KJZZ News

Listen to Miranda Vasquez, a camp counselor for Kids Camp at Skateland in Chandler.
July 02, 2015
Fireworks, parades, picnics, barbecues — and sometimes monsoon storms — are all part of Independence Day celebration festivities in Phoenix, but many underestimate the risks involved with the use of fireworks.
July 02, 2015
The legislature’s budget analysts report Arizona has brought in $257 million more than expected so far this year. That, predictably, has led to discussions about what to do with that money.
July 02, 2015
Record low levels of water in Lake Mead are causing cutbacks in Arizona’s share of hydropower. The current drought has reduced the dam’s capacity to generate electricity by about 25 percent.
July 02, 2015
North American wild horses will not be considered a threatened or endangered species. The United States Fish and Wildlife service denied the proposal Wednesday.
July 02, 2015
A plan to protect Flagstaff watersheds from damage from erosion-causing wildfires and flooding calls for using prescribed burns and logging on thousands of acres, including use of cables and helicopters to drag or lift felled trees off steep slopes.
July 02, 2015
Mohave is the latest county to consider raising taxes this yea, and some county officials are blaming the state budget for the increase.
July 02, 2015
Proudly flying the American flag on the fourth of July has been a common sight. But when those flags wear out and tear, they are supposed to be disposed of.
July 02, 2015
The federal government has announced plans to step up monitoring of wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest.
July 02, 2015
Roosevelt Row is experiencing a Renaissance. Restaurants, art galleries and condos dot this stretch of downtown Phoenix. Part of the City of Phoenix’s effort to further improve this hipster-friendly corridor involves creating shade, a very precious commodity.
July 02, 2015
The bodies of a man and a woman believed to be a Phoenix-area couple missing for more than a week were recovered from a property near their home, and a man who lives there was arrested, authorities said Thursday.
July 02, 2015
The unique hydrology beneath the city of Williams makes their search for groundwater difficult. But other towns on the Colorado Plateau may have to learn from their experience.
July 02, 2015
Astronomers expect the Giant Magellan Telescope will see 10 times better than the Hubble Space Telescope, which is marking its 25th year in Earth orbit.
July 02, 2015
A southern Arizona county is competing for federal funds to implement a multimillion-dollar flood mitigation plan.
July 02, 2015
Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona have sent a letter to some U.S. Senate committee members about the flight path changes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
July 02, 2015
Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S.
July 02, 2015
Four Arizona counties have been found to have no signs of Avian influenza even after possibly receiving contaminated birds or eggs.
July 02, 2015
Phoenix police say 44-year-old Adrian Phillip Harvey was taken into custody Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree murder and burglary.
July 02, 2015
The Arizona Department of Child Safety will be making more information public on cases of child abuse that result in fatality. The agency’s expanded disclosure requirements go into effect Friday.
July 02, 2015
The Phoenix Suns have reached an agreement with forward Tyson Chandler on a four-year, $52 million contract.
July 02, 2015

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