KJZZ News

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State employees who don't file their income tax returns on time could be out of work if Department of Revenue bill passes.
Feb. 16, 2017
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A new report suggests the bill seeking to expand the voucher system in Arizona would actually increase state costs. The analysis from the Joint Legislative Budget Committee contradicts the argument the bill’s sponsor, Debbie Lesko, has been using to defend the legislation.
Feb. 16, 2017
Ribbon Falls in the Grand Canyon
Researchers say Americans are willing to pay more on their taxes to restore springs in Grand Canyon National Park — even when they’ve never visited the famous landmark.
Feb. 16, 2017
Camelback Family Planning
Arizona lawmakers voted Wednesday to force doctors to try and resuscitate any fetus born alive, even if it’s not viable.
Feb. 16, 2017
There's a new stage production in town, and it's a good hombre. Theater critic Robrt Pela has more.
Feb. 16, 2017
Phoenix City Council
The Phoenix City Council rejected a citizen petition to declare Phoenix a sanctuary city. But the council did vote to study legal options relating to SB 1070, Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law.
Feb. 16, 2017
Federal Courthouse
In federal court on Wednesday, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office defended its treatment of detainees. The case was first filed in federal court 40 years ago.
Feb. 16, 2017
Marlene Fowler
On Feb. 13, the Salt River Project, a Phoenix-based power company, announced that it would shut down a coal-fired power plant in three years. That’s 25 years earlier than the Navajo Nation anticipated. While environmentalists celebrate the closure, hundreds of Navajo people who rely on those jobs are devastated.
Feb. 16, 2017
Grand Canyon University has invested hundreds of millions of dollars into its campus in west Phoenix. The school and local officials celebrated a new office center and hotel Wednesday. While GCU continues to buy and develop more land in west Phoenix, some local businesses are feeling left behind and unsupported.
Feb. 16, 2017
Monsanto
The seed and chemical giant Monsanto bought land in Pima County last year to build a greenhouse for new corn-variety testing. KJZZ reported on the development plans last month, and now reports Wednesday the company dropped a plan seeking lower property taxes.
Feb. 16, 2017
Maricopa County hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday for its brand new Southwest Regional Court Center in Avondale, which officially opens Feb. 21.
Feb. 15, 2017
 Arizona Dream Act Coalition
An immigrant rights group has concerns following the arrest of a so-called Dreamer in Seattle. Korina Iribe with the Arizona Dream Act Coalition says federal agents should respect the protection given to immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.
Feb. 15, 2017
School assemblies don’t typically come with a $25,000 cash prize. In the West Valley, however, that’s exactly what happened Wednesday when Rogers Ranch Elementary School Principal Timothy Thomas was presented with the Milken Educator Award.
Feb. 15, 2017
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When the Arizona Department of Transportation decided to let the public submit a clever slogan for one of its many electronic signs, the agency had no idea the ideas would pour in. ADOT has already received more than 7,000 submissions since the contest launched earlier this month, and there are still a few more days to go before the contest ends.
Feb. 15, 2017
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As student enrollment continues to decline at the University of Phoenix, the school has resorted to layoffs and reduced the number of full-time faculty positions. Around 170 of the university’s full-time faculty members were switched to associate positions or lost their jobs in the latest round of layoffs.
Feb. 15, 2017
Laurel Morales has been a tour guide on a journey through sacred places throughout Indian Country, and she talked about the impetus of the Earth+Bone series from KJZZ's Fronteras Desk in Flagstaff.
Feb. 15, 2017
ASU Athletic Director Ray Anderson
ASU recently announced plans to create an Olympic Village in Tempe. It’s part of their 2020 fundraising plan — a $1.5 billion dollar campaign for the university. We spoke with Ray Anderson about this. He’s the vice president of University Athletics and the athletic director for Arizona State University.
Feb. 15, 2017
Donald Trump
More details emerge around the Trump's ties to Russia, Jared Kushner and his relationship with Netanyahu, and the winner of the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Feb. 15, 2017
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Research shows that if people do official planning of a vacation, they’re more likely to use their paid time off. Christine Vogt, who is director of ASU’s Center for Sustainable Tourism, has looked into that and other travel and tech-related topics. She’ll be talking about those tonight at 6:00 as part of ASU’s Public Service Impact Talks.
Feb. 15, 2017
handful of cash
Some Arizona start-ups are turning to crowdfunding sites like kickstarter to get their seed money, rather than relying on traditional venture capital. But that’s not the only option for small businesses here.
Feb. 15, 2017

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