Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva is traveling today to Nevada to get a
firsthand look at a government corral used to temporarily house 1,500 mustangs
recently gathered from federal rangeland. Grijalva is the top Democrat on a
congressional panel on public lands, and an outspoken critic of the Bureau of
Land Management's wild horse policies.
This fall, the state’s utility regulators will decide whether to take up an issue that could change how you get your electricity. The Arizona Corporation Commission has asked for comment on what it is calling retail competition.
Arizona Corporation Commission held a hearing to discuss the legal issues of deregulating
the utility market. Lawyers on both sides of the issue addressed the commission. Michael Grant, attorney for the Arizona Investment
Council, argued against deregulation.
Flooding in north Phoenix kept road crews busy pumping water off parts of Interstate 17 on Monday.
Pumps working hard at the Deer Valley Road and Interstate 17 pump house. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation)
Arizona Department of Transportation had to remove hundreds of thousands of gallons of water in just a few hours.
Ceremonies are taking place across the country Wednesday to remember the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Arizonans are looking back in their own ways including Phoenix firefighter Jack Johnson, one of the many first-responders who went to Manhattan after the twin towers came down to dig through the rubble.
Not sure if this officially counts as a holiday in state government wonk-ville, but Friday is the General Effective Date, the day on which most bills signed during the legislative session become law. Hank Stephenson, a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, gives a sense of what some of those new laws are, but first, let’s do the numbers on this year’s bills.
Gov. Jan Brewer's office said the state has more revenues than expected, and that means Arizona is on pace to emerge from its deficit next year. But, a Democratic legislative leader said the governor cannot take all of the credit.
High-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies have
suddenly expanded their range. The Arizona Daily Star says a blue-footed booby appeared at Patagonia
Park last month in the first documented sighting of the
species in southeast Arizona.
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Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to Dave Brewer, Program
Coordinator for the Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU, about
restoring areas ravaged by wildfires. Goldstein also talks to Gary
Woodall, the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service in
Phoenix about the monsoon season in Phoenix.
In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, Mary Jo West looks back on what it was like to be a female pioneer in broadcasting in the 70s and Arizona's first female news anchor. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
A follow up to a story KJZZ first brought you Friday. A Glendale couple is among 57-hundred Arizonans who are losing Medicaid coverage due to state budget cuts. KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson tagged along as Bill and June Nelson tried to re-enroll in a program that helps cover medical expenses for people with catastrophic or chronic health conditions.
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Barry Broome, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, about the initiative to grow the economy in the entire valley instead of concentrating on specific cities.Broome is on the region leadership advisory team set up Brookings Institution to look at economic strategy in Maricopa.
As of the first report, which contains about 60 percent of ballots cast in the Phoenix Mayor's race, Greg Stanton is ahead with 38 percent of the votes. In second place is Wes Gullett with 20 percent. Peggy Neely, Claude Mattox, and Jennifer Wright are in a close battle for third place.
With one in ten Arizonans out of work, the competition for jobs is fierce. There are fewer positions available due to the economy, but job seekers face another challenge. When many workers landed their last jobs, they filled out paper applications and deliverd resumes in person or by mail.
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