KJZZ News

After a four-decade ban, the Scottsdale City Council has approved the return of ice cream trucks to the city's neighborhoods.Leo Blavin, who helped the charge to overturn the ban, explained why he thinks it is a good idea.
April 10, 2013
The state Senate has given its preliminary approval to a bill that would allow religious organizations to avoid paying unemployment taxes for educational and day care workers. Current state law exempts certain work from eligibility for unemployment insurance.
April 10, 2013
A judge has allowed a death row inmate to move forward with his request to be executed quickly. Dale Hausner was found guilty of six murders and many other crimes in connection with shootings around the Valley during 2005 and 2006.
April 10, 2013
Arizonans with cell phones take note, unsolicited text messages may soon be a thing of the past. Today the Senate followed the House in passing a ban on marketers sending unsolicited texts to phones.
April 10, 2013
The Scottsdale City council approved a measure Tuesday night regulating pedicabs on its city streets. Pedicab operators must now have commercial insurance and a driver’s license to do business in Scottsdale.
April 10, 2013
Another Arizona city is looking to cut public pensions costs. The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to create a task force to find ways to reduce the costs of police and fire pensions. The Arizona Daily Star reports, a decade ago Tucson paid less than $5 million for public-safety pensions, but that amount is expected to reach $42 million next year.
April 10, 2013
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is traveling to Mexico City on Wednesday to lead a trade mission there. The purpose is to strengthen economic ties with our neighbor to the South.The delegation from Phoenix includes city and business leaders.
April 10, 2013
The iconic Joshua trees of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts are blooming beyond expectation this year. Joshua trees throughout the Southwest are blooming with millions of greenish-white flowers, and many biologists are trying to understand why.
April 10, 2013
Italian-born architect Paolo Soleri died today at 93. He had a long marriage, raised two daughters and wrote 22 books, but in Arizona he’ll be most remembered for one thing, Arcosanti. Soleri began designing the experimental community in 1970, and it’s been in a constant state of construction ever since.
April 09, 2013
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is investigating the vandalism of an archaeological site just over the Arizona state line near Blythe, Calif. Some of the graffiti at an archaeological site.
April 09, 2013
Italian architect Paolo Soleri has died at the age of 93. Paolo Soleri was a famed architect, most well-known around Phoenix for his design of Arcosanti, the experimental community.(Photo courtesy of Arcosanti) A student of Frank Lloyd Wright, Soleri was born in Turin, Italy, in 1919, but was most well-known in Arizona as the designer of the experimental community Arcosanti.
April 09, 2013
Arizona Game and Fish is reminding people that it is illegal in many areas to feed javelina and other wildlife. Spokesman Mark Hart says the Department has had to send warning letters to nine households in the Tucson area in the last month.
April 09, 2013
A grocery chain with outlets in Arizona says it will start requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods in its stores. Whole Foods is the first major retailer in the country to announce the change, but it won’t take effect until 2018.
April 09, 2013
A Glendale man learned about the hazards of trying to remove bees from his home without experience. He and members of his family and their pets were stung several times, according to Glendale Fire Department spokesman Michael Young.
April 09, 2013
Arizona lawmakers voted Monday to scrap an old definition in the law books that said people with mental illness were idiots. It existed despite the fact that most references in the statutes have been updated to be legally and medically correct.
April 09, 2013
A Senate-passed bill that authorizes the use of gold and silver coins as legal tender has won the approval of the Arizona House. Flagstaff Republican Bob Thorpe says gold and silver coins would not be assigned a monetary value.
April 09, 2013
The Scottsdale City Council will vote on the proposed pedicab ordinance Tuesday. The council will decide whether to require a driver’s license to operate the passenger tricycles on its city streets.
April 09, 2013
The Sky Train is now open. The automated, free airport transportation system is running through Sky Harbor International Airport from Terminal 4 to the Metro Light Rail stop. The Sky Train takes travelers from Terminal 4 to the East Economy Parking lot and to the 44th Street and Washington Light Rail train.
April 08, 2013
Join KJZZ, The Takeaway and Oregon Public Broadcasting for Can We Talk About Guns?-- a discussion about gun culture and how our personal experiences shape our views of guns on Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.
April 08, 2013
An Army veteran from Arizona will remain in jail until he's tried for working with terrorists in Syria.Eric Harroun, 30, of Phoenix, faces life imprisonment for charges of using a weapon of mass destruction outside the U.
April 08, 2013

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