KJZZ News

Gas Prices Rise, After Falling For Months
The cost of gas is starting to climb again, after falling for more than one hundred days straight.
Feb. 6, 2015
San Carlos Apache Tribe Protests Land Exchange Act
About 30 people gathered on the San Carlos Apache reservation near Globe today to begin a four-day protest against the passing of the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange Authorization Act.
Feb. 5, 2015
Rosemont Copper Project Gets Final State Approval
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issued a water quality certification to the Rosemont Copper Project southeast of Tucson.
Feb. 5, 2015
NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Reveals Photos As It Draws Closer To Pluto
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has released a kind of tease — the first photos from its Pluto mission.
Feb. 5, 2015
Proposal For New 3,000-Bed Private Prison Met With Mixed Reactions
The director of the state Corrections Department this week started pitching lawmakers on a new 3,000-bed private prison. That plan was met with skepticism from some legislators on both sides of the aisle. But State Senator John Kavanagh, a Fountain Hills Republican, was not one of them.
Feb. 5, 2015
The Town Of Tubac Adopts New Currency To Attract Visitors
The Southern Arizona town of Tubac has started using a new currency.
Feb. 5, 2015
Organization Helps Arizona Businesses Buy From Other Local Companies
The group Local First Arizona wants to help businesses in the state buy more products and services from other Arizona companies.
Feb. 5, 2015
NFLs Environmental Program Stays Behind To Clean Up After The Big Game
The NFL season officially ended on Sunday with the Super Bowl and the Patriots have had their victory parade in Boston, but there are still some signs of the big game and the events that led up to it around downtown Phoenix.
Feb. 5, 2015
Pima County And Tucson Sued Over Conviction In Hotel Fire
A man convicted of starting a deadly Tucson hotel fire almost 45 years ago has filed a lawsuit against the city and Pima County. He entered a plea agreement two years ago that set aside his conviction and allowed him to go free.
Feb. 5, 2015
Sportsmen, Environmentalists Clash Over Predator Hunting
This week, a convention of predator hunters is gathering in Tucson. The group, called Predator Masters, hunts such animals as coyotes and raccoon and has drawn national criticism for what critics say amount to killing contests.
Feb. 5, 2015
Clown Julie Varholdt Volunteers To Bring Smiles To Children At Hospitals Pediatric Unit
Clowns and hospitals are two things I try to stay far, far away from, but that’s not the case for everyone. For one Valley clown and self-proclaimed Giggle Therapist, it’s just another day’s work.
Feb. 5, 2015
Southern Arizona Town Creates Podcast To Connect With Community
Look out “Serial,” you now have some podcasting competition, courtesy of a southern Arizona town.
Feb. 5, 2015
Some Parents Choosing Alternative Vaccine Schedule
For many parents, the decision to vaccinate is a frightening one. But instead of skipping vaccines altogether, some parents are opting to following a modified schedule. But there are risks to this “pick and choose” approach.
Feb. 5, 2015
Goldwater Institute Wants SCOTUS To Review Fish Pedicure Ruling
The Goldwater Institute is asking the United States Supreme Court to review the decision of an Arizona court, upholding the state Board of Cosmetology’s ban on fish pedicures.
Feb. 5, 2015
Lawmaker Looks To Extend Term Limits
A Senate panel voted yesterday to increase legislative terms by two years.
Feb. 5, 2015
Lawmaker Wants Action On Anti-Texting And Driving Bill
A state Senate panel yesterday voted to enact Arizona’s first-ever law banning texting while driving.
Feb. 5, 2015
Countys First Pediatric Flu Death Confirmed
Health officials have confirmed the first pediatric influenza death of the season in Maricopa County.
Feb. 5, 2015
Bill Would Make It Easier To Buy A Tesla
A House panel voted Wednesday to make it easier for Arizonan’s to buy a Tesla.
Feb. 5, 2015
Some Tribes See Opportunity In Marijuana Business, Others See Destruction
Marijuana has been legalized for either medicinal or recreational use in 23 states and Washington, D.C. The United States Department of Justice recently released a memo saying it would treat American Indian tribes the same way it treats states that have legalized pot.
Feb. 5, 2015
AZ Forest Officials Must Rethink Bighorn Sheep Management Proposal
Officials with the Tonto National Forest are under orders to change a proposal allowing the use of helicopters to manage Bighorn Sheep. Environmentalists are applauding the decision.
Feb. 5, 2015

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