KJZZ News

When Proposition 100 was on the ballot three years ago, one of the biggest selling points made by supporters was that two thirds of the money would go to education and prevent deeper cuts to schools.
May 18, 2013
An Arizona Congressman is asking the Interior Secretary to cancel a pending rule that would de-classify many U.S. wolves as endangered. The change would apply to all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, although there would be an exemption for less than 100 Mexican wolves in Arizona and New Mexico.
May 17, 2013
Three years ago, Arizona voters overwhelmingly decided to temporarily raise the state sales tax by a penny on the dollar. Now, as Proposition 100 is set to expire at the end of May, KJZZ is looking at the impact the tax has had on the state — from public policy to business to education.
May 17, 2013
Arizona's run of price declines at the gas pump came to an end in the last week.  The statewide average price Friday morning was $3.44 a gallon, up almost two cents from a week ago, but still 16 cents below the national average price.
May 17, 2013
Arizona's unemployment rate remained at 7.9 percent for the third consecutive month in April.  Department of Administration economist Aruna Murthy said while there were month-to-month job gains, they become less impressive compared to the post-recession years of 2010 to 2012.
May 17, 2013
Campfire and smoking restrictions will go into effect next Wednesday in many national forests around the state.  David Albo of the Tonto National Forest said the recent winds, above-average temperatures and the ongoing drought are all factors in the decision.
May 17, 2013
A proposed wind energy project northwest of Kingman, Ariz. is one step closer to reality. BP Wind Energy wants to build nearly 300 wind turbines on about 50,000 acres of federal land in Mohave County, mostly controlled by the Bureau of Land Management.
May 17, 2013
An economic forecast is out for Arizona, and it looks hazy. According to experts at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, the state’s economy is getting better, but it is happening slower than expected.
May 17, 2013
A bipartisan immigration reform proposal is making its way through the U.S. Senate, and now a House group is on the verge of unveiling its own package.The group of four Democratic and four Republican representatives say it has reached a deal.
May 16, 2013
The State Transportation Board will soon be choosing from three options for its latest five-year construction program, but each plan means difficult choices. The Arizona Department of Transportation said less federal money and less revenue from gas and vehicle license taxes means it will cut $350 million from its 2014-2018 construction program.
May 16, 2013
More than half a billion dollars, that is what the next Powerball jackpot is predicted to be Saturday night. There is a chance it could end up as the largest Powerball jackpot ever. A little over a year ago the price of a Powerball ticket doubled from $1 to $2.
May 16, 2013
Arizona does better than the national average in terms of residents who report smoke-free homes and vehicles. The numbers come from a new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 16, 2013
Arizona’s economy is still recovering, but slower than expected. That is the consensus from experts at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, which offered its economic forecast Thursday.
May 16, 2013
Phoenix police are asking for help in finding two suspects involved in a string of "high-tech" hotel burglaries. Sergeant Darren Burch says the "hotel hackers" are using portable programming devices to gain access to rooms where they can take anything they want.
May 16, 2013
The Arizona Department of Transportation begins work Sunday morning on the final repairs to Hell Canyon Bridge, on State Route 89, between Prescott and Ash Fork.  Spokesman Dustin Kruegel says they completed some major repair work in March, but need to make adjustments.
May 16, 2013
Law enforcement agencies around the state will be enforcing seatbelt usage next week. They want to make sure drivers are wearing their seatbelts and that parents are using child safety seats. The weeklong effort is part of the national Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign.
May 16, 2013
In January, Republican Governor Jan Brewer surprised many by supporting the expansion of Medicaid in Arizona known as AHCCCS. Four months later, she is still drumming up support for the plan, but some legislators and voters are not sold on the idea.
May 16, 2013
If you think shelling out the big bucks for law school is a fast-track to success (or at least a hefty salary) you may need to think again. Prospective law students in Arizona face a big bill and a rough job search, and law schools nationwide are facing far lower application rates.
May 16, 2013
 May 15 is National Police Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember officers who have fallen in the line of duty.  A memorial service was held Wednesday to honor an Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer killed last week.
May 15, 2013
The Phoenix City Council has approved a plan to outsource food and beverage operations and maintenance at five of the city owned municipal golf courses. The city lost  $2 million in the last fiscal year operating the courses.
May 15, 2013

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