KJZZ News

The decades-in-development South Mountain Freeway has moved a large step closer to construction.
Mar. 11, 2015
The $8.7 billion buyout of Phoenix-based PetSmart Inc. became a done deal Wednesday, along with some immediate changes to top leadership.
Mar. 11, 2015
Kevin Pollak began establishing his Hollywood acting career in the early 1990s, thanks to pivotal roles in films like "A Few Good Men" and "The Usual Suspects." But Pollak's earliest breaks came thanks to late night talk show impersonations of celebrities.
Mar. 11, 2015
The director of the Veterans Affairs medical center in Phoenix testified before a state senate committee Wednesday. Glen Grippen updated Arizona lawmakers on the progress being made at the embattled facility.
Mar. 11, 2015
The Arizona House has passed up a vote on legislation to dump the state’s Common Core education standards for the second straight day.
Mar. 11, 2015
A former Department of Environmental Quality employee and her husband have been indicted by a grand jury for embezzling from the state.
Mar. 11, 2015
Arizona Board of Regents Chairman Mark Killeen may be ready to lead an effort to sue the Arizona Legislature over its funding cuts to higher education.
Mar. 11, 2015
The price of copper is down more than 40 percent from its peak just four years ago. Some of that is due to a drop off in construction activity. The trend has some small mining towns in Arizona worried as shrinking revenues are starting to translate into layoffs.
Mar. 10, 2015
Lawyers filed briefs for the United States Supreme Court case about a drug used in what some are calling botched executions. Midazolam is still used in Arizona’s executions.
Mar. 10, 2015
One of the Valley’s premier performing venues is getting a long-awaited face lift. Gammage Auditorium will be getting elevators, an improved sound system and much more.
Mar. 10, 2015
Phoenix Veterans Administration Director Glen Grippen will brief members of the Arizona Senate Committee on public safety, military and technology on Tuesday.
Mar. 10, 2015
Sometimes it’s just dumb luck that plays a role in your health.
Mar. 10, 2015
United States Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is calling for a new strategy to battle wildfires across the sagebrush country of the Intermountain West.
Mar. 10, 2015
A bill that would allow parents to opt-out of statewide assessment tests, for their kids, won approval in the Arizona House. It will allow a parent to submit a written request to let their child meet alternate graduation standards.
Mar. 10, 2015
The state of Arizona is challenging an EPA plan to reduce air pollution in national parks and wilderness areas. The EPA has stepped in after determining the state’s plan to cut pollution wasn't strong enough.
Mar. 10, 2015
After almost six months in an all-male immigration detention center a transgender woman from Guatemala is "hopeful" she will be released and wait for her asylum court case outside of detention.
Mar. 10, 2015
Immigration agents around the country rounded up more than 2,000 immigrants with criminal records in recent days and placed them in deportation proceedings. The operation netted 33 arrests in Arizona.
Mar. 9, 2015
The state budget that was approved over the weekend and will go into effect in July, includes nearly 100 million dollars in cuts to public universities.
Mar. 9, 2015
With a successful cross-country flight under its belt, a solar powered airplane is now attempting to fly around the world. The Solar Impulse has a dozen stops scheduled over the next few months, one here in the Valley.
Mar. 9, 2015
Mothers of disappeared and murdered women in the Mexican border city of Juárez took to the streets Sunday for International Women's Day.
Mar. 9, 2015

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