KJZZ News

Court: Amazon Does Not Have to Pay Workers for Security Checks
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that warehouse workers who fill orders for Amazon do not have to be paid, for the time they spend waiting to pass through security checks at the end of their shifts.
Dec. 9, 2014
Longest-Held Civilian POW in Vietnam War Dies
The longest-held American civilian prisoner during the Vietnam War has died. Ernie Brace was held in multiple North Vietnamese prisons. He was eventually housed in a cell next to Sen. John McCain during his captivity.
Dec. 9, 2014
Tempe Streetcar Is The Latest Development In County Public Transit
Tempe, which has seen rapid business and residential development in the last few years, is looking for ways to expand its public transit system to meet demand.
Dec. 9, 2014
Protesters Demand Name Of Officer Who Shot Rumain Brisbon
A group of protesters marched to the Phoenix Police headquarters in downtown Phoenix on Monday night, demanding the name of the officer who shot and killed Rumain Brisbon last week.
Dec. 9, 2014
New Partnership Aims To Improve Communication Between State And Tribal Schools
The Arizona Department of Education has agreed to share more information about their Navajo students with the Navajo Department of Dine Education.
Dec. 9, 2014
Gas Prices Falling Slower In Rural Communities
Gas is continuing to get cheaper across Arizona, but how much cheaper depends on where you live. Prices in some rural spots are dropping much slower than metro areas.
Dec. 8, 2014
MVD Extends Waiting Period For Drivers Test Retakers
People hoping to retake the Arizona drivers test will now have to wait longer before their next attempt. The Motor Vehicles Division has extended the waiting period from one day to seven.
Dec. 8, 2014
Recount In 2nd Congressional District Race Continues This Week
So far on Monday, close to 84,000 ballots had been counted out of the approximately 250,000 to be included in the recount in Pima County. The recount in Cochise County gets underway this week.
Dec. 8, 2014
Border Patrol Agent Injured In Assault Near Ajo
The Border Patrol says one of its agents was assaulted over the weekend on the Tohono O’odham Reservation west of Tucson.
Dec. 8, 2014
State Encourages Taxpayers To File Electronically
If you use a paper form to file your Arizona taxes, filing is about to get a bit more difficult. Until now, people who filed a tax return on paper the year before, automatically got new forms and instructions in the mail. But Sean Laux of the Department of Revenue says, no more.
Dec. 8, 2014
Guatemalan Consulate Opens In Tucson Months After Expected
Over the weekend dignitaries of the Guatemalan government, including its First Lady, celebrated the opening of a consulate in Tucson. There has been buzz about a local office since the summer brought a surge of migration from Central America.
Dec. 8, 2014
Loop 303 Construction To Begin In The Northwest Valley
Motorists in the northwest Valley will be getting some good news and bad news starting this week. Construction gets underway on a heavily traveled interchange.
Dec. 8, 2014
Proposed North-South Corridor Highway Would Cut Across San Tan Valley
Relief could be on the way for people stuck in traffic jams on I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson, if you don’t mind waiting a few decades. The state is reviewing plans to build a highway in Pinal County that could reduce travel times between Arizona’s two biggest cities.
Dec. 8, 2014
Airport Sky Train Extends Service To Terminal 3
The Terminal 3 station will connect passengers to Terminal 4, the East Economy parking lot and the light rail station at 44th and Washington Streets.
Dec. 8, 2014
Arizona Supreme Court To Hear Oral Arguments In Roadway Liability Case
The Arizona Supreme Court will hear a case this week to decide if the state can be held responsible for problems with roads.
Dec. 8, 2014
Journalist Brady McCombs On The Evictions Of Homes In Polygamous Sect
Sheriff’s Deputies in Southern Utah are serving evictions today on several homes in Hilldale, part of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect.
Dec. 5, 2014
Arpaio Closer To Facing Contempt Charges
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is one step closer to facing contempt charges for not following a federal judge’s orders after that judge found the sheriff’s office had systematically racially profiled Latinos.
Dec. 5, 2014
Effects Of Arizona Joining Law Suit Against Obamas Immigration Executive Action
Governor Jan Brewer announced yesterday afternoon Arizona would join the multi-state lawsuit that aims to overturn President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration.
Dec. 5, 2014
Goal Of Phoenix Indian Center Workshop Is Wellness Through Storytelling
Wellness through storytelling, that’s one of the goals of an event Saturday called The Gathering of Native Americans Winter Storytelling Workshop.
Dec. 5, 2014
Different Perspectives On Recent Protests In New York City, Ferguson And Phoenix
Protesters took to the streets in Phoenix last night to express their frustration over the shooting death earlier this week of Rumain Brisbon. This comes on the heels of protests across the country over decisions not to indict police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri, for the killings of unarmed African American men.
Dec. 5, 2014

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