KJZZ News

Changing of the guard in Maricopa County
After more than a decade with the same five members, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will have two newcomers. Steve Chucri discusses his priorities as he succeeds Don Stapley. Michelle Ye Hee Lee of the Arizona Republic considers how the political dynamic of the Board will change.
Sept. 20, 2013
County enforcing "no-burn" days with fewer inspectors
The county Air Quality department has received more than 300 complaints of residents violating "no-burn" days this winter. But the department has fewer inspectors to help enforce that restriction than in past years.
Sept. 20, 2013
2013 Legislative session preview
Arizona's 2013 legislative session starts on Jan. 14 with Governor Jan Brewer's State of the State address. Now that Republicans no longer have super-majorities in the House and Senate -- and the state's economy is on the upswing -- some observers expect lawmakers to focus on K-12 education and AHCCCS funding.
Sept. 20, 2013
Kingman says water system is clean despite complaints
Some residents of northwest Arizona are less than happy about their drinking water. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert reports. The city of Kingman has had to flush its water system, as a result of resident complaints.
Sept. 20, 2013
Released Mexican gray wolf doing well in the wild
A male Mexican gray wolf recently released in Arizona's Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is doing well. The release was timed to coincide with normal early season breeding activities. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Trimming ficus trees now is a bad idea
The recent four-day freeze damaged ficus trees across the Valley. If you’re wondering what to do with the tree in your yard? Just leave it alone. Ficus tree (Photo by Rick Gould - KJZZ)NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: Ficus trees lose about a foot of growth after a freezing cold snap.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama to announce immigration reform plan next week
President Barack Obama is expected to begin his push for immigration reform next week. Today he met with several members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at the White House to discuss plans for the legislation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Homeless population increased during recession
The number of homeless people living in shelters and on the streets increased during the recession, according to service providers. Workers from those agencies and Valley cities hit the streets yesterday to get an accurate count of how many people in Maricopa County are homeless.
Sept. 20, 2013
State Corporation Commission warns of scam
The Arizona Corporation Commission is warning business owners against a scam that could cost them $125.  The Commission’s been getting reports of a scam that goes around every few years or so.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona AG working on compromise to lawsuit settlement bill
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says he’s working with state lawmakers to modify a proposal that would require money from lawsuit settlements to go into the state’s General Fund. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Superheroes and American culture
From Superman to Spider-Man to Spawn, American culture has a strong relationship with superheroes.KJZZ's Steve Goldstein talks with DC and Marvel Comics artist Tony Parker about why we're drawn to superheroes.
Sept. 20, 2013
DuVal runs for Governor
Fred DuVal has jumped in the race on the Democratic side to succeed Governor Jan Brewer.DuVal filed paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office to establish an exploratory committee. He’s a former Arizona Board of Regents member who also served as a top aide and adviser to Bruce Babbitt both during Babbitt's terms as Arizona governor and his unsuccessful campaign for the 1988 Democratic nomination for president.
Sept. 20, 2013
Was it snow?
It doesn't happen often, and it's always a surprise when it does, but we had what amounted to snow in the Valley on Wednesday afternoon. A rainbow is visible near Papago Peak amid the storm clouds Wednesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Felecia Rotellini files for 2014 Arizona Attorney General bid
With more than a year and a half before Arizonans elect their next attorney general, Felecia Rotellini filed paperwork Monday to run against incumbent Tom Horne. If a battle to be the state's lawyer between Democrat Rotellini and Republican Horne sounds familiar, it’s because it happened before -- three years ago, in 2010 -- when Rotellini lost to Horne by some 63,000 votes.
Sept. 20, 2013
A lighthearted look at border politics
The Arizona-Mexico border has been especially busy lately. Just a few hours before President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, Governor Jan Brewer toured the border. Sen. John McCain followed with his own visit, and then Homeland Security Secretary and former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano met with Border Patrol agents near Nogales.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stanton announces gun buyback, School Safety Officers
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton delivered his second State of the City speech Thursday. He announced new pushes for school safety and an effort to get guns off the street. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (right) introduces Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia and David Krietor, the new executive director of Downtown Phoenix, Inc.
Sept. 20, 2013
Emergency declaration provides additional resources for US 89 repair
The state of Arizona and Coconino County have both issued emergency declarations after the collapse of a section of US 89, south of Page, late last month. County spokesman Nathan Gonzales says the actions free up additional resources to start work on the 150-foot section of roadway that buckled and slid several feet down a mountainside.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer questions the motives behind illegal immigrant release
Governor Jan Brewer says she does not believe the Department of Homeland Security needed to release illegal immigrants from federal detention centers.  Federal officials say the release of approximately 2,000 people, reportedly 300 of them in Arizona, was necessary because of automatic spending cuts forced by sequestration.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Schools Prepare for Federal Cuts
Arizona public schools expect to lose more than 30-million dollars under the automatic federal budget cuts that started this week under sequestration.  Some of the state’s hardest hit districts depend on “Title One” federal funds for disadvantaged children with special needs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund hits $4 billion in assests
The state fund that holds and invests money from the sale of Arizona trust land has topped $4 billion for the first time ever. State Treasurer Doug Ducey says the state's Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund hit the $4 billion mark at the end of February.
Sept. 20, 2013

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