and defense industry stands to lose big if lawmakers in Washington allow sequestration cuts to start
at the end of this week. The state is the sixth-largest recipient of
Defense department contracts in the country, and the federal government funneled about $13 billion to
aerospace and defense companies in the state last year alone.
A large stretch of the US Route 89 south of Page remains
closed a week after a landslide buckled the pavement.
A section of US 89 in northern Arizona collapsed Feb. 20. (Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Transportation) The
Arizona Department of Transportation still has no timetable for when the road
will re-open, and it will be a couple
more weeks before ADOT engineers finish surveying the ground under the roadway,
which sunk about five feet into the ground.
mining companies are showing renewed interest in the Navajo Nation. The
Farmington Daily Times reports several companies have begged the Tribe for
permission to once again mine the uranium-rich land it sits upon.
A House bill to outlaw the latest dangerous drug
compounds continues to sail through the Arizona Legislature, earning unanimous
approval Monday from the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill aimed at putting a dent into
synthetic drug compounds by banning the 'backbone' chemicals, even if they're
changed a little later.
Last year, farmers and ranchers across the country grappled with a devastating drought. With the hot summer months closer than many of us care to admit, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports on how dry weather in Arizona affects crops and cattle.
The Arizona Board of Regents is fighting
back against a lawsuit filed over the collection of student fees. The suit asks
that the Board's decision to force students to opt in to a $2 per semester fee for the Arizona Student's
Association be overturned.
Phoenix voters have overwhelmingly supported a proposal to reform the city's pension system.
Early results after the polls closed Tuesday showed Proposition 201 passing by nearly 80 percent.
proposal is expected to save the city nearly $600 million over the next
The Internal Revenue Service says 660,000 taxpayers will have their refunds delayed by up to six weeks because of a problem with the software they used tofile their tax returns. The delay affects people claiming education tax credits who filed returns between Feb.
A state court ruled Monday that a Gilbert
spa owner does not have the right to use fish as a pedicure treatment. But it might not be the end of the legal battle.
Cindy Vong was blocked from using fish as an exfoliant at her nail salon in Gilbert, because the Arizona Board of Cosmetology said it was unsanitary.
Tucson is looking to tighten gun regulations. The city council voted unanimously Tuesday to draft an ordinance requiring residents to report a lost or stolen gun to the Tucson Police Department within 48 hours.
A West Valley businessman has been appointed to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Clint Hickman replaces former supervisor Max Wilson, who resigned due to health concerns.
Clint Hickman takes the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors oath of office, administered by Clerk of the Board Fran McCarroll.
Raceway is preparing for its final event after 30 years in the Southeast Valley.
Firebird International Raceway will close its doors Saturday after a grand finale event.(Photo by Al Macias - KJZZ)
The motorsports landmark shuts down at the end of March and more than two dozen jobs will be lost immediately afterward, said General Manager Franki Buckman.
Tempe-based US Airways is one step closer
to merging with American Airlines following a judge’s decision Wednesday. American
has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy since late 2011, so it needed a court’s
approval before the deal could go forward.
The Arizona Diamondbacks open their season tonight
at Chase Field against the St. Louis Cardinals. It will be a much different team
that takes the field for Arizona, with two of the three starting outfielders,
Chris Young and Justin Upton, having been traded.
The U.S. Department of
Education is monitoring the Maricopa County Community College District for
The Maricopa County Community College District office in Tempe. (Photo by Emily Johnson - KJZZ)
accused the district of requiring citizenship information from some student immigrants
who are qualified to stay in the U.
The Arizona Senate
rejected a bill Thursday making it easier to fire some low-performing teachers The measure would have allowed experienced
teachers to be placed on probationary status.That status
allows a school board to fire a teacher with little notice.
Join KJZZ, The Takeaway and Oregon Public Broadcasting for Can We Talk About Guns?-- a discussion about gun culture and how our personal experiences shape our views of guns on Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.
A judge has allowed a death row inmate to
move forward with his request to be executed quickly. Dale
Hausner was found guilty of six murders and many other crimes in connection
with shootings around the Valley during 2005 and 2006.
The 2013 Planetary Defense Conference
begins Monday in Flagstaff. The event hopes to raise public awareness of
threats to Earth and how we can respond. The conference, held on the Northern Arizona University campus,
brings together experts on tracking and deflecting meteors headed our way.
Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.