KJZZ News

High schools students enrolled in college courses are more likely to obtain a college degree. A new study shows students living in poverty benefit most from such programs. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: The study from a University of Iowa researcher used student data from a 1988 to 2000.
May 01, 2013
Child welfare advocates went to the state capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to increase funding for child safety services, citing a crisis in Child Protective Services and funding that has failed to keep pace with growing need.
April 30, 2013
Eighteen people have been indicted for allegedly stealing ten million dollars worth of raw copper from an Arizona mine. Two supervisors from the ASARCO mine were among the suspects. The thefts from the ASARCO mine near Hayden started as early as 2006, according to investigators.
April 30, 2013
A bill to allow Arizonans to pay for goods and services with gold and silver is headed to Governor Brewer. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. The state Senate gave the measure its final approval Tuesday, on a near party-line, 18-10 vote.
April 30, 2013
Four people in a pick-up truck plunged 200 feet off a cliff near Apache Junction early Tuesday morning. Emergency crews used a rope pulley system to pull an injured woman out of the canyon. (Photo courtesy of Apache Junction Fire District) Emergency crews faced a daunting task extracting one of the victims, a woman in her 20s who suffered severe head and facial injuries.
April 30, 2013
U.S. home prices increased in February, by the largest margin in nearly seven years.              The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index climbed 9.
April 30, 2013
Firefighters in southern Arizona were quick to fight a wildfire that has charred 161 acres of the Coronado National Forest, east of Nogales. Spokeswoman Heidi Schewel says they used a lot of resources to limit the growth of the “Juniper” Fire.
April 30, 2013
The Great Recession of 2008 took a toll on older Americans. A report from the AARP Public Policy Institute says the typical senior has seen a lower income and higher expenses. State AARP director David Mitchell says one place that's showing up is in the cost of health care, where seniors are spending an average of $3,100 a year.
April 30, 2013
A Show Low woman is recovering after being attacked by a bobcat near her home Sunday. Bruce Sitko of Arizona Game and Fish says the woman was bitten and scratched, but that the big concern is that the animal who was killed by a sheriff's deputy may have been rabid.
April 30, 2013
Last week, a former cattle slaughterhouse in New Mexico moved one step closer to becoming the only plant in the United States that slaughters horses. Valley Meat Company in Roswell was found to be in compliance by USDA inspectors.
April 30, 2013
The city of Bisbee has agreed to rewrite its civil union ordinance for gay couples a second time. The announcement came Monday after Bisbee officials met with Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. Horne threatened to sue Bisbee after it passed the measure a few weeks ago.
April 29, 2013
The Navajo Nation is moving closer to taking over a coal mine on the reservation.Tribal lawmakers have voted to form a limited liability company that would run the Navajo Mine near Farmington, New Mexico.
April 29, 2013
The attorney who helped Tucson shooter Jared Loughner avoid the death penalty will now join the team that’s representing the Boston Marathon bomber. A U.S. magistrate has approved the addition of Judy Clarke to the team of lawyers defending Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
April 29, 2013
For two weeks in 1865, President Lincoln’s body was carried across the Northeast by train. Just ahead of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s death, a team of Arizona researchers has cracked a mystery surrounding the funeral.
April 29, 2013
Strong winds and low humidity add up to a bad combination for Arizona’s forests. Forecasters warn that much of the northern half of Arizona will be ripe for wildfires Tuesday. The National Weather Service has posted red flag warnings starting at 11 a.
April 29, 2013
The federal government has decided against limiting the number of nesting golden eagles that Hopis can collect for religious ceremonies. The Hopi tribe had been authorized to collect 40 eaglets this year for religious use.
April 29, 2013
A major labor leader is worried a merger between US Airways and American Airlines could cause a battle between two unions that represent ground workers. US Airways and American’s ground workers are represented by two different unions.
April 29, 2013
Thousands of inmates at two California prisons may be removed from their current facility to protect them from Valley Fever. Federal medical receiver J. Clark Kelso is in charge of improving health care at California prisons.
April 29, 2013
The parents of students in poorly performing public schools are facing a deadline this week to get state help to put their kids in new schools. Lawmakers approved what are called 'empowerment scholarship accounts,' two years ago for students in schools with a D or F rating.
April 29, 2013
Representatives of Children's Advocacy Centers in Arizona and across the country are urging members of Congress not to accept the cuts that are proposed in the administration's 2014 budget. They would drop federal funding for CAC's and related programs from $18 million to zero.
April 29, 2013

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