In the United Kingdom,
Tesco is the number one grocery chain. But in Arizona, California and Nevada –
not so much. So when grocery giant Tesco announced Wednesday it was selling all
its 200 U.S. stores, it didn’t come out of the blue.
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Pinal County’s top prosecutor wants his county to stop processing permits for medical marijuana dispensaries. Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles has told the Pinal County Board of Supervisors he is recommending against county workers accepting, processing or issuing permits for marijuana sales or cultivation.
Senator John McCain wants to clarify his position on how the Boston Marathon bombing suspect should be treated while in custody. He says he does not think Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be tried as an enemy combatant, but he thinks it was a mistake to read him his Miranda rights so soon.
A Muslim leader is trying to improve public perceptions about members of Arizona’s Islamic community in the wake of the Boston bombing. The faith leader also said local Muslims need to do more to report radical Islamists.
Arizona utilities this week gave regulators a sense of how
their supply of energy is looking for this summer. They told members of the
Arizona Corporation Commission that they are ready to handle the increased demand that higher temperatures will bring.
The federal government has decided against limiting the number of nesting golden eagles that Hopis can collect for religious ceremonies. The Hopi tribe had been authorized to collect 40 eaglets this year for religious use.
The Scottsdale City Council wants voters to decide if the city should fund a $212 million bond program to pay for parks, libraries, roads, and other infrastructure projects. Voters will decide the four bond questions during the Nov.
Arizona consumers are apparently feeling more confident about the economy. New figures from the Behavior Research Center show 29 percent think current business conditions are good. That's the best number in years, with the percentage who think jobs are hard to get now at just 43 percent.
Congress returns to D.C. Monday after a week-long recess. For Republican Senator Jeff Flake going back to Washington may come as a relief.
Caren Teves, whose son died at the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shootings last year, outside Sen.
A power plant that converts
garbage into renewable energy will soon be operating in Glendale. The project will cost $110 million. City of Glendale
officials say the waste-to-energy plant will be built on the Glendale Municipal
Landfill near the Glendale
After a revamp of its iconic mascot prompted mass derision, Arizona State University has unveiled another new design for Sparky the Sun Devil. But this time, the university community had a say.
The rejected Sparky mascot design (left) and the mascot chosen by fans in an online vote.
Some of the loudest critics of Proposition 100, the voter-approved temporary one cent sales tax increase, were small business owners.
Lance Muzslay, co-owner of Sole Sports Running Zone. (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ)
They worried about, among other things, how the higher tax would affect their sales.
Presidential and aviation buffs can bid on a piece of history today. An airplane that once
carried vice presidents is going up for auction this morning, and it has had
many famous fliers. Its primary
mission was to carry the vice president, but presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan,
Clinton and both Bushes also flew aboard the DC-9.
Law enforcement agencies around the state will be enforcing seatbelt usage next week. They want to make sure drivers are wearing their seatbelts and that parents are using child safety seats. The weeklong effort is part of the national Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign.
Three years ago, Arizona voters overwhelmingly decided to temporarily raise the state sales tax by a penny on the dollar. Now, as Proposition 100 is set to expire at the end of May, KJZZ is looking at the impact the tax has had on the state — from public policy to business to education.
This week, the world’s first solar powered airplane is scheduled to leave Arizona in the second leg of its cross country tour, but don’t expect the Solar Impulse to make the trip in record time.
Bertrand Piccard is the initiator, chairman and pilot of Solar Impulse.
New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau released Wednesday show that cities in the Southwest are the fastest growing in the country. Most of those fast growing cities are in Texas, but two Arizona cities made the list.
Laundry detergent, Hershey’s bars, and produce stickers may not be what you’d expect to see in a fine art gallery. But as KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, an exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art uses the grocery store to inspire art, and conversation.
Firefighters are attempting to get the upper hand on a
wildfire north of Young, Ariz., on the Tonto National
Forest. The blaze charred over 15 acres after
being spotted Monday afternoon and is burning in mixed conifer on steep terrain,
according to spokeswoman Tammy Pike.