KJZZ News

 Texas Border Cities Ink Deal With Feds For Faster Bridges
Texas border trade officials signed a deal Thursday with Customs and Border Protection that will help speed up traffic at their ports of entry. The deal is a public-private partnership that could beef up border business.
Dec. 20, 2013
After Deadly Shootout, Mexican Beach Town Tries To Boost Image
PHOENIX – Following a deadly gun fight in the Mexican resort town of Puerto Peñasco on Wednesday, officials from the state of Sonora are trying to reassure Arizonans the town – also known as Rocky Point – is still safe for tourists. The identities of the five people who died have not been released, but authorities say they were all criminals who fired at federal police.
Dec. 19, 2013
ICE: Deportations Drop 10 Percent
The number of immigrants deported by the Obama administration decreased last year because the job of kicking people out of the country is taking longer, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Dec. 19, 2013
Arizona Gets $20.7 Million
Tens of millions of dollars are coming to Arizona borrowers as part of a settlement with Ocwen Financial Corporation.
Dec. 19, 2013
Valley Food Banks In Demand
Arizonans are again being asked to be as generous as possible, to provide food for the less fortunate, during the holidays.
Dec. 19, 2013
Plane Makes Emergency Landing
The occupants of a small plane were able to walk away Wednesday after an emergency landing near the airport in Tucson.
Dec. 19, 2013
McCain Finds Fault In Senate Budget Agreement
Arizona Senator John McCain said there are problems with the budget agreement approved on Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, but that it had to be passed.
Dec. 19, 2013
Arizona
Arizona’s unemployment rate dropped four-tenths of a percent last month, as the state added almost 26,000 jobs.
Dec. 19, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal In New Mexico
Marriage between same-sex couples is now legal in New Mexico. The state Supreme Court issued the ruling on Thursday.
Dec. 19, 2013
State Forestry Challenges Fines
The Arizona State Forestry Division is challenging a $500,000 fine related to the deaths of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots in June.
Dec. 19, 2013
Coworking: Doing Business Communally
There’s cubical culture, and then there’s coworking culture. Coworking happens when completely different businesses share a communal workspace.
Dec. 19, 2013
Stanton Announces An End To Phoenix Veteran Homelessness
The city of Phoenix said it has ended homelessness among veterans. Mayor Greg Stanton made the announcement Thursday morning on national TV.
Dec. 19, 2013
 Human Rights Group Praises Good Relationship With US Border Patrol
An El Paso-based human rights organization reports the relationship between local communities and the United States Border Patrol is vastly improving. But across state lines, in New Mexico, there are reports of sheriff's deputies improperly asking about immigration status.
Dec. 19, 2013
 ACLU Sues Feds Over Cavity Searches at US-Mexico Border
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and the ACLU of New Mexico are suing the United States Customs and Border Protection over cavity searches to a U.S. citizen.
Dec. 19, 2013
Herb Paine: No Time For Smoke And Mirrors
Arizona's alarm bells are ringing about children falling through the cracks of a system that is supposed to safeguard them. This time, it is the failure of the state's Children Protective Services to investigate over 6,000 reports of child abuse.
Dec. 19, 2013
Cottonwood Unions
Cottonwood has become the latest Arizona city to allow civil unions.
Dec. 18, 2013
Canal Banks Will Experience Closures
A couple of stretches of canal banks will be closed for part of the winter, from 56th Street to 32nd Street and from 43rd to 51st Avenues.
Dec. 18, 2013
Valley Independent Bookstores Battle Corporate Cousins
Based on almost everything we have heard, brick and mortar bookstores are on their way out, but are independent bookstores different and in better shape than their corporate cousins?
Dec. 18, 2013
New In-State Tuition Policy Begins This Spring
The Arizona Board of Regents has announced a new policy to grant in-state tuition to students who are enrolled members of one of Arizona’s federally-recognized Native American tribes.
Dec. 18, 2013
Campaign Limits Decision May Have Large Impact
The Arizona Supreme Court has decided to vacate an order by the Court of Appeals which kept increased campaign contribution limits from taking effect.
Dec. 18, 2013

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