KJZZ News

The town of Marana has said no to medical marijuana farms, unless they are located in a legal dispensary. The town council voted unanimously to ban off-site pot growing. The council echoed what the planning commission and police chief had already said, off-site pot growing could be bad for Marana’s future.
September 04, 2013
Arizona’s senior senator is planning a series of events to help veterans get the services they need more quickly.  Arizona Sen. John McCain. (Photo courtesy of Office of Sen. John McCain) According to a Center for Investigative Reporting analysis, the average wait time for Phoenix veterans filing new disability claims with the U.
September 04, 2013
"First Friday" has become a major event in Phoenix, when thousands head to galleries mostly in and around downtown to discover new artists and works or just have a good time. For some, First Friday has modified the perception of the Valley as being less than welcoming to non-traditional perspectives on art, but a disagreement between the Herberger Theatre Center and guest curator Robrt Pela, a longtime contributor to KJZZ, occured.
September 04, 2013
Sunday’s Arizona Republic included in its collection of obituaries the name of William French. He had been a respected attorney and judge in Arizona for nearly 40 years and even played football at Notre Dame as a college kid, but in the annals of this state’s political history, French is known as the lead prosecutor in the impeachment trial of then-Gov.
September 04, 2013
The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture got its formal start in 1932 when Wright had 23 apprentices living at Taliesin in Wisconsin. The school now operates in Spring Green, Wis. and about 20 miles away from us in Scottsdale.
September 04, 2013
It’s almost impossible to overstate the impact, positive and negative, that real estate and construction have on Arizona’s economy. When the Great Recession hit, the Valley’s housing market was pummeled.
September 04, 2013
We wonder where the jobs are in Arizona. We are nowhere close to the deep hole of the Great Recession when the state’s unemployment rate was 10.8 percent. The latest figures from July put the rate at 8 percent, but that still seems pretty high.
September 04, 2013
Law enforcement agencies conducted a series of pre-dawn raids Wednesday morning at an apartment complex in northwest Phoenix. The raids capped a year-long undercover investigation.Police said they were looking into gang-related drug and weapons crimes at the apartments located just south of Glendale at 2500 West Ocotillo.
September 04, 2013
 An Arizona man is lucky to be alive after falling 100 feet in a rugged area of Zion National Park. A U.S. Air Force rescue team was called in to get him out.Park rangers say they were notified about 5 p.
September 04, 2013
Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva is traveling today to Nevada to get a firsthand look at a government corral used to temporarily house 1,500 mustangs recently gathered from federal rangeland. Grijalva is the top Democrat on a congressional panel on public lands, and an outspoken critic of the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse policies.
September 04, 2013
The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld the right of a homeowner to put up a for sale sign, despite a homeowner's association ban. The ruling comes in the case of Robert and Cecilia Hawk, who bought a lot in a planned community in Flagstaff in 2009.
September 04, 2013
A new report warns Arizona taxpayers could be on the hook for cleaning up leaking underground storage tanks because of shortcomings by a state agency. An Auditor General's report found the Department of Environmental Quality has no way to prove many people with the tanks have the required insurance to cover leaks.
September 04, 2013
Arizona's congressional delegation is split on supporting the president's call to authorize the use of force in Syria, though some say they're undecided. An Associated Press canvass shows five of the nine representatives are uncommitted, with three either against or leaning against military action.
September 04, 2013
The five-member Maricopa County Community College District Board will get two new members next year.  A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer means at large members will be added to the board.
September 04, 2013
The black footed ferret has been endangered for decades and was twice considered extinct, but it now lives in pockets across the west, thanks to reintroduction efforts and monitoring, and every spring and fall, Arizona Game and Fish looks for volunteer ferret spotters near Seligman.
September 03, 2013
An execution date of Oct. 9 has been set for convicted murderer Edward Schad. The date was set by the Arizona Supreme Court after an appeal earlier this year delayed the 71-year-old inmate's death. He was scheduled to die in March.
September 03, 2013
Eight people were bitten by rattlesnakes in the Tucson area over the weekend.  It is the time of year when rattlers give birth, and that has prompted officials to issue a warning about increased snake activity.
September 03, 2013
Arizona Sen. John McCain met with President Obama Monday to discuss the possibility of limited strikes on Syria. McCain told NPR’s Steve Inskeep Tuesday that he believes approving the resolution is an absolute necessity.
September 03, 2013
Phoenix police have arrested two men and two women for pointing a laser at a police helicopter.  Officers said the red laser beam was directed at a chopper Sunday night, temporarily blocking the vision of the pilot and observer.
September 03, 2013
Two southern Arizona women are recovering after being rescued by the Pima County Sheriff's Department in unrelated incidents. Spokesman Tracy Suitt said the 19-year-olds each slipped and fell while hiking the rugged seven falls trail.
September 03, 2013

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