A Scottsdale man has been sentenced for stealing cacti from
public lands in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
MARK BRODIE: U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver this week sentenced
46-year-old Kenneth Brian Cobb to five years of supervised probation and eight
months of weekend incarceration for the theft.
The number of states granting driver's licenses to young immigrants
who qualify for an Obama administration program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is growing. KJZZ's Jude
Joffe-Block reports Arizona is one of the last remaining states to deny
licenses to these immigrants.
One of the largest private employers in Arizona appears to close to a merger. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines may be near a deal that’s been long in the making.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released the findings of an internal investigation into hundreds of uninvestigated or mishandled sex crimes. If you want a copy of the report, it’ll cost you 50 cents a page.
There is another effort to exchange federal land for environmentally sensitive land in eastern Arizona. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake introduced a bill yesterday that would swap federal land with similar sized parcels owned by the Resolution Copper Company.
U.S. 89 in northern Arizona has been closed until further notice due to a sizable section of the highway which has buckled and collapsed about 25 miles south of Page. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
Spring training baseball is underway. In Florida and Arizona, teams are taking the field to show fans and foes what they've got. Each team has loyal followers, but arguably the most diehard root for the team from the north side of Chicago.
Teaching Arizona’s students is a challenge at every grade level, but perhaps especially so in the nation’s largest community college system. Of recent high school graduates coming into the Maricopa Community Colleges, 40 percent can’t read at a college level, and 30 percent can’t write at a college level.
It’s only five miles from downtown Phoenix, but South Mountain Park is another world. It’s
the largest city park in the country, with acres of saguaros, hiking trails and
wide-open spaces. This time of year, it’s an antidote to city life.
For more than a decade, the public radio project StoryCorps
has been inviting America to sit down and chat.
Lisa Polito, left, and Leslee Dean are traveling with StoryCorps -- which is parked at Phoenix Art Museum through March 23.
The Arizona Senate has given its approval to a
resolution allowing the state to challenge federal government orders. It would allow the state to reject orders
it believes are unconstitutional.
Last year, farmers and ranchers across the country grappled with a devastating drought. With the hot summer months closer than many of us care to admit, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports on how dry weather in Arizona affects crops and cattle.
The Arizona Board of Regents is fighting
back against a lawsuit filed over the collection of student fees. The suit asks
that the Board's decision to force students to opt in to a $2 per semester fee for the Arizona Student's
Association be overturned.
Phoenix voters have overwhelmingly supported a proposal to reform the city's pension system.
Early results after the polls closed Tuesday showed Proposition 201 passing by nearly 80 percent.
proposal is expected to save the city nearly $600 million over the next
The Internal Revenue Service says 660,000 taxpayers will have their refunds delayed by up to six weeks because of a problem with the software they used tofile their tax returns. The delay affects people claiming education tax credits who filed returns between Feb.
A state court ruled Monday that a Gilbert
spa owner does not have the right to use fish as a pedicure treatment. But it might not be the end of the legal battle.
Cindy Vong was blocked from using fish as an exfoliant at her nail salon in Gilbert, because the Arizona Board of Cosmetology said it was unsanitary.
Tucson is looking to tighten gun regulations. The city council voted unanimously Tuesday to draft an ordinance requiring residents to report a lost or stolen gun to the Tucson Police Department within 48 hours.
A West Valley businessman has been appointed to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Clint Hickman replaces former supervisor Max Wilson, who resigned due to health concerns.
Clint Hickman takes the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors oath of office, administered by Clerk of the Board Fran McCarroll.
Raceway is preparing for its final event after 30 years in the Southeast Valley.
Firebird International Raceway will close its doors Saturday after a grand finale event.(Photo by Al Macias - KJZZ)
The motorsports landmark shuts down at the end of March and more than two dozen jobs will be lost immediately afterward, said General Manager Franki Buckman.