KJZZ News

Bill to ban texting while driving is defeated
This week the texting while driving ban was defeated in a 31-28 vote. Thirty five states currently have distracted driving laws. We take a look at whether Arizona may join them in the future.Arizona House minority leader Steve Farley thinks that the bill won’t die due to a growing bipartisan following.
Sept. 20, 2013
How do you cope with Arizonas heat?
Anyone who's spent time in Arizona during the summer months knows how hot the weather can get. Miserably, unforgivingly, unbelievably hot. As climate change pushes temperatures across the planet higher and higher, we want to hear from you.
Sept. 20, 2013
Winter storm closes Flagstaff schools, Interstate 40
Arizona will feel the lingering effects of a late-winter storm that brought gusting winds and sporadic rain and hail to lower elevations. Snow blanketed northern Arizona. Flagstaff is digging out from two feet of snow that shut down Interstate 40.
Sept. 20, 2013
Saguaro National Park bans sale of drinks in plastic bottles
Saguaro National Park in Tucson has banned the sale of disposable bottled soda or water from vending machines. Instead, the park now has stations where visitors can refill their own reusable water bottles.
Sept. 20, 2013
Exhibit at Arizona Science Center brings van Gogh to life
An exhibit at the Arizona Science center brings the paintings and writing of Vincent van Gogh to life through video screens, music and animation. Van Gogh Alive has its North American debut at the Arizona Science Center.
Sept. 20, 2013
Two ex-Fiesta Bowl executives sentenced for illegal campaign donation scheme
Two former Fiesta Bowl employees have been ordered to pay a fine for their roles in making illegal campaign contributions.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports. The Fiesta Bowl’s former vice president of media relations, Shawn Schoeffler, received a $4,600 fine and 100 hours of community service under a sentence imposed by Maricopa County Superior Court judge Douglas Rayes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson representative Dan Patterson remains in office
Majority Republicans in the Arizona House agreed to speed up an ethics case against Representative Dan Patterson, House minority leader Chad Campbell talks about the case and delay in expelling Patterson.
Sept. 20, 2013
DHS Reports: Immigration officials did not mislead on jail ID system
The Department of Homeland Security says it did not mislead state and local law enforcement officials in allowing a system into jails that helps identify illegal immigrants with criminal records. A member of Congress had asked for a review of the ‘Secure Communities’ program after concerns that people with no criminal records were deported.
Sept. 20, 2013
Disbarment of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas
KJZZ reporter Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez gives an update on the disbarment of Andrew Thomas, and we get insight from Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute. Bolick describes Thomas as a “very bright lawyer who went wrong.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale officials looking to fill budget hole left by hockey
The Glendale City Council begins a daylong budget session Tuesday to figure out how to close a $35 million shortfall. The recession and payments to the National Hockey League have left the city in a hole.
Sept. 20, 2013

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