KJZZ News

Legal fight continues over driver
Attorneys for those in the Deferred Action Program are back in court, in an effort to force Arizona to grant their clients driver's licenses. The licenses have been denied by Governor Brewer under a state law that says people have to prove they're authorized to be in the country to get a license.
Jul. 16, 2013
Monsoon Leaves 4,500 Without Power
A monsoon storm in the East Valley last night damaged some homes and schools in the area and resulted in significant power outages. SRP Spokesman Scott Harelson says the outages from the storm were above average for a typical Arizona monsoon storm.
Jul. 16, 2013
Monsoon In East Valley Damages Homes, School
A large thunderstorm in the East Valley last night has left the city of Ahwatukee, and the surrounding area, with quite a bit of damage. KJZZ Managing Editor Al Macias went to Desert Vista High School this morning to report on the storm’s aftermath, The scoreboard fell onto the track at Desert Vista High School.
Jul. 16, 2013
Garino: Border Patrol should not add razor-wire to border fence.
The mayor of Nogales, Ariz. is criticizing a proposal to increase border security by topping the border fence with razor-wire. Arturo Garino thinks a better idea would be to shift Border Patrol agents from checkpoints in the interior of the state, to the border.
Jul. 16, 2013
Another arrested on suspicion of looting evacuated Yarnell homes
The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office says a third accused looter is under arrest for stealing items from homes that were evacuated as a result of the Yarnell hill fire. Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn says 22-year-old Thomas Adams was found with a gun taken from a Yarnell home.
Jul. 16, 2013
Why Interstate 17 Accidents Like This Weekend Are Troublesome
It happened again on Interstate 17 this past weekend. An accident snarled southbound traffic Sunday afternoon leaving homebound travelers stuck in a massive jam, and geography makes the problem worse. This time the accident was near Black Canyon City.
Jul. 16, 2013
State To Use Federal Funds For Wireless Food Assistance Card Readers At Farmers
Low-income families who want to eat healthy are now able to use food assistance debit cards at local farmers' markets. The state is using federal funds to install wireless card readers at some outdoor produce stands.
Jul. 15, 2013
Courthouse Named For Fallen Judge Completed
Construction has been completed on a new federal courthouse in downtown Yuma. The building is named after the judge who was killed in the Tucson shooting rampage. A grand opening ceremony for the John M.
Jul. 15, 2013
Pinal County Improves Air Quality
Air quality in Pinal County has improved enough recently to meet federal standards. For four consecutive years, the region has failed to meet regulations for soot and dust particles set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Jul. 15, 2013
Clean Elections Gets First Native American Commissioner
The State Senate’s Minority Leader has made her pick to fill an open seat on the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. Steven Titla will be the first Native American to serve in that role.Two commissioners stepped down around the first of this year.
Jul. 15, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Sandra Day O
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.
Jul. 15, 2013
Loop 303 Open Monday After Weekend Closures
Drivers in the West Valley will have some new freeway miles to explore starting Monday. It is part of making the Loop 303, a freeway. The Arizona Department of Transportation closed the Loop 303, southbound, for most of the weekend to prep three new freeway lanes.
Jul. 15, 2013
Long Hot Summer Is Prime Time For Phoenix Area Mulch Fires
Wildfires continue to burn around the state, but there is another problem in the Phoenix area that has local health officials and some politicians worried. Farmer Ken Singh loads mulch into a dump truck for a delivery to Arizona State University.
Jul. 15, 2013
Celebrating This American Life
KJZZ will air the 500th episode of This American Life at 2 p.m. Saturday. To mark the occasion, host Ira Glass created a list of his favorite epidodes.   Ira Glass hosts the 500th episode of This American Life.
Jul. 13, 2013
Tucson Unified School District Cultural Studies Program Still Under Hot Water
The long standing controversy over cultural studies at the Tucson Unified School District continues. The district is under a federal court order to come up with a new ethnic studies curriculum after it ended its Mexican American Studies program, but now state authorities have complaints.
Jul. 12, 2013
Hot Corner: Central And Indian School
We want to know about the new, up and coming or otherwise unique and interesting neighborhoods around the Valley, in an occasional segment we’re calling the Hot Corner.Today we're joined by food writer Gwen Ashley Walters, making us all hungry, around Central and Indian School in Phoenix.
Jul. 12, 2013
Improvements Coming To Grand Avenue
If you drive in the West Valley, there's a pretty good chance you've driven on Grand Avenue. And, if that's the case, it may not be a surprise that transportation planners are looking at ways to improve the thoroughfare.
Jul. 12, 2013
Is Limited Health Care Better Than No Health Care?
We wanted to talk some more about the continued growth of health clinics like the ones at Walgreens and the impact that may have on health care in the U.S. We turned to Gautam Gowrisankaran, a Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona.
Jul. 12, 2013

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