Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will be in
Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning to testify before a Congressional committee.
Bennett will address members of the Committee on House
Administration, during a hearing on a bill known as the “Voter Registration
Phoenix Suns President Lon Babby talked about the franchise's efforts to rebuild following its second-worst season. He also discussed his pre-sports career as a Washington, D.C. attorney who was on the defense team for John Hinckley Jr.
Arizona Game and Fish is prepared to kill mountain lions in
the Catalina Mountains – if the animals kill bighorn sheep first. The
department is trying to protect its reintroduction of bighorns outside Tucson.
Firefighters in Show Low had their hands full with a blaze at a wood pellet manufacturing plant Tuesday. Fire Captain Brent Mix says they brought in air tankers to put slurry on it to prevent the flames from spreading, and to the scrub brush and propane tanks nearby.
State House members have given their approval to a new state budget, and it includes Medicaid expansion. The $8.8 billion spending plan was approved during a long session in which many Republican lawmakers, like Warren Peterson of Gilbert, protested that with only $8.
Arizona’s rural counties are pleased they will be getting a larger share of lottery revenues in the new state budget. Lawmakers stopped sharing the money with counties during the height of the recession.
A fire burning west of Prescott has charred 6,732 acres, so
far. Firefighters say the blaze, which
is 0 percent contained, has forced the evacuation of some 460 homes. One of those homes is owned by John Sears.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is scheduled approve a $2.2 billion budget Monday for the next fiscal year starting July 1. The budget will include raises for the county’s nearly 13,000 employees, their first in more than five years.
For the second time in as many weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down an opinion that could have a big impact on elections in Arizona. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, the court’s conservative justices
struck down a key part of landmark civil rights-era legislation.
After Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling, married same-sex couples in Arizona are one step closer to receiving the same federal benefits afforded to heterosexual couples, but uncertainty remains, and any changes will take awhile.
Arizona drivers are seeing
continued price stability with the statewide average now at $3.49-a-gallon or
about the same as a week ago. AAA Arizona spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says
that's mainly the result of the slow
rise in the price of crude oil.
Advocates Wednesday will launch an effort to sign up more
kids for a program that offers health insurance to children whose families
cannot afford private insurance but make too much money to qualify for
Traffic on US Airways flights was up
7.3 percent in June.
File footage of a U.S. Airways plane. (Photo by Al Macias-KJZZ)
In addition to the boost in traffic, US Airways also reported a modest 1 percent
increase in passenger revenue, reversing two months of losses.
Monsoon rains in Tucson
are leading to swift water rescues, according to fire officials.They had a pair of them Friday within hours
of one another. Tucson
fire Captain Chris Jurvig said a family was rescued first.
When the word “art” is brought up with the discussions in Washington
over immigration reform, it is usually included in phrases like the “art
of compromise” or the “art of politics," but a new arrangement of six
murals unveiled last week as part of Phoenix’s First Friday aims to
connect visual art with the economic impact of immigration reform.
We want to know about the new, up and coming or otherwise unique and interesting neighborhoods around the Valley, in an occasional segment we’re calling the Hot Corner.Today we're joined by food writer Gwen Ashley Walters, making us all hungry, around Central and Indian School in Phoenix.
Ahwatukee residents and officials are dealing with the
damage of Monday night's storm Tuesday. Six of the 12 schools of the Kyrene School District in the town were hit by the storm. Storm damage in an Ahwatukee neighborhood.
Arizona Senator John McCain said he will block Army General Martin Dempsey's nomination for a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. McCain said he is not satisfied with Dempsey’s responses to questions about the potential use of U.
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.