KJZZ News

A few weeks ago, we talked with the longtime artistic director of Arizona Theatre Company, David Ira Goldstein, about his plans to retire from the company following two decades in charge. It was around that time The Arizona Republic reported the company was $1 million in the red.
August 07, 2013
Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos seemed to take everyone by surprise when he submitted his resignation recently. Cavazos had been on the job for four years after succeeding Frank Fairbanks who by holding the position for 19 years was the longest-serving manager in Phoenix history.
August 07, 2013
The first KJZZ Town Hall on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Tuesday and focused on the candidates in District 4. The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 4 candidates.
August 07, 2013
State officials say they’re becoming pretty proficient at stopping the type of tax fraud that results from the filing of false tax returns.The state tax collecting arm, the Department of Revenue, says it stopped more than $31.
August 07, 2013
Suns forward Michael Beasley is in trouble with the law, again. He was arrested early yesterday in Scottsdale after a traffic stop. Police spokesman, Officer David Pubins says an officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from Beasley's vehicle.
August 07, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency has been hit with a lawsuit over claims it is failing to protect children from crop-dusting pesticide drift. Linda Wells of the Pesticide Action Network says the suit is an effort to get the EPA to re-evaluate the potential harm to kids, especially in rural America.
August 07, 2013
We're starting a warmer, dryer time of the monsoon, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Valerie Meyers, who says the only real chance of storms Wednesday, is in the higher terrain. But, she says that could change by Saturday.
August 07, 2013
Mesa Public Schools will open their doors Wednesday, and one elementary school will serve as a model for the rest of the district’s 55 K-6 schools. Eisenhower Center for Innovation, formerly Eisenhower Elementary, is "integrating" new technology into the classroom according to district spokeswoman Helen Hollands.
August 07, 2013
Phoenix area golf courses are facing an uncertain future. As a part of KJZZ's "Phoenix Votes" series on the Phoenix City Council election, we have a report about a dispute over a neighborhood golf course in the sixth district that has people wondering what the city should do about courses in financial trouble.
August 07, 2013
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.
August 07, 2013
President Obama continues his national tour touting the components of his economic recovery plan. He was here in the Valley Tuesday to discuss the country’s recovering housing market. The biggest news came when Mr.
August 06, 2013
Researchers say the rates of childhood obesity have declined in 19 states – but Arizona is not one of them. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said between 2008-2011, states including California, New Mexico, Florida, Washington and 15 others saw slight decreases in their childhood obesity rates.
August 06, 2013
The Mohave County Board is saying ‘no way’ to an expansion of the Mexican Gray Wolf recovery zone.  The board unanimously approved a resolution Monday saying the wolves would not be welcome in the northwest Arizona county unless they have been vaccinated, have a dog license and have been spayed or neutered.
August 06, 2013
Representatives from the U.S. Government Accountability Office are visiting the Navajo Nation this week, as part of a study mandated by Congress into the challenges that American Indian tribes face in administering federal housing funds.
August 06, 2013
The race for governor in 2014 is already heating up with one Democratic hopeful getting national media attention for what his campaign calls a joke. Businessman Fred Duval said he was attempting to answer charges that he is boring.
August 06, 2013
Our series "Phoenix Votes" moves to the West Valley and District 4. Over the years, Maryvale has suffered a troubled reputation. Children play foosball at the Golden Gate Community Center. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ) In 2006, police data revealed that murders, drug crimes and prostitution were at a decade-long high.
August 06, 2013
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will welcome President Barack Obama at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Tuesday. President Obama will be in town to speak at a Valley high school about home ownership.
August 06, 2013
More than 80 students may have to call a four-star hotel their “home” when classes start at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix Campus August 22. For the first time, Taylor Place, the only dorm on campus, is overcrowded.
August 06, 2013
Mexican gray wolves may be getting more room to roam here in Arizona. The federal government might give the animals 10 times more space than they currently have in the Southwest.These days, endangered Mexican gray wolves are limited to an area on the Arizona/New Mexico border, but the U.
August 05, 2013
President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at Desert Vista High School Tuesday. It is the latest in a series of speeches he jas made around the country about the continued recovery of the U.S. economy.
August 05, 2013

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