KJZZ News

Phoenix experiencing uncommonly high temperatures
Just seven days into June, and Phoenix is already experiencing temperatures 10 degrees above normal. Highs for Friday are expected to jump to 112 degrees, and most of that warm weather will transfer over to the weekend.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Rep. Renzi found guilty of corruption
A federal jury convicted former U.S. Representative Rick Renzi on Tuesday of corruption charges. Renzi was charged with 32 felony counts of wire fraud, conspiracy and extortion. Renzi, a Republican, represented Arizona's 1st Congressional District from 2003 until 2009.
Sept. 20, 2013
Firefighters still battling Chino Fire
Firefighters continues to battle a wildfire that has been burning in the Coronando National Forest.Spokesman Gerry Perry said the Chino Fire has charred over 50 acres but is now more than 50 percent contained since being spotted on Tuesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona monsoon season could come early
 Even though tomorrow is the “official” start of Arizona's summer monsoon season, a few thunderstorms have already popped up near the New Mexico border. Chris Outler of the National Weather Service in Flagstaff said the rains were spotty but could be a preview of things to come.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer signs Medicaid expansion bill
Governor Jan Brewer said she is glad the political fight over Medicaid expansion is finally over. The governor signed legislation Monday that adds 300,000 low-income people to state Medicaid under the federal Affordable Health Care Act.
Sept. 20, 2013
Saying goodbye to the Sundome
When the Sundome Center for the Performing Arts opened in 1980, the sounds of Lawrence Welk and his big band filled the 7,000-seat theater. The Sundome Center for the Performing Arts will soon be demolished.
Sept. 20, 2013
Wallenda tightrope walk over Arizona canyon benefits Navajo Nation
Nik Wallenda is scheduled to make the big walk across a northern Arizona canyon Sunday at 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The Florida daredevil will attempt to cross a portion of the Little Colorado River on a wire tightrope.
Sept. 20, 2013
Northern Mexico fires could cause health problems in Cochise County
Cochise County health officials are warning that  fires in northern Mexico near Cananea could cause health problems. Three fires are burning about 15 miles south of the U.S. Mexico border, but strong winds could blow smoke into portions of Cochise County.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Tempe mayor dissects Supreme Courts DOMA ruling
The Supreme Court gutted the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday. San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO and former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano talked about the ruling's impact on efforts to expand marriage equality in the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Three more F-35 squadrons assigned to Luke Air Force Base
Three more F-35 squadrons are being assigned to Luke Air Force Base. That is in addition to the three squadrons already designated for the base west of Phoenix. The fighters are scheduled to be arrive next year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Nineteen states want to review proposed airline merger
The Attorney General of Texas and his counterparts in 18 other states have joined a U.S. Department of Justice review of the proposed merger between American Airlines and Tempe-based U.S. Airways.It's not unusual for states to join a federal merger review.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Phoenix Coyotes owner on the organizations five-year plan
The Glendale City Council has approved an agreement for the management of Jobing.com Arena, freeing up the National Hockey League to approve a new Phoenix Coyotes ownership group.One of the Coyotes' new owners, Anthony LeBlanc, discussed why he thinks the Valley will be a successful market for professional hockey.
Sept. 20, 2013
Feds bar some new mining claims to encourage solar development
The federal government is continuing to develop a group of so-called "solar energy zones" in Arizona and several other western states. The United States Department of the Interior announced Friday it's taking about 300,000 acres of public land off the table for new mining claims.
Sept. 20, 2013
Governor Brewer Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Yarnell Hill Fire
Governor Jan Brewer has sent a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to declare a major disaster for the state, as a result of the Yarnell Hill Fire.  In her letter, the governor notes state and federal agencies recently assessed damage in the area, and that both she and Yavapai County have issued disaster declarations.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sand Volleyball Arrives At Arizona State University
Women’s sand volleyball is coming to Arizona State University next spring. The athletic department is still making plans to build courts on campus, but players have already signed up for tryouts. Women's sand volleyball will be a welcome addition to ASU athletics next spring.
Sept. 20, 2013
Targeting The RINOs
The road to Medicaid expansion in Arizona was full of potholes and detours but ultimately reached the finish line. But for a group of Republicans who went against their party’s majority on the issue, their ultimate reward might be a primary defeat.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Gets Good Grade for Financial Literacy
Arizona gets a good grade in a new report on how well states teach financial literacy to high school students. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.The Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College gives Arizona a "B" for its efforts.
Sept. 20, 2013
Summer Heat A Challenge For Valley Restaurants
When it is 115 degrees outside or 105 degrees with rising humidity, you may not want to heat up your kitchen by cooking in the oven, and firing up the barbecue is not a refreshing way to spend the afternoon, either.
Sept. 20, 2013
Passengers Stuck On Grounded Valley Flight Wednesday
Allegiant Air is facing criticism for a two-hour delay Wednesday that left passengers stuck onboard with little air conditioning. The airline said the delay at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport was necessary for safety reasons.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADOT Business Signs To Pop Up In Urban Areas
The Arizona Department of Transportation is bringing those large blue signs advertising services ahead for travelers on rural highways to urban areas this fall. Spokeswoman Laura Douglas says there are 300 exits in four metro areas where the signs will go up.
Sept. 20, 2013

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