Tablets Could Replace Signature Books At Polling Places
One of those old voting day traditions could be disappearing in Maricopa County. Tablets will soon be replacing those clunky old signature books at your local polling place. By November 2014, the Maricopa County elections office plans to replace thousands of those rosters with electronic tablets.
Sep. 2, 2013
Report: Solar Energy Cheap As Natural Gas By 2025
A solar power KJZZ file photo. (Photo courtesy of KJZZ File Footage) By Courtney Flatt and KJZZ NewsA new Department of Energy study predicts Arizona will use more energy per capita than any other western state by 2025.
Sep. 1, 2013
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
The two sides in the racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office were back in court Friday. Three months ago in May, Judge Murray Snow found the sheriff’s office under Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers in the county.
Aug. 30, 2013
Funding Phoenix
Phoenix’s Historic Preservation Office is running short on cash. Voters in 2006 approved a $13 million bond, but that money was only supposed to last five years, and it appears unlikely the issue will be back on the ballot anytime soon.
Aug. 30, 2013
Recruiting Enough Doctors To Treat New Patients In Arizona
One of those challenges in Arizona is finding enough doctors to treat all of the new patients. The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association said to fill in the gap for just primary care, the state would need more than 300 new docs.
Aug. 30, 2013
Jeep Tours To Resume In Part Of McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Jeep tour operators will now be able to take passengers out in a small part of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Jeep tours will be resuming in a section of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Aug. 30, 2013
Canyon Lake To Have Low Water Levels This Weekend
An update to a story we reported on earlier, the Salt River Project said Canyon Lake will be lowered over the weekend. SRP told KJZZ earlier that the lake would be closed, however it is still open to visitors.
Aug. 30, 2013
Father Whose Son Died In A Hot Car Appears In Court Friday
Daniel Gray, 31, made an initial court appearance on manslaughter and child abuse charges today.Police believe he was smoking pot with friends when his 3-month-old son, Jamison, was outside in the parked car, in 100 degree temperatures.
Aug. 30, 2013
Three Market Workers Arrested For Cheating Food Stamp Program
Three people have been arrested for defrauding the food stamp system out of nearly $600,000.  Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says the suspects all worked in the same convenience store in Phoenix and would allow a person to buy inexpensive items with food stamps, and then deduct a higher amount from their food stamp cards.
Aug. 30, 2013
Many Fire Restrictions Lifted
The Bureau of Land Management has lifted fire restrictions on public lands in Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave Counties as of 6 this morning. Spokeswoman Lori Cook says there are a number of reasons for the decision.
Aug. 30, 2013
Department Of Justice Decision Could Protect Ariz. Medical Marijuana Law
The Department of Justice says it will not try to void laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, even though possession of pot remains a felony under federal law.
Aug. 30, 2013
ADOT, DPS Prepare For Labor Day Traffic
The Arizona Department of Transportation is teaming with the Department of Public Safety to help keep traffic moving on I-17 over the Labor Day holiday weekend. They're targeting the area between Black Canyon City and Cordes Junction with highway signs that say 'Safety Corridor—Stay Alert, Stay Alive,' according to ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel.
Aug. 30, 2013
Brewer: Officials In India Interested In Investing In Arizona
Governor Jan Brewer is back from a week-long trade mission to India, with what she hopes will be future economic development opportunities for Arizona. Brewer says she was in contact with dozens of business and government officials with the financial capability to invest here.
Aug. 30, 2013
Hundreds Of Desert Tortoises May Be Euthanized
Recent reports that hundreds of sick desert tortoises at a Nevada sanctuary might have to be put down have triggered a public outcry. The animals are found in Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. Desert tortoises have trundled across the Southwest for 200 million years.
Aug. 30, 2013
Canyon Lake Closed For Labor Day Weekend
Holiday travelers may have to look beyond Canyon Lake for the Labor Day weekend. The lake and part of the surrounding Boulder Recreation area will be closed. The Salt River Project said Canyon Lake, about 45 minutes northeast of Mesa, will be lowered through the weekend, but it is not due to drought.
Aug. 30, 2013
Legal Same-Sex Marriages Now Recognized Under Tax Code
Legal same-sex marriages are now recognized under the federal tax code. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday that tax returns for same-sex marriages will be classified as married.
Aug. 29, 2013
Phoenix Protesters Demand Higher Fast Food Wages
Protesters in Phoenix Thursday joined groups in dozens of other cities calling for higher fast food wages. A mariachi band plays as protesters hold up signs demanding higher wages for fast food workers in Central Phoenix Thursday.
Aug. 29, 2013
Affordable Care Act Keeps Young Adults Insured, May Affect Privacy
Millions of Americans are getting health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. One of the big groups to benefit from the law is adults under the age of 26 who can stay on their parents' policy, but just because you are covered does not mean you want mom and dad to know about that nagging rash.
Aug. 29, 2013
Health Care Affiliation Closer to Reality
The boards of directors of two Valley health care companies have signed off on a deal to form a system-wide affiliation. Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network earlier this year announced plans to form Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network.
Aug. 29, 2013