KJZZ News

Jennifer Dokes worked for the Phoenix Gazette and the Arizona Republic for the past 30 years. But with dramatic changes going on at the newspaper, Dokes chose to leave earlier this month.
December 24, 2014
Starting next year, the Arizona Department of Transportation will use a $1 million federal grant to modernize the Queen Creek Tunnel on U.S. 60. The tunnel, which was built in 1952, is part of ongoing effort to update the state’s highway system.
December 24, 2014
Matthew Wiener has been producing artistic director of Actors Theatre of Phoenix for nearly 20 years. Wiener spoke about how rough the years have been since 2008 and how lucky he was to work with creative people every day.
December 24, 2014
State House Minority Leader Chad Campbell is leaving the legislature after eight years. We asked Campbell about the biggest accomplishments and disappoints of those years and whether he’ll ever get back into politics.
December 24, 2014
Jim Ballinger is retiring from his longtime director position at the Phoenix Art Museum. He spoke about the serious changes the Valley and the museum have undergone.
December 24, 2014
Legislative bodies across the nation will be watching an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of Arizona’s method of redrawing congressional districts. An attorney who specializes in the issue says Arizona will set a national precedent.
December 24, 2014
Store owners in Nogales and Douglas blame the weak peso and long border crossing lines from Mexico to the U.S. for the lull in spending this holiday spending.
December 24, 2014
Officials will temporarily close a natural sandstone arch near the Arizona-Utah border that draws 90,000 visitors a year.
December 24, 2014
A judge has ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs was justified in firing the former director of its Phoenix office.
December 24, 2014
A federal judge has rejected an Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.
December 24, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal involving how Arizona redraws its political boundaries. The justices will hear arguments in the appeal on March 2.
December 23, 2014
The lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood may be coming to an end.
December 23, 2014
Decorating your home with Christmas lights is a holiday tradition for many. But dealing with burned-out bulbs and tangled wires is a hassle.
December 23, 2014
Authorities say the majority of Central American immigrants held at a rural New Mexico detention center over the past six months have been released. The facility in Artesia closed last week.
December 23, 2014
The aerospace company Lockheed Martin has almost completely closed its facility in Goodyear. About 600 workers are affected but Goodyear city officials see the shutdown as an opportunity to grow the local economy.
December 23, 2014
The Arizona Department of Transportation has updated its list of vehicles eligible for the “Clean Air Blue Skies” license plates. While some vehicles have been added, many common ones have been removed.
December 23, 2014
A Valley movie theater will be showing “The Interview” starting on Christmas Day.
December 23, 2014
Officials at a national recreation area on the Arizona-Utah border are proposing gradual increases in entrance fees.
December 23, 2014
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is dropping animal cruelty charges against all four defendants charged with the deaths of more than 20 dogs at the Green Acre Dog Boarding facility.
December 22, 2014
The Arizona Department of Corrections has decided to change the drugs used in lethal injections following a controversial execution earlier this year.
December 22, 2014

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