Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ planned resignation will set off a chain of elections to name a new member of Congress from southern Arizona by the end of July. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Secretary of State’s office says state law requires the governor to call a special primary and general election within 72 hours after Representative Giffords resigns Governor Brewer has said she expects the special primary to take place in April with the special general election in June.
President Obama stood in front of one of the largest construction cranes in the world Wednesday and praised the high-tech manufacturer Intel for creating new jobs. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the president was in Arizona on a national tour promoting his vision for the economy.
Over the last fifteen years, California, Arizona, and Massachusetts have all replaced bilingual education with English Immersion. This was supposed to help close the achievement gap. But by most measures – it hasn’t.
Members of the Gila River Indian Community will vote Tuesday on whether to allow a new freeway to be built on tribal land. The extension of Loop 202 around South Mountain was proposed more than 25 years ago.
Yavapai County is rolling out some new technology to keep track of inmates. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is installing equipment to identify prisoners by scanning their irises. The technology will replace fingerprint identification at the Camp Verde and Prescott jails.
The likely next president of the University of Arizona will be in Tucson on Monday, to meet with members of the community. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Dr. Ann Weaver Hart will be in Tucson for about two and a half days.
The state senate passed a bill that forces members of public employee union to annually request union dues be deducted from their paychecks. Supporters argue government shouldn’t be in the business of collecting union dues.
Last week the Phoenix New Times released a story about Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu threatening his Hispanic ex-lover with deportation if he made their relationship public. Tim McGuire, the Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism at Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School, talks about the media’s responsibilities when reporting on the personal lives of elected officials.
Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton is headed to Mexico this week. He and city manager David Cavazos are the only two American officials invited to speak to Mexico’s annual Conference of Municipalities. Stanton and Cavazos will speak about long-term planning and financial management at the city level.
Theater critic Robrt Pela reviews Desert Stages Theatre’s production of The Pillowman. Desert Stages Theatre’s artistic director Terry Helland is clearly mad. Onto the tiny black box stage of his Actor’s Café, he continues to wedge dark, offbeat plays that no doubt strike terror in the hearts of the mainstream theatergoers who turn up in droves for the more bland fare on the playhouse’s main stage.
If you live in Arizona, you better start saving your receipts. A new line on the state's tax return is asking people how much shopping they've done out of state. The idea was to recoup millions in lost revenue from online retailers.
Some communications could be interrupted by the largest solar flare in five years races toward Earth. As KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports from Phoenix, the flares have the potential to disrupt power grids, global positioning systems and airplane flights.
Many people who tried to use Arizona’s 511 system this past weekend couldn’t get the latest road conditions because the phone number and website were at full capacity. As KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports from Phoenix, the system experienced record numbers of users.
President Barack Obama has nominated a Pima County judge to be Arizona’s next U.S. Attorney. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more. STEVE GOLSTEIN: The nominee is Pima County Superior Court Judge John Leonardo, who began in that position in 1993.
Tempe, AZ - KJZZ and Blaise Lantana were graced by jazz singer and pianist Eliane Elias. The famed Brazilian discussed traveling and how she and her bass player, Mark Johnson, have their own space for creating and collaborating.
Federal officials say they've come up with some proposals on how to manage the flow of water at Glen Canyon Dam. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: The timing and volume of water released into the Colorado River from the Glen Canyon Dam in Page affects hydroelectricity, beach recreation, native fish and archaeological sites in the Grand Canyon.
Spring training baseball could continue in Maryvale for another decade. The Phoenix city council is expected to approve a tentative agreement Tuesday to keep the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
An email scam prompted US Airways to issue an alert today. The Tempe-based airline is warning people to look out for fraudulent emails supposedly send by the company. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports.
The Arizona House Ethics Committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow morning, to hear the complaint against Tucson Independent Daniel Patterson. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Patterson’s response to the committee’s investigative report is also due Tuesday.