KJZZ News

A new report shows Arizona is ranked 17th in the nation in its efforts to prevent teens from smoking and help smokers quit the habit.
December 12, 2014
A break in a water pipeline at the Grand Canyon is affecting services at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the canyon. National Parks Service spokeswoman Kirby Lynn Shedlowski says that’s making it tough on visitors planning to stay overnight.
December 12, 2014
A new court ruling says Arizona criminal sentencing laws don't have to require minimum amounts of emotional or financial harm inflicted on crime victims and their families for that harm to be considered as grounds for stiffer sentences.
December 12, 2014
A judge presiding over a civil rights lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has been asked to reopen the case's pretrial fact-gathering phase to explore misconduct allegations against some of the sheriff's officers.
December 12, 2014
A man convicted of smuggling marijuana into the U.S. has filed a lawsuit over injuries he sustained when a trained U.S. Border Patrol K-9 bit him.
December 12, 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 II.
December 12, 2014
KJZZ’s theatre critic Robrt Pela reviews "Year of the Rooster," now at Stray Cat Theatre in Phoenix.
December 12, 2014
Thursday the Arizona Court of Appeals ordered a lower court dismiss charges against a former death row inmate.
December 12, 2014
A new water testing facility in Tempe will improve operations for safely ensuring residents’ tap water. Not only does the lab now have room to expand, but may be a model for future labs as well.
December 12, 2014
As the National Football League continues its bid to dominate television on as many nights as possible, the Arizona Cardinals make their first appearance of 2014 on Thursday Night Football this evening in St. Louis.
December 11, 2014
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.
December 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.
December 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.
December 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.
December 11, 2014
Mesa has been experimenting for the past couple of years with a new way of operating its 911 system.
December 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.
December 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.
December 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.
December 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.
December 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.
December 11, 2014

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