A new report sketches out where the job openings will
be in Arizona
over the next two years. And, even though the state is turning out some 24,000
college graduates a year, the report says three-quarters of the available jobs
will go to people with a high school diploma or less.
If you drive the Loop 101 Pima Freeway north of the Red Mountain part of the Loop 202 very often, you know traffic many times becomes bogged down there. There is relief on the way. But, just like a freeway back-up, it is going to take a while.
Debate continues this week in Washington over the 2013 Farm bill. One of
the amendments being considered would eliminate a loophole in the current
federal animal fighting law. Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society is a strong
supporter of the amendment, saying along with Arizona's 1998 ban on
cockfighting, it would "eradicate illegal animal fighting once and for
all" in the state.
The New York
man who has been indicted for threatening to kill two CNN anchors has allegedly
confessed to tweeting about the plots to kill Jane Valez-Mitchell and Nancy
Grace. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says David Simpson's car had been
packed with guns, zip ties and a knife, and he was ready to leave New York for Georgia.
A box of items donated to the Kiwanis Club in Carefree became
a problem Saturday, when a grenade was found inside. The donation was brought
to a fire station and Sheriff's Office spokesman Chris Hegstrom says deputies
took it from there.
Valley bus drivers and the Valley Metro System
management team continue labor negotiations through Wednesday.The two groups have
been in talks this entire month. The
temporary contract bus drivers have been working with expires Wednesday.
Phoenix area golf courses are facing an uncertain future. As a part of KJZZ's "Phoenix Votes" series on the Phoenix City Council election, we have a report about a dispute over a neighborhood golf course in the sixth district that has people wondering what the city should do about courses in financial trouble.
State health officials said the number of abortions performed in Arizona was down 7 percent from 2011 to 2012. The annual report from the Department of Health Services said 13,340 elective abortions were reported last year.
The European Union Commission has approved the proposed
merger of Tempe-based US Airways with the parent of American Airlines, AMR
Corporation, but it will cost the new American one slot at London's
Environmental Protection Agency has been hit with a lawsuit over claims it is failing to protect children from
crop-dusting pesticide drift. Linda Wells of the Pesticide Action Network says
the suit is an effort to get the EPA to re-evaluate the potential harm to kids,
especially in rural America.
We finish our “Phoenix Votes” series with a look at housing in District 8.
Stephanie Reynolds poses with her youngest children, Sam and Monika, outside their new home, purchased with the help of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
Have you ever had the experience in a museum, where you see something on the wall, and it instantly puts you in a place? Where you can see and smell and just feel it?
Super Mario World, 1991. Hiroshi Yamauchi, executive producer; Shigeru Miyamoto, producer; Takashi Tezuka, lead director.
Senator John McCain told business leaders in downtown Phoenix Monday that he disagrees with the federal government’s decision to reject disaster relief aid for the Yarnell Hill Fire.
Senator John McCain shakes hands with Debbie Johnson, president of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association.
From statehood in 1912 until 2000, Arizona’s Legislature was in charge of drawing legislative and congressional districts, but in the 2000 election, apparently in a bid to lessen the influence of politics on the process, voters passed Proposition 106, which created the five-member Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.
It has not been the best week ever for American Airlines and US Airways. A federal bankruptcy judge said he is not sure he can approve American’s plan to come out of bankruptcy protection after the federal government and a handful of states including Arizona filed suit, challenging the carrier’s merger with Tempe-based US Airways.
About 1 million people in Arizona could get health insurance next year. The long awaited Affordable Health Care Act will not start providing benefits until January, but you can start signing up for a plan this fall.
When voters approved the clean elections system of public campaign financing in 1998, the majority seemed to
be endorsing the concept based more on grassroots support and less on the
The Yarnell Hill Fire claimed the lives of 19 firefighters June 30, but it also devastated the little town of Yarnell. It will cost an estimated $6 million to rebuild homes and businesses. Still, that wasn’t enough to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Assistance funds.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says it has
erected its first cross marking
the death of an illegal border crosser, since announcing an effort to put the
GPS markers along I-8 just over a week ago.
Despite years of
using private aircraft to fight forest fires, the Forest Service and Interior
Department do not know how effective the aircraft are against wildfires. That is
one of the findings from a study by the Government Accountability Office.