Less than a month after Phoenix approved a plan to tax its hospitals, another Arizona city is looking to do the same thing. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Phoenix officials say their new ordinance will bring in $200 million federal matching dollars, to help pay hospitals for treating patients without insurance.
The Grand Canyon National Park science staff is moving to an energy-efficient facility.The new 8,800 square-foot building has a water conservation system and will use solar power. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the building is Tuesday, but it won’t open until next month.
Two members of Congress have released information indicating the CEO of Wal-Mart knew as early as 2005 that the company’s Mexican unit was passing out bribes.Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings and Henry Waxman of California, who are investigating bribery charges at Wal-Mart, have released documents they obtained from a confidential source that indicates Mike Duke and other senior Wal-Mart officials were informed about bribery allegations multiple times.
Arizona business leaders told members of the state House of Representatives Wednesday that the new Common Core standards for K-12 schools will help companies fill available jobs. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Mesa officials will open a new city park Saturday morning. The Mesa Grande Cultural Park includes an earthen mound created by the Hohokam, along with trails and pottery. It will include trails and several stations to interpret what visitors are looking at.
The public interest group says the City of Phoenix is not open
enough about how it spends taxpayer money. The group released a report Wednesday that gave Phoenix a below-average
rating. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: The Arizona Public Interest
Research Group, known as PIRG, gave the city of Phoenix a ‘D’ for spending transparency.
In his new book, Heat: Adventures in the World’s Fiery Places,
Bill Streever writes about how heat has affected humans and the world.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with Streever about why we choose to live in hot places and how heat continues to impact our lives.
The federal agency that protects wild
horses is emphasizing the importance of treating the animals with care during
the 1970s, U.S. law has required the Bureau of Land Management to treat wild
horses humanely when culling overpopulated herds on public land.
An Arizona House committee has given initial approval to a bill making it easier for police to detain people believed to be a danger to themselves or others because of a mental health issue.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
A court system for homeless
people is expanding in Maricopa
County. It was created
seven years ago to resolve minor offenses. Now the system has a new name and can be found in every town in the
Arizona's Child Protective Services agency will get emergency funding to hire more caseworkers and other employees, but Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter says additional money sought by Governor Jan Brewer will dramatically improve the situation.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton came to the studio to talk about Proposition 201, which would reform the city's pension system, and when Phoenix will repeal its food tax.
Host Steve Goldstein shares a laugh with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton at the KJZZ studio.
Phoenix's Actors Theatre has suspended its season, and will be leaving its long-time home. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Robrt Pela about the current economics of the arts, and what's next for Actors Theatre.
Governor Jan Brewer has made simplifying the state’s sales
tax system a top priority for this legislative session. She convened a task
force last year to come up with recommendations on how to do that.
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that
records the stories from everyday people.
James and Marion Durham (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps)
The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked
at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
Many believe the Superstition Mountains
are filled with treasures. For more than a century, people — locals and visitors — have ventured into this part of Arizona
looking to find one of the oldest legends: a gold mine.
State Representative John Kavanagh wants to change Arizona's Resign to Run law. He says it's a charade.Kavanagh explains why his bill is needed. Also, Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services explains why Resign to Run was created and whether it has affected who runs for office and when.
Pea sized hail from a strong early afternoon thunderstorm in the East Valley. (Photo by Carol Harvey - KJZZ)
Pea- and nickel-sized
hail pounded parts of the Valley Friday afternoon. The late-winter storm is also bringing snow to Northern
In the United States, more people say they vote in elections than actually do. One way to prove it is some physical evidence of visiting a polling place. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, perhaps the most common piece of proof is provided to Valley voters with help from a sponsor.