KJZZ News

The state of Arizona and Coconino County have both issued emergency declarations after the collapse of a section of US 89, south of Page, late last month. County spokesman Nathan Gonzales says the actions free up additional resources to start work on the 150-foot section of roadway that buckled and slid several feet down a mountainside.
March 04, 2013
Uranium mining companies are showing renewed interest in the Navajo Nation. The Farmington Daily Times reports several companies have begged the Tribe for permission to once again mine the uranium-rich land it sits upon.
March 04, 2013
For more than a decade, the public radio project StoryCorps has been inviting America to sit down and chat. Lisa Polito, left, and Leslee Dean are traveling with StoryCorps -- which is parked at Phoenix Art Museum through March 23.
March 04, 2013
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that records the stories from everyday people. James and Marion Durham (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps) The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
March 04, 2013
Six Arizona School districts are facing some hefty federal fines if they don’t clean up asbestos contamination in classrooms and administration buildings.EPA inspectors found a variety of violations, including cancer-causing asbestos fibers in walls and floor tiles at some school buildings.
March 04, 2013
Pinal County Supervisors are negotiating a new budget, but funds are tight and spending for some departments will be frozen to make ends meet.  Pinal County’s spending plan for the next fiscal year starting in June is expected to reach $400 million -- that’s a slight increase over the last budget.
March 04, 2013
A group of Arizona preservationists has unveiled its list of most endangered historic places in Arizona.MARK BRODIE: So, there are lists you want to be on, and lists you probably want to avoid. This morning, we’re gonna talk about one of the latter.
March 02, 2013
The Roosevelt School District is the only one in the Valley that will benefit from a recently awarded federal education grant. The money will be used to help boost math scores among elementary students.
March 02, 2013
Some southwestern businesses affected by the ongoing drought may be eligible for federal loans. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer low-interest federal disaster loans to small, non-farm businesses in Arizona, and certain counties in California, New Mexico, Utah and Nevada.
March 01, 2013
Prosecutors will ask the nation’s highest court to allow a convicted murderer’s execution to go forward.  Edward Schad was scheduled to be put to death at the state prison in Florence on Wednesday.
March 01, 2013
Arizona’s military bases are preparing for the federal budget axe under sequestration. Officials at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale said they’ll significantly reduce flying that is not related to pilot training.
March 01, 2013
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled a 2010 state law allowing school districts to spend unused bond money without asking voters is unconstitutional.  The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel Thursday is a win for the Goldwater Institute and a loss for the Cave Creek Unified School District.
March 01, 2013
Visitors to Las Vegas this weekend may be taking a gamble outside the casinos. The drivers for one of the largest cab companies in Vegas have authorized a strike at midnight Sunday. If it happens more than 1,700 cabbies could be parking their cars.
March 01, 2013
Business leaders in Arizona are strongly backing the state’s transition to the Common Core standards – a multi-state effort in math and English that supporters say will teach students to think, rather than memorize facts.
March 01, 2013
It’s only five miles from downtown Phoenix, but South Mountain Park is another world. It’s the largest city park in the country, with acres of saguaros, hiking trails and wide-open spaces. This time of year, it’s an antidote to city life.
March 01, 2013
Some Pima Community College students in Tucson who are undocumented immigrants are getting a break on tuition.   The PCC governing board has approved a proposal that will charge in-state tuition to students who were brought to the United States as young children by their undocumented immigrant parents.
March 01, 2013
Financial markets have remained steady this week despite the threat of across the board budget cuts, known as sequestration. Thousands of government workers and civilian contract employees could lose their jobs over the next several months.
February 28, 2013
Flight attendants at US Airways approved a new contract that wraps up some unfinished business from the airline's 2005 merger with America West.  The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA union covers workers who came from both America West and the old US Airways.
February 28, 2013
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio fell and broke his shoulder Thursday. This photo of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his wife at the hospital was tweeted from the @RealSheriffJoe account Thursday. (Photo via Joe Arpaio on Twitter) The 80-year-old sheriff went to St.
February 28, 2013
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton delivered his second State of the City speech Thursday. He announced new pushes for school safety and an effort to get guns off the street. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (right) introduces Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia and David Krietor, the new executive director of Downtown Phoenix, Inc.
February 28, 2013

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