January 2013

Cold has descended on an area of the country that's known for it's near-perfect weather this time of year. For days now, Southern California and Arizona have suffered through nights of sub-freezing temperatures.
January 14, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer will deliver her State of the State address this afternoon, to help kick off the 2013 legislative session. And, one issue lawmakers are likely to debate this year is simplifying part of the tax code.
January 12, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer says her budget for the upcoming fiscal year will include money to help implement the new Common Core standards in K-12 education. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The governor says having an educated workforce is essential to attracting and retaining jobs in the state, and that Common Core will help accomplish that.
January 11, 2013
Salt River Project has begun a years-long effort to drain, clean, and repair all 130 miles of its canal system. Saturday, SRP is inviting the public to see one of the crucial steps. SRP canals are full of fish -- many of them are white amur, which the company puts in its canals to control aquatic vegetation.
January 11, 2013
The Tempe Police Department says new technology is helping them combat crime. Police say they used a new reporting system to catch a robbery suspect earlier this week.  Officers say they can now wirelessly upload information related to a crime to immediately alert all police to new information.
January 11, 2013
Two members of Congress have released information indicating the CEO of Wal-Mart knew as early as 2005 that the company’s Mexican unit was passing out bribes.Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings and Henry Waxman of California, who are investigating bribery charges at Wal-Mart, have released documents they obtained from a confidential source that indicates Mike Duke and other senior Wal-Mart officials were informed about bribery allegations multiple times.
January 10, 2013
The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has made immigration reform a top priority for his organization. The Chamber calls itself the world’s largest business organization, and says it represents more than 3 million businesses.
January 10, 2013
An Arizona State University study shows three Phoenix airports are helping boost the Valley’s economy. The Economic Impact of the Phoenix Airport System report shows the total is in the billions of dollars.
January 10, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch from Saturday morning through Tuesday morning for Maricopa and Pinal counties. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, that means Valley homeless shelters are getting ready to provide more services.
January 10, 2013
The state Supreme Court has ruled Arizona lawmakers violated the constitution when they diverted proceeds from the state land trust to help balance the budget. The Brewer administration argued in favor of using funds from trust sales to bankroll the Land Department.
January 10, 2013

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