KJZZ News

A bill that would ban companies from flooding cell phones users with spam-like text messages has passed an Arizona House committee.This bill is a form of the ‘do not call list’ for regular phones according to Rep.
February 07, 2013
One of the largest private employers in Arizona appears to close to a merger. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines may be near a deal that’s been long in the making.
February 07, 2013
Federal audits to ensure Arizona businesses are following proper hiring practices to employ legal workers quadrupled over the last four years, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports these audits are up, but federal arrests of undocumented workers are down.
February 07, 2013
The ASU baseball team will be leaving Packard Stadium on the Tempe campus where it has played its home games for the last 40 years. The Sun Devils will be moving a few miles north to Phoenix Municipal stadium.
February 06, 2013
That cold snap a few weeks ago didn’t just kill off tender plants. Thousands of tropical fish in Tempe Town lake also perished. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. Thousands of fish in Tempe Town Lake perished during the recent cold snap.
February 06, 2013
More Mexican Gray Wolves are returning to the Southwest. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports their population has grown by 25 percent in the last year.There are 75 wolves now living in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico.
February 06, 2013
An Arizona House committee has given initial approval to a bill making it easier for police to detain people believed to be a danger to themselves or others because of a mental health issue.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
February 06, 2013
Performance funding for Arizona's K-12 schools is part of Governor Jan Brewer's proposed budget. Common Core standards are also on the verge of being implemented.Rebecca Gau, Director of the Governor's Office of Education Innovation, and Expect More Arizona President and CEO Pearl Chang Esau discuss the reforms and how much more funding Arizona's schools need.
February 06, 2013
Several Republican Governors, including Arizona's Jan Brewer, are in favor of expanded Medicaid funding -- even as they continue to oppose the Affordable Care Act. Many Republican members of Congress are also supporting immigration reform.
February 06, 2013
National Geographic Explorers Ed Scholes and Tim Laman have captured images of all 39 Bird of Paradise species in and around New Guinea.
February 06, 2013
Arizona will be part of a global event taking place in 189 countries on Valentine's Day. It's an effort to end violence against women everywhere.  It's the idea of author/activist Eve Ensler, who decided serious attention needed to be brought to the issue.
February 06, 2013
A bill aimed at clearing up some of the confusion and speeding up vote counts after elections cleared its first hurdle in the state Senate Tuesday. Despite its intended goal, critics of the bill say it could make voting tougher for some.
February 06, 2013
An awning made of steel and plaster that was attached to a classroom building at Phoenix College has collapsed. No one was injured, according to a spokesperson, but up to 15 students and staff were evacuated from Building H.
February 05, 2013
An Italian company that wants to build a huge new photovoltaic solar power plant outside Maricopa, Ariz., is holding a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the facility with its neighbors. (Map courtesy of BLM) Dennis Godfrey of the Bureau of Land Management says the 1,700-acre site, about 12 miles west of Maricopa and north of the Sonoran Desert National Monument, has been designated by the BLM as a Renewable Energy Development Area,“That land is/has low resource conflicts, meaning there’s not visual or cultural or wildlife characteristics that would preclude it as being used as a renewable energy site," Godfrey said.
February 05, 2013
Arizona's flu season gained momentum with a reported 1,500 new cases surfacing last week. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports. Arizona and the nation are seeing a lot more flu cases this year over last.
February 04, 2013
The Arizona Corporation Commission is warning business owners against a scam that could cost them $125.  The Commission’s been getting reports of a scam that goes around every few years or so.
February 04, 2013
Arizona State University has made a deal with the Mormon church to build an Institute of Religion on the Polytechnic Campus in East Mesa. It’ll require the demolition of 13 student family housing units.
February 04, 2013
The number of states granting driver's licenses to young immigrants who qualify for an Obama administration program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is growing. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports Arizona is one of the last remaining states to deny licenses to these immigrants.
February 04, 2013
For a lot of people, the best of last night's Super Bowl were the advertisements. Dennis Lambert spoke to Louie Moses of Moses Anshell Advertising. He discusses winners and losers of the ads.
February 04, 2013
Phoenix police are investigating a drive-by shooting in South Phoenix. One person is dead and three others are wounded. This is the second shooting with multiple victims in Phoenix in two days.Investigators say four people were shot outside a home near 14th Street & Roeser around 2:30 p.
February 01, 2013

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