KJZZ News

Vehicle theft down in Arizona in 2012
Fewer Arizonans had their vehicles stolen last year than in 2011. The numbers come from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. They find of the top ten hot spot spots nationwide for vehicle theft last year, eight were in California.
Sept. 20, 2013
Navajo Nation suffers through drought
Extreme drought has hit the Navajo Nation. Nation President Ben Shelly signed a declaration of emergency Monday. Shelly is directing all executive branch agencies of the Nation to develop plans for responding to the drought and educating the public about the effects.
Sept. 20, 2013
Yarnell evacuees may return Saturday
A wildfire that killed 19 members of an elite hotshot crew Sunday continues to burn in Arizona. But officials are preparing to let people back into their homes after evacuations. Yarnell Fire Chief Jim Koile and the Yarnell fire district board met Wednesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Does Tucson need a new nickname?
Mike Varney, head of the Tucson Metro Chamber, wants to make one thing clear. He is not launching a campaign against the nickname “Old Pueblo.” But Varney and chamber chairman Kurt Wadlington did write that Tucson's moniker is “great for history buffs, but a mindset and attitude toward prosperity is long overdue.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tears, Applause Flow Freely At Firefighters Memorial
Just days after 19 sons and husbands were killed on the job in Yarnell, people from around the country came together for a massive public memorial. Thousands of first responders, community members, and volunteers honored their sacrifice, and made it clear that the people who have lost loved ones are far from alone.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Report Shows Migratory Birds Are Struggling
A new report makes the case that some birds are not adapting well to the pace of a changing climate and says the U.S. should be doing more about it. The report from the National Wildlife Federation said many species are struggling with climate change.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Sandra Day OConnor And Scott OConnor
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Rally Calls For Justice For Trayvon
Hundreds of protestors marched the streets of downtown Phoenix on Tuesday night as a show of solidarity with other cities across the country. The group is part of a national effort they’re calling a ‘blackout’ movement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Ranks Third In Life Expectancy
Arizonans are living longer, according to a new study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The state ranked third in the nation for the highest life expectancy of 85 years. Kara Christ, spokeswoman for the Arizona Department of Health Services, said the climate is a factor in how long people live.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain Calls For Review Of Stand Your Ground Laws
Senator John McCain is calling for a study of 'stand your ground' laws across the country. On CNN's State of the Union, Sunday, McCain was asked if he thought that included the Arizona law. “Yes, I do,” McCain said.
Sept. 20, 2013
School Districts Say Millions At Stake In Case Against Legislature
State lawmakers should be able to ignore a law they wrote and was approved by the voters. That is what an attorney for the legislators told the Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday. At stake are millions of dollars that school districts said the state legislature was supposed to provide but did not.
Sept. 20, 2013
Safford-Area Residents Involved In Water Conservation Efforts During 20 Year Drought
Despite an active monsoon season in parts of the state, some communities in southeastern Arizona are coping with a severe drought.  Ground water going into an irrigation ditch for cotton crops in Solomon on a sunny day.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lost Hiker Found Using Cell Phone GPS Coordinates
A Texas resident, missing for two days and three nights on Mt. Lemmon, north of Tucson, has been located safe and sound. 54-year-old Scott Bertrand was found Sunday morning, after sheriff's deputies were able to use GPS coordinates from a cell phone to locate him, according to Pima County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jesus Banuelos.
Sept. 20, 2013
Chemicals That Disrupt Hormones May Cause Obesity
It is common knowledge that eating health and exercising can help you maintain a good weight, but many are unaware that chemicals in the products we buy and use can be a factor. Kathleen Schuler of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy said an emerging body of science links increased risk of obesity to chemicals that disrupt hormones, especially during prenatal life and in childhood.
Sept. 20, 2013
Coyotes Coach: New Owners Should Help Team
The Arizona Cardinals’ training camp continues at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, and right across the street the tenants of Jobbing.com Arena will in fact be back for their next season. The Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation is all but settled which means Head Coach Dave Tippett can talk more about X’s and O’s and less about geography and finance.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos Accepts Job In Santa Ana
Phoenix’s City Manager is stepping down to take a job in Orange County.  Santa Ana, Calif. is a fraction of Phoenix’s size and has about one-fifth its population. And that’s where David Cavazos is taking a job, pending the approval of the Phoenix City Council.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Issues Worldwide Travel Alert, Emphasizing Warnings For Middle East
Arizonans planning overseas trips this month are being urged to be aware of the situation around them. The U.S. has issued a worldwide travel alert, and AAA spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski said it should not be ignored, especially if you are traveling to the Middle East.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona State University Expert Talks President Obamas Mortgage Plan
President Barack Obama called for an end to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at a Phoenix high school Tuesday afternoon.President Obama’s plan would reduce the government’s stronghold over the mortgage finance market, but the plan may have other hurdles beyond congressional passage.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Town Hall: Phoenix City Council District 8
The third of four KJZZ Town Halls on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Wednesday and focused on the candidates of District 8. The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 8 candidates.
Sept. 20, 2013
Newer Smart Phones Notify Users Of Amber Alerts
As the massive manhunt for a suspected kidnapper continues, so does an amber alert along the West Coast. The man in charge of Arizona's Amber Alert Broadcaster's Association, President Art Brooks, says newer smart phones can automatically notify you of such an alert.
Sept. 20, 2013

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