KJZZ News

Several Republican Governors, including Arizona's Jan Brewer, are in favor of expanded Medicaid funding -- even as they continue to oppose the Affordable Care Act. Many Republican members of Congress are also supporting immigration reform.
February 06, 2013
National Geographic Explorers Ed Scholes and Tim Laman have captured images of all 39 Bird of Paradise species in and around New Guinea.
February 06, 2013
Arizona will be part of a global event taking place in 189 countries on Valentine's Day. It's an effort to end violence against women everywhere.  It's the idea of author/activist Eve Ensler, who decided serious attention needed to be brought to the issue.
February 06, 2013
A bill aimed at clearing up some of the confusion and speeding up vote counts after elections cleared its first hurdle in the state Senate Tuesday. Despite its intended goal, critics of the bill say it could make voting tougher for some.
February 06, 2013
An awning made of steel and plaster that was attached to a classroom building at Phoenix College has collapsed. No one was injured, according to a spokesperson, but up to 15 students and staff were evacuated from Building H.
February 05, 2013
An Italian company that wants to build a huge new photovoltaic solar power plant outside Maricopa, Ariz., is holding a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss the facility with its neighbors. (Map courtesy of BLM) Dennis Godfrey of the Bureau of Land Management says the 1,700-acre site, about 12 miles west of Maricopa and north of the Sonoran Desert National Monument, has been designated by the BLM as a Renewable Energy Development Area,“That land is/has low resource conflicts, meaning there’s not visual or cultural or wildlife characteristics that would preclude it as being used as a renewable energy site," Godfrey said.
February 05, 2013
Arizona's flu season gained momentum with a reported 1,500 new cases surfacing last week. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports. Arizona and the nation are seeing a lot more flu cases this year over last.
February 04, 2013
The Arizona Corporation Commission is warning business owners against a scam that could cost them $125.  The Commission’s been getting reports of a scam that goes around every few years or so.
February 04, 2013
Arizona State University has made a deal with the Mormon church to build an Institute of Religion on the Polytechnic Campus in East Mesa. It’ll require the demolition of 13 student family housing units.
February 04, 2013
The number of states granting driver's licenses to young immigrants who qualify for an Obama administration program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is growing. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports Arizona is one of the last remaining states to deny licenses to these immigrants.
February 04, 2013
For a lot of people, the best of last night's Super Bowl were the advertisements. Dennis Lambert spoke to Louie Moses of Moses Anshell Advertising. He discusses winners and losers of the ads.
February 04, 2013
Phoenix police are investigating a drive-by shooting in South Phoenix. One person is dead and three others are wounded. This is the second shooting with multiple victims in Phoenix in two days.Investigators say four people were shot outside a home near 14th Street & Roeser around 2:30 p.
February 01, 2013
Recent rains have been good for the Salt and Verde river watersheds. The metro Phoenix area depends on the six reservoirs along the rivers for much of its water needs. But as KJZZ’s Al Macias reports that despite the rain it’s been a dry winter.
February 01, 2013
The U.S. stock market had a banner month in January, and it reached another milestone at Friday’s closing bell. Analysts say the surging housing market had something to do with it. New home construction is heating up across the Valley.
February 01, 2013
The federal agency that protects wild horses is emphasizing the importance of treating the animals with care during roundups. Since the 1970s, U.S. law has required the Bureau of Land Management to treat wild horses humanely when culling overpopulated herds on public land.
February 01, 2013
Two conservation groups this week bought more than 4,000 acres of land, with plans to sell it to the National Park Service. Badland exposures of the Triassic Chinle Formation. (Photo by Andrew Kearns, courtesy of the National Park Service.
February 01, 2013
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers says the city has a good opportunity to keep the Coyotes in town, even though Thursday night’s deadline passed without a prospective owner coming up with the money to buy the team.
February 01, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer wounded by a gunman in a Phoenix office shooting this week has died, the second of three people hit by gunfire in the attack, the publicist for his law firm said Friday.Mark Hummels, 43, had been on life support at a Phoenix hospital after Wednesday morning's shooting that killed a company's chief executive and left a woman with non-life threatening injuries.
February 01, 2013
What if your office was the one attacked by somebody with a gun? Would you know what to do? Are security measures in place in your workplace?  Security Consultant Dwayne Tatalovich says industry standards recommend companies perform safety drills, but few actually conduct them.
February 01, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill that will provide more money for Child Protective Services. Lawmakers have also approved a measure to send money to Arizona’s Redistricting Commission. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
January 31, 2013

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