The Americorps volunteer program began in 1993 — at least in part as a way to encourage more young people to go into public service. It remains in existence today, with a number of offshoots. One of those is called “Legacy Corps,” currently run by ASU and operating at 16 locations in nine states.
In his State of the State address last month, Gov. Doug Ducey announced $10 million for rural broadband development grants. So how much of a difference would this new money make? To find out, KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of NTCA, the Rural Broadband Association.
State lawmakers are moving to ensure that owners of vacation rentals are paying what some believe is their fair share in property taxes. SB 1490, approved Wednesday by the Senate Finance Committee, would require that residential property used at least 90 days a year for short-term rentals be classified as commercial property.
Republican Arizona lawmakers say the state has more money than it needs and taxpayers deserve a $162 million state tax cut next year. On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee voted along party lines for House Bill 2778, an across-the-board cut in individual income tax rates, that also gives individuals filing non-itemized tax returns more room to write off charitable donations.
It’s a cross between shuffleboard and bowling — on ice. And, ever since the U.S. won Olympic gold in 2018, the sport of curling has been gaining in popularity. But long before that, curling has thrived from a devoted following right here in the desert at a curling club in Tempe that recently hosted its own championship tournament.
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Phoenix leaders could make it easier for police to ticket jaywalkers and certain panhandlers. A councilwoman wants to change city codes so police are no longer required to give first-time warnings to panhandlers on medians.
Girl Scout cookie season is underway in Arizona, and for many, that means greetings by scouts and cookie boxes at the front of the grocery store. But for troop members, cookie sales mean generating enough money to pay for programs the same way they have for over 100 years.
Mail ballots were sent Wednesday to over 200,000 Tempe and Chandler residents who are participating in the March 10 all-mail election. Tempe’s Mayoral and City Council candidates will be on the ballot. Chandler’s special election ballot asks voters to decide on dates for city elections. Registered Democrats also can vote in the Presidential Preference Election.
If travelers do not have a Real ID yet, a new bill co-sponsored by an Arizona congresswoman could solve that. The Trusted Traveler Real ID Relief Act of 2020 allows travelers without the Real ID to use their TSA PreCheck credentials.
Over the years, the percentage of Latinos who have voted for the Republican party has stayed pretty consistent — even as US President Donald Trump has made immigrants and Latinos a scapegoat for many of the nation's problems.
House GOP leaders hired a private law firm to investigate ethics complaints against one of their fellow lawmakers. Attorneys with Ballard Spahr will conduct an investigation of Rep. David Cook (R-Globe). Cook is the subject of two ethics complaints stemming from his alleged affair with an agricultural lobbyist.
Liliana Gomez has made a name for herself in the Valley’s art scene by blending the lines between dance and public art. She’s collaborated with visual artists and museums, schools and universities. And she’s paved the way for other choreographers of color in our community by bringing the BlakTinx Dance Festival to Phoenix.
Researchers at Yale University recently released the results of a three-year study in which they tested doctors older than 70 working there to see if they were experiencing memory loss. To find out what they found and what it might mean for the medical industry, The Show turned to Dr. Joe Sirven, KJZZ’s medical commentator and a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic.
Some disability advocates are hoping state lawmakers will support a bill that could provide an alternative to legal guardianship. It’s called supportive decision making, and it would allow certain individuals to maintain their independence — with some support.
The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is moving to make changes in how our credit scores are calculated — and those are expected to take effect by the end of this year. Average scores could end up going down, which would reverse a trend that’s lasted nearly a decade. Jim Triggs joined The Show to talk about what are being called FICO 10 and FICO 10 T.
In his 1960 bid for the White House, John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign wooed Latinos, who were largely ignored by other candidates. He was early in recognizing Latino voters as a growing force in American politics.
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.