The U.S. Forest Service is running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season. The agency is diverting dollars from other departments to meet firefighting needs.The Forest Service has spent nearly a billion dollars fighting fires this year which left it with about $50 million available.
Enrollment has doubled at Arizona State University’s new satellite campus in Lake Havasu City. The college opened a year ago, but ASU plans to add some majors in hopes of attracting more undergraduates.
Some New Mexico officials are urging the Arizona Corporation Commission
not to deregulate electricity sales. They contend the decision in Arizona could decimate the New
Mexico economy.The Arizona Corporation Commission is considering
deregulating the state's electric market.
A solar power KJZZ file photo. (Photo courtesy of KJZZ File Footage)
By Courtney Flatt and KJZZ NewsA new Department of Energy study predicts Arizona will use more energy per capita than any other western state by 2025.
Phoenix’s Historic Preservation Office is running short on cash. Voters in 2006 approved a $13 million bond, but that money was only supposed to last five years, and it appears unlikely the issue will be back on the ballot anytime soon.
Eight people were bitten by rattlesnakes in the Tucson area over the weekend. It is the time of year when rattlers give birth, and that has prompted officials to issue a warning about increased snake activity.
Some of Arizona’s most powerful politicians have filed an appeal challenging the federal government’s decision not to grant aid to victims of the Yarnell Hill wildfire. The governor is sending a letter to President Obama asking for help.
Phoenix residents can weigh in on the future of the city’s controversial food tax this week, as officials host a series of public meetings to discuss the best way to phase it out. In 2010, the city slapped a 2 percent tax on food as an emergency measure to raise cash during the recession, but the city council is now looking for ways to cut the tax in half by January 1, 2014.
Key provisions of an election law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer in June and targeting homeowners associations will be stripped out of the law, under terms of a legal settlement. All but one of the provisions affecting HOAs will be nullified, after a suit was filed charging the measure violated a constitutional provision that requires bills to address just one subject.
is applying to be designated a Dark Sky community. The City Council voted on Tuesday 5-2 in favor of applying to the International Dark-Sky Association for
the official designation. The label would recognize the community efforts to
preserve the dark skies and set guidelines to maintain the status.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office is
introducing a new app for smartphones. ICE says it will allow you to join the
hunt for child predators. Spokeswoman
Amber Cargile says the first-of-its-kind app contains four user-friendly
US Airways and its prospective partner American Airlines set out Tuesday morning on a two-day summit to Washington, DC. The companies are sending 300 employees to argue in favor of an imperiled merger.
A former Phoenix
police officer has been convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,
but a jury could not agree on charge of second-degree murder. Richard Chrisman was on trial for killing a man in 2010.
Most of us keep old photographs, videos, cards and letters to remember and share precious moments in our lives. This summer, KJZZ is sharing a collection of StoryCorps features that beautifully capture some of the memories, passions, hopes and dreams of a diverse group of people who call Arizona home.
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to a local latino leader and a sports journalist about the impact of the All-Star game being hosted at Chase Field.Goldstein talks to Luis Avila, chairman of Somos America, about his group's plans to bring attention to the unfair treatment of latinos in Arizona.
For the first time in almost two decades, the Phoenix mayoral election is considered a wide open race, with candidates who come from different regions of the city.With that in mind, KJZZ is looking to profile the varied regions within Phoenix's city limits.
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Anna Brennan, Wes Gullett, Claude Mattox, Peggy Neely, Greg Stanton, and Jennifer Wright about their visions for Phoenix's future...and their plans to address the city's current issues.
May 11, 2007 -- Phoenix New Times managing editor Amy Silverman talks about the change in seasons, the addition of a new family member, and what her 4-year old daughter really wants but may never get. Annabelle and Sophie: Amy Silverman's daughters.
Steve Goldstein talks with Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona about what she wants to see in the next mayor. Lanning wants the city to become more business friendly, and to have a wider variety of housing stock.