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President Obama came to town this week mainly to talk about housing and the economy, but near the end of his speech, he gave Phoenix a shout-out for its work in another area. “Here in Phoenix, thanks to the hard work of everyone from Mayor Stanton to the local United Way to US Airways, you’re on track to end chronic homelessness for veterans by 2014,” President Obama said.
August 09, 2013
Have you ever had the experience in a museum, where you see something on the wall, and it instantly puts you in a place? Where you can see and smell and just feel it? Super Mario World, 1991. Hiroshi Yamauchi, executive producer; Shigeru Miyamoto, producer; Takashi Tezuka, lead director.
August 09, 2013
Former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden caused a massive controversy—and a national debate—when he leaked classified documents revealing the extensity of NSA surveillance programs. But according to an exclusive report by Reuters, for the past two decades another U.
August 09, 2013
This time of year the desert heat can be deadly, so hikers wait until dark before turning on their LED headlamps at the foot of Phoenix’s Piestewa Peak. Blair Cook and his sons, Dalton and Keegan, set out to hike Piestewa Peak in Central Phoenix.
August 09, 2013
There are a number of ruins in Arizona. Among those listed is the Pueblo Grande Ruins near Sky Harbor Airport, on Washington Street. The ruins layout on the ground level. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ) The Hohokam people lived for hundreds of years.
August 09, 2013
Medicinal marijuana has been legal in Arizona since 2010. But legal dispensaries didn’t start popping up until this year. Now, nearly 50 are open in Arizona – and about half are here in the Valley.
August 09, 2013
As the massive manhunt for a suspected kidnapper continues, so does an amber alert along the West Coast. The man in charge of Arizona's Amber Alert Broadcaster's Association, President Art Brooks, says newer smart phones can automatically notify you of such an alert.
August 09, 2013
A southwest Arizona man is hospitalized after getting a huge jolt of electricity while allegedly attempting to steal copper wire from a wooden power pole near Wellton. Alfonso Zavala of the Yuma County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Joshua Hess is in critical condition after making a tragic mistake.
August 09, 2013
A Maricopa County Sheriff's Detention Officer was killed outside his home early Thursday as he worked on his car. Sheriff Joe Arpaio says 27-year-old Officer Jorge Vargas may or may not have been targeted because of his job.
August 09, 2013
A US Airways employee and a man with alleged ties to a Domincan Republic drug-trafficking operation have been charged with smuggling cocaine into the United States through Philadelphia International Airport.
August 09, 2013
District 2 Phoenix City Council incumbent Jim Waring and challenger Virgel Cain debated each other in a KJZZ election forum Thursday night.The candidates talked about the renewal of 32nd Street, the lack of light rail in their North Phoenix neighborhoods, and phasing out the 2 percent food tax.
August 09, 2013
The final KJZZ Town Hall on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Thursday night and focused on the candidates of District 2. Candidates Virgel Cain and Jim Waring at the District 2 forum. (Photo by Julie Levin - KJZZ) This district spans much of North Phoenix, from Scottsdale Road to the East to Interstate 17 to the West.
August 09, 2013
President Obama is scheduled to sign a bill Friday that will lower college student loan rates. After months of congressional wrangling and a missed deadline, loan rates doubled on July 1. The Senate and House approved a new bill just before the summer recess.
August 09, 2013
An Arizona man will spend two weeks behind bars, for his role in a terrorism hoax. A jury had convicted Michael David Turley in June of endangerment and knowingly giving a false impression – this after he sent his 16-year old nephew into a busy Northwest Phoenix intersection with a fake grenade launcher in July, 2012.
August 08, 2013
State Health Director Will Humble wants Rural/Metro to send him financial statements while it seeks bankruptcy protection. He is worried the ambulance and firefighting company might cut expenses that could lead to longer emergency response times.
August 08, 2013
Federal land managers are stepping up warnings to reduce the death toll at a hiking destination on the Utah-Arizona border.  It’s an area that caters to experienced hikers. The Wave not only requires hiking skills, but survival and navigation skills as well.
August 08, 2013
We finish our “Phoenix Votes” series with a look at housing in District 8. Stephanie Reynolds poses with her youngest children, Sam and Monika, outside their new home, purchased with the help of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
August 08, 2013
The second of four KJZZ Town Halls on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Wednesday and focused on the candidates of District 6. The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 6 candidates.
August 08, 2013
The third of four KJZZ Town Halls on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Wednesday and focused on the candidates of District 8. The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 8 candidates.
August 08, 2013
Arizona educators who depend on federal Head Start funds for low-income preschool students are bracing for a cash crunch. Some schools are turning kids away and sending layoff notices to teachers as Congress cuts spending.
August 08, 2013

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