The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that lets employees at some rural schools be armed on campus.
Sen. Rich Crandall (R-Mesa) sponsored SB 1325. (Photo courtesy azleg.gov)
SB 1325 allows teachers and staff to carry handguns if they work at a school that’s 20 miles and 30 minutes away from the nearest police station, that doesn’t have a school resource officer, and that has fewer than 600 students.
Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona says he won't be running for Governor in Arizona, even after a competitive Senate campaign last November.Democratic strategist Barry Dill tells Steve Goldstein why Carmona won't be a candidate and why other ambitious Democrats may be breathing a sigh of relief.
Something very old is Arizona’s newest Historic Landmark. KJZZ’s
Al Macias reports the Murray Springs Clovis Site in southern Arizona will be dedicated Saturday morning.
Thirteen thousand years ago, give or take a
few decades, hunters took down a mammoth, a bison and possibly other animals
during hunts just east of where Sierra Vista is now.
A bill to allow school employees to carry guns is scheduled
for a hearing Wednesday afternoon in a state House committee. The measure would
apply to schools that have fewer than 600 students, do not have school resource
officers and are more than 20 miles and 30 minutes from a law enforcement
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said
cases of Valley Fever in Arizona and some other Southwestern states rose
dramatically between 1998 and 2011. The CDC says there were a little more than
2,200 cases in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah in
1998 , but that by 2011, those states reported more than 22,000 cases.
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Institute for Public Policy, in partnership with KJZZ, hosted a forum on
bullying Tuesday. KJZZ's Mark Brodie moderated a panel discussion,
included Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections Director Charles
Westwood High School’s Counseling Department Chair Anna Cicero, State
Representative Eric Meyer and the Morrison Institute’s Senior Analyst
Statistician Eric Hedberg.
There is a bridge with no
name over the Santa Cruz
River. A ribbon-cutting ceremony
was held last week in the community of Rio Rico. But the Santa Cruz County Board
of Supervisors can’t agree on what to call it.
The Sky Train is now open. The automated, free airport transportation system is running through Sky Harbor International Airport from Terminal 4 to the Metro Light Rail stop.
The Sky Train takes travelers from Terminal 4 to the East Economy Parking lot and to the 44th Street and Washington Light Rail train.
After a four-decade ban, the Scottsdale City Council has approved the return of ice cream trucks to the city's neighborhoods.Leo Blavin, who helped the charge to overturn the ban, explained why he thinks it is a good idea.
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have
required certain health care providers to have lists of what some of their
services cost.The bill would have applied to at least the 25 most common
services and would have required providers to post their direct pay price.
If you come across a wild tortoise in the desert, it’s best
to leave it there. That might sound like obvious advice, but desert tortoises are continually removed from their habitat.
Once a tortoise like this one is removed from the wild, it can never return.
The so-called Gang of Eight bipartisan senators have released their proposed immigration reform legislation. Clint Bolick, co-author of "Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution" with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, said the proposal sounds fair and effective in making modifications to how legal and undocumented immigration is handled.
New data from the Arizona Department of Administration show the state's unemployment rate stayed flat at 7.9 percent in March, with more than 16,000 non-farm jobs gained from February. That compares to a drop in the national jobless rate to 7.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne may be facing a
challenger in the Republican Primary next year. That challenge could come from
Mark Brnovich, a former state and federal prosecutor who currently heads the Arizona
Another person wants to be Arizona’s next governor, but this time it looks like it’s more than a trial balloon. Fred DuVal is expected to formally announce his candidacy Wednesday morning for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and General Colin Powell discuss the importance of leadership and how political discourse in the United States must become more civil in order to solve complicated problems.
Valley Metro planners said they are trying to reassure local businesses along the expanding light rail line that construction is moving as fast as possible. They say lessons learned from the light rail’s first phase of construction should help this time around.
Last week, a former cattle slaughterhouse in New Mexico moved one step closer to becoming the only plant in the United States that slaughters horses. Valley Meat Company in Roswell was found to be in compliance by USDA inspectors.
Four people in a pick-up truck plunged
200 feet off a cliff near Apache Junction early Tuesday morning.
Emergency crews used a rope pulley system to pull an injured woman out of the canyon. (Photo courtesy of Apache Junction Fire District)
Emergency crews faced a daunting task extracting one of the victims, a woman in her 20s who suffered severe head and facial injuries.