KJZZ News

Arizona Highway Names & Numbers Map in PDF File from  www.az511.comTraffic Terms as heard on the KJZZ News reports.The Stack Interchange The I-17/I-10 Interchange, west of downtown Phoenix—the first major freeway interchange in Phoenix.
April 11, 2013
Salt River Project Company confirmed that a Nevada utility wants to sell its share of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona. It’s the latest in a series of financial hits for SRP.Nevada state lawmakers have approved legislation that allows Nevada Energy Incorporated to sell its 11 percent share of the SRP-operated Navajo Generating Station by 2019.
April 11, 2013
The Arizona Senate has defeated a measure that would have allowed lottery winners to remain anonymous, but the issue is likely to come back up for another vote. The bill would require only a winner’s city and county to be made public.
April 11, 2013
A new line of baby food is hitting the market this summer. Beech-Nut and Latino based food company Goya have joined to create Latino flavored food. The Swiss-based Beech-Nut Company and Spain’s Goya Food are launching what they call Latin flavored baby food combinations.
April 11, 2013
Public school employees in Flagstaff are set to see pay increases. The Flagstaff Unified School District approved the raises earlier this week. The Arizona Daily Sun reports, it is the first significant pay increase for the district's 1,300 employees in five years.
April 11, 2013
As Congress prepares to vote on some high-profile gun control measures, the media campaigns on both sides of the issue are making a last minute push to get their messages heard in Arizona.Political observers said Arizona is among a dozen states considered an important player in the future of national gun policy.
April 11, 2013
Architect and visionary Paolo Soleri died on Tuesday in Paradise Valley at the age of 93. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is featuring an exhibition of Soleri's work called Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti.
April 10, 2013
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is planning to file a lawsuit challenging the city of Bisbee's new civil union ordinance. He's also continuing efforts to challenge marshals in the polygamous community of Colorado City.
April 10, 2013
Comic Amy Donohue talked about her decision to donate a kidney and her efforts to serve as a spokesperson for organ donation.Donohue explained how social media stole her kidney. She donated hers to the mother of a woman she met on Twitter.
April 10, 2013
The recent murders of prosecutors in Texas have put prosecutors across the nation on alert.Scott Decker, Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, provided background on who is involved in targeting prosecutors and what the public needs to be most aware of.
April 10, 2013
After a four-decade ban, the Scottsdale City Council has approved the return of ice cream trucks to the city's neighborhoods.Leo Blavin, who helped the charge to overturn the ban, explained why he thinks it is a good idea.
April 10, 2013
The state Senate has given its preliminary approval to a bill that would allow religious organizations to avoid paying unemployment taxes for educational and day care workers. Current state law exempts certain work from eligibility for unemployment insurance.
April 10, 2013
A judge has allowed a death row inmate to move forward with his request to be executed quickly. Dale Hausner was found guilty of six murders and many other crimes in connection with shootings around the Valley during 2005 and 2006.
April 10, 2013
Arizonans with cell phones take note, unsolicited text messages may soon be a thing of the past. Today the Senate followed the House in passing a ban on marketers sending unsolicited texts to phones.
April 10, 2013
The Scottsdale City council approved a measure Tuesday night regulating pedicabs on its city streets. Pedicab operators must now have commercial insurance and a driver’s license to do business in Scottsdale.
April 10, 2013
Another Arizona city is looking to cut public pensions costs. The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to create a task force to find ways to reduce the costs of police and fire pensions. The Arizona Daily Star reports, a decade ago Tucson paid less than $5 million for public-safety pensions, but that amount is expected to reach $42 million next year.
April 10, 2013
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is traveling to Mexico City on Wednesday to lead a trade mission there. The purpose is to strengthen economic ties with our neighbor to the South.The delegation from Phoenix includes city and business leaders.
April 10, 2013
The iconic Joshua trees of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts are blooming beyond expectation this year. Joshua trees throughout the Southwest are blooming with millions of greenish-white flowers, and many biologists are trying to understand why.
April 10, 2013
Italian-born architect Paolo Soleri died today at 93. He had a long marriage, raised two daughters and wrote 22 books, but in Arizona he’ll be most remembered for one thing, Arcosanti. Soleri began designing the experimental community in 1970, and it’s been in a constant state of construction ever since.
April 09, 2013
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is investigating the vandalism of an archaeological site just over the Arizona state line near Blythe, Calif. Some of the graffiti at an archaeological site.
April 09, 2013

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