KJZZ News

New state budget restores some funding for rural counties
Arizona’s rural counties are pleased they will be getting a larger share of lottery revenues in the new state budget. Lawmakers stopped sharing the money with counties during the height of the recession.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix public relations firm creates new Boeing 787 virtual view
Boeing’s new 787 jets suffered a public relations nightmare earlier this year after the planes' batteries caught fire. A Phoenix company has developed a tool to help Boeing overcome its bad publicity.
Sept. 20, 2013
Doce Fire evacuee shares his experience
A fire burning west of Prescott has charred 6,732 acres, so far.  Firefighters say the blaze, which is 0 percent contained, has forced the evacuation of some 460 homes.  One of those homes is owned by John Sears.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approving new budget
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is scheduled approve a $2.2 billion budget Monday for the next fiscal year starting July 1. The budget will include raises for the county’s nearly 13,000 employees, their first in more than five years.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Supreme Court guts key part of Voting Rights Act
For the second time in as many weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down an opinion that could have a big impact on elections in Arizona. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, the court’s conservative justices struck down a key part of landmark civil rights-era legislation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona same-sex couples a step closer to receiving federal benefits
After Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling, married same-sex couples in Arizona are one step closer to receiving the same federal benefits afforded to heterosexual couples, but uncertainty remains, and any changes will take awhile.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gas prices remain stable
Arizona drivers are seeing continued price stability with the statewide average now at $3.49-a-gallon or about the same as a week ago. AAA Arizona spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says that's mainly the result of the slow rise in the price of crude oil.
Sept. 20, 2013
Advocates work to sign up children for KidsCare program
Advocates Wednesday will launch an effort to sign up more kids for a program that offers health insurance to children whose families cannot afford private insurance but make too much money to qualify for Medicaid.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways traffic, passenger revenue up
Traffic on US Airways flights was up 7.3 percent in June. File footage of a U.S. Airways plane. (Photo by Al Macias-KJZZ) In addition to the boost in traffic, US Airways also reported a modest 1 percent increase in passenger revenue, reversing two months of losses.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson fire officials rescue two groups from flood waters
Monsoon rains in Tucson are leading to swift water rescues, according to fire officials.They had a pair of them Friday within hours of one another. Tucson fire Captain Chris Jurvig said a family was rescued first.
Sept. 20, 2013
Connecting Visual Art With Immigration Reform
When the word “art” is brought up with the discussions in Washington over immigration reform, it is usually included in phrases like the “art of compromise” or the “art of politics," but a new arrangement of six murals unveiled last week as part of Phoenix’s First Friday aims to connect visual art with the economic impact of immigration reform.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Health Centers Get Funding Bump
Community health centers in Arizona were awarded more than $2 million Wednesday by the Obama administration. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius answered questions from the media.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hot Corner: Central And Indian School
We want to know about the new, up and coming or otherwise unique and interesting neighborhoods around the Valley, in an occasional segment we’re calling the Hot Corner.Today we're joined by food writer Gwen Ashley Walters, making us all hungry, around Central and Indian School in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ahwatukee Picks Up Pieces After Storm
Ahwatukee residents and officials are dealing with the damage of Monday night's storm Tuesday. Six of the 12 schools of the Kyrene School District in the town were hit by the storm. Storm damage in an Ahwatukee neighborhood.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain To Block Nomination
Arizona Senator John McCain said he will block Army General Martin Dempsey's nomination for a second term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. McCain said he is not satisfied with Dempsey’s responses to questions about the potential use of U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sunday Monsoon Storm Soaks Valley
A monsoon storm that rolled through metro Phoenix on Sunday morning brought about a half inch of rain and sent water rushing through washes while flooding streets and homes. Overall, the Valley officially got 0.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Corrections Using Illegal Drug For Executions
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration should never have approved the importation of an anesthetic drug used in executions by lethal injections. Arizona was among three states that brought the case to the appeals court.
Sept. 20, 2013
American Civil Liberties Union Asks Court To Block Flagstaff Panhandling Arrests
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona is trying to stop the arrests of panhandlers in Flagstaff. The organization has asked a court to block the arrests as a legal battle moves through the system.
Sept. 20, 2013
 Failure Rate Of Gas Stations? Nozzle Accuracy Increases By 3 Percent
 The Arizona Department of Weights and Measures says a recent audit of gas stations showed a 17-percent failure rate when they checked the accuracy of nozzles on fuel pumps at over 1,800 retailers.
Sept. 20, 2013
First Responders Amazed With Tour Bus Accident
First responders from several agencies in northern Arizona said they were amazed nobody was injured when a tour bus entered a flooded wash near Dolan Springs and was swept about 300 yards downstream where it flipped onto its side.
Sept. 20, 2013

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