KJZZ News

Northern Arizona University To Offer New Transcript
Northern Arizona University will offer its students a new type of transcript for the upcoming fall semester. Northern Arizona University's campus at South Mountain Community College. (Photo by Julie Levin-KJZZ) NAU wants to make its students more competitive in the job market, and its new competency report may do that.
Sept. 20, 2013
Appeals Court Rules Thomas, Aubuchon Can Be Sued
A panel of federal appeals judges have ruled that a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a former Maricopa county attorney and a top aide can proceed. That means the county is on the line for any potential damages.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County To Help Inmates Sign Up For Health Insurance
Maricopa County will begin helping inmates sign up for health care insurance when they leave the jail system. It is part of the campaign to get 1 million uninsured people in Arizona coverage next year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Search Begins For Cavazos Successor
The Phoenix City Council has voted to begin a national search to find a City Manager. David Cavazos has served as Phoenix City Manager since 2009. He announced early this month that he’s stepping down to take the same position with Santa Ana, Calif.
Sept. 20, 2013
Examining The History Of The Duel In The Desert
School rivalries come in all shapes and sizes. Here in the Valley, it's Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. Former Arizona Wildcat sports writer and editor Shane Dale wrote about ASU's battles with U of A in his book "Territorial: The History of the Duel in the Desert.
Sept. 20, 2013
Storm Brings Dust, Rain To Phoenix Area
Much of Phoenix was blanketed by a dust cloud Monday night as a storm blew through the central and western parts of the metro area. Between a quarter and three quarters of an inch of rain fell. Tempe saw downed trees and power lines.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Protesters Demand Higher Fast Food Wages
Protesters in Phoenix Thursday joined groups in dozens of other cities calling for higher fast food wages. A mariachi band plays as protesters hold up signs demanding higher wages for fast food workers in Central Phoenix Thursday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaios Office Back In Court
The two sides in the racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office were back in court Friday. Three months ago in May, Judge Murray Snow found the sheriff’s office under Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers in the county.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County Community College District Board To Add Two New Members
The five-member Maricopa County Community College District Board will get two new members next year.  A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer means at large members will be added to the board.
Sept. 20, 2013
Javelinas Shot After Attack
Seven javelinas were euthanized in Tucson after the group attacked a woman. The attack was not an isolated incident. The woman received puncture wounds from unprovoked javelinas while walking her dog.
Sept. 20, 2013
Illegal Crossings Increasingly Deadly Along South Texas Border
A costly game of cat and mouse unfolds nightly along the banks of the Rio Grande in South Texas. The number of immigrants crossing illegally there has doubled in the last four years, making it the busiest section along the Southwest border.
Sept. 20, 2013
Forecasters: Valley Stuck Under A Deep Plume Of Tropical Moisture
More than two inches of rain have fallen in some parts of the North Valley, which have lead to power outages, traffic delays and flash-flood warnings. Rain falls at the campus of Grand Canyon University in West Phoenix Monday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Same Sex Marriage In Arizona Put On Hold
Same sex marriage in Arizona is going to be on hold at least for a few more years. Organizers have said national gay rights groups want to focus in 2014 on states that generally seemed more receptive to the concept than Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Wildfires Less Destructive Than Average This Year
Arizona continues to grieve the loss of 19 hotshot firefighters, during the summer wildfire season. But, in terms of lost forests, this year was less destructive than average, according to Fire Prevention Officer Carrie Dennett, of the State Forestry Division.
Sept. 20, 2013
Authorities Stress Importance Of Child Car Seats
Authorities around the country are putting an emphasis on child safety seats this week. They're reminding you that you need a safety seat each and every time a child rides in a motor vehicle. AAA spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says there's a good reason for that.
Sept. 20, 2013
Three Students Sick From Cough Medicine
Three male students at Poston Butte High School in San Tan Valley are recovering after taking cough medicine that had been brought onto the campus. Rural Metro spokesman Colin Williams says the three teens were having some serious side effects but are expected to be okay.
Sept. 20, 2013
Supreme Court Strikes Down Matching Funds: A KJZZ Special Report
Monday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the matching funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law--a law that was supposed to reduce the influence of special interests in state campaigns.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Jobless Worry About Benefits Running Out
New numbers show the economy only created 18-thousand jobs nationwide in June.  That means there are millions of Americans still out of work…and many of them are collecting unemployment benefits.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Jennifer Wright
Mayoral candidate, attorney Jennifer Wright, joins host Steve Goldstein to talk about her campaign and plans for Phoenix's future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Preview:  Life after Deportation
The Department of Homeland Security has been flying illegal immigrants caught in this country back to their homelands for years. In the last few years that program has been stepped up.  Many of the flights go to Mexico, the number one spot illegal immigrants come from, but KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd is just back from a flight taking immigrants to Guatemala, the country with the second-most illegal immigrants.
Sept. 20, 2013

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