KJZZ News

Valley Fever Awareness Week Kicks Off
Valley Fever Awareness Week started on Saturday with the goal of informing more people about the risk of the often-misdiagnosed illness and its impact on those of us who live in Arizona, especially Maricopa and Pinal counties.
Nov. 13, 2013
Arizona Corporation Commission Holds Hearing
The fight over how much the state’s largest utility has to pay for electricity generated by private solar roof top panels got under way today. The Arizona Corporation Commission kicked off a hearing on net metering.
Nov. 13, 2013
Author Focuses On Twins Myth
Author and attorney Scott Turow burst onto the bestseller list more than two decades ago with courtroom thrillers like "Presumed Innocent" and "Burden of Proof." Since then, his popularity has remained steady as he has become more publicly involved with controversial societal issues like capital punishment.
Nov. 13, 2013
Eliminating Veteran Homelessness
A huge effort is underway to eliminate veteran homelessness in Phoenix. On Tuesday, the Phoenix City Council approved $100,000 in the attempt to end chronic homelessness among veterans.
Nov. 13, 2013
ACA Insurance Options Vary Across The Country
The face of health reform is not uniform across the country. Some counties have almost 30 times more choices of health insurance plans than others.
Nov. 13, 2013
Appeals Court Weighing State Election Changes
The state Court of Appeals is debating whether judges should be able to order extra oversight of Arizona elections.
Nov. 13, 2013
Arpaio Frustrated With Death Threat From Canadian Teen
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he’s frustrated after a third death threat from a 16-year-old in Canada.
Nov. 13, 2013
Students Injured In Chemistry Lab Fire
A chemistry experiment gone wrong ended with injuries to three Avondale high school students.
Nov. 13, 2013
Workers Suffer Electrical Burns
Two men are lucky to be alive after the 40-foot communications tower they were attempting to install, east of Yuma, touched a high voltage line.
Nov. 13, 2013
Bennett Aims To Reduce Income Tax, Expand Sales Tax
Secretary of State Ken Bennett has formally kicked off his bid for governor with a plan to expand the Arizona sales tax to more items.
Nov. 13, 2013
Arizona E. Coli Victim Recovering After Salad
The Arizona Department of Health Services is confirming that at least one person here is recovering after eating produce that has been recalled because of E. coli contamination. Doctor Joli Weiss says the victim involved ate a ready-to-eat salad.
Nov. 13, 2013
 School Leaders Try To Do More With Less
Poor students now make up a majority of kids in public schools in the west. That’s according to a recent study from the Southern Education Foundation. But as the rate of poverty in schools has gone up, the amount of state funding for students hasn’t kept pace. So school leaders in Flagstaff are left to fill that gap.
Nov. 13, 2013
 Protesters Arrested Over Attorney General
Four people were arrested Tuesday evening in protest of a lawsuit the Arizona Attorney General has filed against the state's largest network of community colleges.
Nov. 12, 2013
Fees May Go Up
Fees may soon be going up at regional parks across Maricopa County, the first increases in four years.
Nov. 12, 2013
Consumer Confidence Down In Arizona
A new poll shows consumer confidence in Arizona dropped last month, after two straight quarters of increases.
Nov. 12, 2013
 Hidden In The Suburbs: America
Poverty in the United States is no longer relegated to the ghettos and barrios of the inner cities. Today, more poor people can be found living in the suburbs than the cities.
Nov. 12, 2013
Deal Reached In Airline Merger
Tempe-based US Airways appears headed to a merger with bankrupt American Airlines. In a preliminary deal with the feds and several states, the new airline will give up space at seven major airports, and it will keep hubs in Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth and other cities.
Nov. 12, 2013
Arizona High School Football Player Dies From Brain Injury
An Arizona high school football player has died from injuries suffered in a Saturday playoff game.
Nov. 12, 2013
Car and Truck Sales Up 16 Percent, General Merchandise Sales Down
New figures from the Arizona Department of Revenue show monthly retail sales continue to increase but only in targeted economic sectors.
Nov. 12, 2013
DPS To Utilize Speed Laws To Crackdown On Texting While Driving
The Department of Public Safety said it is planning a crackdown on texting while driving, beginning after the first of the year.
Nov. 12, 2013

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