KJZZ News

A bat that was found outside Pima County Juvenile Court has tested positive for rabies.County officials said yesterday the bat was found last week in the parking lot by a court visitor.No one is believed to have come in contact with the bat, but officials aren't sure how long the animal had been in the area.
September 19, 2012
Republican legislative nominee Darin Mitchell's name will appear on the November general election ballot after all. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein has more.An Arizona Court of Appeals panel acted to block a trial judge's order that Mitchell's name be removed from the general election ballot.
September 19, 2012
Urban living isn't just for hipsters anymore. Seniors are moving into the city's core along the Valley Metro light-rail line. And as KJZZ's Peter O'Dowd reports, it may be a sign of the way Baby Boomers redefine retirement.
September 18, 2012
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — A judge in Arizona ruled Tuesday that police can immediately start enforcing the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, marking the first time officers can carry out the so-called "show me your papers" provision.
September 18, 2012
A judge has ruled that a legislative candidate—who won in August’s primary election—is not eligible to be on November’s ballot. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.Republican Darin Mitchell ran for one of two House seats in GOP-leaning Legislative District 13.
September 17, 2012
Mexican federal police involved in the shooting of two American agents last month may not have noticed that car’s U.S. diplomatic plates. In late August, two reported employees of the CIA were in a bulletproof SUV, speeding along a rural road in Mexico.
September 17, 2012
Latino families in the U.S. continue to live in poverty, more than any other ethnic group. An analysis released today shows that despite the alarming numbers the problem could be worse. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: That analysis shows Latino children make up more than 34 percent of all U.
September 17, 2012
The Arizona Department of Transportation is unveiling a new operations center it says brings the Valley's freeway system into the 21st century.  Dennis Lambert talked to ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel about the new system and how it will make driving easier for Arizona residents.
September 17, 2012
A Maricopa County Superior Court Judge is expected to rule Monday on the eligibility of state House candidate Darin Mitchell for office.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.First time candidate Mitchell, who defeated fellow Republican Representative Russ Jones in a three-way primary last month in the GOP-leaning District 13 has had his residency questioned.
September 17, 2012
The Valley’s light rail system is nearing its 4th anniversary.  Stephen Banta is the CEO of Metro Light Rail. (Photo courtesy of Metro Light Rail)It kicked off service in January 2009, and its first service expansion project is just beginning in Mesa.
September 17, 2012
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September 16, 2012
The fact that Arizona’s in a drought is not news. But, that drought’s impact on trees is. A new report from researchers at the University of Arizona shows higher temperatures and lack of moisture doesn’t just make life less pleasant for people, it can also kill trees in the Southwest.
September 15, 2012
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill eliminating government loan guarantees for renewable energy projects, but the law isn’t likely to make it through the Senate. The 2009 stimulus package provided the Department of Energy with billions of dollars to make loan guarantees to alternative energy companies, including Tempe-based First Solar.
September 14, 2012
The Tempe Police Department will be looking for violators of Arizona’s new booster seat law, starting this Sunday. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Kids between 5 and 8 years old, and shorter than 4'9" now have to be in child restraint seats in Arizona.
September 14, 2012
The nation’s largest university just got bigger. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, Arizona State University enrollment topped 73,300 students. PETER O’DOWD: This exceeds last year’s enrollment by more than 1,000.
September 13, 2012
Now it’s five colleges or universities that will be offering classes in downtown Mesa.  Upper Iowa University and the city made the latest announcement Thursday. UIU will begin offering classes in October at the city’s education center and eventually move to a permanent location.
September 13, 2012
The deferred deportation program was announced by President Obama earlier this year. That program allows qualifying young undocumented immigrants to apply for a temporary postponement of deportation proceedings.
September 13, 2012
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox will be in Peoria today. He is speaking tonight on economic partnerships between Mexico and Arizona. According to a University of Arizona study, Mexican visitors pump nearly $3 billion into our state’s economy while Arizona businesses export more than $5.
September 13, 2012
Undocumented immigrants accepted into the Obama administration’s deferred deportation program may be eligible for in-state tuition at the Maricopa Community Colleges.  Under a 2007 voter-approved law, undocumented immigrants have had to pay out-of-state tuition rates in Arizona.
September 13, 2012
US Census Bureau statistics released Wednesday show the median income of people living in the Western United States has fallen. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, it is part of a wider release of information on the nation’s poverty rate.
September 12, 2012

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