The Maricopa County Attorney is criticizing United States
Attorney General Eric Holder’s prison reform proposal. Bill Montgomery says he
agrees with flexibility in sentencing, but not outside of legislative channels.
people are riding the bus and light rail. In fact, a record number opted for
public transit according to the latest numbers from Valley Metro which operates
the transit system. Most people took the bus.
Used to be you could make a cup of coffee in a hotel room and feel good about getting something for free, but just like the airlines hotels are charging extra for things that, once upon a time, cost nothing at all, and the latest numbers show fees at hotels and resorts are reaching new heights.
The Phoenix City Council plans to replace City Manager David Cavazos who surprised almost everybody a few weeks ago when he announced his resignation. Cavazos is moving on to take the same position in Santa Ana, Calif.
Jared Schoepf cleans water in a barrel. The Arizona State University student’s project is a finalist in the college track of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Finalist poster for Jared Schoepf's SafeSIPP.
University has drastically changed downtown Phoenix since it opened there in
2006. The school’s growth downtown has also
led to a lot of new private development.
The Sun Devil Fitness Complex has a rooftop pool.
A Republican state lawmaker is now officially exploring a possible candidacy for secretary of state. Scottsdale state Sen. Michele Reagan had formed an exploratory committee for her candidacy in December then left the paperwork blank on which office she planned to pursue.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is teaming with the
Department of Public Safety to help keep traffic moving on I-17 over the Labor
Day holiday weekend. They're targeting the area between Black Canyon
City and Cordes Junction
with highway signs that say 'Safety Corridor—Stay Alert, Stay Alive,' according
to ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel.
Arizona Senator John McCain heads to the White House Monday
to discuss a possible military strike against Syria with the president. On CBS's
"Face the Nation," Sunday, McCain said it has to be more than just a
missile strike, and that he wants to see a plan in place before deciding to
support the action.
Law enforcement agencies conducted a series of pre-dawn raids Wednesday morning at an apartment complex in northwest Phoenix. The raids capped a year-long undercover investigation.Police said they were looking into gang-related drug and weapons crimes at the apartments located just south of Glendale at 2500 West Ocotillo.
The city of Prescott announced they
will remove the temporary memorial for the firefighters killed in the Yarnell
The memorial at Prescott's Station 7 stretches entirely around the building.
Throw some dirt on it. That is what a lot of coaches and even some parents would say to young football players who looked like they had suffered a minor injury. Throwing up on the sidelines? Just part of the game.
A new Arizona
petition drive could mean some major changes in pensions for public
employees. Republican Party activist Roy
Miller is worried about what happened in Detroit,
happening here. His initiative would
prohibit cities, counties and school districts from spending increases that
exceed inflation and population growth, unless they've adequately funded their
Fire officials in Mesa say the emergency equipment at a gas station, worked just as it is supposed to, when a motorist made a big mistake and ignited a fire. "The gentleman was filling up the gas tank, left the nozzle inside his vehicle and drove away, but the hose itself had broke away," said fire department spokesman Forrest Smith.
The state will release August’s unemployment numbers next week. July’s rate was the same as June’s, 8 percent which was almost half a percent lower than last July, but are the jobs being added in Arizona good jobs? Michael Hayes said no.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport brought in more $1.3 billion in total economic
benefits last fiscal year. That is according to a new study from the W.P. Carey
School of Business at Arizona State University.
It is a big day for shoppers in central Phoenix, with the grand opening of a new Whole Foods Market near 20th Street and Highland Avenue. The 35,000 square foot store will sell natural and organic foods and jump into the ultra-competitive grocery battle in the Valley.
The Wallow fire in Eastern Arizona is now the largest wildfire in state history.
KJZZ's Morning Edition Host Dennis Lambert spoke with the US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell about the strategy to fight such an enormous wildfire.
A Valley health plan says its taking action to improve the health of its employees. KJZZ's Morning Editon Host Dennis Lambert talks with Dr. Charles Cox of Humana of Arizona, about the company's new employment policy, which bans the hiring of smokers at their facilities in Arizona.
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.