KJZZ News

Nineteen states want to review proposed airline merger
The Attorney General of Texas and his counterparts in 18 other states have joined a U.S. Department of Justice review of the proposed merger between American Airlines and Tempe-based U.S. Airways.It's not unusual for states to join a federal merger review.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Phoenix Coyotes owner on the organizations five-year plan
The Glendale City Council has approved an agreement for the management of Jobing.com Arena, freeing up the National Hockey League to approve a new Phoenix Coyotes ownership group.One of the Coyotes' new owners, Anthony LeBlanc, discussed why he thinks the Valley will be a successful market for professional hockey.
Sept. 20, 2013
Feds bar some new mining claims to encourage solar development
The federal government is continuing to develop a group of so-called "solar energy zones" in Arizona and several other western states. The United States Department of the Interior announced Friday it's taking about 300,000 acres of public land off the table for new mining claims.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor Brewer Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Yarnell Hill Fire
Governor Jan Brewer has sent a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to declare a major disaster for the state, as a result of the Yarnell Hill Fire.  In her letter, the governor notes state and federal agencies recently assessed damage in the area, and that both she and Yavapai County have issued disaster declarations.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sand Volleyball Arrives At Arizona State University
Women’s sand volleyball is coming to Arizona State University next spring. The athletic department is still making plans to build courts on campus, but players have already signed up for tryouts. Women's sand volleyball will be a welcome addition to ASU athletics next spring.
Sept. 20, 2013
Targeting The RINOs
The road to Medicaid expansion in Arizona was full of potholes and detours but ultimately reached the finish line. But for a group of Republicans who went against their party’s majority on the issue, their ultimate reward might be a primary defeat.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Gets Good Grade for Financial Literacy
Arizona gets a good grade in a new report on how well states teach financial literacy to high school students. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.The Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College gives Arizona a "B" for its efforts.
Sept. 20, 2013
Summer Heat A Challenge For Valley Restaurants
When it is 115 degrees outside or 105 degrees with rising humidity, you may not want to heat up your kitchen by cooking in the oven, and firing up the barbecue is not a refreshing way to spend the afternoon, either.
Sept. 20, 2013
Passengers Stuck On Grounded Valley Flight Wednesday
Allegiant Air is facing criticism for a two-hour delay Wednesday that left passengers stuck onboard with little air conditioning. The airline said the delay at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport was necessary for safety reasons.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADOT Business Signs To Pop Up In Urban Areas
The Arizona Department of Transportation is bringing those large blue signs advertising services ahead for travelers on rural highways to urban areas this fall. Spokeswoman Laura Douglas says there are 300 exits in four metro areas where the signs will go up.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tempe Office Building Sells for $27 Million
An office building in Tempe has sold for more than $27 million. This beautiful Tempe office building at the Loop 101 and Broadway Road just sold for more than $27 million. (Photo courtesy of Jones Lang LaSalle) The building at the Loop 101 and Broadway Road is considered Class-A.
Sept. 20, 2013
Summer Rain Brings Mosquitoes
So all that rain this week might be good for our plants, and the clouds help keep the temperatures from reaching those of the surface of the sun, but man, have you been outside in the evening recently? You get eaten alive out there.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whooping Cough Outbreak Hits Colorado City
Arizona's top health official says a remote community long dominated by a polygamist sect is responsible for much of a recent increase in whooping cough in the state.  Department of Health Services Director Will Humble says Arizona has seen an increase of more than 300 percent in the past several years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Game and Fish Fights Tortoise Overpopulation By Adopting Them Out
Backyard desert tortoise breeding has lead to overpopulation in captivity. So much so that, Cristina Jones, the turtle program coordinator for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, said  there are not enough homes for all of them.
Sept. 20, 2013
Along 32nd Street, Hope For Renewal
On August 27, Phoenix residents will elect four people to the city council. As part of a series called "Phoenix Votes," a look at one of the neighborhoods around District 2.  One corner of 32nd Street and Bell, a major intersection along this stretch, is dominated by an abandoned gas station.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley School District To Feature Solar Panels
Students are returning to classes across the Valley this week, and dealing with the summer heat is an issue for many schools.In the Madison School District, officials are using solar panels to provide shade and save money at three of the district's eight schools.
Sept. 20, 2013
GAO Investigates Navajo Nation Challenges
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rock Burglar Sentenced To 22 Years And Nine Months In Prison
A burglar who evaded the police for years and netted millions in stolen property has been sentenced to two decades behind bars. Authorities said Robert Neese broke into hundred of homes whose owners were away by throwing rocks through a window.
Sept. 20, 2013
Food Tax A Hot Topic In District 2 Forum
District 2 Phoenix City Council incumbent Jim Waring and challenger Virgel Cain debated each other in a KJZZ election forum Thursday night.The candidates talked about the renewal of 32nd Street, the lack of light rail in their North Phoenix neighborhoods, and phasing out the 2 percent food tax.
Sept. 20, 2013
Huppenthal: School Districts Need To Act Now To Prevent Mass Third Grader Retention
Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal is warning about the possible mass retention of third graders at the end of this year. Huppenthal says based on the most recent AIMS scores, school districts need to act now to help kids meet the minimum reading standards that will allow them to move on.
Sept. 20, 2013

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