KJZZ News

Closing Arguments Set For Co-Defendant in Buddhist Temple Murder Retrial
Closing arguments begin Monday in the retrial of a man accused of murdering nine people at Buddhist temple more than two decades ago. Johnathan Doody’s defense team rested its case last week without calling any witnesses.
Sept. 26, 2013
EPA Fines BIA For Drinking Water Violations
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have settled a civil action over violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The settlement includes a major fine for the BIA.The EPA’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld says access to clean, potable drinking water remains a critical issue for many tribal communities.
Sept. 26, 2013
Lawmakers Acted Illegally When Refusing To Adjust Public School Aid, Says Arizona Supreme Court
The Arizona Supreme Court has reaffirmed the right of state voters to make their own laws, and they are telling state lawmakers they acted illegally in refusing to adjust state aid to public schools for inflation.
Sept. 26, 2013
Bennett Almost Ready To Announce Run For Governor
Secretary of State Ken Bennett is making no bones about his intention of running for governor and a newly approved law is allowing him to do it. The measure allows elected officials to be more vocal about their plans without being forced to resign, according to Matt Roberts of the Secretary of State’s Office.
Sept. 26, 2013
DPS Officer Recovering After Being Shot Over The Weekend
A Department of Public Safety Officer survived a highway shooting over the weekend  near Payson. Spokesman Carrick Cook says the officer was shot during a routine traffic stop Saturday night. “Our officer made a traffic stop just south of Payson and the officer approach the car,” Cook said.
Sept. 26, 2013
Study To Examine Most Effective Drug For Valley Fever
Federal health officials have announced a major study of valley fever in the hope of learning the best way to treat the potentially deadly illness. At a symposium on valley fever this week, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the clinical trial will involve about 1000 patients with the most common form of the illness.
Sept. 26, 2013
Phoenix Chief Financial Officer To Move To Washington, D.C.
The mayor of Washington, D.C. is nominating the chief financial officer for the city of Phoenix to the same post in the District of Columia. In a statement accompanying the announcement, Mayor Vincent Gray called Jeffrey DeWitt a "skilled manager and leader," citing his experience working with the Wall Street credit-rating agencies to maintain and improve a large city’s bond ratings.
Sept. 26, 2013
Gas Prices Edge Down
Arizona drivers are paying a little less at the gas pump this week, according to AAA.  The cost of a gallon of unleaded gas is off two cents from a week ago, to $3.38. Spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski credits relative stability in the Middle East and in the Mid-Atlantic states for the modest decrease.
Sept. 26, 2013
Teen Childbirth Rates In Arizona Drop To Historic Lows
New figures from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention show teen birth rates in Arizona and around the country have dropped to historic lows. They’re down nearly 40 percent since 2001 in Arizona, but still among the highest in the United States.
Sept. 26, 2013
Arizona Corrections Health System Broken, Says Former Service Provider
The company that once provided health care services for Arizona’s 33,000 inmates told state officials the corrections health system “is broken and does not provide a constitutional level of care.” That information came from records unsealed by a federal court on Tuesday.
Sept. 26, 2013
Apollo Group to make major cuts
The Valley-based Apollo Group, which owns the University of Phoenix, will close more than one hundred locations to deal with dropping income. KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.In the most recent quarter, Apollo Group’s net income plunged sixty percent to nine hundred ninety-six point five million dollars.
Sept. 20, 2013
Paluzzi: Media consumers must demand unbiased news
Who can rescue trust in the media? You. As someone who has been a journalist for more than 30 years, I was extremely disappointed and dispirited by a recent Gallup survey that showed distrust in media coverage at an all-time high.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix tries new approach to homelessness
The City of Phoenix is launching a new initiative aimed at ending homelessness. Under the plan, money that now goes to homeless services will go into housing, at no extra cost to taxpayers. City Manager David Cavazos explains what the new strategy can do for the chronically homeless.
Sept. 20, 2013
FBI says Horne silence on crash due to affair
FBI agents allege Arizona Attorney General Tom Honre left the scene of a minor car crash because he was having an affair with a female employee, who was in the car he was driving and didn't want their relationship reported.
Sept. 20, 2013
For election workers, its showtime
On Election Day a small army of poll workers will staff the hundreds of polling sites in Maricopa County. But weeks before, another team of workers was busy assembling supplies to make sure everything is in order when voters show up to cast their ballots.
Sept. 20, 2013
Major propositions rejected at the polls
Two major propositions on the Arizona ballot failed to pass on Tuesday.  Here are the results of propositions 120 and 204. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Voters rejected Prop 204, the one-cent sales tax increase proposal that would’ve been a permanent source of revenue for education.
Sept. 20, 2013

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