KJZZ News

Shutdown Halts Mortgage Lending
The budget impasse in Washington is starting to impact the housing recovery. ASU real estate expert Michael Orr says it’s shutting down mortgage lending, because lenders are unable to get income documentation from the IRS.
Oct. 8, 2013
People Will Protest Tuesday To Have The Grand Canyon Re-Opened
Businesses and others who think the Grand Canyon should be at least partially re-opened, even while the federal government is shut down, are planning to stage a protest this afternoon. Clarinda Vail owns and operates the Red Feather Lodge, just outside the park and she says the protest will be peaceful.
Oct. 8, 2013
Brewer Agrees To Allocate State Dollars To Cover Funding Shortfalls For TANF Families
Facing a wave of negative publicity and mounting political pressure, Governor Jan Brewer late Monday agreed to put up $650,000 state dollars to cover welfare payments for some needy families. Arizona is one of only 11 states that totally fund the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program with federal money.
Oct. 8, 2013
Arizona Sees First Flu Patient Of The Season
The first patient of Arizona’s flu season has been diagnosed. State and county health officials have confirmed it was an unvaccinated child with influenza type B who was not hospitalized. It is impossible to know what shape this flu season will take.
Oct. 8, 2013
Voters Who Register Without Proving Citizenship To Get Separate Ballot On Election Day
Voters who register without proving their citizenship will get a separate ballot on Election Day, the Secretary of State's Office said Monday. It is a response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year.
Oct. 8, 2013
Two Executions Move Ahead, Despite ACLU
Two planned executions will proceed despite the efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union to prove the drug being used in their execution does not meet standards. Pentobarbital is among the three drugs used in an execution.
Oct. 7, 2013
State
On Monday Gov. Jan Brewer ordered the Arizona Department of Economic Security to redirect $650,000 from its budget to cover the cost of issuing welfare checks to needy families. More than 5,000 low income Arizona families are entering their second week without assistance due to the federal government shutdown.
Oct. 7, 2013
ASU To Demolish Part Of North End Zone Seating At Sun Devil Stadium
Arizona State University football fans will find fewer seats at Sun Devil Stadium next fall. After years of planning, the university has announced plans to demolish part of the north end of the stadium.
Oct. 7, 2013
Furloughed Civilian Workers Ordered Back To The Job At Arizona Military Bases
Hundreds of civilian employees at Arizona’s military bases returned to work Monday after they were furloughed last week in the federal shutdown. They were called back by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel over the weekend.
Oct. 7, 2013
Grand Canyon Water Pipeline In Trouble
The funding problems that have shut down the government and Grand Canyon National Park could just be a sign of what’s to come at Arizona’s top tourist attraction.Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga says he’s concerned about a ‘catastrophic failure’ of the canyon’s 60-year-old water pipeline, which he says could happen at any time.
Oct. 7, 2013
Arizona Chamber Of Commerce Calls On Officials To End Shutdown
As the federal government shutdown continues, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is condemning members of Congress and the president. CEO Glen Hammer is calling on officials in Washington to do what’s right for the country by ending the impasse.
Oct. 7, 2013
ASU Report Shows Housing Market Has Improved Quickly
A new report from ASU shows the Valley housing market is continuing to improve, with supply finally starting to increase to meet demand. Mike Orr of the W.P. Carey School of business says he’s surprised the area housing market has improved to this point as quickly as it has.
Oct. 7, 2013
The Affordable Care Act Will Help Women With Breast Cancer
The Affordable Care Act could have a significant impact on reducing breast cancer across the country. Matt Schafer of the American Cancer Society says more women will be able to access affordable health care because insurers will not be able to reject those with pre-existing conditions, like breast cancer.
Oct. 7, 2013
Only 61 Percent Of Recycling Centers Are Paying Customers Properly
Some Arizona recycling centers may not be giving you your money’s worth. The Department of Weights and Measures says only 61 percent of the scales they checked during a recent audit were accurate.
Oct. 7, 2013
Tourists Find Ways Around National Parks Shutdown
Many people who traveled thousands of miles to hike, camp or paddle in a national park aren’t letting a government shutdown spoil their vacation. They’re finding there are ways around the park closures.
Oct. 5, 2013
Study: Tucson Has Some Of Nation
A study by the National Transportation Research Group says Tucson has some of the worst streets in the country.The study says 53 percent of major roads in the Tucson urban area are in poor condition. Those roads cost drivers $723 each year in additional vehicle operating costs.
Oct. 5, 2013
What It Means For ASU Football To Play Notre Dame
Arizona State University’s football team was so successful last week in a win over USC, scoring 62 points in the victory, that the Trojans’ athletic director fired the team’s head coach. Saturday the Sun Devils will be in Dallas.
Oct. 4, 2013

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