One of those challenges in Arizona is finding enough doctors to treat all of the new patients. The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association said to fill in the gap for just primary care, the state would need more than 300 new docs.
An execution date of Oct. 9 has been set for convicted murderer Edward Schad. The date was set by the Arizona Supreme Court after
an appeal earlier this year delayed the 71-year-old inmate's death. He was scheduled to die in
The town of
Marana has said no to medical marijuana farms, unless they are located in a
legal dispensary. The town council voted unanimously to ban off-site pot
growing. The council
echoed what the planning commission and police chief had already said, off-site
pot growing could be bad for Marana’s future.
Sen. John McCain said President Obama needs to make a strong case for U.S. military action against Syria when he addresses America Tuesday night. The senator believes there is a U.S. interest in the conflict.
There’s a chance the Tucson Padres minor league baseball team could play another season in the city. The Padres signed an agreement that allows them to stay in Tucson next year if the franchise's new stadium in El Paso isn’t ready to open on time.
It'll cost you a little more to fill up your gas tank this
weekend. AAA Arizona says gas prices have gone up about a penny on average to
$3.40 a gallon statewide. But, spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says prices will
likely go down some in the weeks ahead as demand drops off.
The Arizona state Senate hosted a mock hearing Friday to
discuss the death penalty.
Arizona state Senate's mock hearing on Friday. (Photo by Alexandra Olgin-KJZZ)
Religious, legal and academic experts debated the pros and cons of capital
The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the disbarment of a
former Maricopa County prosecutor. Last year, a disciplinary panel of the Arizona Bar took Lisa
Aubuchon’s law license away – the complaints against the former Deputy County
Attorney stemmed mainly from lawsuits filed against public officials and
High school freshmen in Arizona who want to take career and technical education courses could be out of luck next school year. The new state budget adopted this spring eliminates funding for 9th graders in subjects like engineering, culinary arts and automotive repair.
Ranchers who lease forest land may not be allowed to graze cattle in areas burned by the largest fire in Arizona’s history. As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports in our series on the aftermath of the Wallow Fire, ranchers may have to look elsewhere to feed their cattle this year.
KJZZ's Theatre Critic Robrt Pela reviews Desert Stages Theatre's production of Hairspray: The Musical which runs through August 7th. Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
The Obama administration proposes fixing No Child Left Behind by letting states apply for waivers from certain NCLB provisions. In exchange, states must agree to establish new college and career-ready standards, ways to train more teachers and principals, and to use a data system that provides more flexible and targeted accountability.
This month, Phoenix residents will elect a new mayor. Whoever wins will govern a sprawling city; full of unique neighborhoods, each with different concerns. One of the most high-profile areas in Phoenix is, of course, Downtown.