President Obama is putting more pressure on Congress to consider his home-mortgage refinancing proposal. In Arizona, housing experts are mixed on whether it would actually work.PETER O'DOWD: The plan would give several million people the chance to refinance their mortgages at favorable interest rates, even if that mortgage is underwater.
President Obama’s latest budget proposal asks Congress to fund $80 million for Alzheimer’s research. If it’s approved, the money would likely trickle down to researchers in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports.
People who hike and camp in undeveloped areas of a southern Arizona forest cannot be charged a parking fee. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that federal law prohibits the fees. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
The State of Arizona and the Department of Health Services are headed back to court over the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana law. A pro-medical marijuana group is contesting several requirements, including the rule that marijuana dispensaries must have a medical director.
Dennis Welch, managing editor of The Arizona Guardian, talks about the most recent budget plan presented by Republicans and why Governor Jan Brewer is concerned. At the state capitol, Republican lawmakers have presented a no-growth budget plan, which proposes no new spending above the current level.
This month, Arizona turns 100. KJZZ is marking the centennial each week in February with stories of our state’s history, people and places. We're calling it the Centennial Minute. This morning, authors and Arizona residents Fred DuVal and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger tell us about the legendary Buckey O’Neill.
Dr. David Agus talks about his book The End of Illness and his vision for the future of healthcare. Agus says one of the keys to preventing illness is to eat smart, healthy and on a schedule. He also explains that preventive measures need to be tailored to each patient to meet their genetic and environmental needs.
A special birthday gift to a spouse ends up benefitting thousands of animals served by the no-kill shelter of the Arizona Animal Welfare League. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports. A puppy takes advantage of shelter services at the Sonia Breslow Adoption Center.
Historian David McCullough talks about the history of the United States, and how we can look back and gain strength from our past. McCullough says people need to remember that others have made it through difficult and dangerous times, and so can we.
Ron Barber, who served as district director for former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, says he plans to run for a full term representing Arizona’s second congressional district.Barber was wounded in the January 2011 attempt on the Congresswoman’s life.
There’s another candidate in the new congressional District 9 race. Former Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker is the fourth Republican candidate to enter the campaign. Three Democratic candidates are also running.
This is the last week for the annual ritual of spring training baseball in Arizona. Fifteen major league teams and hundreds of players are prepping for the upcoming season. While fans relax in the stands watching the players, there’s another team working from sun-up to sundown that most fans never notice.
An elderly Yuma driver disrupted traffic on an Oregon freeway for nearly half an hour Wednesday afternoon. Oregon State police say the motorist drove the wrong way on Hiway 97 north of Klamath Falls forcing more than a dozen cars off the road.
Outreach efforts to potential Latino voters now include a non-traditional theme, concern about the environment. Traditional messages aimed at Latinos have focused on immigration, education and the economy.
The Arizona Board of Regents has voted to keep tuition flat for many in-state undergrads at state universities. This is the first time since 1992 those students haven’t faced a tuition increase. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Until a rock hits your windshield, auto glass is something most of you probably never worry about. But a bill pending at the state capitol could affect who repairs your windshield and how much it will cost you.
The U.S. Education Department has requested information from the Maricopa County Community College District, and a civil rights organization says the District’s practices are under investigation. The Civil Rights Center is a Phoenix-based non-profit.
I put the finishing touches on my tax return.I did everything the law allows to minimize my tax liability. Herb Paine (Courtesy photo)Paradoxically, the system is designed for me to cut corners on my obligation to the country while my country desperately needs more of my money to finance the things we all need.
DALLAS (Associated Press) — Tempe-based US Airways has struck deals with unions at American Airlines to win their support for a possible merger with American, which has angered the unions by trying to cut jobs and labor costs while under bankruptcy protection.