KJZZ News

A public campaign to get a majority of Arizonans to support gay marriage made its debut Tuesday morning. Supporters hope to win the public opinion battle, with an eye toward the 2016 election. At the podium, Nelda Majors and Karen Bailey are a lesbian couple who have been together for more than 50 years.
September 17, 2013
Arizona residents are being warned about the dangers of rattlesnakes after two people were bitten north of Tucson. Adam Goldberg of the Northwest Fire District says a 23-year-old man riding a mountain bike was bitten on the calf, and three hours later, a 68-year-old man was bitten while he worked in his yard.
September 17, 2013
Arizona is borrowing $200 million this week in a bid to save business owners money. The state’s jobless fund is supposed to support itself with a tax on employers, but during the recession it went broke.
September 17, 2013
A Kingman man is recovering after falling off a cliff while he was trying to run from police. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy Rusty Cooper says 30-year-old Michael Caughlin faces a number of charges after driving off when he was stopped, and running away on foot when his car got stuck.
September 17, 2013
Tuesday afternoon an Arizona House Committee will hold the first of an expected series of hearings into the issue of benefits for seasonal firefighters. Some of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire were seasonal employees, meaning their survivors are not entitled to the same benefits as full-time employees.
September 17, 2013
US Airways and its prospective partner American Airlines set out Tuesday morning on a two-day summit to Washington, DC. The companies are sending 300 employees to argue in favor of an imperiled merger.
September 17, 2013
The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport brought in more $1.3 billion in total economic benefits last fiscal year. That is according to a new study from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
September 16, 2013
Gov. Jan Brewer's office said the state has more revenues than expected, and that means Arizona is on pace to emerge from its deficit next year. But, a Democratic legislative leader said the governor cannot take all of the credit.
September 16, 2013
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Police say the two children found dead in a Southern California hotel room after their suicidal mother crashed her car outside a shopping complex were a 13-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl.
September 16, 2013
The small, southeast Arizona town of Clifton was a town divided, literally, Sunday morning. The rivers surrounding the community were overflowing and Town Clerk Esperanza Castaneda says they had to close the floodgates, dividing the town.
September 16, 2013
According to a new report by an environmental advocacy group, the Navajo Generating Station, the Four Corners Power Plant, and the Springerville Generating Station were ranked 10th, 15th and 34th dirtiest in the country for 2011.
September 16, 2013
The Tucson Unified School District has been under court supervision for decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. Now the district is proposing an addition to the admissions process for the selective University High School.
September 16, 2013
Authorities around the country are putting an emphasis on child safety seats this week. They're reminding you that you need a safety seat each and every time a child rides in a motor vehicle. AAA spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says there's a good reason for that.
September 16, 2013
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Arizona's request for a major disaster declaration for victims of the Yarnell Hill fire, for a second time. But the administration is offering small business loans to help homeowners and businesses that were impacted.
September 16, 2013
The Arizona state Senate hosted a mock hearing Friday to discuss the death penalty. Arizona state Senate's mock hearing on Friday. (Photo by Alexandra Olgin-KJZZ) Religious, legal and academic experts debated the pros and cons of capital punishment.
September 13, 2013
Nearly $100 million in unpaid fines have gone uncollected in Maricopa County. A program run by several constables has started to put a small dent in that amount. The Maricopa County Constables Warrant Program gives deputies jurisdiction to arrest people who have unpaid fines for misdemeanors.
September 13, 2013
Friday at sundown marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of fasting and atonement. Whenever the High Holy days roll around, commentator PF Lengel often finds herself amused by how confusing her faith can be to non-Jews.
September 13, 2013
The Hayden Flour Mill in Tempe has been through a lot including multiple fires, one in 1895 and another in 1917. The current incarnation came into being in 1918 and continued operating as a working mill for 80 years.
September 13, 2013
An Arizona House committee next week will take the first steps toward possible action on changes to the way seasonal firefighters get benefits. It has been a contentious issue since 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in June.
September 13, 2013
The Tucson Unified School District has been under court supervision for decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. This week, the district proposed a new part of the admissions process for the selective University High School.
September 13, 2013

Pages