KJZZ News

Members of the public are getting their final say on an environmental impact study on the proposed South Mountain Freeway. Arizona Department of Transportation is accepting public testimony on the project through July.
May 21, 2013
This week, the world’s first solar powered airplane is scheduled to leave Arizona in the second leg of its cross country tour, but don’t expect the Solar Impulse to make the trip in record time.  Bertrand Piccard is the initiator, chairman and pilot of Solar Impulse.
May 21, 2013
Arizona's Republican congressmen are pointing to what they say is a culture of cover-ups by the Obama administration, including scandals involving the IRS and the Associated Press. Congressman David Schweikert says the incidents come on top of other scandals he claims have never been fully investigated.
May 21, 2013
A Mexican national has been arrested by Customs and Border Protection officers at Nogales, on drug smuggling charges. Spokeswoman Teresa Small says the 44-year-old was attempting to bring in 2000 pounds of marijuana briquettes, mixed in bags of charcoal.
May 21, 2013
Tuesday, a scandal-plagued restaurant in Scottsdale is set to reopen. The case has generated social media buzz, but it has also raised important legal questions about employees who receive tips. NICK BLUMBERG: Amy’s Baking Company shot to infamy after appearing on the FOX reality show “Kitchen Nightmares.
May 21, 2013
The governing board of the Maricopa County Community College District will vote Tuesday evening on whether to raise the property tax levy by 2 percent.For property owners, on average, this would mean a tax increase of $2.
May 21, 2013
School is out for summer, but Arizona school districts are looking ahead to the fall when they will face another year of lean budgets. A Tucson Unified School District banner at the school district's headquarters.
May 21, 2013
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says there’s still an unresolved question about whether a southern Arizona tribe was rightfully awarded reservation status…for its planned casino site in Glendale.
May 20, 2013
Valley residents can voice their opinion on the longest running debate over a proposed freeway plan in Arizona. A public hearing is scheduled for the South Mountain Freeway extension on Tuesday. An environmental study is part of the discussion.
May 20, 2013
A Valley firm is holding the second of an expected six job fairs to take place this year, later this morning. Ryan Naylor, founder and CEO of LocalWork.com says one-thousand Valley jobs will be available at the Greater Phoenix Job Fair, taking place at the Phoenix Airport Marriott.
May 20, 2013
A wildfire burning east of the Nogales Airport, has blackened 800 acres. It's about 5 percent contained, according to Coronado National Forest spokeswoman Michelle Fidler, who says the human-caused fire broke out Friday.
May 20, 2013
The city of Phoenix lost a pair of public safety officers this weekend. Twenty-nine-year-old police officer Daryl Raetz was hit and killed early Sunday morning by a hit and run driver as he processed a DUI scene.
May 20, 2013
Anyone who visits Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon has probably experienced heavy traffic and a lack of parking in the area, but some government agencies are researching mass transit alternatives for the area.
May 20, 2013
Huachuca City is temporarily closing its animal shelter this week amid worries of cleanliness and disease. It looks like the animal control supervisor in the small southern Arizona town may soon be out of a job.
May 20, 2013
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
May 20, 2013
Many Arizona public school students start their summer vacation this week, but it is a bittersweet time for school districts facing massive budget shortfalls and a lot of uncertainty about the level of state funding they will receive next school year.
May 20, 2013
When Proposition 100 was on the ballot three years ago, one of the biggest selling points made by supporters was that two thirds of the money would go to education and prevent deeper cuts to schools.
May 18, 2013
An Arizona Congressman is asking the Interior Secretary to cancel a pending rule that would de-classify many U.S. wolves as endangered. The change would apply to all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, although there would be an exemption for less than 100 Mexican wolves in Arizona and New Mexico.
May 17, 2013
Three years ago, Arizona voters overwhelmingly decided to temporarily raise the state sales tax by a penny on the dollar. Now, as Proposition 100 is set to expire at the end of May, KJZZ is looking at the impact the tax has had on the state — from public policy to business to education.
May 17, 2013
Arizona's run of price declines at the gas pump came to an end in the last week.  The statewide average price Friday morning was $3.44 a gallon, up almost two cents from a week ago, but still 16 cents below the national average price.
May 17, 2013

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