KJZZ News

Rural New Mexico Faces Water Supply Crisis
For years now the southwestern United States has been crippled by drought. At the beginning of summer in New Mexico that meant dry, brittle landscapes. Several communities ran out of water, and now hundreds of vulnerable towns are trying to keep that from ever happening again.
Oct. 17, 2013
Poor Students Make Up Majority In The West
Poor students now make up the majority of kids in public schools in the western United States. New Mexico has the second highest rate of low income students after Mississippi.
Oct. 17, 2013
Use Of Stun Guns Can Trigger Tougher Sentences
A new Arizona court ruling says use of stun guns while committing crimes can trigger tougher sentences.
Oct. 17, 2013
Prescription Drug Overdoses Have Become An Epidemic
Arizona isn’t doing enough to stop prescription drug abuse. That’s the conclusion of a new national survey that ranks states based on fatal overdoses and misuse of legal, prescribed drugs. But now a statewide campaign is underway to get doctors do more to prevent the deaths. It may be as easy as checking a computer database.
Oct. 17, 2013
U of A Law School Hacked
Thousands of people may have had their personal information stolen after a security breach at one of the University of Arizona’s colleges.
Oct. 16, 2013
City Council Votes To End Food Tax
The food tax in the city of Phoenix is going away, although not right away. The city council has approved a plan to reduce the current 2 percent food tax to 1 percent on Jan. 1 of next year and then phased out completely April 1, 2015.
Oct. 16, 2013
Arizona Recycling Company Accused
An Arizona recycling company is accused of running an organized crime ring. An investigation known as operation “Tin Man” has been in progress for over a year.
Oct. 16, 2013
Phoenix
The debate over what Phoenix should be and whether it is welcoming enough to the creative class seems to be heating up lately.
Oct. 16, 2013
Phoenix Council To Vote On Opening Mexico Office
City leaders in Phoenix are trying to follow the example of their neighbors in the Southwest that have successfully established a business presence across the border.
Oct. 16, 2013
Perspective On Food Tax
The city of Phoenix’s two percent food tax was implemented in 2010 when the economy was still in a deep hole.
Oct. 16, 2013
Studying Wolves
When you think of wolves, you probably think of pack animals that are predatory and have a tiny bit in common with the dog that is sleeping right now on your living room couch. With Halloween approaching, you might even picture werewolves.
Oct. 16, 2013
Cameras In The Courtroom
To film or not to film. Cameras in the courtroom have been a controversial subject.
Oct. 16, 2013
Great Arizona Shakeout Raises Awareness
Arizona is not a place widely known for earthquakes, even though they are quite common in some of our neighbor states, including California and Nevada.
Oct. 16, 2013
State To Keep Grand Canyon Open
Even as the U.S. Senate moves toward a deal to re-open the federal government the state of Arizona has announced it will keep the Grand Canyon open for an additional nine days.
Oct. 16, 2013
Temporary Highway On Navajo Nation Completed
The Department of Transportation says it has completed the bypass on the Navajo Nation, near Page, after US 89 was damaged by a landslide.
Oct. 16, 2013
Navajo Nation To Vote On Coal-Related Energy Bills
The Navajo Nation Council is scheduled to vote on two coal-related energy bills on Wednesday.
Oct. 16, 2013
Roadblocks Removed For Marijuana Dispensary
A medical marijuana dispensary could be about to open in Sun City.
Oct. 16, 2013
Ruling Restores Lower Campaign Contribution Limits
The Arizona Court of Appeals on Tuesday blocked candidates from taking the sharply higher campaign contributions approved earlier this year by the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Oct. 16, 2013
Wood Burning Ban
A doctor’s group in Utah is pushing for a complete ban on wood-burning in urban areas, saying wood smoke is more toxic than cigarette smoke.
Oct. 16, 2013
Family Members Arrested
Members of an Arizona family with ties to white supremacist groups were arrested Monday on firearm charges. Authorities seized weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Oct. 15, 2013

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