KJZZ News

School rivalries come in all shapes and sizes. Here in the Valley, it's Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. Former Arizona Wildcat sports writer and editor Shane Dale wrote about ASU's battles with U of A in his book "Territorial: The History of the Duel in the Desert.
August 23, 2013
There is a pyramid in the Valley, and it is the resting place of Arizona’s first governor. It is hidden in plain sight. The first governor of Arizona, George Hunt, is buried in this white pyramid tomb along with several relatives.
August 23, 2013
The Yarnell Hill Fire claimed the lives of 19 firefighters June 30, but it also devastated the little town of Yarnell. It will cost an estimated $6 million to rebuild homes and businesses. Still, that wasn’t enough to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Assistance funds.
August 23, 2013
The Valley’s food truck scene has grown significantly over the past several years, and now some operators are moving to a…less mobile…environment. Jeff Kraus parked his food truck for good when he opened Crepe Bar in Tempe, but is looking to get back on the road.
August 23, 2013
Our "Summer Nights" series continues on a golf course. Most golfers get up early this time of year to get a head start on the summer heat, but for some, golfing is most fun at night. Glowing golf balls help golfers see at night and make it a colorful experience.
August 23, 2013
A federal appeals court has ruled the state cannot cut Planned Parenthood out of the Medicaid program just because it also provides abortions. State and federal law already ban public funding for elective abortions.
August 23, 2013
A woman once convicted in connection with the murder of her 4-year-old son will be in court Friday. Debra Milke was sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of her son. That conviction was overturned by a federal appeals court earlier this year.
August 23, 2013
Jared Schoepf cleans water in a barrel. The Arizona State University student’s project is a finalist in the college track of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. Finalist poster for Jared Schoepf's SafeSIPP.
August 23, 2013
Used to be you could make a cup of coffee in a hotel room and feel good about getting something for free, but just like the airlines hotels are charging extra for things that, once upon a time, cost nothing at all, and the latest numbers show fees at hotels and resorts are reaching new heights.
August 23, 2013
A camera recently developed by astronomers at the University of Arizona and two observatories has already lead to new space discoveries.   The Magellan Telescope's mirrors (Photo courtesy of Laird Close) U of A astronomy professor Laird Close said the camera will allow astronomers to take the sharpest images of the night sky to date, twice as sharp as images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
August 23, 2013
Arizona State University students returned to class on Thursday, but many students have already been busy and not necessarily in a good way. Tempe police report that 371 people were arrested in the first three days of their Operation Safe and Sober campaign.
August 23, 2013
KJZZ is wrapping up the Making Tacos Our Own serieswith a Taco Tuesday meet and greet with KJZZ reportersat America's Taco Shop in Tempe and you're invited!Join Jude Joffe-Block, Nick Blumberg, Al Macias, Mark Moran, Stina Siegand other KJZZ staff for this yummy event.
August 22, 2013
Sprouts is opening more stores. The health food supermarket chain made the announcement after it released a strong earnings report Thursday.  The produce section of a Sprouts store. (Photo courtesy of Sprouts Farmers Market) The specialty food chain had net sales of $622 million in the second quarter of 2013.
August 22, 2013
Driving throughout the Valley is costly. A recent study by Bankrate.com said that Arizona is the sixth most expensive state for car owners, and car insurance, or lack thereof, can lead to high rates.
August 22, 2013
The Phoenix City Council has voted to begin a national search to find a City Manager. David Cavazos has served as Phoenix City Manager since 2009. He announced early this month that he’s stepping down to take the same position with Santa Ana, Calif.
August 22, 2013
The U.S. Forest Service is running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season. The agency is diverting dollars from other departments to meet firefighting needs.The Forest Service has spent nearly a billion dollars fighting fires this year which left it with about $50 million available.
August 22, 2013
A man accused of killing nine people at a Phoenix-area Buddhist temple is back in court 22 years after the crime.  Johnthan Doody was granted a new trial after an appeals court ruled investigators did not fully advise him of his rights during questioning.
August 21, 2013
Wells Fargo Bank announced it will lay off nearly 300 employees in Tempe as part of a nationwide cutback. Wells Fargo earned a net income of $5.5 billion in the second quarter this year. It was a record, but rising interest rates have made the company’s home refinancing business less profitable.
August 21, 2013
Arizona’s Attorney General and Secretary of State have filed suit against the Elections Assistance Commission to allow the state to require residents to prove they are United States citizens when they register to vote.
August 21, 2013
When voters approved the clean elections system of public campaign financing in 1998, the majority seemed to be endorsing the concept based more on grassroots support and less on the traditional establishment.
August 21, 2013

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