KJZZ News

School bond provision in state budget sparks debate
Arizona voters may get to decide whether to repeal a controversial provision of the new state budget involving school bonding.  Right now, the amount school districts can borrow is tied to the value of all property in the district.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix foreclosures normalize
Phoenix’s foreclosure crisis may finally be over. Arizona State University said the Valley’s foreclosure rate has now hit normal historical levels. Foreclosures in the Phoenix area are down 53 percent from last year, and Mike Orr with Arizona State University’s W.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hopi Tribe Sues Over Navajo Tribe?s Refusal Of Access To Allotment Sites
The Navajo and Hopi tribes are back in federal court, this time over access to religious sites. The tribes have fought for more than a century over land in northeastern Arizona, but a settlement in 2006 was supposed to end the battle.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Link Between Fires And Flash Floods
Firefighters completely contained the Yarnell Hill Fire this week, but the landscape surrounding the burn area will likely be affected for years to come. That is partially because wildfires and flash floods often go hand in hand.
Sept. 20, 2013
Clean Elections Gets First Native American Commissioner
The State Senate’s Minority Leader has made her pick to fill an open seat on the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. Steven Titla will be the first Native American to serve in that role.Two commissioners stepped down around the first of this year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer Defends Arizonas Stand Your Ground Law
Governor Jan Brewer is defending Arizona's "stand your ground" law in the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman case. Zimmerman was found not guilty after his attorneys claimed he felt threatened with 'great bodily harm' when he confronted by teenager Trayvon Martin.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fewer Homes Flipped In First Half Of Year
The opportunity to buy a home at a discount, fix it up and flip it for a profit is on the decline in Arizona. The latest RealtyTrac study of the market shows there were 33 percent fewer single family homes flipped in the state during the first six months of this year, and 35 percent fewer in metro Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
U Of A Med School Welcomes Newest Class
Eighty students symbolically entered the medical profession on Friday with the annual White Coat ceremony for the newest class at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.  Among them was Katy Coyne who says this rite-of-passage ceremony takes place two weeks into the first year of medical school.
Sept. 20, 2013
Officials Searching For Information On Pregnant Doe Poacher
A pregnant doe was found dead Sunday near the Coolidge Airport, after being shot twice with a small caliber firearm.
Sept. 20, 2013
Stanton Signs Statement Aimed At Efficient And Cost-Effective Water Conservation
Phoenix is one of several cities that are committing to increase water conservation measures.  Mayor Greg Stanton signed a statement on Colorado River Day yesterday, aimed at efficient, cost-effective conservation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Floods In Yavapai County Presented Big Problem Over Weekend
Officials say northern Yavapai County was pelted with four inches of rain in many areas.  Emergency Management Coordinator Denny Foulk says as a result, flooding became a big problem. “Flooding into the Kaibab Estates and Coconino County and into Ashfork itself,” Foulk said.
Sept. 20, 2013
Land In Arizona And New Mexico May Be Given To Endangered Jaguars
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding a meeting in Sierra Vista Tuesday to listen to comments from the public on a proposal to set aside more than 1,300 square miles in Arizona and New Mexico for the endangered jaguar, but the Arizona Game and Fish Department does not agree.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fees Could Go Up At Two State Parks
The Arizona State Parks want to know what you think about new fees at two parks, Kartchner Caverns and Red Rock State Park. The system has had its share of financial problems as the state went through the economic downturn, and had its budget cut by several million dollars.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Schools Are Making The Grade
Arizona schools are getting better grades. That is according to a report released on Thursday by the state department of education. More schools received  A’s on their annual report card, based on the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards or AIMS test.
Sept. 20, 2013
Parenting College Equips Parents To Prepare Children For School
A Community Education Report said 53 percent of children entering kindergarten in Coconino County are not ready for school, and it said that has significant implications for future educational achievement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Storms Most Likely Gone Until Weekend
We're starting a warmer, dryer time of the monsoon, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Valerie Meyers, who says the only real chance of storms Wednesday, is in the higher terrain. But, she says that could change by Saturday.
Sept. 20, 2013
District 8 Candidates Grapple With Growing The Economy
Three of the seven candidates running for a District 8 Phoenix City Council seat spoke at a KJZZ forum last night.They debated the best way to clean up contaminated land in South Phoenix and how to grow the South Phoenix economy, which historically has had fewer development opportunities.
Sept. 20, 2013
District 2 Candidates Talk Phoenix City Manager Replacement
District 2 incumbent Jim Waring and challenger Virgel Cain talked about the pending departure of Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos at a KJZZ election forum Thursday night. Cavazos will leave Phoenix for the same position in Santa Ana, Calif.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator McCain Lobbies For Immigration Reform In Downtown Phoenix
Senator John McCain used the Congressional recess to lobby for immigration reform in front of business leaders in downtown Phoenix. Senator John McCain shakes hands with Debbie Johnson, president of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association.
Sept. 20, 2013
Federal Disaster Aid May Be Needed After Colorado River Drought
Pat Mulroy, the head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, kicked off a tidal wave of buzz when she told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that federal disaster aid may be needed to deal with the effect the western drought is having on the Colorado River.
Sept. 20, 2013

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