KJZZ News

Violent Crime In Flagstaff Down
Violent crime is down in Flagstaff by 11 percent. That includes assault, robbery, rape and homicide.
Oct. 14, 2013
Bobcat Attacks Two
Yavapai County Health Officials want people to be cautious after a bobcat that attacked two people north of Prescott Valley tested positive for rabies.
Oct. 14, 2013
Grand Canyon Reopens
Grand Canyon National Park reopened this weekend after a deal to reverse one of many effects of the federal government’s partial shutdown.
Oct. 14, 2013
McCain Addresses Shutdown
The United States federal government remains partially shutdown as the country fast approaches the debt limit that allows the country to pay for its financial obligations. Arizona Senator John McCain spoke to CBS’s "Face the Nation" Sunday.
Oct. 14, 2013
Exemption To ACA Could Leave Many Native Americans Uninsured
Beginning Jan. 1, most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay penalties under the Affordable Care Act. But Native Americans are one of just a few groups that won’t be fined if they don’t buy insurance. That exemption could mean status quo for a big part of Indian Country: high health disparities, and no access to care.
Oct. 14, 2013
East Valley Debris Fire Put Out
A debris fire that ignited on a county island in the East Valley last Wednesday has been put out.
Oct. 14, 2013
State Parks Crowded With Campers
Grand Canyon National Park reopened Saturday morning after being closed since Oct. 1. Many campers have turned to state parks instead.
Oct. 14, 2013
Arizona Medical Board Executive Director Fired
The executive director of the Arizona Medical Board was fired Saturday afternoon. The firing came after a report accused the director of not following state laws in licensing of doctors.
Oct. 14, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park Will Open Saturday
Grand Canyon National Park will open Saturday. That announcement came this afternoon after Gov. Jan Brewer and the federal government reached an agreement. The Grand Canyon is scheduled to reopen Saturday.
Oct. 13, 2013
The Arizona State Fair Brings The Bacon
The first version of the Arizona State Fair took place in 1884. 129 years later, this year’s fair is all about the bacon. Arizona State Fair’s Kristy Walsh said this year there is an entire food stand devoted to all things bacon.
Oct. 12, 2013
Arizona Ranks In The Bottom Five In The US For Child Well-Being
To expand or not to expand Medicaid. That was the core question in Arizona’s 2013 legislative session, whether more low-income Arizonans would be eligible for state-supported health care coverage, and that coverage can have a huge impact on poor kids in Arizona.
Oct. 11, 2013
Paolo Soleri
To Arizonans, Paolo Soleri is best known for Arcosanti in Cordes Junction about 70 miles north of Phoenix, and perhaps the sound of Soleri bells. Soleri envisioned Arcosanti as a place that would combine architecture and ecology.
Oct. 11, 2013
Proposed Dual Voting System Gets Mixed Reviews
In recent terms, Arizona’s been making itself quite at home at the U.S. Supreme Court. In June, a 7-2 majority ruled that Arizona cannot demand proof of citizenship from people who register to vote using a federal form, even though Arizona has a state form that requires just that, and the high court upheld the requirements of that form which voters approved in 2004.
Oct. 11, 2013
Sound Art in Unexpected Places
Friday is the fall opening celebration at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Most art stories you hear on the radio, you will be settling for artfully written descriptions of visual pieces, but not this time.
Oct. 11, 2013
Prescott Chooses Acting Fire Chief
The city of Prescott has named an acting fire chief. He will replace the leader whose departure was announced after the release of a report on the Yarnell Hill Fire. Division Chief Eric Kriwer will take over as interim chief after Dan Fraijo steps down on Nov.
Oct. 11, 2013
Parts Of Arizona Hit Hard By Parks Shutdown, But Others Not So Much
The U.S. Interior Department says it will consider requests from states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed as part of the federal government shutdown.The Grand Canyon has gotten a lot of love since the federal government closed its doors -- and the gates to national parks.
Oct. 11, 2013
ASU Date Palm Farm Unique In The US
Fall is date harvest season. In Arizona, harvesting the sweet fruit is in full swing at one Arizona State University campus. That’s where one of the country’s largest diverse date palm farms is located.
Oct. 11, 2013
Did You Know: How Dreamy Draw In Phoenix Got Its Name
One of the most scenic spots in the city is the Phoenix Mountain Preserve that runs up along State Route 51.The area is also known as the Dreamy Draw. You might think the name comes from its majestic views, but you’d be wrong.
Oct. 11, 2013
Light Rail Line Could Come To South Phoenix
South Phoenix is getting some transportation attention: Valley Metro has plans for a light rail line in the area. It’s holding two public hearings next week on the proposal. Spokeswoman Susan Tierney said the line would connect to the existing one at Jefferson, and then head south on Central, to about Baseline.
Oct. 11, 2013

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