KJZZ News

Pinal County Attorney advises against county workers processing medical marijuana dispensary applications
Pinal County’s top prosecutor wants his county to stop processing permits for medical marijuana dispensaries.  Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles has told the Pinal County Board of Supervisors he is recommending against county workers accepting, processing or issuing permits for marijuana sales or cultivation.
Sep. 20, 2013
McCain: Boston suspect shouldn
Senator John McCain wants to clarify his position on how the Boston Marathon bombing suspect should be treated while in custody.  He says he does not think Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be tried as an enemy combatant, but he thinks it was a mistake to read him his Miranda rights so soon.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arizona Islamic leader urges Muslims to report radical jihadist behavior
A Muslim leader is trying to improve public perceptions about members of Arizona’s Islamic community in the wake of the Boston bombing. The faith leader also said local Muslims need to do more to report radical Islamists.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arizona utilities say they are ready for summer demand
Arizona utilities this week gave regulators a sense of how their supply of energy is looking for this summer. They told members of the Arizona Corporation Commission that they are ready to handle the increased demand that higher temperatures will bring.
Sep. 20, 2013
Hopi tribe free to gather eaglets for religious ceremonies
The federal government has decided against limiting the number of nesting golden eagles that Hopis can collect for religious ceremonies. The Hopi tribe had been authorized to collect 40 eaglets this year for religious use.
Sep. 20, 2013
Scottsdale wants residents to decide $212M bond program
The Scottsdale City Council wants voters to decide if the city should fund a $212 million bond program to pay for parks, libraries, roads, and other infrastructure projects. Voters will decide the four bond questions during the Nov.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arizona consumers feeling more confident about economy
Arizona consumers are apparently feeling more confident about the economy.  New figures from the Behavior Research Center show 29 percent think current business conditions are good. That's the best number in years, with the percentage who think jobs are hard to get now at just 43 percent.
Sep. 20, 2013
Jeff Flake
Congress returns to D.C. Monday after a week-long recess. For Republican Senator Jeff Flake going back to Washington may come as a relief. Caren Teves, whose son died at the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shootings last year, outside Sen.
Sep. 20, 2013
Waste-to-energy plant top open in Glendale
A power plant that converts garbage into renewable energy will soon be operating in Glendale. The project will cost $110 million. City of Glendale officials say the waste-to-energy plant will be built on the Glendale Municipal Landfill near the Glendale airport.
Sep. 20, 2013
ASU reveals second new Sparky design this year
After a revamp of its iconic mascot prompted mass derision, Arizona State University has unveiled another new design for Sparky the Sun Devil. But this time, the university community had a say. The rejected Sparky mascot design (left) and the mascot chosen by fans in an online vote.
Sep. 20, 2013
Small business owner reflects on Proposition 100
Some of the loudest critics of Proposition 100, the voter-approved temporary one cent sales tax increase, were small business owners. Lance Muzslay, co-owner of Sole Sports Running Zone. (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ) They worried about, among other things, how the higher tax would affect their sales.
Sep. 20, 2013
A chance to buy Air Force Two
Presidential and aviation buffs can bid on a piece of history today. An airplane that once carried vice presidents is going up for auction this morning, and it has had many famous fliers. Its primary mission was to carry the vice president, but presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton and both Bushes also flew aboard the DC-9.
Sep. 20, 2013
Arizona to participate in safety belt enforcement campaign
Law enforcement agencies around the state will be enforcing seatbelt usage next week. They want to make sure drivers are wearing their seatbelts and that parents are using child safety seats. The weeklong effort is part of the national Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign.
Sep. 20, 2013
Three years of Prop 100: How the penny tax affected Arizona
Three years ago, Arizona voters overwhelmingly decided to temporarily raise the state sales tax by a penny on the dollar. Now, as Proposition 100 is set to expire at the end of May, KJZZ is looking at the impact the tax has had on the state — from public policy to business to education.
Sep. 20, 2013
Solar Impulse Airplane set to depart Arizona for remainder of its cross country trip
This week, the world’s first solar powered airplane is scheduled to leave Arizona in the second leg of its cross country tour, but don’t expect the Solar Impulse to make the trip in record time.  Bertrand Piccard is the initiator, chairman and pilot of Solar Impulse.
Sep. 20, 2013
Two Arizona cities make the list of fastest growing cities
New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau released Wednesday show that cities in the Southwest are the fastest growing in the country. Most of those fast growing cities are in Texas, but two Arizona cities made the list.
Sep. 20, 2013
SMoCA exhibit finds the art in the grocery aisle
Laundry detergent, Hershey’s bars, and produce stickers may not be what you’d expect to see in a fine art gallery. But as KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, an exhibit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art uses the grocery store to inspire art, and conversation.
Sep. 20, 2013
Fire burns 15 acres of Tonto National Forest
Firefighters are attempting to get the upper hand on a wildfire north of Young, Ariz., on the Tonto National Forest. The blaze charred over 15 acres after being spotted Monday afternoon and is burning in mixed conifer on steep terrain, according to spokeswoman Tammy Pike.
Sep. 20, 2013
Phoenix City Council endorses immigration reform
In a symbolic move, a majority of the Phoenix City Council has endorsed federal immigration reform.The City Council cast the symbolic vote in support of the legislation approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
Sep. 20, 2013
Maricopa County plans as recall deadline looms
The deadline to turn in the signatures needed to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is still a few hours away. But the Board of Elections already has a plan in place in case the recall goes ahead, and it would require hundreds of man hours.
Sep. 20, 2013

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