Arizona consumers are apparently feeling more confident about the economy. New figures from the Behavior Research Center show 29 percent think current business conditions are good. That's the best number in years, with the percentage who think jobs are hard to get now at just 43 percent.
Congress returns to D.C. Monday after a week-long recess. For Republican Senator Jeff Flake going back to Washington may come as a relief.
Caren Teves, whose son died at the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shootings last year, outside Sen.
A power plant that converts
garbage into renewable energy will soon be operating in Glendale. The project will cost $110 million. City of Glendale
officials say the waste-to-energy plant will be built on the Glendale Municipal
Landfill near the Glendale
After a revamp of its iconic mascot prompted mass derision, Arizona State University has unveiled another new design for Sparky the Sun Devil. But this time, the university community had a say.
The rejected Sparky mascot design (left) and the mascot chosen by fans in an online vote.
Some of the loudest critics of Proposition 100, the voter-approved temporary one cent sales tax increase, were small business owners.
Lance Muzslay, co-owner of Sole Sports Running Zone. (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ)
They worried about, among other things, how the higher tax would affect their sales.
Presidential and aviation buffs can bid on a piece of history today. An airplane that once
carried vice presidents is going up for auction this morning, and it has had
many famous fliers. Its primary
mission was to carry the vice president, but presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan,
Clinton and both Bushes also flew aboard the DC-9.
Law enforcement agencies around the state will be enforcing seatbelt usage next week. They want to make sure drivers are wearing their seatbelts and that parents are using child safety seats. The weeklong effort is part of the national Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign.
Three years ago, Arizona voters overwhelmingly decided to temporarily raise the state sales tax by a penny on the dollar. Now, as Proposition 100 is set to expire at the end of May, KJZZ is looking at the impact the tax has had on the state — from public policy to business to education.
This week, the world’s first solar powered airplane is scheduled to leave Arizona in the second leg of its cross country tour, but don’t expect the Solar Impulse to make the trip in record time.
Bertrand Piccard is the initiator, chairman and pilot of Solar Impulse.
New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau released Wednesday show that cities in the Southwest are the fastest growing in the country. Most of those fast growing cities are in Texas, but two Arizona cities made the list.
Laundry detergent, Hershey’s bars, and produce stickers may not be what you’d expect to see in a fine art gallery. But as KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, an exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art uses the grocery store to inspire art, and conversation.
Firefighters are attempting to get the upper hand on a
wildfire north of Young, Ariz., on the Tonto National
Forest. The blaze charred over 15 acres after
being spotted Monday afternoon and is burning in mixed conifer on steep terrain,
according to spokeswoman Tammy Pike.
symbolic move, a majority of the Phoenix City Council has endorsed federal
immigration reform.The City
Council cast the symbolic vote in support of the legislation approved by the
Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
to turn in the signatures needed to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
is still a few hours away. But the Board of Elections already has a plan in
place in case the recall goes ahead, and it would require hundreds of man
Latino voter turnout is still lagging behind other ethnic
groups, according to a new study from the PEW Research Center. Despite rapid
growth of eligible voters since the last election, only 48 percent of Latinos
went to the polls in 2012.
Early next year, production companies will stop making movies available on film. That means theaters have to purchase new equipment to show digital movies, and that is not cheap. The Saguaro Theater is know for its neon cactus on top of the building that lights up at night.
A rare and dangerous illness has claimed
the life of a Northern Arizonan.
Coconino County health officials say a woman from the Flagstaff area has
died from complications of hantavirus, which is spread by infected urine,
droppings, and/or saliva of wild rodents.
The high heat is a signal that monsoon season is not far off. It begins, officially, on Saturday and one aspect of it you may prefer to avoid comes with a buzz. It'll soon be peak season for mosquitoes and David Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation says you'll be targeted through a chemical trail you unwittingly leave in your wake.
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