KJZZ News

Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson Visits Phoenix
Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson was in Phoenix on Thursday, visiting with staff and administrators of the local VA Medical Center.
Jun. 5, 2014
Arizona Prisoners Continue With Lawsuit Against Department of Corrections
More than 30,000 Arizona prisoners are asking for better healthcare and a review of solitary confinement. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled inmates in Arizona state prisons can join together to bring a class action suit against the Department of Corrections.
Jun. 5, 2014
Record-Setting Temperatures Scorch The Southwest
The first official day of summer is two weeks away, but temperatures in parts of the Southwest are already above 100 degrees.
Jun. 5, 2014
Board Calls For Overhaul Of Public Safety Pension Fund
The board that oversees police and fire pensions in Arizona has voted to urge the governor to call a special legislative session to make changes to the pension system.
Jun. 5, 2014
Phoenix City Council Approves Golf Course Blight Ordinance
Some Valley golf course owners will have to follow new rules if they install security fences while their property goes up for sale. Phoenix City Council has approved a new ordinance to prevent golf course blight.
Jun. 5, 2014
State Board To Vote On Pension-Overhaul Plan
The state's police and fire pension oversight board is set to vote on a proposal to overhaul the system and bolster its finances.
Jun. 5, 2014
Feds Could Impose Air Plan On Arizona
A 2010 state law designed to prevent Arizona from limiting greenhouse gasses could prevent state regulators from coming up with a plan to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants without legislative approval.
Jun. 5, 2014
Longtime Mohave County Sheriff To Retire
The longtime sheriff of Mohave County in northwestern Arizona has announced he's retiring.
Jun. 5, 2014
Bear Forces Closure Of Northern Arizona Campground
The Coconino National Forest is closing the Rock Crossing campground near Blue Ridge Reservoir after a bear damaged a camp trailer.
Jun. 5, 2014
No Injuries In California Military Jet Crash
A Marine Corps spokesman says no one was injured when a jet crashed in a residential area in a Southern California desert community.
Jun. 5, 2014
Study: Corporations Using Foreign Banks Cost Arizona Millions
A new study says corporations that make deposits in foreign banks cost Arizona $286 million in tax revenue last year.
Jun. 5, 2014
Last Original Navajo Code Talker Dies
The last original Navajo Code Talker died Wednesday. Chester Nez was one of the 29 men who used their native language to devise an unbreakable code that helped win World War II.
Jun. 4, 2014
Looking At The Light Rail
Since the Valley's light rail line became established, supporters have passionately opined that transit-oriented development would have a positive impact on the area's economy.
Jun. 4, 2014
A Conversation With Not-So-Silent Kevin Smith
The filmmaker Kevin Smith is probably best known for his films "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy."
Jun. 4, 2014
Is Air Quality In Arizona Getting Better?
We spoke to Eric Massey, Air Quality Division director at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
Jun. 4, 2014
Tesla Factory Decision Pushed Back
Tesla is a company that many in the economic development sector believe could have a huge impact in Arizona.
Jun. 4, 2014
Acting VA Secretary To Visit Phoenix Medical Center
The acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Sloan Gibson, held his first meeting with veterans groups Wednesday morning. He used the time to announce how he plans to respond to the Inspector General’s interim report.
Jun. 4, 2014
Slide Fire Contained After 15 Days
The Slide Fire in northern Arizona is now fully contained after burning around Oak Creek Canyon for more than two weeks.
Jun. 4, 2014
NAU President: University
Northern Arizona University President John Haeger says he expects growth of the school's main campus in Flagstaff to slow.
Jun. 4, 2014
Carbon Standards For Reservation Plants Delayed
Two of the Southwest's largest coal-fired power plants straddle the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico, one within clear view of the other.
Jun. 4, 2014

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