ALL-NEW SERIES BEGINNING JUNE 18 ON KJZZ 91.5Mexico faces a critical presidential election in July that could affect billions of dollars of cross-border trade and strategies to combat drug cartel violence.
Ron Barber won the special election to finish out Gabrielle Giffords' House term. Barber talks about his plans for District Eight, and Tucson Weekly’s Jim Nintzel gives an overview of the special election and the impact it will have on November’s election.
Arizona State University has received a multi-million dollar contract from the federal government. It will help develop a device for the rapid detection of infectious diseases. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
For the 11th week in a row, gas prices continue to fall in Arizona. And experts predict the price will keep on dropping. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports. The statewide gas price is an average $3.
Tempe police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration say they have dismantled a drug-trafficking organization that was operating in Tempe. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports that law enforcement are saying the ring had links to the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says a maximum security prisoner arrested for plotting to kill another inmate also hoped to assassinate Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Detectives arrested 29-year-old Samuel Matta Wednesday, an inmate in the state prison in Florence.
Road closures are a continued headache for drivers heading into Crown King. Thunderstorms on Saturday dumped 6 inches of rain on Crown King and caused a mudslide that forced the closure of Crown King Road, the main thoroughfare into town off Interstate 17.
The Phoenix metro area was ranked in the top ten among metro areas nationwide for the number of people killed in auto crashes in 2009. The numbers come from an analysis done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers talks about being appointed chair of MAG and their plans for regional growth.Rogers says that MAG will certainly concentrate on air quality and transportation, but human services are also important.