Governor Jan Brewer has sent a letter to President Barack
Obama, asking him to declare a major disaster for the state, as a result of the
Yarnell Hill Fire. In her letter, the governor notes state and federal agencies
recently assessed damage in the area, and that both she and Yavapai County have
issued disaster declarations.
Women’s sand volleyball is coming to Arizona State
University next spring. The athletic department is still making plans to build
courts on campus, but players have already signed up for tryouts.
Women's sand volleyball will be a welcome addition to ASU athletics next spring.
The road to Medicaid expansion in Arizona was full of potholes and detours but ultimately reached the finish line. But for a group of Republicans who went against their party’s majority on the issue, their ultimate reward might be a primary defeat.
Arizona gets a good grade in a new report on how well states
teach financial literacy to high school students. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has
more.The Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College gives
Arizona a "B" for its efforts.
When it is 115 degrees outside or 105 degrees with rising
humidity, you may not want to heat up your kitchen by cooking in the oven, and
firing up the barbecue is not a refreshing way to spend the afternoon, either.
Allegiant Air is facing criticism for a two-hour
delay Wednesday that left passengers stuck onboard with little air
conditioning. The airline said the delay at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport was
necessary for safety reasons.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is bringing those
large blue signs advertising services ahead for travelers on rural highways to
urban areas this fall. Spokeswoman Laura Douglas says there are 300 exits in
four metro areas where the signs will go up.
An office building in Tempe has sold for more than $27 million.
This beautiful Tempe office building at the Loop 101 and Broadway Road just sold for more than $27 million. (Photo courtesy of Jones Lang LaSalle)
The building at the Loop 101 and Broadway Road is considered Class-A.
So all that rain this week might be good for our plants, and the clouds help keep the temperatures from reaching those of the surface of the sun, but man, have you been outside in the evening recently? You get eaten alive out there.
Arizona's top health official says a remote community long dominated by a polygamist sect is responsible for much of a recent increase in whooping cough in the state. Department of Health Services Director Will Humble says Arizona has seen an increase of more than 300 percent in the past several years.
Backyard desert tortoise breeding has lead to overpopulation
in captivity. So much so that, Cristina
Jones, the turtle program coordinator for the Arizona Game and Fish Department,
said there are not enough homes for all
On August 27, Phoenix residents will elect four people to the city council. As part of a series called "Phoenix Votes," a look at one of the neighborhoods around District 2.
One corner of 32nd Street and Bell, a major intersection along this stretch, is dominated by an abandoned gas station.
Students are returning to classes across the Valley this week, and dealing with the summer heat is an issue for many schools.In the Madison School District, officials are using solar panels to provide shade and save money at three of the district's eight schools.
The race for governor in 2014 is already heating up with
one Democratic hopeful getting national media attention for what his campaign
calls a joke. Businessman Fred Duval said he was attempting to answer charges
that he is boring.
The Yarnell Hill Fire tragedy killed 19
firefighters. Early Wednesday morning Juliann Ashcraft, the widow of one of the
dead firefighters Andrew Ashcraft, held a news conference to talk about the
need for the city of Prescott to provide health and benefits for the survivors.
There are a number of ruins in Arizona. Among those listed is the Pueblo
Grande Ruins near Sky
on Washington Street.
The ruins layout on the ground level. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ)
The Hohokam people lived for hundreds of years.
The number of mothers choosing to breastfeed their babies is
on the rise, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease
Control. Katherine Wilson-Thompson, an International Board Certified Lactation
Consultant, says that is not an anomaly but that too many of those mothers are
giving up too quickly.
Students will move into Arizona’s State University’s
Manzanita Hall on Saturday for the first time in more than two years. The dorm will reopen after a $50 million renovation.
Manzy Hall, as it's known, has been an ASU fixture
for more than four decades.
Some Arizona community groups are getting $2 million to sign up people for health care expansion next year. The grants will be used to hire staff to add patients to the state’s Medicaid system and help others purchase insurance under the new federal health care act.