KJZZ News

Peoria Police Implement New Citizen Reporting System
Police reports are usually filed over the phone or in person, but that is not always a convenient or efficient means to do so. Now, the Peoria Police Department is making changes to the way citizens report crimes.
Feb. 19, 2014
Community Leaders Rally Outside South Mountain YMCA
When Mel Martin donated property in South Phoenix to build a new YMCA, he hoped the recreation center would serve the community for generations to come.
Feb. 18, 2014
Renzi May Remain Free
Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi may remain free while he appeals his convictions on public-corruption and money-laundering charges.
Feb. 18, 2014
TUSD Contract Scrutinized
Tucson's largest school district has awarded a $92,000 strategic planning contract to a company headed by one of the superintendent's personal job references.
Feb. 18, 2014
U.S. Justice Department Reaches Agreement
The U.S. Justice Department has reached agreement with a northeast Arizona school district to improve instruction of Navajo students who are learning English.
Feb. 18, 2014
Movement Supporters Question Lawmakers Commitment To Repeal Last Year’s Election Laws
Supporters of a grassroots movement to repeal the election laws approved in the state legislature a year ago are challenging legislative leaders.
Feb. 18, 2014
High School Students See Donations To Brain Tumor Research In Action
High school students who have raised $2 million for brain tumor research at Barrow Neurological Institute got a unique peak recently at how the money is being used.
Feb. 18, 2014
Poll: 57 Percent Favor Moving Away From Coal Power Plants
A new poll shows strong support for the EPA to limit carbon pollution from power plants like the coal-fired Navajo and Cholla plants in Arizona.
Feb. 18, 2014
 Southwest
The Southwest climate hub is based at the Jornada Experimental Range, a climate research center in Las Cruces, N.M. It covers the states of Arizona, Nevada, Utah and California.
Feb. 18, 2014
Bill Would Permit A Memorial For Fallen Hotshots
Arizona will have a permanent memorial to remember the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots, if a bill unanimously approved in a House Committee wins final approval.
Feb. 18, 2014
Monday Brush Fire Burns 5 Acres Near Sahuaro Lake
A brush fire near Saguaro Lake Monday may have been a preview of things to come in Arizona.
Feb. 18, 2014
Measure Would Put Cameras And Sensors Along Border, Broadcast Feed On Internet
A Senate Committee has voted to spend $30 million tax dollars to monitor the federal government’s efforts to secure the border.
Feb. 18, 2014
Maurice Sendak On Being A Kid
"I still think the same way I thought as a child. I still worry. I’m still frightened. Everything is the same. Nothing changes." Interview by Andrew Romano, 2009.
Feb. 18, 2014
Mexico City Leaders Consider Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
Mexico’s elected leaders are considering a proposal that supporters say could take away some profits for drug cartels. The Mexico City government is reviewing a measure that could legalize marijuana sales in the capital.
Feb. 17, 2014
Yarnell Memorial Gets Hearing
Even though Monday is a holiday, Arizona lawmakers will be working at the state legislature.
Feb. 17, 2014
Weekend Sees Record-Breaking Temperatures
Saturday’s high of 86-degrees broke the previous record of 83 degrees set in 1977.
Feb. 17, 2014
1,000 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized, 2 Arrested
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said it seized nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana from suspected drug smugglers.
Feb. 17, 2014
McCain: A Deal Must Be Reached To Stop Atrocities In Syria
The second round of peace talks aimed at ending the Syrian civil war appears to be stalling.
Feb. 17, 2014
New Federal Guidelines Help Banks Deal With Marijuana Businesses
Attorneys for some of the state's medical marijuana dispensaries hope some new federal guidelines finally give their clients a chance to put their money in the bank.
Feb. 17, 2014
Lawmakers Hope Electricity Tax Break Will Boost Manufacturing
During her time as the state’s chief executive, Gov. Jan Brewer has pushed for policies she thinks will make Arizona more business-friendly. One of her proposals currently moving through the legislature would get rid of a tax that brings in millions of dollars to the state.
Feb. 17, 2014

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