KJZZ News

This past winter may not have been the driest in Valley history but it was in the top twenty. Salt River Project says the La Niña weather pattern meant little snowfall in the mountains and light runoff for the lakes and rivers.
June 19, 2012
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that aims to stop a planned casino in the West Valley. The measure allows the Tohono O’Odham Nation to develop the land it bought near 91st and Northern Avenues, but prohibits putting a casino there.
June 19, 2012
The Poco Fire burning near Young, Ariz. has grown to 3,700 acres, although Fire Information Officer Deryl Jevons says the blaze is not spreading as quickly. Jevons says the fire is threatening two 500 kilo-volt power lines, but he says firefighters are having success at keeping that threat at bay.
June 19, 2012
Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport officials unveiled an expansion plan Monday that would allow the airport to increase its passenger load to three million by 2017. KJZZ's Al Macias reports. Based on FAA statistics, Phoenix Mesa Gateway is one of the fastest growing airports in the country.
June 19, 2012
Arizona State University has received a multi-million dollar contract from the federal government. It will help develop a device for the rapid detection of infectious diseases.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
June 18, 2012
The Maricopa Association of Governments is asking for help, as it collects bottled water for its Heat Relief Network. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The network has been in operation since 2006, and provides both water and cool places for homeless Valley residents to go.
June 18, 2012
What sane and responsible person leaves their baby unattended in a pool? It's an unconscious act. It's an unconscionable act. But it is, for all intents and purposes, precisely what's happening in American politics today, nationally and locally.
June 18, 2012
The race for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District is one of the most competitive in the state. This newly formed district will serve the Ahwatukee Foothills, west Chandler, west Mesa, Tempe, parts of Paradise Valley, south Scottsdale and north-central Phoenix.
June 15, 2012
Many financial experts say the nation’s slumping real estate market is the result of the loose lending policies of the 1990s and into this century. Back then, virtually anyone could buy a house with little or no money down, even with a lousy credit history and a poor income-to-debt ratio.
June 15, 2012
President Barack Obama eased enforcement of immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for many illegal immigrants to avoid deportation. Media and supporters gather at the Phoenix headquarters of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition on Friday.
June 15, 2012
The Obama administration says it will stop deporting, and begin giving work permits to younger illegal immigrants. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Dulce Matuz, President of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, about the annoucement.
June 15, 2012
Officials at the Tonto National Forest are looking for volunteers to help protect a site near Sunflower from flooding. They need to create a sand bag barrier by the weekend. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
June 14, 2012
Elderly people throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion each year due to financial exploitation. That’s according to the Administration on Aging, which says that only about one in five of such incidence of abuse are discovered.
June 14, 2012
Arizona’s unemployment in May was flat, staying at 8.2 percent. The private sector added more jobs than normal last month, while the public sector lost more than usual. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
June 14, 2012
Arizona teachers are preparing for changes in their classroom this fall. It’s part of a multi-year process aimed at changing the way children are taught. They’re called Common Core Standards. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports on what some educators are doing to prepare for the changes.
June 14, 2012
The Goldwater Institute is challenging last Friday's vote by the Glendale City Council, on a deal with the potential new owner of the Phoenix Coyotes. Goldwater President Darcy Olson says the city failed to provide important information on the 20-year deal to lease and operate Jobing.
June 14, 2012
Minorities are underrepresented in the financial services industry. A study by Howard University showed that only 1 percent of public accounting partners are African American and only 3 percent of Chief Financial Officers of Fortune 500 companies are minorities.
June 14, 2012
Former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano talks about coming to terms with his sexuality, coming out while in public office, and why sexual orientation is relevant in today’s world. Giuliano says he was aware from a young age that he didn’t fit into the mold society had raised him to be in.
June 13, 2012
The U.S. Senate approved Andrew Hurwitz for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals after a three-month delay. Richmond University law professor Carl Tobias explains the controversy behind the nomination.Tobias says Hurwitz moved forward on the narrowest of margins, receiving 60 votes, the exact number he needed.
June 13, 2012
Fire crews have fully contained the Gladiator Fire near Crown King in northern Arizona. Officials say certain areas are still closed for safety reasons, but residents are allowed to return to their homes.
June 13, 2012

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