Latinos and African Americans make up 13 percent of the national workforce, but they hold just 3 percent of all high tech jobs. Women are also lagging behind. Now, Arizona high schools have the opportunity to apply for grants that will serve these underrepresented students.
The drought in the Southwest has been a long-term problem and at least here in the Valley it continued during 2012. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Meteorologist Hector Vasquez of the National Weather Service in Phoenix.
First-year law students at Arizona State University begin a new semester Monday. By next term they’ll have the chance to enter a new program that will eventually help them work in two countries. The North American Law Degree could further extend business ties between Canada and Arizona.
Scottsdale's Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction opens on Sunday with legendary American muscle cars and the original Batmobile on the block. The Speed Channel's Rick Debruhl tells Here and Now Host Steve Goldstein about how Barrett-Jackson has lapped the competition, and Laura McMurchie of the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau talks about how the auction fits in with Scottsdale's busy winter event season.
Salt River Project has begun a years-long effort to drain, clean, and repair all 130 miles of its canal system. Saturday, SRP is inviting the public to see one of the crucial steps. SRP canals are full of fish -- many of them are white amur, which the company puts in its canals to control aquatic vegetation.
The National Hockey League's lockout is over, and the Phoenix Coyotes start the 2013 season on Saturday night in Dallas. Todd Walsh of Fox Sports Arizona and the Phoenix Coyotes' radio network talks about whether the team will be able to pick up on the magic of last season--when the Coyotes made the Western Conference Finals.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer released her $8.9 billion budget proposal on Friday. KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Cynthia Zwick, Executive Director of the Arizona Community Action Association, about what the plan might mean for low-income Arizonans.
The U.S. Census Bureau released a new report
showing a growing national trend in college degree attainment; Bachelor’s,
Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are on the rise. One Arizona
university is keeping up.
Police are looking for the man -- identified as Arthur D. Harmon -- who
allegedly shot three people in a north Central Phoenix
office complex Wednesday morning, killing one and injuring several. The shooting
took place on the same day that hearings on legislation to address gun violence
were convened in Washington,
with former Arizona Rep.
Recent rains have been good for the Salt and Verde river watersheds. The metro Phoenix area depends on the six reservoirs along the rivers for much of its water needs. But as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports that despite the rain it’s been a dry winter.
cold snap a few weeks ago didn’t just kill off tender plants. Thousands of
tropical fish in Tempe
Town lake also perished.
KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Thousands of fish in Tempe Town Lake perished during the recent cold snap.
A federal judge has overturned a 2012 Arizona anti-abortion law targeting Planned Parenthood. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.U.S. District Judge Neil Wake said the law's ban on Medicaid funding for non-abortion health care provided by doctors and clinics that also perform abortions violates federal Medicaid law.
Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines have officially announced their intention to merge. The new company will keep the American Airlines name and be based out of Dallas-Fort Worth. Current American CEO Tom Horton said at a press conference that while there will be job losses, the two companies complement one another.
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will deliver his State of the City
address Thursday morning. He’ll give the speech in downtown Scottsdale – the city
is currently working with some businesses in that part of town to address
security concerns, after a bouncer at a bar was stabbed to death last month.
For a long time now, advocates have pushed for reform that
would improve important benchmarks like this. Today, we begin a weeklong series
called Educating Arizona that explores the challenges in our public school
system - from the elementary to university level.
Morris K. Udall Post Office in Tucson
processed outgoing mail for the last time Friday, and U.S. Representative Ron
Barber is upset about it. Barber
strongly opposes the Postal Service decision to close this mail processing
center and send all outgoing mail in southern Arizona
Some Arizonans who get a lung disease common in the Southwest are not being treated properly by their doctors. But, the University of Arizona and State Department of Health Services have joined efforts to train physicians who may not know a lot about Valley Fever.
Six Arizona School districts are
facing some hefty federal fines if they don’t clean up asbestos contamination
in classrooms and administration buildings.EPA inspectors
found a variety of violations, including cancer-causing asbestos fibers in walls
and floor tiles at some school buildings.
A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that weekly wages in Yuma and La Paz counties are well below both the state and national average of $903.La Paz County averageis $604 while Yuma County's is $668.
General Motors will be hiring a thousand high-tech employees to staff its new Information Technology Innovation Center in Chandler. Company officials made the announcement Wednesday with city and state leaders.