Retiring Arizona Senator Jon Kyl gave his farewell address to the U.S. Senate today. Kyl, who is leaving Congress after 26 years, including 18 years in the Senate, spoke for nearly half an hour. His speech focused on policy issues rather than remembrances of his career.
After more than a decade with the same five members, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will have two newcomers. Steve Chucri discusses his priorities as he succeeds Don Stapley. Michelle Ye Hee Lee of the Arizona Republic considers how the political dynamic of the Board will change.
The county Air Quality department has received more than 300 complaints of residents violating "no-burn" days this winter. But the department has fewer inspectors to help enforce that restriction than in past years.
Arizona's 2013 legislative session starts on Jan. 14 with Governor Jan Brewer's State of the State address. Now that Republicans no longer have super-majorities in the House and Senate -- and the state's economy is on the upswing -- some observers expect lawmakers to focus on K-12 education and AHCCCS funding.
Some residents of northwest Arizona are less than happy about their drinking water. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert reports. The city of Kingman has had to flush its water system, as a result of resident complaints.
A male Mexican gray wolf recently released in Arizona's Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is doing well. The release was timed to coincide with normal early season breeding activities. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
The recent four-day freeze damaged ficus trees across
the Valley. If you’re wondering what to do with the tree in your yard? Just leave it alone.
Ficus tree (Photo by Rick Gould - KJZZ)NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Ficus trees lose about a foot of
growth after a freezing cold snap.
President Barack Obama is expected to begin his push for immigration reform next week. Today he met with several members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at the White House to discuss plans for the legislation.
The number of homeless people living in shelters and on the streets increased during the recession, according to service providers. Workers from those agencies and Valley cities hit the streets yesterday to get an accurate count of how many people in Maricopa County are homeless.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says he’s working with
state lawmakers to modify a proposal that would require money from lawsuit settlements
to go into the state’s General Fund. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
From Superman to Spider-Man to Spawn, American culture has a strong relationship with superheroes.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with DC and Marvel Comics artist Tony Parker about why we're drawn to superheroes.
has jumped in the race on the Democratic side to succeed Governor Jan Brewer.DuVal filed
paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office to establish an exploratory
committee. He’s a
former Arizona Board of Regents member who also served as a top aide and
adviser to Bruce Babbitt both during Babbitt's terms as Arizona governor and his unsuccessful
campaign for the 1988 Democratic nomination for president.
It doesn't happen often, and it's always a surprise when it does, but we had what amounted to snow in the Valley on Wednesday afternoon.
A rainbow is visible near Papago Peak amid the storm clouds Wednesday.
With more than a year and a half before Arizonans elect their next attorney general, Felecia Rotellini filed paperwork Monday to run against incumbent Tom Horne. If a battle to be the state's lawyer between
Democrat Rotellini and Republican Horne sounds familiar, it’s because it happened before -- three years ago, in 2010 -- when Rotellini
lost to Horne by some 63,000 votes.
The Arizona-Mexico border has been especially busy lately. Just a few hours before President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, Governor Jan Brewer toured the border. Sen. John McCain followed with his own visit, and then Homeland Security Secretary and former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano met with Border Patrol agents near Nogales.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton delivered his second State of the City speech Thursday. He announced new pushes for school safety and an effort to get guns off the street.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (right) introduces Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia and David Krietor, the new executive director of Downtown Phoenix, Inc.
The state of Arizona and Coconino County have both
issued emergency declarations after the collapse of a section of US 89, south
of Page, late last month. County spokesman Nathan Gonzales says the actions
free up additional resources to start work on the 150-foot section of roadway
that buckled and slid several feet
down a mountainside.
Governor Jan Brewer says she does not believe the
Department of Homeland Security needed to release illegal immigrants
from federal detention centers. Federal
officials say the release of approximately 2,000 people, reportedly 300 of
them in Arizona,
was necessary because of automatic spending cuts forced by sequestration.
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.