KJZZ News

Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs Publishes Book
We talked about the catchy title and what the book is about with Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times.
May 13, 2015
Should Some Arizona Elected Positions Be Appointed Instead?
The political system in Arizona has tried to address a lot of challenges — including getting more people to vote, limiting state lawmakers’ terms and creating a more level financial playing field for candidates.
May 13, 2015
Lack Of Treatment Options In New Mexico Keeps People Behind Bars
For hundreds of people in New Mexico, getting out of jail or prison hinges on whether there’s a bed in a halfway house, a slot in a treatment program or space in a mental health facility. Until a spot opens up, they remain behind bars, and it costs taxpayers thousands of extra dollars while they wait.
May 13, 2015
Jon Huntsman To Make Keynote Speech During UA Commencement
A leader of a bipartisan group that pushes for congressional action to address gridlock and dysfunctional politics will deliver the keynote address during the University of Arizona's spring commencement Saturday night.
May 13, 2015
New Navajo President Sworn In
The new Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye took the oath of office Tuesday.
May 13, 2015
Arizona AGs Office: Woman Faked Cancer To Get An Abortion
Chalice Renee Zeitner, 29, was arrested Friday in Columbia County, Georgia, where she was living under a false name.
May 13, 2015
5 Found Dead In Arizona Home In Suspected Murder-Suicide
Police suspect the shooting deaths of five people discovered in a southern Arizona home are a murder-suicide.
May 13, 2015
Mother Of Mesa Police Officer Killed In Wrong-Way Crash Sues State
Mary Anne Mendoza's civil wrongful-death lawsuit alleges Arizona officials had inadequate procedures in place to prevent wrong-way drivers from entering freeways.
May 13, 2015
Free Shuttle Service Into Grand Canyon Begins This Month
Free shuttle service between the Grand Canyon and the neighboring town of Tusayan begins soon.
May 13, 2015
Patrols For Drunken Boaters Set For Colorado River
Colorado River boaters can expect an increase in law enforcement efforts this coming weekend as several agencies work together to crack down on intoxicated operators.
May 13, 2015
Report: Rising Share Of Latinos Speak Proficient English
A rising share of Latinos in the United States speak proficient English and the percentage of those speaking Spanish at home has been declining, researchers said Tuesday.
May 13, 2015
Pew Study Shows Number Of Christians In The US Has Declined
The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
May 12, 2015
American Airlines To Drop US Airways Brand This Year As Part Of Merger
American Airlines will begin the biggest portion of its mega-merger with US Airways this summer, a massive undertaking that involves combing the airlines' reservation systems as well as eliminating the US Airways brand.
May 12, 2015
Maricopa County Community Colleges Wont Raise Tuition Or Taxes
Maricopa County Community College District will not raise tuition on students next fiscal year, nor will it increase the property tax rate.
May 12, 2015
Verizon And Sprint To Refund Customers For Unauthorized Charges
Verizon and Sprint customers are able to get money back for phony charges. The phone companies settled a federal lawsuit Tuesday for $158 million.
May 12, 2015
Wet Weather Delays Fire Restrictions At Some National Forests
Officials say it may be after Memorial Day until the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests implement fire restrictions.
May 12, 2015
 Ex-Arizona DCS Chief: AGs Advice On Joint Adoptions, Fostering Was Unsolicited
The former head of the state's child-safety agency said Monday it was Attorney General Mark Brnovich and not he who precipitated a decision to stop allowing married gay couples to jointly adopt or become foster parents.
May 12, 2015
Mountain Bikers: Rocks Placed On Phoenix Trails A Hazard
A Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department spokesman said city officials don't know who is putting piles of rocks and small boulders on mountain preserve trails — activity that some mountain bikers think may be intended to keep them from using trails.
May 12, 2015
Arizona Board of Education Relocates Office
Saying the situation for their employees had become intolerable, the Arizona Board of Education this weekend moved their staffers and computers out of the Arizona Department of Education.
May 12, 2015
Tucson Judge Sets Oral Arguments In Border Patrol Lawsuit
A federal judge in Tucson has set a date for oral arguments in a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Border Patrol over a cross-border fatal shooting.
May 12, 2015

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