More people took mass transit to get to their metro Phoenix destinations last month than in any month ever. Valley Metro says ridership during October topped 7 million trips for the first time, with bus and light rail ridership increasing 10 percent, according to spokeswoman Susan Tierney.
A three-judge panel is set to hear arguments on whether the state legislature had the right to take money out of a fund for struggling homeowners. The money came from a multi-state settlement involving the mortgage practices of several major banks.
Comic book artist, baseball collector and entrepreneur Todd McFarlane has a new book that combines the elements of an autobiography and a coffee table art book. It's called The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil's in the Details.
The State Bar of Arizona is investigating Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. The investigation stems from alleged campaign finance violations and an alleged hit and run accident. Horne has been accused of illegally coordinating with an independent expenditure committee during the 2010 election.
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Tempe police say a body discovered in Town Lake on Sunday has a "strong possibility" of being that of a missing ASU student. Sgt. Mike Pooley says the body has not yet been identified but there's a good chance it's that of 19-year-old Jack Culolias.
A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 1990 death of a Tucson imam.Pima County prosecutors say Glen Francis was found guilty of killing Dr. Rashad Khalifa over his religious teachings. Francis had been living in Canada with a false name and wasn’t arrested until three years ago.
Fiesta Bowl Executive Director Robert Shelton talks about the January 3, 2013 matchup between the University of Oregon and Kansas State and the changes that are coming in 2014 to college football's system of choosing a national champion.
A Tucson museum is opening its first major exhibit in ten years.The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will open the Warden Aquarium this Saturday. The 1,100 square foot exhibition is called “Rivers to the Sea”.
After more than six decades, the Greer Lodge Resort and Cabins in eastern Arizona has gone out of business.The lodge's web page says that it's now closed and directed anyone with reservations to download a refund request form.
Five Native American artists from across the country have spent the past week at ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts on a printmaking project with graduate students. Thursday night they debut the results of their work.
Some national evangelical leaders have announced a new effort to persuade conservative Christians and lawmakers they should support federal immigration reform.The effort is called “I Was a Stranger.” The campaign asks churches to spend 40 days studying scripture related to immigration.
What do New York subway riders and Arizona golf courses have in common? Hopefully a lot, if the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors’ Bureau latest campaign works. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: New Yorkers on the 42nd Street subway will be looking at pictures of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale spas and sunny golf courses.
Grandparents who take in their grandkids would receive a
monthly stipend, under a proposal given approval Wednesday by an Arizona Senate committee. The bill calls for a $75 monthly payment from the state
Department of Economic Security, if the grandchild is placed in their
County officials are alerting motorists and people in the back-country areas of
possible avalanches in the San Francisco peaks through at least Tuesday.
From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill
that will provide more money for Child Protective Services. Lawmakers have also
approved a measure to send money to Arizona’s Redistricting Commission. From
Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
A bill aimed at clearing up some of the confusion and speeding up vote counts after elections cleared its first hurdle in the state Senate Tuesday. Despite its intended goal, critics of the bill say it could make voting tougher for some.
A federal judge says Arizona’s Medicaid program should not be
allowed to charge certain people co-pays for medical care. U.S. District Judge David Campbell found that federal officials should not have
issued a waiver allowing the state’s AHCCCS plan to charge low-income childless
adults a co-pay.
Teen drivers would not be allowed to use their cell phones,
or other electronic devices after getting their licenses, under a proposal
moving through the Arizona legislature. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie
At-risk students at the Career Success charter school district have been exposed to teaching methods that have ties to the Church of Scientology, according to former teachers and administrators.Those ex-employees said materials they were asked to use in the classroom crossed the line that separates religion and public schools.