Federal audits to ensure Arizona businesses are following proper hiring practices to employ legal workers quadrupled over the last four years, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports these audits are up, but federal arrests of undocumented workers are down.
Governor Jan Brewer still says no to Arizona driver's licenses for young immigrants who were brought to this country illegally and now qualify for a federal program. On Thursday a Republican-led legislative committee listened to supporters of a bill that would allow such a move.
Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Garagiola will not be returning to the Arizona Diamondbacks this summer. At a press conference Wednesday, Garagiola said he's retiring. The 87-year-old says he's in good health, but ready to spend more time with his wife.
The Univeristy of Arizona study found
that helium balloons released in Tucson end up
in the Saguaro National
Park near Tucson.
Sixty two latex balloons were found hanging on trees, melting on rocks, or
scattered throughout a square kilometer in the Park’s Rincon unit east of Tucson.
Two months after the Sandy Hook
shooting, schools continue to look for ways to improve campus security. One East Valley
school district organized a forum to get parents more involved. One idea was rejected immediately.
Arizona’s public universities are usually described as thriving and constantly growing. Arizona State University is the biggest in the nation by enrollment and fights off rivals to keep that rank. The University of Arizona in Tucson is in the fight too, aggressively wooing students to its campus.
County Supervisors are negotiating a new budget, but funds are tight and
spending for some departments will be frozen to make ends meet. Pinal County’s
spending plan for the next fiscal year starting in June is expected to reach $400 million -- that’s a slight increase over the last budget.
A group of
eight Arizona nonprofits will compete Tuesday
in Tempe for up
to $100,000 in venture capital.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: This is the
third year that Social Venture Partners Arizona has held its Fast Pitch event,
which gives nonprofit organizations, many of which focus on children, three
minutes to explain why their mission is most deserving of investment money.
at airports and other public places has been stepped up in Arizona
to guard against terrorist attacks.
now, officials are updating efforts to protect the state’s water supplies from sabotage
or contamination by terrorist groups.
A state Senate Committee will again this week attempt
to vote on a bill putting more responsibility on people filing for jobless benefits. Representative Warren Petersen's
bill would require workers to submit documents, if the employer tells DES the worker quit or abandoned the