KJZZ News

Even though the recession officially ended a few years ago, the U.S. economy, from the municipal to the federal level, is retaining an air of sluggishness.
Dec. 11, 2014
Next week, Pima County’s Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to stop hiring smokers and put a surcharge on smokers who already work for the county.
Dec. 11, 2014
While it’s one thing to talk about alternative forms of transportation, it’s another thing to watch what happens when a project gets the green light, like extending the light rail.
Dec. 11, 2014
The University of Arizona’s Knowledge River program has gotten a half-million dollar grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The more than a decade-old program focuses on teaching library science to people with a commitment to the Latino and American Indian communities.
Dec. 11, 2014
Mesa has been experimenting for the past couple of years with a new way of operating its 911 system.
Dec. 11, 2014
Some Valley school districts are facing budget cuts after voters defeated overrides in last month’s election. That’s on top of cuts to the schools made by the state over the past few years and a court ruling that found lawmakers have shorted schools on voter-approved money.
Dec. 11, 2014
The Arizona Department of Transportation is testing a new pilot project that allows timber trucks to haul more weight on some state roads.
Dec. 11, 2014
Earlier this year, Arizona exhausted its share of a federal program that paid hospitals and some other providers back, for the cost of treating undocumented immigrants.
Dec. 11, 2014
Governor Jan Brewer is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lower court order that would grant drivers’ licenses to 20,000 young immigrants. The governor’s appeal was filed today.
Dec. 11, 2014
Dennis Burke worked in public relations for a division of Motorola that created communications equipment for the government. Once, this involved researching Motorola’s role in World War Two.
Dec. 11, 2014
Mayor Greg Stanton’s office said John Driggs, a former two-term mayor, died Thursday morning at his Phoenix home.
Dec. 11, 2014
The recount in the 2nd Congressional District is getting closer to the finish line. The district includes half of Pima County and all of Cochise County, and both have finished their electronic recount.
Dec. 11, 2014
Half of the inmate population at the Coconino County jail is Native American, and their recidivism rate is high. In an attempt to change that, the jail offers various recovery and job-skills programs. It has even built a sweat lodge.
Dec. 11, 2014
A Southern Arizona-based humanitarian group says that some immigrants who are stripped of their possessions when they are apprehended at the border never get their property back when they are deported.
Dec. 11, 2014
Temperatures across the Valley have been about 10 degrees above normal, but a low-pressure system is going to change that.
Dec. 11, 2014
Arizona is getting $20 million from the federal government to help make preschool available to more children.
Dec. 10, 2014
A copper mining project in southern Arizona is one step closer to getting government approval.
Dec. 10, 2014
The city of Phoenix is facing a massive deficit in the next budget cycle. The city is already moving to curb spending without cutting public services through 2016.
Dec. 10, 2014
A report released Wednesday shows an experimental release of water into the dry Colorado River Delta shows potential for how more regular flows could restore the environment.
Dec. 10, 2014
For the past four months, we've been presenting an occasional series on community called “We Are The Valley.”
Dec. 10, 2014

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