KJZZ News

Tonto National Forest to look at sustainability of recreation sites
Officials with the Tonto National Forest will be holding public meetings over the next two months. They want to get input on possible changes to the forest’s 215 developed recreation sites.They acknowledge changes are likely coming.
Sept. 20, 2013
Space Needle for downtown Phoenix?
The downtowns of some major U.S. cities are known for having unique architecture and skyscrapers, but that isn't the case in Phoenix. One development company, Novawest, is exploring the possibility of changing that with a concept that's being compared to Seattle's Space Needle.
Sept. 20, 2013
New wild horse rules
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will implement new rules restricting the private sale of wild horses and burros.The rules are in response to an investigation of Colorado livestock hauler Tom Davis, who has bought more than 1,700 horses since 2009.
Sept. 20, 2013
City of Tucson to pay railroad for water main break
The Tucson City Council has approved a $990,000 settlement to Union Pacific Railroad for water main break. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.The settlement resolves a lawsuit Union Pacific filed following the massive water main break in its rail yard over two years ago.
Sept. 20, 2013
Federal tax filing delays also affect state taxes
The Arizona Department of Revenue is warning tax payers not to file their taxes until February. The delay is due to a federal tax change caused by the fiscal cliff debate from earlier this year. NADINE ARROYO RODRIGUEZ: The state revenue department says it will not process electronic returns until after Jan.
Sept. 20, 2013
What Does Inauguration Day Mean To You?
President Barack Obama will begin his second term on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Presidential Inauguration. Some see it as a grand tradition, others see it as a waste of resources.We want to know what, if anything, Inauguration Day means to you.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona leads nation in high school dropout rate, despite improvement
Arizona has one of the lowest high school graduation rates and the highest drop out rate in the country. Those are some of the facts in a report released today by the U.S. Department of Education.  KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the graduation numbers are actually an improvement.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona National Guard unit deploys to Afghanistan
Even as President Barack Obama and military officials plan for the end of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, tens of thousands of American servicemen and women are being deployed to that war zone. One hundred Arizona National Guardsmen will be the latest to head overseas.
Sept. 20, 2013
Office shooting suspect found dead
Mesa police have discovered a vehicle and body matching the description of a shooting suspect from Wednesday's deadly attack at an office building in Central Phoenix. A body resembling shooting suspect Arthur Douglas Harmon was found Thursday morning at Mesa Riverview shopping center.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flu outbreak in Arizona picking up pace
Arizona's flu season gained momentum with a reported 1,500 new cases surfacing last week. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports. Arizona and the nation are seeing a lot more flu cases this year over last.
Sept. 20, 2013
Homebuilders dig deep for new land
Homebuilders in Arizona made a push to buy up empty land at the end of December -- another sign they are feeling confident in the market. The 2012 year-end report by Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business shows those builders have renewed interest in empty dirt lots.
Sept. 20, 2013
Daniel Hernandez quest to be a role model rather than a hero
Daniel Hernandez, credited by many for saving Gabrielle Giffords' life, talks about Jan. 8, 2011 and how he has adjusted to immediate fame.
Sept. 20, 2013
Restaurants help develop Phoenix neighborhood
Several local restaurants have clustered in a central Phoenix neighborhood. One hang-out spot at Central and Indian School in Phoenix. (Photo by Nick Blumberg - KJZZ) KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with food writer Gwen Ashley Walters about why that's happened, and what it's meant for the area.
Sept. 20, 2013
Educating Arizona - A new series by 91.5 KJZZ beginning Feb. 25
Critics of Arizona public schools have long worried that our children are falling behind. Business leaders have asked lawmakers to make changes to the public school system so that they’ll have the workforce they need for the future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pension reform put to a vote in Phoenix
No matter where you are in Phoenix, chances are you aren’t far from a sign urging you to vote yes on Proposition 201. And it’s almost as certain you won’t find even a bumper sticker telling you otherwise.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona and the Voting Rights Act
Attorney General Tom Horne wants Arizona to be freed from some provisions of the Voting Rights Act, which was created during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. KJZZ's Nick Blumberg explains how provisions currently apply to Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sheriff Arpaio breaks shoulder
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio fell and broke his shoulder Thursday. This photo of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his wife at the hospital was tweeted from the @RealSheriffJoe account Thursday. (Photo via Joe Arpaio on Twitter) The 80-year-old sheriff went to St.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fight in Arizona prison results in complex lock-down
An Arizona prison complex remains locked down Monday morning, after a fight early Sunday involving about 400 inmates. Corrections officials say they stopped the fighting fairly quickly but that a couple staffers and 17 inmates were injured.
Sept. 20, 2013
Home prices up 22.7 percent
Home prices in the Phoenix area increased by 22.7 percent in January making it the largest increase in the nation. CoreLogic’s report released today says the change represents the 11th consecutive month of national price increases.
Sept. 20, 2013
Feds evaluate Palo Verdes emergency plans
More than 400 city, county, state, tribal and federal agencies took part Wednesday in a test of the country’s largest nuclear power plant’s emergency plans. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports on what federal evaluators were looking for at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, west of Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013

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