KJZZ News

This week, Sprouts Farmers Market announced it is going public. The Phoenix-based grocery chain has grown very quickly, and some industry observers think it is on track for continued success, but not everyone sees the kale and quinoa seller as a healthy investment.
July 26, 2013
There are two wetlands in Arizona. These are homes to wildlife and unique species of birds and mammals. Tres Rios is a filtration system. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ) Did You Know, some wetlands are man-made? At a place 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix, a wetland restoration effort has been in the works for more than a decade.
July 26, 2013
Despite an active monsoon season in parts of the state, some communities in southeastern Arizona are coping with a severe drought.  Ground water going into an irrigation ditch for cotton crops in Solomon on a sunny day.
July 26, 2013
Gas prices are up slightly in Arizona from a week ago. The statewide average jumped 2 cents from last Friday to $3.58 a gallon. But, Stephanie Dembowski of AAA Arizona says that's a lot less than last week's dime increase.
July 26, 2013
The deaths of a man and woman, who were struck by lightning at an overlook north of the Grand Canyon this week, was not surprising to meteorologists. The National Weather Service says 14 people have been killed by lightning strikes so far this year with Arizona and Florida leading the country, with three fatalities each.
July 26, 2013
A state corrections officer is continuing her recovery after being beaten by two inmates at the state prison complex in Winslow, a week ago. Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Lamoreaux says the incident took place in the Kaibab unit of the prison.
July 26, 2013
The New York man who has been indicted for threatening to kill two CNN anchors has allegedly confessed to tweeting about the plots to kill Jane Valez-Mitchell and Nancy Grace. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says David Simpson's car had been packed with guns, zip ties and a knife, and he was ready to leave New York for Georgia.
July 26, 2013
Phoenix is one of several cities that are committing to increase water conservation measures.  Mayor Greg Stanton signed a statement on Colorado River Day yesterday, aimed at efficient, cost-effective conservation.
July 26, 2013
Monsoon storms are expected around the state again today. The National Weather Service says we really got hit Thursday morning. Meteorologist Austin Jamieson says one of the worst storms was in Pinal County.
July 26, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona is trying to stop the arrests of panhandlers in Flagstaff. The organization has asked a court to block the arrests as a legal battle moves through the system.
July 25, 2013
New numbers from the federal government show Arizona had basically the same number of prisoners last year as in 2011.That bucks the national trend. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the country’s prison population dropped last year for the third straight year.
July 25, 2013
Helicopters are flying over the nearly 250 acres scorched by the Doce Wildfire about seven miles northwest Prescott, just like they were last month. But the choppers are not there to make water drops to quell the blaze, they are spreading seed and mulch in an effort to restore the area that was charred.
July 25, 2013
An office building in Tempe has sold for more than $27 million. This beautiful Tempe office building at the Loop 101 and Broadway Road just sold for more than $27 million. (Photo courtesy of Jones Lang LaSalle) The building at the Loop 101 and Broadway Road is considered Class-A.
July 24, 2013
Arizona students entering third grade this year are the first group of kids that may be held back because of their reading level. More than 18,000 children are at risk of repeating third grade. For the past three years, the Arizona State Board of Education prepared schools across the state to make sure that children can read at an acceptable level at third grade.
July 24, 2013
Grand Canyon University decided it wanted to move its athletic program into Division I, which means it would soon be competing on the same stage in sports like basketball with Arizona State University.
July 24, 2013
Another longtime Valley institution of higher learning, the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management, is also going to undergo dramatic changes. Earlier this month, the Glendale-based school announced a partnership with for-profit Laureate Education Inc.
July 24, 2013
The craft of writing and maybe even more so the act of finishing the project, whether it is a journal, a short story or a novel, is extremely personal. Ron Carlson is a critically-acclaimed novelist, but he has also been a professor of writing for nearly 30 years, 20 of those at Arizona State University.
July 24, 2013
Whether we like it or not, most of us have had to get used to members of the U.S. House on the almost-constant treadmill of raising money and running for reelection, thanks to their two year terms and the desire to keep going back to Washington.
July 24, 2013
The Secretary of State’s office says Arizona's voter registration numbers have risen by about 2,300 since the last report in April. Spokesman Matt Roberts says the number of non-affiliated voters increased the most, “The two other state-wide major parties have seen either decreases, slight decreases or they’ve gone up and down a little bit, over the last couple years especially,” Roberts said.
July 24, 2013
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled former Suns star Steve Nash may have to pay additional child support to his ex-wife. Arizona law has guidelines for child support. Under them, Nash owed about $2,800 a month to his former wife Alejandra for their three children.
July 24, 2013

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