KJZZ News

drinking water fountain
Chromium-6 is found in groundwater well sources in Phoenix, and could be a carcinogen when ingested. City officials say the report is misleading.
Sep. 20, 2016
Flooded streets in Tucson
A normal to above-normal monsoon season in 2016 has reduced drought conditions in much of Arizona. Climate forecasters are waiting to see if a La Niña phenomenon develops, which would bring drier conditions.
Sep. 20, 2016
Arizona Chamber of Commerce logo
The effort to kill a ballot measure that would raise Arizona’s minimum wage is now in full swing. Opponents are preparing a million-dollar ad blitz against the initiative which would raise the state’s lowest wages by nearly 50 percent.
Sep. 20, 2016
mexican peso
The value of the Mexican peso is continuing to slide against the American dollar, which be good news for American tourists, importers and investors.
Sep. 20, 2016
A judge has signed off on an agreement that ends the last legal challenge to Arizona's landmark 2010 immigration law.
Sep. 20, 2016
Arizona's minimum wage
Arizona's minimum wage workers are going to get at least a dime-an-hour raise in January, no matter what voters decide at the ballot.
Sep. 20, 2016
wallet
Overall prices of consumer goods in the West are going up — and that’s because the cost of rent and clothing are going up more than other costs of living are going down.
Sep. 20, 2016
Lake Mohave
Federal officials say the surface level of the Lake Mohave reservoir will drop seven feet during the next few weeks to allow conservation officials to harvest razorback sucker fish from shoreline rearing ponds.
Sep. 20, 2016
Ronald Lewis
The Hopi Tribe has been split on whether tourism is a good idea. With half the tribe unemployed many have said it’s their best chance at economic development. But some worry inviting tourists to their villages has left them vulnerable to thieves.
Sep. 20, 2016
The Diocese of Gallup has announced it has sold an iconic western New Mexico building amid a bankruptcy case linked to clergy sexual abuse.
Sep. 20, 2016
Kevin Phelps
Glendale has clawed its way out of potential bankruptcy and built up a reserve fund of about $35 million. Now the city manager wants to develop a long-term plan to help end the cycle of crisis governing.
Sep. 20, 2016
ASU sign
The pardon is a powerful tool for presidents and can greatly affect the lives of those who are pardoned and for the legacy of the Chief Executives themselves.
Sep. 19, 2016
Maybe when you’re driving along Camelback Road with a hot cup of coffee in your hands, you silently hope you don’t hit a bump in the road. Well, some Phoenix Street Transportation Department workers are motivated to do their jobs well by that same scenario.
Sep. 19, 2016
 Goodyear facility
Increased demand for certain paper products could pay off for the West Valley. The Finland-based company behind Chinet disposable tableware plans to open a manufacturing and distribution center in Goodyear.
Sep. 19, 2016
We continued our occasional series by finding out what the New York Times’ Phoenix Bureau Chief Fernanda Santos thinks. Hint: she doesn’t mind Mondays.
Sep. 19, 2016
Catherine Reagor
The Valley was one of the hardest-hit when it came to foreclosures and short sales. According to Bankrate, Phoenix is now the second-ranked city for U.S. homeowners.
Sep. 19, 2016
Rep. Cecilia Vasquez
An Arizona lawmaker accused of food stamp fraud has reached a plea agreement to end the criminal case against her.
Sep. 19, 2016
Now, at 82, Steinem said she has discovered that we all need to travel and settle down. “Even birds have nests,” she said. “I needed a home of my own as well as the road.”
Sep. 19, 2016
Arizona is trying to achieve a 60 percent level of residents with a college degree or certificate by 2030. A potentially audacious goal when the current figure is only 42 percent.
Sep. 19, 2016
Supporters and planners of the long-discussed South Mountain Freeway extension are hoping the actual building of the road is much smoother than the process that led to its construction, which starts Monday night.
Sep. 19, 2016

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