KJZZ News

Three of the seven candidates running for a District 8 Phoenix City Council seat spoke at a KJZZ forum last night.They debated the best way to clean up contaminated land in South Phoenix and how to grow the South Phoenix economy, which historically has had fewer development opportunities.
August 07, 2013
Candidates for the Phoenix City Council race in District 6 traded barbs last night at a KJZZ election forum.Incumbent Sal DiCiccio and challenger Karlene Keogh Parks debated the way the city funds golf courses, where the Loop 202 freeway should be expanded and the merits of privatizing city services.
August 07, 2013
Phoenix city manager David Cavazos has officially been hired by the city of Santa Ana, Calif. The council approved his contract earlier this week. Cavazos' base salary as the city manager for Santa Ana will be the same as his Phoenix salary, $315,000 annually, but when you add in benefits, his total compensation will be more than $558,000.
August 07, 2013
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.
August 07, 2013
The Yarnell Hill Fire tragedy killed 19 firefighters. Early Wednesday morning Juliann Ashcraft, the widow of one of the dead firefighters Andrew Ashcraft, held a news conference to talk about the need for the city of Prescott to provide health and benefits for the survivors.
August 07, 2013
Much to the chagrin of the Major League Baseball Commissioner’s Office and many team front offices, general news headlines devoted to the sport in recent weeks were focused on when suspensions would be announced for players who were connected to the Biogenesis Clinic, linked to banned performance-enhancing drugs.
August 07, 2013
Scottsdale-based Rural/Metro announced this week that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company provides ambulance and firefighting services to nearly 700 communities in 21 states.
August 07, 2013
A few weeks ago, we talked with the longtime artistic director of Arizona Theatre Company, David Ira Goldstein, about his plans to retire from the company following two decades in charge. It was around that time The Arizona Republic reported the company was $1 million in the red.
August 07, 2013
Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos seemed to take everyone by surprise when he submitted his resignation recently. Cavazos had been on the job for four years after succeeding Frank Fairbanks who by holding the position for 19 years was the longest-serving manager in Phoenix history.
August 07, 2013
The first KJZZ Town Hall on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Tuesday and focused on the candidates in District 4. The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 4 candidates.
August 07, 2013
State officials say they’re becoming pretty proficient at stopping the type of tax fraud that results from the filing of false tax returns.The state tax collecting arm, the Department of Revenue, says it stopped more than $31.
August 07, 2013
Suns forward Michael Beasley is in trouble with the law, again. He was arrested early yesterday in Scottsdale after a traffic stop. Police spokesman, Officer David Pubins says an officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from Beasley's vehicle.
August 07, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency has been hit with a lawsuit over claims it is failing to protect children from crop-dusting pesticide drift. Linda Wells of the Pesticide Action Network says the suit is an effort to get the EPA to re-evaluate the potential harm to kids, especially in rural America.
August 07, 2013
We're starting a warmer, dryer time of the monsoon, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Valerie Meyers, who says the only real chance of storms Wednesday, is in the higher terrain. But, she says that could change by Saturday.
August 07, 2013
Mesa Public Schools will open their doors Wednesday, and one elementary school will serve as a model for the rest of the district’s 55 K-6 schools. Eisenhower Center for Innovation, formerly Eisenhower Elementary, is "integrating" new technology into the classroom according to district spokeswoman Helen Hollands.
August 07, 2013
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

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