Mayor of Mesa Scott Smith, NPR Washington senior editor Ron Elving, and ASU assistant professor at the School of Letters and Sciences Kelly McDonald explain the significance of the Mesa Presidential Primary Debate for candidates and the state of Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Corrections will not have all the lethal injection serums for the two death sentences scheduled over the next 10 days. Corrections officials notified the Arizona Supreme Court they will only be administering a one-drug protocol.
A federal appeals court is hearing a legal challenge to the EPA’s plan to regulate carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. Coal producers – including Peabody Energy are arguing against the new rules.
One of the many vacant lots in Downtown Phoenix is under development. Two new apartment buildings will provide a home to college students and people who work downtown. A rendering of the courtyard of the proposed north building to be built in Downtown Phoenix by developer Concord Eastridge.
Many people who tried to use Arizona’s 511 system this past weekend couldn’t get the latest road conditions because the phone number and website were at full capacity. As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, the system experienced record numbers of users.
President Barack Obama has nominated a Pima County judge to be Arizona’s next U.S. Attorney. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more. STEVE GOLSTEIN: The nominee is Pima County Superior Court Judge John Leonardo, who began in that position in 1993.
Tempe, AZ - KJZZ and Blaise Lantana were graced by jazz singer and pianist Eliane Elias. The famed Brazilian discussed traveling and how she and her bass player, Mark Johnson, have their own space for creating and collaborating.
Federal officials say they've come up with some proposals on how to manage the flow of water at Glen Canyon Dam. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The timing and volume of water released into the Colorado River from the Glen Canyon Dam in Page affects hydroelectricity, beach recreation, native fish and archaeological sites in the Grand Canyon.
Spring training baseball could continue in Maryvale for another decade. The Phoenix city council is expected to approve a tentative agreement Tuesday to keep the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
An email scam prompted US Airways to issue an alert today. The Tempe-based airline is warning people to look out for fraudulent emails supposedly send by the company. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
The Arizona House Ethics Committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow morning, to hear the complaint against Tucson Independent Daniel Patterson. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Patterson’s response to the committee’s investigative report is also due Tuesday.
State Representative Daniel Patterson of Tucson resigned Wednesday from the Arizona House of Representatives. That came shortly after the House Ethics Committee recommended to the full chamber that Patterson be expelled.
State lawmakers want to make it easier for Arizona homeowners to receive a property tax rebate. An economic development package the legislature approved last year provided a tax break on owner-occupied property, but it required the owner to submit an affidavit every two years stating that the property was their primary residence.
Pinal Country Sheriff Paul Babeu announced Wednesday he’d run for Congress in Arizona’s fourth congressional district. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Weston Phippen reports. WESTON PHIPPEN: He’s best known for his talk about roving battles with drug cartels in the desert.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he wants to avoid a court battle with the Department of Justice. Last week the DOJ said that it had found a pattern of civil rights abuses against Latinos in Maricopa County.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this morning about Arizona’s controversial anti illegal immigration law. A crowd of SB 1070 opponents outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Photo by Victoria Pelham - Cronkite News Service) A supporter of SB 1070 outside the U.
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