the Peace Lester Pearce. The accusations stem from alleged politicking during the recall effort of his brother – former state senator Russell Pearce.
A new report shows the U.S. Latino voting block increased in the last four years. The growth is in the millions. Since 2008, the number of Latino registered voters increased by four million. The Pew Hispanic Center analyzed the most recent U.
According to an analysis released Thursday, Phoenix ranks third in the country in number of construction jobs added over the last year. The Associated General Contractors of America analyzes job reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Arizona's new 9th Congressional District is considered the most competitive in the state and is rated a toss-up by a number of national analysts. It includes Tempe, south Scottsdale, west Mesa and parts of Chandler and Phoenix.
The city of Mesa will hold a public meeting Wednesday night on a proposed entertainment district for its downtown area. City officials say they want to increase nightlife in downtown Mesa. KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert spoke with David Short, executive director of the Downtown Mesa Association, about the proposed entertainment district.
Valley Metro is asking for feedback on proposed fare increases on public transit. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with ASU's Aaron Golub about what the 25-50 cent rise in fares might mean for passengers, and for the transit agency itself.
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.