Grand Canyon University is investing a lot of money and energy into moving its athletic programs into Division I, the highest level of competition in the NCAA.Brad Wolverton of The Chronicle of Higher Education talks to Steve Goldstein about the challenges GCU will face— and whether its for-profit status will impact how it's viewed by the NCAA.
A three-day law enforcement operation in
central and southern Arizona
has led to more than three dozen arrests.
Southern Star II targeted fugitives with outstanding warrants for felonies
including drug violations and violent crimes.
New jobs are
coming to the Valley. The New York company ZocDoc is bringing a second U.S.
office – and more than 600 jobs – to Scottsdale.
Gov. Jan Brewer poses with many of the faces of ZocDoc, including its CEO, Cyrus Massoumi.
Arizona is among 37
states seeking federal approval for the testing of unmanned aircraft for commercial
purposes. The Federal Aviation Adminstration will issue permits for drone operators in six
United States drug czar Gil Kerlikowske met with local mayors in Phoenix on Thursday to talk border security and drug trafficking.
U.S. Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske, center, visited with (from left), Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott, Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski, and Phoenix Chief of Police Daniel Garcia.
lawmakers voted Monday to scrap an old definition in the law books that said
people with mental illness were idiots. It existed despite the fact that most references in the statutes have
been updated to be legally and medically correct.
Comic Amy Donohue talked about her decision to donate a kidney and her efforts to serve as a spokesperson for organ donation.Donohue explained how social media stole her kidney. She donated hers to the mother of a woman she met on Twitter.
KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Steve Shadley is no stranger to the issues shaping Arizona. Shadley started his public radio career more than 30 years ago while pursuing a journalism degree at Northern Arizona University.
groups involved with getting minorities to the polls are unhappy with legislation working its way through the
Legislature. Right now, you can sign up on a permanent early voting list, meaning a ballot will be mailed to
you in advance of every election.
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would
have removed the age limit of 45 for serving in the state militia. The militia is
a provision in the state constitution, but as Brewer noted in her veto letter,
it has never been established or funded.
The state of Arizona has two of the top ten American electric utilities for production of solar power.The latest ratings from the Solar Electric Power Association show Arizona Public Service producing the fourth-most solar power and Tucson Electric the seventh-most in the country.
One man is dead, another in critical condition, after
a dirt bike hit another vehicle over the weekend in Gilbert. Joaquinn Enriquez
of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says alcohol may have been a factor in the
All Tucson public employees will receive a raise. The Tucson City Council approved the 55-cent-an-hour increase this week. The hike is included in Tucson's 2014 budget. The Arizona Daily Star reports, the change will take effect no later than Jan.
Short sales in the Valley peaked in 2011, and that meant a
lot of people went from being homeowners to renters. Many had to wait to be eligible for a home
loan. Now, a lot of those people are once again and the wave of boomerang buyers is
Cucumbers distributed from southern Arizona have been linked to salmonella in 18 states. The Food and Drug Administration is detaining imports of cucumbers from the Mexican company Daniel Cardenas Izabal and Miracle Greenhouse.
Thousands of inmates at two California prisons may
be removed from their current facility to protect them from Valley Fever. Federal
medical receiver J. Clark Kelso is in charge of improving health care at California prisons.
Eighteen people have been indicted for allegedly stealing ten million dollars worth of raw copper from an Arizona mine. Two supervisors from the ASARCO mine were among the suspects. The thefts from the ASARCO mine near Hayden started as early as 2006, according to investigators.