KJZZ News

Yuma Desalting Plant Could Boost US Water Supply To Mexico During The Drought
The severe drought that hit the Southwest 14 years ago is expected to continue to bring down water levels on the Colorado River.  Two large storage tanks at the Yuma Desalting Plant stand a few stories above ground.
Sept. 26, 2013
Creating A New Marketing Strategy And Name For The Phoenix Coyotes
The Phoenix Coyotes want you to know that they are “Here to Stay." The slogan is all over the team’s marketing campaign for their upcoming season, which starts in a couple of weeks. While it is true that the team will be staying in Glendale, the same can not be said for its name.
Sept. 26, 2013
Group Kicks Off Effort To Encourage Affordable Care Act Enrollment
The sign-up period for the Affordable Care Act begins next week and the Arizona branch of Organizing for Action is kicking off an effort to encourage enrollment. They say they’re attempting to counter what the group says is the misinformation being spread about Obamacare.
Sept. 26, 2013
Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Sexually Assaulting A Female Inmate
A rookie Tucson police officer has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a female inmate at the Pima County Jail. Police spokesman Chris Widmer says Benjamin Gaballa, who was terminated after the allegations surfaced last month, was taken into custody on Wednesday.
Sept. 26, 2013
Echo Canyon Recreation Area Grand Opening Delayed
The city of Phoenix has to delay the grand opening for Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon recreation area. A shipment of materials has pushed the completion date back for several weeks.  Contractors for the renovation of Echo Canyon trailhead are waiting for a steel shipment.
Sept. 26, 2013
Arizona May Be In Danger Of Losing No Child Left Behind Waiver
Arizona could be in danger of losing its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Law. The state and federal government are at odds over two issues, the weight Arizona gives graduation rates in its high school rating system and how it uses the AIMS test to evaluate teachers.
Sept. 26, 2013
Teen Arrested For Threatening Arpaio And Family
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is crediting Canadian law enforcement officials for the arrest of a teen who had made Internet threats against him and his family. The sheriff says the threats went too far.
Sept. 26, 2013
Investigators Believe Weather Is To Blame For Rental Helicopter Crash
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash of a rented helicopter as it attempted to land near a ranch northwest of Flagstaff on Wednesday.
Sept. 26, 2013
Herb Paine: What would Barry do?
On Feb. 28, Arizona Republicans will weigh in on the Presidential sweepstakes. It is fitting that the Grand Canyon State is a battleground for the conservative soul of the Republican Party. It is here that Barry Goldwater defined modern conservatism, and it is against his standard that Romney, Santorum, Paul, and Gingrich should be measured.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Senate defeats education bills
The Arizona Senate has defeated a trio of education-related bills, which would have put restrictions on what teachers could and could not do in the classroom. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Underwater mortgages tick upward
The percentage of underwater home mortgages in Arizona has inched upward compared to a year ago.CoreLogic tracks the number of distressed mortgages across the country. The company says in the fourth quarter of last year, 48 percent of home mortgages in Arizona were upside down.
Sept. 20, 2013
Proposed Arizona photo radar ban defeated
For the second time this week, the Arizona Senate on Tuesday defeated a proposal that would have asked voters to prohibit the state and its cities and towns from using photo enforcement systems. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix landmark finally open to public
A Phoenix landmark opens for public tours Saturday -- but if you don’t have tickets already, you’ll probably have to wait a while.Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights sits near Van Buren and 52nd Streets.
Sept. 20, 2013
Special interest groups spending money in recall election
Campaign finance reports in the recall election of state Senate President Russell Pearce are trickling in.  The latest show what was spent on independent expenditure efforts on behalf of Pearce and his opponent, Jerry Lewis.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pearce supporters think hell fare better in a partisan primary
Russell Pearce supporters say that one reason he lost his seat in the state Senate last fall was because the recall election was open to Democratic voters. Pearce announced Monday he’s running again for state Senate -- and this time, he’ll face a Republican challenger in a primary where only Republicans and Independents can vote.
Sept. 20, 2013
Budget surplus projected for City of Phoenix
Good news for the City of Phoenix, after years of budget cuts and belt tightening, the city is projecting a surplus for next year. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports. AL MACIAS: Two years ago city of Phoenix was looking at a $277 million shortfall.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whos killing wild burros near Lake Pleasant?
Federal officials are still looking for whoever shot and killed six wild burros near Lake Pleasant. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports the reward has gone up for information that leads to an arrest. PETER O’DOWD: The Bureau of Land Management is now offering $6,000 to anyone who helps break the case.
Sept. 20, 2013
Babeu may have deleted public files, violated campaign laws
State and federal investigators are looking at Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu in regard to possible destruction of public records and violations of federal campaign laws. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.State authorities are trying to find out if more than 6,000 electronic files, mostly emails, were deleted.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ solitary prison cells called inhuman
Amnesty International is calling for changes in how Arizona prisons use solitary confinement.  It comes as the group releases a report criticizing what it calls cruel treatment that violates basic human rights.
Sept. 20, 2013

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