Mesa Public Schools will open their doors Wednesday, and one elementary school will serve as a model for the rest of the district’s 55
K-6 schools. Eisenhower Center for Innovation, formerly Eisenhower Elementary, is "integrating" new technology into the classroom according to district spokeswoman Helen Hollands.
The second of four KJZZ Town Halls on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Wednesday and focused on the candidates of District 6.
The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 6 candidates.
A southwest Arizona
man is hospitalized after getting a huge jolt of electricity while allegedly attempting
to steal copper wire from a wooden power pole near Wellton. Alfonso Zavala of
the Yuma County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Joshua Hess is in critical
condition after making a tragic mistake.
A popular tourist attraction in Southeastern Arizona may be closing down. Bisbee’s underground mine tour may be a safety hazard. City officials say the mining company that owns the property has notified them it’s terminating the lease for the Queen Mine Tour out of safety concerns.
The top prosecutor in Apache County
is warning a newly-appointed legislator that he needs to prove his residency or
lose his seat.
When State Senator Jack Jackson, Jr. resigned to take a job in Washington, D.
Baseball fans may see fewer managers arguing with umpires next year. Instant replay for almost every play of a game has tentatively been approved for next season. Owners, umpires and the players union must give the plan final approval.
Several fires continue to burn across Arizona. Two of those in the Tonto National Forest were caused by lightning last week. The White and Cain fires have burned more than 1200 acres.
Lightning can be seen over the mountains in the Prescott National Forest on Saturday.
Two recent cases in the Valley brought the term “mercy killing” to the forefront. In one, 86-year-old George Sanders shot his wife, Virginia. He said she insisted that he kill her to alleviate her suffering, related to a number of health problems, including multiple sclerosis.
Iraq war veteran Brian Oller has spent more than $22,000 to pay out-of-state tuition at the University of California, San Diego. The Lubbock, Texas, native said he hopes to get in-state tuition this fall after appealing to the college’s residence deputy.
Arizonans have long lagged behind the rest of the country
in per capita earnings, and a new report finds it’s
worse than ever.
Arizona State University's W.P. Carey
School of Business analyzed per capita earnings from 2011, and found that on
average Arizona residents made 19 percent less than the national average in
direct compensation – that’s wages and salaries.
In 2010, Fronteras Desk contributor Lorne Matalon rode on a train known as
La Bestia (The Beast) ferrying Central Americans through Mexico. That
train derailed last weekend, killing at least six Hondurans and
critically injuring at least 16 others.
Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties have seen some heavy
thunderstorms this morning that have left some parts of the area with flash
flood warnings. But National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Rasmussan says
this type of storm is common for this time of year.
We wonder where the jobs are in Arizona. We are nowhere close to the deep hole of the Great Recession when the state’s unemployment rate was 10.8 percent. The latest figures from July put the rate at 8 percent, but that still seems pretty high.
The house was built in 1929 as a resort. After
years of restoration, the castle that sits on a hill in the middle of Phoenix has become a
visitors' destination, Tovrea Castle.
The path leading up to the front of the castle.
The Phoenix Herpetological Society is celebrating the first
breeding of rare Nile crocodiles. Cronkite
News says, the birth of 11 crocodiles is a boost for a species that’s
increasingly rare in the wild.
A piece of
9/11 history will soon be taking root in Prescott. The city was presented with
a seedling Wednesday from a tree rescued from the rubble of the terror attacks
in New York City. Prescott received the gift in honor of its resiliency after
the loss of 19 elite fire fighters in June.
The Tucson Unified School District has been under court supervision for decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. This week, the district proposed a new part of the admissions process for the selective University High School.
A Kingman man is recovering after falling off a cliff while
he was trying to run from police. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy Rusty Cooper
says 30-year-old Michael Caughlin faces a number of charges after driving off
when he was stopped, and running away on foot when his car got stuck.