KJZZ News

The Arizona Board of Regents is fighting back against a lawsuit filed over the collection of student fees. The suit asks that the Board's decision to force students to opt in to a $2 per semester fee for the Arizona Student's Association be overturned.
March 11, 2013
History was made this week at the Phoenix Herpetological Society when an alligator swam with a prosthetic tail for the first time. President of the society, Russ Johnson says the tail will enable the gator to walk and swim like the rest of his predatory kin, but it may take some time for the gator to adjust.
March 11, 2013
A state Senate Committee will again this week attempt to vote on a bill putting more responsibility on people filing for jobless benefits. Representative Warren Petersen's bill would require workers to submit documents, if the employer tells DES the worker quit or abandoned the position.
March 11, 2013
A small restaurant fire in Sky Harbor's Terminal Four Sunday forced the evacuation of about 50 people from the food court area. Phoenix Fire spokesman Tony Mure says they fought the blaze at Chelsea's Kitchen.
March 11, 2013
Voting continues Monday in Phoenix, ahead of the official Election Day tomorrow. Residents are able to cast their ballots at any of 27 voting centers across the city. There are three issues on the ballot – two related to changes to the city’s public pension system, and a proposal to allow private security to issue citations to riders of public transit in Phoenix.
March 11, 2013
The Arizona National Guard faces some deep spending cuts under the sequestration effort to limit the size of the federal budget. The chief of the National Guard Bureau, General Frank Grass said the sequester will be devastating to the Department of Defense and the National Guard.
March 11, 2013
A new report says Arizona ranks sixth in the nation for creating jobs related to clean energy and transportation.   The study by the E2 Environmental Entrepreneur group and the Natural Resources Defense Council says Arizona ranked behind California, North Carolina, Florida, Illinois and Connecticut  in clean energy and transportation job growth in 2012.
March 11, 2013
Last year, farmers and ranchers across the country grappled with a devastating drought. With the hot summer months closer than many of us care to admit, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports on how dry weather in Arizona affects crops and cattle.
March 11, 2013
This weekend marks the 10th annual Tres Rios Nature Festival. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Avondale's Christina Underhill and Darren Julian with the Arizona Game and Fish Department about the event. One of the three rivers part of the Tres Rios Nature Festival.
March 09, 2013
If your gun is lost or stolen, do you have to tell police? In Tucson, the answer will soon be yes if a city proposal gets the green light. But the idea has proved instantly controversial. Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik is behind the measure, which would require gun owners to notify police within 48 hours of their weapon being lost or stolen.
March 08, 2013
Pea sized hail from a strong early afternoon thunderstorm in the East Valley. (Photo by Carol Harvey - KJZZ) Pea- and nickel-sized hail pounded parts of the Valley Friday afternoon. The late-winter storm is also bringing snow to Northern Arizona.
March 08, 2013
New numbers from ASU show an almost unheard of jump in Phoenix-area home prices. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Mike Orr, with ASU’s WP Carey School of Business, says an increase of more than 35 percent has only happened once before, and that was during a bubble.
March 08, 2013
A proposed cross-border natural gas pipeline in southern Arizona is leading to concerns about the protection of a wildlife refuge in the area.  Texas-based Kinder Morgan Company wants to construct the 200 million dollar pipeline that would transport El Paso natural gas to customers in Mexico.
March 08, 2013
General Motors’ announcement this week that it’ll build an IT center in Chandler follows on the heels of other such decisions. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, there could be more on the way.
March 08, 2013
Four community airports in Arizona plan to challenge an FAA order to close their air traffic control towers.  The airports are targeted in the federal budget-cutting program known as “Sequestration.
March 07, 2013
More than 400 city, county, state, tribal and federal agencies took part Wednesday in a test of the country’s largest nuclear power plant’s emergency plans. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports on what federal evaluators were looking for at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, west of Phoenix.
March 07, 2013
Arizona public schools expect to lose more than 30-million dollars under the automatic federal budget cuts that started this week under sequestration.  Some of the state’s hardest hit districts depend on “Title One” federal funds for disadvantaged children with special needs.
March 07, 2013
Security at airports and other public places has been stepped up in Arizona to guard against terrorist attacks.  And now, officials are updating efforts to protect the state’s water supplies from sabotage or contamination by terrorist groups.
March 07, 2013
A Phoenix man faces two murder charges after the discovery of human remains in a backyard. Landscapers found the bodies buried in a wooden box at a house that used to belong to Alan Champagne’s mother.
March 06, 2013
General Motors will be hiring a thousand high-tech employees to staff its new Information Technology Innovation Center in Chandler. Company officials made the announcement Wednesday with city and state leaders.
March 06, 2013

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