More than 22,000 Arizonans have applied for and received permission from the Department of Health Services to use medical marijuana. And the vast majority, some 85 percent, are requesting to grow their own.
Arizona is nearing the end of flu season, but the past few weeks have brought a spike in reported cases.There have been over 1,100 cases of influenza reported in Arizona in the current flu season, and nearly a third of those were reported last week.
Arizona is one of 26 states challenging the requirement of individuals to purchase health insurance or pay a fine under the federal health reform law. But that isn’t preventing the state from moving forward with a key aspect of the law.
The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association has dropped its lawsuit against the state. The group had sued over a 5 percent cut in the reimbursement rate from the state for hospitals and physicians treating Medicaid patients.
(Tempe, AZ) - Blaise Lantana sat down with trumpeter Dominick Farinacci to talk about his start in music and his unique sound. He also gives advice for budding trumpet players and how he is bringing kids up close and personal with music.
Young people are driving less now than they were just a few years ago. The cost of gasoline and social media are two of the factors according to a study released today. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: For the first time since World War II, all Americans are driving less.
The war of words between the Department of Justice and Maricopa County officials continues. DOJ has been conducting a civil rights investigation into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department. Last week the County Attorney’s office sent a letter requesting information about the federal investigation into the sheriff’s office.
The State of Arizona has announced it will start accepting applications for medical marijuana dispensaries May 14. The applications will be accepted through May 25. Earlier, Dennis Lambert talked with Sunny Singh, who runs a WeGrow store in Phoenix.
Arizona's legislature is considering a law that would stop homeowner associations (HOAs) from regulating parking on city streets in some circumstances. We want to know what kind of experiences you've had with your HOA (or someone else's) when it comes to parking.
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.
KJZZ listeners know they can trust Government and Politics Reporter and Weekend Edition Saturday Host Mark Brodie for intelligent reports and insightful perspectives on Arizona politics and public policy.
Police have said it was a murder-suicide that claimed the lives of five people Wednesday in a Gilbert neighborhood. Gilbert police said Thursday morning the suspected gunman was white supremacist and Pinal County Sheriff candidate J.
The Phoenix Coyotes have advanced to the NHL’s Western Conference Finals, where they’ll meet the Los Angeles Kings for the right to play for the NHL Championship. Meantime, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league has a preliminary agreement with an ownership group headed by former San Jose CEO Greg Jamison, to buy the team.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu today ended his bid for Congress. As KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert reports from Phoenix, Babeu will run for re-election as sheriff instead. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu (Photo courtesy Pinal County Sherrif's Office) DENNIS LAMBERT: The sheriff says he's running for re-election to continue the programs he began four years ago, and because of problems with the candidacy of the man he wanted to replace him, his Chief Deputy Steve Henry.
The U.S. Justice Department has indicted a member of the Arizona House of Representatives. Tempe Democrat Ben Arredondo is accused of five counts, including bribery, fraud and attempted extortion. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Changing demographics across the Southwest are challenging assumptions about the electorate. Fronteras: the Changing America Desk will explore how these changes may impact the 2012 election during Fronteras Vote 2012, a live, call-in special-- 11 a.
The popularity of hiking Camelback Mountain has for years strained relationships between area residents and hikers, but changes are coming that might ease that strain.The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board has approved some potential solutions to the parking problems near Camelback Mountain's Echo Canyon.