KJZZ News

New Arizona governor Doug Ducey has been state treasurer for the past four years, but that tends not to be an in-the-trenches position in state government.
January 07, 2015
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is threatening to sue the federal government in an effort to force the development of an updated Mexican Wolf recovery plan. The agency served Interior Department officials with a notice of intent Tuesday.
January 07, 2015
Over the winter holidays, including Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the Valley faced no-burn days. That raised the ire of a number of residents, who complained about not being able to sit around a crackling fire with their families — especially when nighttime temperatures dropped into the 30s.
January 07, 2015
The Phoenix area is a desert, but there are some communities that have more prominent greenery and lawns. In a lot of cases, that’s been maintained for decades by irrigation. But what are the complications around irrigation?
January 07, 2015
The Super Bowl is less than a month away and city leaders and law enforcement say they’re ready for the big event, despite there being fewer police officers on the street.
January 07, 2015
Locals in the small towns of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula are celebrating the festival of the Three Kings this week.
January 07, 2015
New Mexico's oil and gas industry is the goose that lays the golden egg. In recent years the industry generated about 30 percent of the state's revenue, which makes some in government especially protective of it.
January 07, 2015
Tucson Unified School District officials say they plan to expand the teaching of “culturally relevant” curriculum. It’s a move that could put the district at risk of losing state funding.
January 07, 2015
Arizona has spent more than $1.5 million in legal bills to defend its policy of denying driver’s licenses to young immigrants who qualify for an Obama administration program.
January 06, 2015
A group of Yarnell and Prescott community leaders is deciding this week what to do with the site where 19 firefighters died while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.
January 06, 2015
A former Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputy accused of helping drug and human smugglers will be released from custody. The corruption charges against him were dismissed when key wiretap evidence against him had to be tossed out.
January 06, 2015
The Heard Museum will be looking for a new director.
January 06, 2015
The Glendale City Council is adding discrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity.
January 06, 2015
Lucretia Torva isn’t an Arizona native, but she considers Phoenix her home. As an artist, she started a journey to become part of a larger community and find out who she was.
January 06, 2015
A Homeland Security audit has found significant disparities between the estimates and actual costs of the drone fleet used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Internal watchdogs are recommending the agency reconsider its plans to expand the program.
January 06, 2015
One of two men suspected in the 2013 beating death of a teenage boxer in Phoenix has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
January 06, 2015
The Goldwater Institute is suing the Federal Aviation Administration for shutting down a start-up business that uses the Internet to connect private pilots with passengers wanting to share travel plans and flight expenses.
January 06, 2015
The ruling is the latest legal blow to efforts by Arizona and the county to discourage illegal immigration.
January 06, 2015
The state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry in New Mexico lacks full authority to enforce its own rules. This has proven problematic, especially since the latest oil boom took off six years ago.
January 06, 2015
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has implemented a moratorium on all new rulemaking by state agencies. Ducey issued the executive order shortly after being sworn into office yesterday.
January 06, 2015

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