KJZZ News

The New York State Wage Board is considering an increase in the minimum wage, to $15.00 an hour. Here in Phoenix, workers gathered yesterday outside a Phoenix McDonald’s Restaurant, to support the increase and press for a similar hike in Arizona.
June 23, 2015
Almost half of the 40.7 million visitors to the state last year stayed in the Phoenix area, while the Grand Canyon attracted 8 million tourists to northern Arizona.
June 23, 2015
A new law designed to encourage drivers to refrain from smoking when they have children in the backseat took effect last Saturday.
June 23, 2015
Authorities said a 12-year-old California girl who was reportedly abducted by her stepbrother has been found safe in northern Arizona.
June 23, 2015
The lawsuit filed late Friday by Austin Flake and his wife, Logan, stems from Arpaio's investigation a year ago into the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs at a kennel operated by the younger Flake's in-laws.
June 23, 2015
Maricopa County has adopted a $2.2 billion budget that includes additional funding for criminal justice and millions in state-mandated cost shifts.
June 23, 2015
Jill Hruby will take over next month as president and director of Sandia National Laboratories, one of the most high-profile positions in U.S. science with responsibilities that cover nuclear weapons, energy and environmental technology.
June 23, 2015
The Mexican government has announced plans for nearly $10 billion worth of electricity and natural gas infrastructure projects, including a gas pipeline under the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to the port of Veracruz.
June 23, 2015
NASA spacecraft often carry several instruments to collect different types of data and samples. One instrument on an upcoming mission will set a milestone for Arizona State University.
June 23, 2015
Wendell Burnette started his own company 19 years ago. Right after he finished building his own home, Wendell’s very first client bought a lot in his neighborhood.
June 23, 2015
Taylor Gaes had been infected with the plague, likely by fleas that put the bacteria directly into his blood stream, making it difficult to spot in time to stop its spread.
June 22, 2015
Federal bank regulators visited Nogales last week to discuss hurdles to banking on the border. Banks have stopped servicing some Arizona border businesses due to federal anti-money laundering regulations.
June 22, 2015
Arizona will have to comply with the federal REAL ID requirements, which go into effect in January. The Department of Homeland Security denied the state’s request to excuse its driver’s licenses from the new security standards.
June 22, 2015
Javelina seen near Yuma have captured the attention of the Arizona Game and Fish Department and local farmers. The wild pig-like species is usually seen farther east or south.
June 22, 2015
This is the second group of top administrators who are no longer at the agency following investigations into sexual misconduct at the hospital.
June 22, 2015
Senator Jeff Flake said he plans to donate money his campaign received from Earl Holt, the leader of a Missouri-based white supremacist group.
June 22, 2015
A public art piece in El Paso that was abruptly removed by city officials earlier this year is raising questions about censorship.
June 22, 2015
A judge has ordered convicted murderer Jodi Arias to pay about $30,000 in restitution to the victim's family.
June 22, 2015
The State Transportation Board approved Friday a list of highway projects for the next five years. They include the expansion and modernization of highway across the state, including the Valley.
June 22, 2015
Navajos who want a say in changing the language requirements for the tribe's top two elected posts have until the close of business Monday to register to vote.
June 22, 2015

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