punishment for the abuse of Arizona's
fireworks laws would be reduced, under a bill approved by the state House. It makes violations a petty offense, rather
than the current misdemeanor. But, the
idea doesn't sit well with Yuma Democrat Lisa Otondo.
The Roosevelt School District is the only one in the Valley that will benefit
from a recently awarded federal education grant. The money will be used to help
boost math scores among elementary students.
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled a 2010 state law allowing school districts to spend unused bond money without asking voters is unconstitutional. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel Thursday is a win for the Goldwater Institute and a loss for the Cave Creek Unified School District.
Arizona Senator John McCain and Republican Lindsey
Graham of South Carolina, are demanding
answers from the Obama administration about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the two say they'll oppose the president's appointment of John Brennan to head the CIA, until they get them.
Brewer and President Barack Obama probably don’t agree on much, but when it comes to
Medicaid in Arizona, they seem to be on the same page.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer held a rally Tuesday in support of Medicaid expansion.
A proposed cross-border natural
gas pipeline in southern Arizona is leading to concerns about the protection of
a wildlife refuge in the area. Texas-based
Kinder Morgan Company wants to construct the 200 million dollar pipeline that
would transport El Paso natural gas to customers in Mexico.
Mexico’s President has proposed major
telecommunications reforms that are supported by the nation’s three major
political parties.The changes
would create two new national television channels and form a powerful
independent regulatory commission along the lines of the Federal Communications
Commission in the United
Governor Jan Brewer continues her efforts to expand Medicaid in Arizona, but many conservatives are critical — saying the Governor is selling out principles in exchange for federal money. Steve Goldstein gets different perspectives on the proposed expansion from Mary K.
One of Phoenix’s city councilmen is in Washington, D.C. for the second time in as many weeks. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, he’s
calling attention to how Phoenix
and other U.S. cities will suffer after federal budget cuts.
The CEOs of Tempe-based US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines made the case for their companies’ proposed merger before a Senate subcommittee Tuesday. The two men argued joining forces would be good for the airline industry and consumers.
The half-dozen Frank Lloyd Wright designed-buildings
could be designated as historical landmarks. The Phoenix City Council could
decide today if they’ll allocate funds to assure the buildings are protected.
Arizona State University has opened an outreach center in Santa Monica, Calif. to
attract residents of that state to Arizona.
Spokesman James O'Brien says the center will also benefit ASU alumni.
“Probably our largest alumni association chapter is in
Los Angeles and
so it provides a place where not only employees of the university but
volunteers and alumni and friends of the university can engage,” O’Brien said.
Authorities in Arizona
have released thousands of pages of documents in the case against the man
convicted in the 2011 Tucson
Jared Loughner was sentenced to life in prison in November.
People who commit high-profile acts of gun violence are often mentally ill, like Adam Lanza, James Holmes and Jared Loughner. Conversations about gun control often come with calls for improved mental health care, but while people understand the mental health care system needs to be improved, that doesn’t mean they can tell when someone actually needs help.
The Arizona Senate on Monday gave preliminary approval to a
bill that would ban cities and counties
from destroying guns turned in at buybacks.
That approval came after 18 Democratic attempts to amend the
bill – all were unsuccessful.
High school athletes
and other people vulnerable to concussions will have better access to care
after a new clinic opens this week in Phoenix.
Waiting room of the Banner Concussion Center.(Photo courtesy of Banner Concussion Center)
Concussion Center will officially see patients Tuesday.
Mexico's president has nominated a new consul general for Phoenix. The nominee previously led Mexico's consulates in El Paso and Nogales. Nominee Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez has spent more than three decades in the
Mexican foreign service, including the division that oversees the
protection of Mexican's rights abroad.
Game and Fish is reminding people that it is illegal in many areas to feed javelina and other wildlife. Spokesman
Mark Hart says the Department has had to send warning letters to nine
households in the Tucson area in the last month.
Architect and visionary Paolo Soleri died on Tuesday in Paradise Valley at the age of 93. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is featuring an exhibition of Soleri's work called Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti.
Julie Levin joined the KJZZ news team in March 2013 as a digital media assistant. She will be reporting and producing content, working on all things digital.Levin comes to the station with experience in radio, television, marketing, photography, print media and web development.