KJZZ News

Fourteen-year-old Joe Hudy and his marshmallow cannon got the attention of President Obama at the White House on Tuesday. The young man from Phoenix was there as part of the White House Science Fair. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the president couldn’t resist the temptation to test the science project.
February 07, 2012
Yavapai County is rolling out some new technology to keep track of inmates. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is installing equipment to identify prisoners by scanning their irises. The technology will replace fingerprint identification at the Camp Verde and Prescott jails.
February 07, 2012
President Obama’s latest budget proposal asks Congress to fund $80 million for Alzheimer’s research. If it’s approved, the money would likely trickle down to researchers in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports.
February 07, 2012
Arizona law enforcement and lawmakers are working to crack down on the newest kind of metal theft. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Last month, a thief caused more than $20,000 worth of damage to the Roosevelt School District in Phoenix, by stealing parts out of an air conditioning unit.
February 07, 2012
In Arizona, California, and 15 other states, medical marijuana is legal. Studies estimate that around 80% of American support medical marijuana legalization.But we're curious to know what you think about marijuana, period.
February 07, 2012
This month, Arizona turns 100. KJZZ is marking the centennial each week in February with stories of our state’s history, people and places. We're calling it the Centennial Minute. This morning, authors and Arizona residents Fred DuVal and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger tell us about the Wild West’s most notorious outlaws.
February 07, 2012
This month, Arizona turns 100. KJZZ is marking the centennial each week in February with stories of our state’s history, people and places. We're calling it the Centennial Minute. This morning, authors and Arizona residents Fred DuVal and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger tell us about the early days of the state's most iconic natural landmark.
February 07, 2012
The right to carry a concealed weapon on a college campus is a step closer to becoming law.  The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a measure that allows individuals with a concealed weapon permit to carry their gun on public college campuses.
February 06, 2012
Two of Arizona’s Republican Congressmen will be squaring off in an August primary. This unusual political battle is the result of newly drawn congressional districts. Rep. Ben Quayle (Photo courtesy of the Office of Ben Quayle) Rep.
February 06, 2012
Housing prices nationwide fell in the last quarter of 2011, ending three months of price increases. But the Phoenix area was among the exceptions, showing healthy gains. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
February 06, 2012
On Friday, Feb. 3, KJZZ broadcast a one-hour special on the Latino Education Gap. More than one-third of Latino students are considered English Language Learners and more Latino students are living in poverty than any other minority.
February 03, 2012
A judge has ruled in favor of teachers and others in the Arizona State Retirement System who were forced to pay a larger share of their pension plans.  The ruling means lawmakers will have to figure out how to re-adjust the system and pay back employees.
February 03, 2012
A measure that would allow some guns on university and community college campuses will get its first hearing today at the state capitol. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The bill would apply only to people who hold concealed weapons permits, and would allow the schools to ban guns on campus if they provide storage lockers in each building.
February 03, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Arizona's immigration enforcement law on April 25. It is the last scheduled hearing of the court’s spring term. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. The Supreme Court will review a lower court’s ruling blocking key provisions of the Arizona law, known as SB 1070.
February 03, 2012
In Italy, a judge handed down criminal sentences to four Google executives who'd failed to quickly remove a YouTube video of school bullying. India requires Internet companies to help maintain "public order, decency, or morality.
February 03, 2012
Members of the Gila River Indian Community will decide next week whether to allow an extension of the Loop 202 on reservation land. The project has been in the works for more than 20 years, but the debate deals with issues much older than that.
February 02, 2012
Members of the Gila River Indian Community will vote Tuesday on whether to allow a new freeway to be built on tribal land.  The extension of Loop 202 around South Mountain was proposed more than 25 years ago.
February 01, 2012
President Obama is putting more pressure on Congress to consider his home-mortgage refinancing proposal. In Arizona, housing experts are mixed on whether it would actually work.PETER O'DOWD: The plan would give several million people the chance to refinance their mortgages at favorable interest rates, even if that mortgage is underwater.
February 01, 2012
 TUNE IN FOR AN HOUR-LONG FOLLOW UP SPECIAL 11 A.M ON FRIDAY, FEB. 3 ON KJZZ 91.5 More than one-third of Latino students are considered English Language Learners and more Latino students are living in poverty than any other minority.
February 01, 2012

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