KJZZ News

Home marked for demolition
For years, Tempe has offered residents a rebate to save money on building permits required to renovate their homes. The program came to an abrupt halt earlier this year when staff discovered the portion of city code that enacts the program had been deleted.
Apr. 14, 2017
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The season is mercifully over for the Phoenix Suns, who have missed out on the playoffs for a seventh-straight season, finishing with the worst record in the NBA’s Western conference at 24-58, reflecting only a one game improvement over last season. But as KJZZ’s Phil Latzman reports, according to team officials, the youth movement is working and fans have a lot to look forward to in the future.
Apr. 13, 2017
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The Motor Vehicle Division is partnering with the Arizona Lottery in a pilot program. The lottery has installed vending machines at MVD locations in Glendale and Scottsdale.
Apr. 13, 2017
Bruce Hungate
How do you put a dollar value on something that in some ways is priceless? Like the Mona Lisa? Or biodiversity?
Apr. 13, 2017
Adie Tomer
Throughout his campaign, and in his first months in office, we’ve heard a lot of talk about a grand “infrastructure bill” — President Trump’s vision of rebuilding America’s roadways, pipes and dams. But just how realistic is this $1 trillion vision?
Apr. 13, 2017
Amazon has started collecting taxes in every state in which there is a sales tax. That’s a departure from the past, when the online retailer balked at collecting sales taxes, including in Arizona.
Apr. 13, 2017
classroom
Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey signed into a law a bill that will expand the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program, otherwise known as school vouchers. Some public-school teachers and education advocates felt it was a slap in the face by the governor after they partnered with him to pass Prop 123 to increase funding for public education last year.
Apr. 13, 2017
The long-running saga of the government’s gun-walking operation Fast and Furious added a new chapter this week when authorities announced the arrest of a suspect in the 2010 murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. KJZZ’s Michel Marizco has long reported on Fast and Furious and joins us with an update.
Apr. 13, 2017
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The popularity of science fiction and fantasy novels, TV shows and movies is extending its reach, and the variety of stories continues to expand. And that’s reflected in the finalists for this year’s Hugo Awards, which were announced earlier this month.
Apr. 13, 2017
Matthew Delmont
African-American newspapers have been an important part of black communities and culture for decades, but they can also provide a different perspective on American history.
Apr. 13, 2017
ponderosa pine forests
The U.S. Forest Service started the Four Forest Restoration Initiative, or 4FRI, which aims to thin more than 1 million acres of forest in about a 2.4 million acre area stretching across the region. Now the Forest Service is holding a series of public meetings to present some alternative plans to stakeholders as to how they can meet their forest restoration goals.
Apr. 13, 2017
Arizona Capitol building
The process of getting citizen-driven initiatives on the Arizona ballot is continuing to run into significant modification by legislative majorities.
Apr. 13, 2017
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A man recounts his childhood experience of stowing away on a flight to Israel and a guide book from the 1940s that kept African-American travellers safe. This episode is all about travel.
Apr. 13, 2017
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John Sandweg, former acting director and acting general counsel of Immigration and Customs Enforcement from 2013-2014, says the administration may be biting off more than it can chew.
Apr. 13, 2017
Children forced to work long hours picking pecans along the Utah-Arizona border will finally get paid.
Apr. 13, 2017
Arizona voters get their chance to meet face to face with U.S. Senator Jeff Flake at a Town Hall in Mesa Thursday night.
Apr. 13, 2017
David Garcia
Democrat David Garcia announced Wednesday he’s challenging Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in his bid for re-election.
Apr. 13, 2017
Arizona State Senate building
State judges could soon be required to nullify citizen-backed initiatives if they’re not in "strict compliance'' with Arizona election law.
Apr. 13, 2017
Revelers celebrate carnival
Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 and President Donald Trump’s immigration projects have found sympathizers in unexpected places, like the Dominican Republic, where hostility toward Haitian immigrants has left a group of people without any nationality at all.
Apr. 13, 2017
Coding Club
It’s no secret that the tech sector in the U.S. lacks diversity. Industry leaders have been working for years to make sure their staff better reflects the general population. So far, they’ve come up short. But one high school on the Navajo Nation is hoping to at least make a dent in those statistics.
Apr. 13, 2017

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