Some state lawmakers say they're willing to take another
look at Arizona's 'stand your ground law' in
the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting and trial in Florida, but there's deep division over whether
any changes are needed.
Whether we like it or not, most of us have had to get used to members of the U.S. House on the almost-constant treadmill of raising money and running for reelection, thanks to their two year terms and the desire to keep going back to Washington.
Gas prices are up slightly in Arizona from a week ago. The statewide
average jumped 2 cents from last Friday to $3.58 a gallon. But, Stephanie
Dembowski of AAA Arizona says that's a lot less than last week's dime increase.
The FBI has been conducting a massive child sex trafficking sting across the country over the last few days. Some of the children being victimized were from Phoenix. The enforcement operation involved 47 FBI divisions across the country and led to the recovery of 105 children who had been forced into prostitution.
Wednesday morning, business and community
leaders are set to kick off a major development along the Tempe Town Lake. The 2 million square foot project’s
being hailed as the largest office deal in state history.
Arizona’s Attorney General
is asking a federal commission to let state election officials verify the
citizenship status of all prospective voters. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona cannot ask
voters who register using a federal form to provide proof of citizenship.
The union representing striking bus drivers and the operating company both expressed optimism Friday that they would be able to reach an agreement to end the strike that started Thursday. KJZZ’s Steve Shadley has been out and about, talking to people affected by the strike.
President Barack Obama will speak about home ownership Tuesday afternoon at Desert Vista High School in the Valley. His speech will highlight the topic as a, "cornerstone of how we strengthen the middle class," according to a White House press release.
The first KJZZ Town Hall on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Tuesday and focused on the candidates in District 4.
The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 4 candidates.
The final KJZZ Town Hall on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Thursday night and focused on the candidates of District 2.
Candidates Virgel Cain and Jim Waring at the District 2 forum. (Photo by Julie Levin - KJZZ)
This district spans much of North Phoenix, from Scottsdale Road to the East to Interstate 17 to the West.
Arizona’s medical marijuana program was approved by the state’s voters in 2010 but took a while to be fully implemented, and it is complicating life for law enforcement. Some prosecutors in the Valley are arguing that any trace of pot in a driver’s blood equals driving under the influence, but Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley said medical marijuana advocates disagree.
Wallace and Ladmo, Dick Van Dyke, Jack Clifford, Al
McCoy. These are the stories and people you can learn about at a broadcasting
One of the rooms of the House of Broadcasting museum. It is decked out with equipment and framed photos on the wall.
There is more proof the region’s stubborn drought is affecting water supplies in Arizona and other western states. A new federal report predicts water levels in Colorado River reservoirs will drop significantly over the next few years.
Methamphetamine use is down, and so are the
negative advertisements. The focus has shifted from meth to prescription
pills, according to Glenn Cummings, the west regional director of Outpatient Services for Terros, a Phoenix behavioral health group.
Wildlife officials said a
Mexican gray wolf has died in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. Arizona Game and Fish
officials said a field team was trying to fit radio-telemetry collars on some wolves
The U.S. Forest Service is running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season. The agency is diverting dollars from other departments to meet firefighting needs.The Forest Service has spent nearly a billion dollars fighting fires this year which left it with about $50 million available.
Enrollment has doubled at Arizona State University’s new satellite campus in Lake Havasu City. The college opened a year ago, but ASU plans to add some majors in hopes of attracting more undergraduates.
Some New Mexico officials are urging the Arizona Corporation Commission
not to deregulate electricity sales. They contend the decision in Arizona could decimate the New
Mexico economy.The Arizona Corporation Commission is considering
deregulating the state's electric market.
A solar power KJZZ file photo. (Photo courtesy of KJZZ File Footage)
By Courtney Flatt and KJZZ NewsA new Department of Energy study predicts Arizona will use more energy per capita than any other western state by 2025.
Phoenix’s Historic Preservation Office is running short on cash. Voters in 2006 approved a $13 million bond, but that money was only supposed to last five years, and it appears unlikely the issue will be back on the ballot anytime soon.