KJZZ News

Arizona State University Expert Talks President Obamas Mortgage Plan
President Barack Obama called for an end to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at a Phoenix high school Tuesday afternoon.President Obama’s plan would reduce the government’s stronghold over the mortgage finance market, but the plan may have other hurdles beyond congressional passage.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Town Hall: Phoenix City Council District 8
The third of four KJZZ Town Halls on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Wednesday and focused on the candidates of District 8. The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 8 candidates.
Sept. 20, 2013
Newer Smart Phones Notify Users Of Amber Alerts
As the massive manhunt for a suspected kidnapper continues, so does an amber alert along the West Coast. The man in charge of Arizona's Amber Alert Broadcaster's Association, President Art Brooks, says newer smart phones can automatically notify you of such an alert.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flagstaff Ordiance Could Stop The Feeding Of Wildlife
 Wildlife is becoming a problem for residents in Flagstaff. The Arizona Game and Fish Department said people are purposely leaving food out for animals like deer and elk, attracting the animals.
Sept. 20, 2013
Making Tacos Our Own, Aug. 19-26
The taco-- the ultimate Mexican comfort food has become a staple in American cuisine and reigns supreme as a popular meal in many different forms and flavors. In this delicious, sound-rich summer series, Fronteras: The Changing America Desk reporters investigate the transformation of the taco in the Southwest--  from cheap street eats to gourmet delights, from a Mexican mainstay to an All-American breakfast classic.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonans Experience Mars On Earth
This week, two Arizonans returned from Mars – or the closest thing to it on Earth. The six participants in the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation Habitat spent four months living together in a small dome - and could only leave the space for brief periods if they wore mock spacesuits.
Sept. 20, 2013
Annual Health Conference Educates Arizonans In Rural Areas
Trying to educate Arizonans about their health care options as Medicaid and health insurance exchanges get underway can be particularly challenging in rural areas, according to Dr. Dan Derksen. Dr.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tempes Big Surf Recognized As A Historic Landmark
Surfing in the desert is not an easy thing to do. There is a lot of sand but not much water. That is what has made Big Surf in Tempe such a big deal since it opened in 1969, and now Big Surf’s Waikiki Beach Wave Pool has been designated a historic landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Debra Milke Back In Court Friday
A woman once convicted in connection with the murder of her 4-year-old son will be in court Friday. Debra Milke was sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of her son. That conviction was overturned by a federal appeals court earlier this year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Venezuelan Colonel Sentenced In Military Airplane Engine Case
A federal judge in Phoenix has sentenced a Venezuelan Air Force colonel to 19 months in prison for conspiring to export military aircraft engines to his home country. A local businessman was also involved in the scheme.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Police Arrest 12 For Illegal Sale Of Prescription Drugs
A year-long investigation into the illegal sale of prescription drugs by the Mesa Police Department has resulted in 12 arrests so far. The department’s Street Crimes Unit has spent the last 12 months looking into people who either own or operate Yerberia shops in the Valley.
Sept. 20, 2013
Many Fire Restrictions Lifted
The Bureau of Land Management has lifted fire restrictions on public lands in Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave Counties as of 6 this morning. Spokeswoman Lori Cook says there are a number of reasons for the decision.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cuts In SNAP Program Will Lower Food Allowance
Starting in November, 1.1 million Arizonans will be trying to buy food for $4.15 a day.  That is because of cuts in the SNAP program, more commonly known as food stamps. The Association of Arizona Food Banks is bracing for the challenge of feeding those who are affected, but President Angie Rodgers said that likely will last just a few weeks.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Real Estate After The Great Recession
It’s almost impossible to overstate the impact, positive and negative, that real estate and construction have on Arizona’s economy. When the Great Recession hit, the Valley’s housing market was pummeled.
Sept. 20, 2013
Colorado River Fundraising Drive Planned For This Weekend
A coalition of environmental groups is launching a fundraising drive for Saturday.  They will be trying to restore part of the overtaxed Colorado River that has become more desert than delta. Conservationists from Mexico and the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Zozobra Goes Up In Flames
A nearly century old New Mexico tradition involves the burning of a 50 foot tall effigy along with the world's gloom.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rare Crocodiles Hatch At Phoenix Reptile Rescue
The Phoenix Herpetological Society is celebrating the first breeding of rare Nile crocodiles. Cronkite News says, the birth of 11 crocodiles is a boost for a species that’s increasingly rare in the wild.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prescott Given Survivor Tree Seedling
A piece of 9/11 history will soon be taking root in Prescott. The city was presented with a seedling Wednesday from a tree rescued from the rubble of the terror attacks in New York City. Prescott received the gift in honor of its resiliency after the loss of 19 elite fire fighters in June.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Aspect To Admission Process Proposed For TUSD High School
The Tucson Unified School District has been under court supervision for decades as part of a mandate to desegregate its schools. This week, the district proposed a new part of the admissions process for the selective University High School.
Sept. 20, 2013
Suspect Flees From Police, Falls Off Cliff
A Kingman man is recovering after falling off a cliff while he was trying to run from police. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy Rusty Cooper says 30-year-old Michael Caughlin faces a number of charges after driving off when he was stopped, and running away on foot when his car got stuck.
Sept. 20, 2013

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