Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio fell and broke his shoulder Thursday.
This photo of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his wife at the hospital was tweeted from the @RealSheriffJoe account Thursday. (Photo via Joe Arpaio on Twitter)
The 80-year-old sheriff went to St.
prison complex remains locked down Monday morning, after a fight early Sunday involving
about 400 inmates. Corrections officials say they stopped the fighting fairly
quickly but that a couple staffers and 17 inmates were injured.
Home prices in the Phoenix area increased by 22.7 percent
in January making it the largest increase in the nation. CoreLogic’s report
released today says the change represents the 11th consecutive month
of national price increases.
More than 400 city, county, state, tribal and federal
agencies took part Wednesday in a test of the country’s largest nuclear power
plant’s emergency plans. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports on what
federal evaluators were looking for at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station,
west of Phoenix.
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records the stories from everyday people.
Fernanda Philbrick and Roberta Santos (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps)
The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked
at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors officially opposes a planned natural gas pipeline. The Arizona Daily Star reports the board voted unanimously Tuesday to oppose a planned pipeline between Tucson and Sasabe.
An alternative route to the wrecked U.S. 89, south of Page,
has problems. The dirt-surfaced Navajo Route 20 runs parallel to the
landslide-damaged highway. It is a short-term fix for some commuters, but
accidents have been reported.
The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that lets employees at some rural schools be armed on campus.
Sen. Rich Crandall (R-Mesa) sponsored SB 1325. (Photo courtesy azleg.gov)
SB 1325 allows teachers and staff to carry handguns if they work at a school that’s 20 miles and 30 minutes away from the nearest police station, that doesn’t have a school resource officer, and that has fewer than 600 students.
Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona says he won't be running for Governor in Arizona, even after a competitive Senate campaign last November.Democratic strategist Barry Dill tells Steve Goldstein why Carmona won't be a candidate and why other ambitious Democrats may be breathing a sigh of relief.
Something very old is Arizona’s newest Historic Landmark. KJZZ’s
Al Macias reports the Murray Springs Clovis Site in southern Arizona will be dedicated Saturday morning.
Thirteen thousand years ago, give or take a
few decades, hunters took down a mammoth, a bison and possibly other animals
during hunts just east of where Sierra Vista is now.
A bill to allow school employees to carry guns is scheduled
for a hearing Wednesday afternoon in a state House committee. The measure would
apply to schools that have fewer than 600 students, do not have school resource
officers and are more than 20 miles and 30 minutes from a law enforcement
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said
cases of Valley Fever in Arizona and some other Southwestern states rose
dramatically between 1998 and 2011. The CDC says there were a little more than
2,200 cases in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah in
1998 , but that by 2011, those states reported more than 22,000 cases.
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Institute for Public Policy, in partnership with KJZZ, hosted a forum on
bullying Tuesday. KJZZ's Mark Brodie moderated a panel discussion,
included Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections Director Charles
Westwood High School’s Counseling Department Chair Anna Cicero, State
Representative Eric Meyer and the Morrison Institute’s Senior Analyst
Statistician Eric Hedberg.
There is a bridge with no
name over the Santa Cruz
River. A ribbon-cutting ceremony
was held last week in the community of Rio Rico. But the Santa Cruz County Board
of Supervisors can’t agree on what to call it.
The Sky Train is now open. The automated, free airport transportation system is running through Sky Harbor International Airport from Terminal 4 to the Metro Light Rail stop.
The Sky Train takes travelers from Terminal 4 to the East Economy Parking lot and to the 44th Street and Washington Light Rail train.
After a four-decade ban, the Scottsdale City Council has approved the return of ice cream trucks to the city's neighborhoods.Leo Blavin, who helped the charge to overturn the ban, explained why he thinks it is a good idea.
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have
required certain health care providers to have lists of what some of their
services cost.The bill would have applied to at least the 25 most common
services and would have required providers to post their direct pay price.
If you come across a wild tortoise in the desert, it’s best
to leave it there. That might sound like obvious advice, but desert tortoises are continually removed from their habitat.
Once a tortoise like this one is removed from the wild, it can never return.
The so-called Gang of Eight bipartisan senators have released their proposed immigration reform legislation. Clint Bolick, co-author of "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution" with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, said the proposal sounds fair and effective in making modifications to how legal and undocumented immigration is handled.
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.