KJZZ News

Jerry Cramer
We continue our celebration of the working life by looking at the people who do the jobs that you sometimes don’t see or don’t think about.
May. 23, 2016
proposition 123 sign
The votes have been counted and Proposition 123 has been approved by the voters. Now, advocates for the education funding bill are ready to move on to the next phase.
May. 23, 2016
The fire temporarily forced the evacuations of 60 homes Friday evening in the Mohave Valley area.
May. 23, 2016
Reina Alanis (left) and Lucia Martinez
At first, the forecast sounds pretty good. Over the next decade, the National Restaurant Association says restaurant jobs in Arizona are expected to grow by 19 percent. Now, consider this: turnover in the hospitality sector topped 70 percent last year, the highest since the Great Recession.
May. 23, 2016
A multi-million dollar budgeting error has forced the Roosevelt School District to cut jobs for the next school year.
May. 23, 2016
Some Arizona districts, like Saddle Mountain Unified School District, have such high property value that they don't receive much state aid.
May. 23, 2016
Sports Authority announced in a bankruptcy court this week it will close all 460 of its stores, including all 17 in Arizona.
May. 20, 2016
Desert Diamond West Valley casino
A federal court says they won’t be reconsidering a recent decision to allow the Tohono O’odham Nation to run a gaming operation on its land near Glendale.
May. 20, 2016
 photo enforcement camera
If you’ve sped by a deactivated speed camera in the last few months, the free ride is over. Photo enforcement cameras are turning back on across the Valley after many were suspended for the last two months.
May. 20, 2016
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman
Joaquín Guzmán Loera, one of Mexico’s most notable druglords, might finally stand trial in an American court. Mexico has authorized his extradition to the United States.
May. 20, 2016
proposition 123 sign
Some ballots are still left to be counted, but supporters of Proposition 123 have declared victory for the K-12 funding measure.
May. 20, 2016
SMoCA exhibit
For some of us, holes and scratches on the wall, debris on the floor and hardware in the ceiling means a weekend to-do list — but at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, it’s an exhibit.
May. 20, 2016
More than 150 pregnant women in the U.S. are infected with Zika virus. Though none are from Arizona, but some women are asking to be screened.
May. 20, 2016
Swimming pool
Nearly 80 percent of public pools and hot tub in five states, including Arizona, had at least one health or safety violation. That’s according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control.
May. 20, 2016
jail
A federal judge has found that Arizona prisoners continue to receive substandard healthcare.
May. 20, 2016
peoria
A citizen’s committee in Peoria has recommended several projects to the City Council to improve quality of life in the city, including a new recreation center, open space acquisition and public safety.
May. 20, 2016
Doug Ducey
With apologies to Marketplace, let’s do the numbers on the recently-ended legislative session: 117 days, 374 new laws, 14 vetoes.
May. 20, 2016
farrah bode outfit
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And one Chandler resident’s trash is another’s fashion statement.
May. 20, 2016
voting sign
It was an easily decided win for the firefighters and police pension plan, Proposition 124. However, it was a close victory for the education funding bill, Proposition 123, which received just less than 52 percent of the vote.
May. 20, 2016
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Judge Murray Snow found Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio in civil contempt of court, and concluded that Arpaio and others deliberately violated court orders, opening the possibility of a referral to a prosecutor to pursue criminal contempt charges. Here are 10 of Snow’s many findings from the 162-page ruling.
May. 20, 2016

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