Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar took to the floor of the U.S. House Wednesday to question President Obama's use of the phrase 'phony scandals' to refer to issues like the 'Fast & Furious' gun-walking program and the recent IRS scandal that has plagued his administration.
Tempe is primed for new development projects in and around downtown. The city has long used infill development as a way to boost its tax base, but now some other Valley cities are looking to use the same approach.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at Desert Vista High School Tuesday. It is the latest in a series of speeches he jas made around the country about the continued recovery of the U.S. economy.
Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos seemed to take
everyone by surprise when he submitted his resignation recently. Cavazos had
been on the job for four years after succeeding Frank Fairbanks who by holding
the position for 19 years was the longest-serving manager in Phoenix history.
State Health Director Will Humble wants Rural/Metro to send him financial statements while it seeks bankruptcy protection. He is worried the ambulance and firefighting company might cut expenses that could lead to longer emergency response times.
Managing your personal medical records is a huge question without a clear answer. Some see portability of and easy access to health histories as the key to getting patients more focused on their own well being.
shrub is now protected under the federal Endangered Species Act.
The Gierish mallow, found only in Arizona and Utah, is now protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. It's estimated that only 18 groups of mallows remain in the Southwest.
Northern Arizona University will offer its students
a new type of transcript for the upcoming fall semester.
Northern Arizona University's campus at South Mountain Community College. (Photo by Julie Levin-KJZZ)
NAU wants to make its students more competitive in
the job market, and its new competency report may do that.
A panel of federal appeals judges have ruled that a multi-million
dollar lawsuit against a former Maricopa county attorney and a top aide
can proceed. That means the county is on
the line for any potential damages.
Maricopa County will begin helping inmates sign up for health care insurance when they leave the jail system. It is part of the campaign to get 1 million uninsured people in Arizona coverage next year.
The Phoenix City Council has voted to begin
a national search to find a City Manager. David
Cavazos has served as Phoenix City Manager since 2009. He announced early this
month that he’s stepping down to take the same position with Santa Ana, Calif.
School rivalries come in all shapes and sizes. Here in the Valley, it's Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. Former Arizona Wildcat sports writer and editor Shane Dale wrote about ASU's battles with U of A in his book "Territorial: The History of the Duel in the Desert.
Phoenix was blanketed by a dust cloud Monday night as a storm blew through the
central and western parts of the metro area. Between a quarter and three
quarters of an inch of rain fell. Tempe saw downed trees and power lines.
in Phoenix Thursday joined groups in dozens of other cities calling for higher
fast food wages.
A mariachi band plays as protesters hold up signs demanding higher wages for fast food workers in Central Phoenix Thursday.
The two sides in the racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office were back in court Friday. Three months ago in May, Judge Murray Snow found the sheriff’s office under Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers in the county.
The five-member Maricopa County Community College District Board will get two new members next year. A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer means at large members will be added to the board.
Arizona’s Congress members have mixed reactions to President Obama’s call for military strikes in Syria. Flagstaff Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick said her office has been overwhelmed with phone calls and emails from constituents about the issue, but she is not ready to make a commitment.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is taking on the county government for hiring criminals. Babeu claims the Pinal County Board of Supervisors is hiring friends and family, knowing they are convicted criminals, and giving them access to classified information.
Arguments about improving K-12 education in Arizona usually start with spending more money, and since the state's economy sunk into recession and balancing the budget meant extreme deep cutting, those who favor significantly higher spending have a lot of catching up to do.