KJZZ News

Phoenix Shelter Opens For Children In Need Of Short-Term Foster Care
A new center for children removed from their home by the state opened in Phoenix Monday. The 30-bed building is meant to be a temporary sanctuary for children 10 and under until they can be placed foster care.
June 1, 2015
Arizona Car Crash Fatalities Down In 2014
The number of deaths on Arizona highways dropped in 2014, according to a study released Monday by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
June 1, 2015
Tent City Diary, Part 1: The First 48 Hours Were Horrible
Tent City in Phoenix is one of the state's most notorious jails. It's also known for being a place that those convicted of DUIs serve time. KJZZ gave an audio recorder to former inmate who goes by Alex, who described her experiences there.
June 1, 2015
US Supreme Court Rejects Appeal To Reinstate Arizonas Prop 100
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that a state law that denying bail to some undocumented defendants is unconstitutional.
June 1, 2015
Phoenix Rain Sets Records With Second Wettest May
The National Weather Service reports that Phoenix last month recorded 1.17 inches of precipitation, compared with just .11 inch normally for May.
June 1, 2015
Paris Auction Of Hopi Artifacts Opens Despite US Criticism
A Paris auction house is starting a sale of about a dozen Hopi artifacts that tribal leaders and U.S. government officials have sought to prevent. They argue the objects are sacred.
June 1, 2015
Registrar Of Contractors Closing Offices In Several Arizona Cities
The state agency that oversees builders in Arizona is retrenching. The Registrar of Contractors has announced that it is closing offices in several outlying parts of the state.
June 1, 2015
Scottsdale Police: Chris Gatling Arrested In Online Credit Card Scam
A former NBA All-Star has been arrested in Scottsdale on allegations he ran a massive online fraud scheme using credit cards of people from across the country.
June 1, 2015
Hiking Safety Pilot Project Launched At Humphreys Peak In Arizona
Hikers hoping to summit Humphrey's Peak in Northern Arizona this summer will be seeing a new group of volunteers at the trailhead. It's part of a pilot project the Forest Service is trying to reduce the number of search and rescues needed on the trail.
June 1, 2015
Demand For Hiking Permits At Grand Canyon Less Than Expected
It isn't clear yet if a new permit program for rim-to-rim hikes at the Grand Canyon is proving successful, park officials said Sunday.
June 1, 2015
Salty Soil Hurting New Mexico
Salty soil is a common problem for farmers in the arid West -- and it only gets worse during a drought when there's not enough water to flush the salts out. In New Mexico one crop that's suffering is the state's beloved chile pepper.
June 1, 2015
Amazon Takes Gamble With Same-Day Delivery Rollout
Amazon's new same-day delivery service in Phoenix and 13 other markets makes online shopping faster than ever, but experts say only time will tell whether it's worth the financial risk.
June 1, 2015
Navajo Voters To Consider Possible Changes To Election Language Fluency Requirements
Voters on the Navajo Nation will be considering the fate of a referendum that would change the wording of the tribe’s language fluency requirements for presidential and vice presidential candidates. The tribe’s board of election supervisors gave the voter initiative final approval Thursday.
May 30, 2015
Hundreds Turn Out For Phoenix Anti-Islam Rally, Hundreds More Oppose Them
More than 500 people were loud but non-violent as they gathered at the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix for demonstrations Friday.
May 29, 2015
Social Host Ordinance Gets First Approval From Chandler City Council
Chandler is trying to hold parents hosting underage drinking parties liable. The civil ordinance got first approval Thursday night.
May 29, 2015
 French Officials Reject Hopi
The Hopi Tribe has lost another overseas battle over sacred ceremonial items. French government officials have turned down the Hopi Tribe’s latest request to stop Monday’s sale. It’s the sixth such legal challenge the tribe has lost in the past three years.
May 29, 2015
Phoenix Nurse Who Helped Ebola Patients In Africa Is Back Home
Earlier this year, we met Jason Odhner — a Phoenix nurse, who was on his way to West Africa to help treat Ebola patients.
May 29, 2015
Scottsdale Residents May Vote On $100M Civic Improvement Bond
Scottsdale voters could head to the polls in November to vote on a nearly $100-million civic improvements bond.
May 29, 2015
How Does Drought Affect The Economy?
California's four-year drought has raised a number of questions about water scarcity and the capacity for agriculture in the Southwest. But many people are also concerned about what role the drought will play economically.
May 29, 2015
KJZZs Morning Watercooler Photo Contest
If you've ever stood around your office watercooler with your co-workers and found yourself talking about a story you heard on KJZZ, now is your chance to show us — and win.
May 29, 2015

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