Arizona’s Attorney General
is asking a federal commission to let state election officials verify the
citizenship status of all prospective voters. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona cannot ask
voters who register using a federal form to provide proof of citizenship.
The union representing striking bus drivers and the operating company both expressed optimism Friday that they would be able to reach an agreement to end the strike that started Thursday. KJZZ’s Steve Shadley has been out and about, talking to people affected by the strike.
President Barack Obama will speak about home ownership Tuesday afternoon at Desert Vista High School in the Valley. His speech will highlight the topic as a, "cornerstone of how we strengthen the middle class," according to a White House press release.
The first KJZZ Town Hall on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Tuesday and focused on the candidates in District 4.
The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 4 candidates.
The final KJZZ Town Hall on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Thursday night and focused on the candidates of District 2.
Candidates Virgel Cain and Jim Waring at the District 2 forum. (Photo by Julie Levin - KJZZ)
This district spans much of North Phoenix, from Scottsdale Road to the East to Interstate 17 to the West.
Arizona’s medical marijuana program was approved by the state’s voters in 2010 but took a while to be fully implemented, and it is complicating life for law enforcement. Some prosecutors in the Valley are arguing that any trace of pot in a driver’s blood equals driving under the influence, but Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley said medical marijuana advocates disagree.
Wallace and Ladmo, Dick Van Dyke, Jack Clifford, Al
McCoy. These are the stories and people you can learn about at a broadcasting
One of the rooms of the House of Broadcasting museum. It is decked out with equipment and framed photos on the wall.
There is more proof the region’s stubborn drought is affecting water supplies in Arizona and other western states. A new federal report predicts water levels in Colorado River reservoirs will drop significantly over the next few years.
Methamphetamine use is down, and so are the
negative advertisements. The focus has shifted from meth to prescription
pills, according to Glenn Cummings, the west regional director of Outpatient Services for Terros, a Phoenix behavioral health group.
Wildlife officials said a
Mexican gray wolf has died in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. Arizona Game and Fish
officials said a field team was trying to fit radio-telemetry collars on some wolves
The U.S. Forest Service is running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season. The agency is diverting dollars from other departments to meet firefighting needs.The Forest Service has spent nearly a billion dollars fighting fires this year which left it with about $50 million available.
Enrollment has doubled at Arizona State University’s new satellite campus in Lake Havasu City. The college opened a year ago, but ASU plans to add some majors in hopes of attracting more undergraduates.
Phoenix was blanketed by a dust cloud Monday night as a storm blew through the
central and western parts of the metro area. Between a quarter and three
quarters of an inch of rain fell. Tempe saw downed trees and power lines.
in Phoenix Thursday joined groups in dozens of other cities calling for higher
fast food wages.
A mariachi band plays as protesters hold up signs demanding higher wages for fast food workers in Central Phoenix Thursday.
The two sides in the racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office were back in court Friday. Three months ago in May, Judge Murray Snow found the sheriff’s office under Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers in the county.
The five-member Maricopa County Community College District Board will get two new members next year. A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer means at large members will be added to the board.
Arizona’s Congress members have mixed reactions to President Obama’s call for military strikes in Syria. Flagstaff Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick said her office has been overwhelmed with phone calls and emails from constituents about the issue, but she is not ready to make a commitment.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is taking on the county government for hiring criminals. Babeu claims the Pinal County Board of Supervisors is hiring friends and family, knowing they are convicted criminals, and giving them access to classified information.
Arguments about improving K-12 education in Arizona usually start with spending more money, and since the state's economy sunk into recession and balancing the budget meant extreme deep cutting, those who favor significantly higher spending have a lot of catching up to do.