KJZZ News

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
President Barack Obama will speak about home ownership Tuesday afternoon at Desert Vista High School in the Valley. His speech will highlight the topic as a, "cornerstone of how we strengthen the middle class," according to a White House press release.
August 05, 2013
The fourth time is the charm. The Phoenix Coyotes have a new owner. The National Hockey League approved the sale of the team Monday after four years of negotiations involving the city of Glendale, the NHL and several would-be owners.
August 05, 2013
The European Union Commission has approved the proposed merger of Tempe-based US Airways with the parent of American Airlines, AMR Corporation, but it will cost the new American one slot at London's Heathrow airport.
August 05, 2013
A Community Education Report said 53 percent of children entering kindergarten in Coconino County are not ready for school, and it said that has significant implications for future educational achievement.
August 05, 2013
A new study in the July issue of "Pediatrics" finds a correlation between higher rates of prescriptions for adults and the number of kids being poisoned accidentally. Children's Mercy Hospital toxicologist Dr.
August 05, 2013
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.
August 05, 2013
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will once again meet President Obama on the airport tarmac Tuesday when the president visits the Valley for a speech on housing at Desert Vista High School. Last time that happened, the president found himself with a gubernatorial finger in the face, but the governor's press aide, Andrew Wilder, does not expect that this time around.
August 05, 2013
Valley teachers and administrators are preparing for the new Common Core standards that are replacing the AIMS test as a graduation requirement. State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal noted the standards are more rigorous than the AIMS standards and said it will take time to adjust to them.
August 05, 2013

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