KJZZ News

Floods In Yavapai County Presented Big Problem Over Weekend
Officials say northern Yavapai County was pelted with four inches of rain in many areas.  Emergency Management Coordinator Denny Foulk says as a result, flooding became a big problem. “Flooding into the Kaibab Estates and Coconino County and into Ashfork itself,” Foulk said.
Sept. 20, 2013
Land In Arizona And New Mexico May Be Given To Endangered Jaguars
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding a meeting in Sierra Vista Tuesday to listen to comments from the public on a proposal to set aside more than 1,300 square miles in Arizona and New Mexico for the endangered jaguar, but the Arizona Game and Fish Department does not agree.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fees Could Go Up At Two State Parks
The Arizona State Parks want to know what you think about new fees at two parks, Kartchner Caverns and Red Rock State Park. The system has had its share of financial problems as the state went through the economic downturn, and had its budget cut by several million dollars.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Schools Are Making The Grade
Arizona schools are getting better grades. That is according to a report released on Thursday by the state department of education. More schools received  A’s on their annual report card, based on the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards or AIMS test.
Sept. 20, 2013
Parenting College Equips Parents To Prepare Children For School
A Community Education Report said 53 percent of children entering kindergarten in Coconino County are not ready for school, and it said that has significant implications for future educational achievement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Storms Most Likely Gone Until Weekend
We're starting a warmer, dryer time of the monsoon, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Valerie Meyers, who says the only real chance of storms Wednesday, is in the higher terrain. But, she says that could change by Saturday.
Sept. 20, 2013
District 8 Candidates Grapple With Growing The Economy
Three of the seven candidates running for a District 8 Phoenix City Council seat spoke at a KJZZ forum last night.They debated the best way to clean up contaminated land in South Phoenix and how to grow the South Phoenix economy, which historically has had fewer development opportunities.
Sept. 20, 2013
District 2 Candidates Talk Phoenix City Manager Replacement
District 2 incumbent Jim Waring and challenger Virgel Cain talked about the pending departure of Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos at a KJZZ election forum Thursday night. Cavazos will leave Phoenix for the same position in Santa Ana, Calif.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator McCain Lobbies For Immigration Reform In Downtown Phoenix
Senator John McCain used the Congressional recess to lobby for immigration reform in front of business leaders in downtown Phoenix. Senator John McCain shakes hands with Debbie Johnson, president of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association.
Sept. 20, 2013
Federal Disaster Aid May Be Needed After Colorado River Drought
Pat Mulroy, the head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, kicked off a tidal wave of buzz when she told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that federal disaster aid may be needed to deal with the effect the western drought is having on the Colorado River.
Sept. 20, 2013
University Of Arizona Football Stadium Construction Work Is Finished
The remodeling of the University of Arizona football stadium is finally complete after two years of construction in Tucson. The $72 million project includes the installation of 4,000 new seats in the north end zone.
Sept. 20, 2013
Homeland Security Takes Over Border Blimps
Radar blimps that patrol the U.S.-Mexico border are now run by the Department of Homeland Security. The Tethered Areostat Radar System, known as TARS, uses giant balloons across Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Looking For Ways To Avoid The Housing Crisis And Limit The Damage
The housing crisis hammered the Valley, and thousands of people lost their homes. Foreclosures dominated some neighborhoods, while short sales became a too common part of the vernacular. Now with the real estate market bouncing back, most of us are focused again on how prices compare with a year ago, or when they will return to pre-recession levels, but what about looking for ways to avoid the next housing crisis or at least limiting the damage? Mark Stapp is director of the Master of Real Estate Development program at Arizona State University's WP Carey School of Business.
Sept. 20, 2013
Did You Know: Hunts Tomb Pyramid Is In Papago Park
There is a pyramid in the Valley, and it is the resting place of Arizona’s first governor. It is hidden in plain sight. The first governor of Arizona, George Hunt, is buried in this white pyramid tomb along with several relatives.
Sept. 20, 2013
Monday Monsoon Causes Traffic, Power Issues For Valley
Another dust storm and thunderstorm blew through the Phoenix metropolitan area last night, after heavy rain fell on many parts of western Arizona. Winds from the approaching storm system around sundown pushed a hazy brown cloud over most of the Valley.
Sept. 20, 2013
The MLK March On Washington - 50 Years On
Wednesday was the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic March on Washington. George Dean was 23 when Martin Luther King Jr. led his historic civil rights march in Washington, D.C.
Sept. 20, 2013
Father Whose Son Died In A Hot Car Appears In Court Friday
Daniel Gray, 31, made an initial court appearance on manslaughter and child abuse charges today.Police believe he was smoking pot with friends when his 3-month-old son, Jamison, was outside in the parked car, in 100 degree temperatures.
Sept. 20, 2013
Two Teens Rescued From Hiking Falls
Two southern Arizona women are recovering after being rescued by the Pima County Sheriff's Department in unrelated incidents. Spokesman Tracy Suitt said the 19-year-olds each slipped and fell while hiking the rugged seven falls trail.
Sept. 20, 2013
Remembering William French
Sunday’s Arizona Republic included in its collection of obituaries the name of William French. He had been a respected attorney and judge in Arizona for nearly 40 years and even played football at Notre Dame as a college kid, but in the annals of this state’s political history, French is known as the lead prosecutor in the impeachment trial of then-Gov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Average State Gas Prices Considerably Less Than National Average
Arizonans continue to pay less to fill up their gas tanks. AAA said the statewide average price of a gallon of unleaded was $3.39 Friday, and spokeswoman Michell Donatti said that is considerably less than elsewhere in the country.
Sept. 20, 2013

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