KJZZ News

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday she's not backing down on her agency's efforts to implement a new rule that would assert regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands despite criticisms that it amounts to a federal water grab.
September 16, 2014
A federal expert will be sent to Nogales to investigate if x-ray security equipment used by the U.S. Border Patrol is leaking radiation. It’s a response to concerns about the safety of a new scanning system installed at the Nogales Port of Entry.
September 15, 2014
Fewer endangered California Condors required lead poisoning treatment in Arizona last year. Some scientists believe the decrease could be attributed to stronger anti-lead ammunition programs in Utah.
September 15, 2014
The cities of Phoenix, Mesa and Scottsdale are preparing for another round of heavy rainfall expected as soon as Tuesday.
September 15, 2014
The resignation of Russell Pearce came after backlash to his advocacy of mandatory contraception or sterilization for people on Medicaid.
September 15, 2014
The storm is expected to bring rains starting Tuesday afternoon with the primary storm hitting metro Phoenix on Wednesday and Thursday.
September 15, 2014
Data from the Arizona Secretary of State's Office indicates 70 percent of voters with no party affiliation opted to vote in Republican races.
September 15, 2014
A tax incentive program created in 2004 to boost Arizona forest health has gotten more support with additional tax credits and exemptions in recent years.
September 15, 2014
Flames from welding equipment touched off a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in Flagstaff Sunday, burning two workers severely and leaving two others with less serious burns.
September 15, 2014
The flooding that took place in metro Phoenix last week came during the month officials have set aside for people to make a plan to keep their families safe in an emergency.
September 15, 2014
Sergeant Margaret Bentzen says 15 patrol officers have already been trained to use the cameras, which were purchased in July. Bentzen says they expect all officers will be wearing the body cameras by early next month.
September 15, 2014
Arizona Public Service plans to close one of the generators at the Cholla Power Plant in 2016. The power company will go through with the plan if its compromise proposal is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency
September 15, 2014
Arizona ranks among the top 15 states for murders and suicides. The state is joining a national service that will help health officials better understand why violence rates are high here.
September 15, 2014
Officials with the Democratic National Committee were in Phoenix this week - the city is a finalist to host the party’s 2016 national convention.
September 12, 2014
When President Obama decided to delay any executive action on immigration reform, observers cited concerns from some Democrats, who were worried about voter backlash in November. But, how will that decision impact Latino voting?
September 12, 2014
Mesa officials say about 125 residents have visited the city’s Resource Information Center since it opened on Wednesday morning.
September 12, 2014
A Phoenix church that was flooded during the recent storm is preparing for Sunday service—without its worship room. The congregation is gearing up for new accommodations.
September 12, 2014
Whether it's baseball cards or Impressionist masterpieces, a shared interest in collecting can bring people together. The KJZZ community series We Are the Valley introduces us to a man who lives in one of his collections and dips his toe in many different communities.
September 12, 2014
The Arizona congressional delegation has called on Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert MacDonald to appoint a new permanent director to the Phoenix VA. The office was at the center of a national scandal this spring over delays in patient care.
September 12, 2014
Arizona isn’t the only desert spot seeing an influx of precipitation lately. Areas in southeastern New Mexico have seen more than 3 inches of rain since Thursday. The threat of flash flooding forced officials at Carlsbad Caverns National Park to close early on Friday.
September 12, 2014

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