KJZZ News

Arizona Home Furniture Market Picking Up
The home furnishing industry is starting to pick up again as the nation’s housing market continues to improve. According to Furniture Today, an industry newspaper, sales are expected to increase more than 4 percent this year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Kingman Motel Gets Route 66 Grant
Kingman’s Hill Top Motel is getting a renovation. It was recently awarded Arizona’s only National Park Service Route 66 grant. Hill Top Motel has been around since the 1950s and is now undergoing a renovation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona State University And Tempe Police Crack Down On Alcohol Violations
Classes at Arizona State University resume next week, but a push to discourage excess and underage drinking at the school has already begun.“Operation Safe and Sober” is a collaboration between ASU and the Tempe Police Department.
Sept. 20, 2013
Forest Service Expert Says Arizona Needs Its Own Tankers
A new report released Tuesday said a better plan is needed to deal with the U.S. Forest Service’s airtanker shortage. The Government Accountability Office said the Forest Service should work with the Department of the Interior to develop a more coordinated approach, but not everyone is sold on that strategy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Is Sixth Most Expensive State For Car Owners
Driving throughout the Valley is costly. A recent study by Bankrate.com said that Arizona is the sixth most expensive state for car owners, and car insurance, or lack thereof, can lead to high rates.
Sept. 20, 2013
Willcox Bike Ride Helps Students And State Economy
This Labor Day weekend the Willcox Chamber of Commerce and a local cycling club have organized a 66 mile bike ride to benefit high school students in Willcox. The Willcox Flyer bike ride is just one of the approximately 250 cycling events held in Arizona each year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Waring, DiCiccio Re-Elected, Other Races Go To Run-Off
Four Phoenix City Council seats were up for a vote in Tuesday's election, and there will be a runoff election for two of the seats. Incumbents Jim Waring and Sal DiCiccio secured re-election in Districts 2 and 6.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legal Same-Sex Marriages Now Recognized Under Tax Code
Legal same-sex marriages are now recognized under the federal tax code. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday that tax returns for same-sex marriages will be classified as married.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tablets Could Replace Signature Books At Polling Places
One of those old voting day traditions could be disappearing in Maricopa County. Tablets will soon be replacing those clunky old signature books at your local polling place. By November 2014, the Maricopa County elections office plans to replace thousands of those rosters with electronic tablets.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flake Still Deciding On Whether To Support Syria Attack
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Heat Wave In September
This afternoon temperatures are going to peak at a sizzling 110 degrees for the second day in September.  National Weather Service Meteorologist Gary Woodall says the high pressure system over Colorado is driving up temperatures.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hollywood Provokes With New Drug War Shows
The War on Drugs makes for good drama. It has inspired Hollywood for years and lately a recent surge of TV shows like "Breaking Bad," "Weeds" and "The Bridge." These shows are trying to do something new however — showing the complexity of the conflict, with bad guys on both sides of the border.
Sept. 20, 2013
Echo Canyon Recreation Area On Schedule For Fall Opening
After months of renovation, two prime hiking trails in Phoenix will open in time for the hiking season. The city closed Echo Canyon at Camelback Mountain in January. The area was in need of modernization and of a new entrance.
Sept. 20, 2013
Update On Opposing Medicaid Expansion And Other Capitol Issues
A same sex marriage referendum is not going to be on the 2014 ballot, but what about other proposed measures including one that opposes Medicaid expansion in Arizona? Jim Small, editor of the Arizona Capitol Times, gives an update on that and other Capitol issues.
Sept. 20, 2013
Research Conducted On ASU Football Sidelines Could Help Brain Trauma Patients
When Arizona State’s football team takes the field against the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday night, about 40 Sun Devils will be wearing special helmets that monitor when a player suffers a head impact.
Sept. 20, 2013
TUSD Adds Motivation Test To Admissions Process For UHS
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer To Stop Issuing Drivers Licenses For Anyone In Deferred Action Programs
Gov. Jan Brewer has opted to stop issuing driver's licenses to people in all deferred action programs. The decision comes after a federal judge told the state it’s action to refuse to issue licenses for people in the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was probably unconstitutional discrimination, because the state allowed those in other programs to drive.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: Ben Quayle
Here and Now's Steve Goldstein talks to congressman Ben Quayle, representative for Arizona's third congressional district, about America's financial problems...and the ongoing debate between Congress and President Obama on how to prevent the country from defaulting on its loans.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Sisters Mary & Joan
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, sisters Mary Juergens and Joan Saunders reminisce about growing up in a family with nine girls and finding strength in numbers when it came time to care for their ailing father.
Sept. 20, 2013
Harry Potter Mania in Valley Theatres
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert sat down with Harkin Theatre's Brian Laurel with all the excitement surrounding this last film in the Harry Potter Series.
Sept. 20, 2013

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