December 2011

The City of Phoenix is issuing its annual warning today against shooting guns into the air this holiday season.A city spokesman says it's a problem twice a year -- at New Year's and the Fourth of July.
December 28, 2011
Arizona is taking in more money than had been expected this year and that has led to a projected budget surplus for fiscal year 2012. But  State Schools Superintendent John Huppenthal is not asking for more dollars for education.
December 28, 2011
The independent bar counsel has filed its closing arguments in the disciplinary hearing of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and two others. They’ll file their responses in the next couple of weeks.
December 27, 2011
The S&P Case-Shiller Home price Index, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, announced today that while nationally home prices are still below where they were a year ago, Phoenix did show a slight increase of point-three percent -- KJZZ's Lynn Kelly has more.
December 27, 2011
Mental health services in Arizona have been cut dramatically over the past several years. But for children who need mental health care, it’s not always a lack of funding that’s the problem. Parents face different approaches to treatment, bureaucratic hurdles, and a lack of readily available information.
December 27, 2011
Phoenix is a great place to study climate change, scientists say -- because it's hot here in a way that they predict other American cities soon will be. Arizona State University researchers have released a study that says we're not all going to be hit with the effects of urban heating equally.
December 27, 2011
One of Arizona’s main budget-writers says he doesn’t expect any more spending cuts in the budget for the coming fiscal year.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE: State lawmakers cut around a billion dollars in the current fiscal year’s budget, but the state has been bringing in more money than expected so far this year.
December 26, 2011
The list of Arizona's most popular baby names of 2011 is in -- from Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly has the story...The Arizona Department of Health Services released the list and Jacob and Isabella remain at the top of the heap.
December 26, 2011
Arizona taxpayers who itemize can claim a state tax credit for donations to charities that qualify. In fact, that donation can also be taken as a deduction on the federal return. As KJZZ's Terry Ward reports from Phoenix, a taxpayer can actually turn a profit.
December 26, 2011
A local pro sports team is taking the use of social media to another level. The Phoenix Suns begin their regular season tonight at US Airways Center with a team on the floor, and another in cyberspace.
December 26, 2011

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