Maricopa County launched a new project that will change the cookie-cutter look of restaurants. It is aimed at getting new restaurants into unusual and old commercial spaces. Maricopa County will grant six month trial permits to new restaurants opening in buildings not designed for eateries.
Much to the chagrin of some congressional Republicans who have tried tying the continued funding of the federal government to the elimination of the Affordable Care Act, the ACA’s implementation continues moving forward.
The continued federal government shutdown is starting to affect some of Arizona's state agencies. According to the current state budget, the Arizona Department of Transportation is set to get about $178 million from the U.
An online search for electronic
cigarette stores shows nearly 20 in the Phoenix area.
Two of the many models of electronic cigarettes Vape Escapes sell. (Photo by Alexandra Olgin-KJZZ)
Electronic cigarette businesses have been popping up all over the Valley.
By Aaron GlantzThe Center for Investigative ReportingBefore dawn, a government van picked up paratrooper Jeffrey Waggoner for the five-hour drive to a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in southern Oregon.
Phoenix International Raceway has been part of the Valley
sports scene since January 1964. Next
year, the track will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Track President Bryan
Sperber promises it will be a year to remember.
For as much rancor as Phoenix’s temporary food tax has generated, public hearings on the issue have not been well-attended. As of Wednesday afternoon, the city had received 14 public comments over the course of nine meetings.
The Arizona Board of Regents is asking for a nearly 15 percent hike
in next year’s budget for the state’s three universities and the Board
of Regents itself. The regents said the nearly $100 million increase
does not make up for the massive cuts made by the legislature during the
recession, but that budget may not make it through intact.
government is just hours away from potentially shutting down, and that means
national parks could be closing too.
Visitors to the Grand Canyon could be affected if the federal government shutdown occurs.
As the shutdown of the federal government enters its second
day, Gov. Jan Brewer says she and her staff are keeping the pressure on Washington to break the
logjam. The governor says both sides are to blame and that there are several
places where the shutdown is impacting Arizona.
Arizona farmers are upset with Congress for not approving an extension to the Farm Bill before the government shutdown. Some farmers are now worried about getting government loans for next year’s crops.
The camp opened nearly 70 years ago and was located just north
of where KJZZ Tempe studios are located today. The prisoner of war camp was one
of 500 across the country. A newspaper article with pictures of the escaped POW fugitives courtesy of the Arizona Historical Society.
Republicans in the United States House of Representatives have expressed their disapproval of the Affordable Health Act by passing a short-term spending plan that would defund it. Leaders of the U.S. Senate have said the measure is dead on arrival there.
Wells Fargo has let
more than 500 employees go. Since August, JPMorgan Chase has dropped more than
750 jobs, most of those in Phoenix and Tempe.
Kristena Hansen of The Phoenix Business Journal has been reporting on the layoffs.
largest steel dam in the country is going to be built at Tempe Town Lake. That is the word from the city of Tempe. The city council voted to approve funding for the manufacturing of the steel dam Thursday
The state Legislature wants to take back control of drawing Arizona’s congressional district maps. In 2000, voters passed Prop 106, which took redistricting away from the Legislature and gave it to the Independent Redistricting Commission.