KJZZ News

More signs point to housing market turnaround
Another report is out pointing to a rebound in the Valley’s housing market. Analysts at Clear Capital say foreclosures are down and housing prices are up. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.  TERRY WARD: The picture is still pretty depressing if you look at the housing market nationwide -- prices still are falling.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill to ban texting while driving is defeated
This week the texting while driving ban was defeated in a 31-28 vote. Thirty five states currently have distracted driving laws. We take a look at whether Arizona may join them in the future.Arizona House minority leader Steve Farley thinks that the bill won’t die due to a growing bipartisan following.
Sept. 20, 2013
How do you cope with Arizonas heat?
Anyone who's spent time in Arizona during the summer months knows how hot the weather can get. Miserably, unforgivingly, unbelievably hot. As climate change pushes temperatures across the planet higher and higher, we want to hear from you.
Sept. 20, 2013
Winter storm closes Flagstaff schools, Interstate 40
Arizona will feel the lingering effects of a late-winter storm that brought gusting winds and sporadic rain and hail to lower elevations. Snow blanketed northern Arizona. Flagstaff is digging out from two feet of snow that shut down Interstate 40.
Sept. 20, 2013
Saguaro National Park bans sale of drinks in plastic bottles
Saguaro National Park in Tucson has banned the sale of disposable bottled soda or water from vending machines. Instead, the park now has stations where visitors can refill their own reusable water bottles.
Sept. 20, 2013
Exhibit at Arizona Science Center brings van Gogh to life
An exhibit at the Arizona Science center brings the paintings and writing of Vincent van Gogh to life through video screens, music and animation. Van Gogh Alive has its North American debut at the Arizona Science Center.
Sept. 20, 2013
Two ex-Fiesta Bowl executives sentenced for illegal campaign donation scheme
Two former Fiesta Bowl employees have been ordered to pay a fine for their roles in making illegal campaign contributions.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports. The Fiesta Bowl’s former vice president of media relations, Shawn Schoeffler, received a $4,600 fine and 100 hours of community service under a sentence imposed by Maricopa County Superior Court judge Douglas Rayes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson representative Dan Patterson remains in office
Majority Republicans in the Arizona House agreed to speed up an ethics case against Representative Dan Patterson, House minority leader Chad Campbell talks about the case and delay in expelling Patterson.
Sept. 20, 2013
DHS Reports: Immigration officials did not mislead on jail ID system
The Department of Homeland Security says it did not mislead state and local law enforcement officials in allowing a system into jails that helps identify illegal immigrants with criminal records. A member of Congress had asked for a review of the ‘Secure Communities’ program after concerns that people with no criminal records were deported.
Sept. 20, 2013
Disbarment of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas
KJZZ reporter Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez gives an update on the disbarment of Andrew Thomas, and we get insight from Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute. Bolick describes Thomas as a “very bright lawyer who went wrong.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale officials looking to fill budget hole left by hockey
The Glendale City Council begins a daylong budget session Tuesday to figure out how to close a $35 million shortfall. The recession and payments to the National Hockey League have left the city in a hole.
Sept. 20, 2013
Truck carrying 280,000 rounds of ammo to Phoenix makes a wrong turn in Juarez
Mexican customs inspectors seized a semi-truck loaded with 280,000 rounds of ammunition Tuesday evening at the Juarez border crossing. The truck and its cargo were headed for a Phoenix distributor, who says the truck driver made a wrong turn.
Sept. 20, 2013
Home prices expected to increase in 2012
Valley home prices are expected to increase about 9 percent during 2012, according to Clear Capital's Housing Data Index. That report says however the same cannot be said for home prices in Tucson.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix mayor to be sworn in today
Phoenix will inaugurate a new mayor for the first time in eight years. Mayor-elect Greg Stanton will be sworn in Tuesday morning at the Orpheum Theater along with council members in four districts. Former Governor Rose Mofford will swear-in Stanton at 10 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
County pushes for whooping cough vaccinations after first infant death since 2009
Maricopa County Public Health has announced the first recorded death of an infant from whooping cough since 2009.  According to the county health department, almost 700 cases of pertussis – or whooping cough – were recorded in 2011, a 40 percent increase over the previous year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Attempting to capture the Latino vote
A panel of experts discusses the political climate for the 2012 Presidential election, and the efforts by both major political parties to recruit more Latino voters. Jaime Molera of the Molera Alvarez Group, executive director of the Arizona Democratic party Luis Heredia, and assistant professor of political science at Arizona State University Rudy Espino all comment on the importance and direction of the Latino vote.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Future of Solar Energy Forum - May 18
Learn Where We Stand, Where We're Going and How We'll Get ThereAs supplies of non-renewable resources dwindle and the cost of powering our cities continues to rise, KJZZ examines the most abundant energy source in Arizona—solar power.
Sept. 20, 2013
First challenger to Arpaio files for Maricopa County Sheriff
Mike Stauffer delivered a box full of petition sheets earlier today to the county elections office. He’s the first candidate to submit nominating petitions for Maricopa County Sheriff. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
Sept. 20, 2013

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