KJZZ News

How Often Are Fictional Names Written Into Election Ballots?
We talked with Daniel Ruiz from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office about how often Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck end up getting votes.
Nov. 6, 2014
What Makes An Effective Political Ad
If you watched television at all over the past six months, especially the local channels, you couldn't escape from political ads.
Nov. 6, 2014
Tight Election Races Are Yet To Be Decided
Three of Arizona’s congressional races were expected to be close— maybe even too close to call by the morning after Election Day.
Nov. 6, 2014
Black Women In The Valley Connect To Celebrate Their Natural Hair And Beauty
KJZZ is exploring what it means to be part of community in a series called "We Are The Valley." This week, we’ll hear about how hair creates a strong connection between black women.
Nov. 6, 2014
Bisbee Film Festival Debuts This Week
A southeastern Arizona city is debuting its film festival this week, the Bisbee Film Festival started last night.
Nov. 6, 2014
Transition Teams Help Candidates Figure Out New Jobs
Governor-Elect Doug Ducey has named former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl as chairman of his transition committee.
Nov. 6, 2014
Number of Female Farmers In Arizona Among Highest In The Country
The U.S. Agriculture Department’s Ag census has all kinds of interesting tidbits in it, including that in seven of Arizona’s 15 counties, at least a quarter of farms are principally owned by women.
Nov. 6, 2014
Arizona Bald Eagle Stays Off Endangered List
An Arizona federal judge upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision from Nov. 5 to remove the Sonoran Desert bald eagle from the endangered species list.
Nov. 6, 2014
Maricopa County Faces More Outstanding Ballots Than 2012, But Predicts An Easier Count
The Maricopa County Elections Office has started to count outstanding ballots from Tuesday's general election, and will continue tabulating every day until it's done.
Nov. 6, 2014
Two In Custody After Goldwater HS Damage
Two 18-year-old men are in custody for allegedly damaging the Goldwater High School football field last month with a stolen vehicle.
Nov. 6, 2014
ASU Bus Fire Impacts Morning Commute For Students, Motorists
The southbound off-ramp on State Route 143 at University Drive was blocked Thursday morning due to a bus fire.
Nov. 6, 2014
Desert Predators Threaten Sun City Swan Population
Snowbirds aren’t the only species that call Sun City West home.
Nov. 6, 2014
County Attorney Says Hes Close To Revoking Deal For Mom Who Left Kids In Car
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Shanesha Taylor must put aside $40,000 of the money she got in donations toward trust funds for her children if she wants to avoid child abuse prosecution.
Nov. 5, 2014
Valley Doctor Will Not Face Criminal Charges For Walking Around Sky Harbor With Gun
The gun rights advocate who walked around Sky Harbor Airport this summer with a semi-automatic rifle over his shoulder will not face criminal charges. But he is not allowed to enter Phoenix-area airports carrying a weapon for two years.
Nov. 5, 2014
Latino Voter Turnout Low In 2014 Midterm Elections
Latino voter groups estimate turnout in the 2014 midterm elections was even lower than 2010.
Nov. 5, 2014
 McCain To Become Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman
The results of election night mean the United States Senate will have a Republican majority. That shift brings Arizona Senator John McCain a new role as the Senate Armed Services committee chairman.
Nov. 5, 2014
Ground-Breaking Ceremony For ASU Law School Set For Nov. 13
The formal ground-breaking ceremony for the new Arizona State University Law School is set for Nov. 13. The projected cost for the school is $129 million.
Nov. 5, 2014
Vote Count In Maricopa County To Resume Thursday Morning
About 160,000 early and provisional ballots still have yet to be tabulated in Maricopa County. Election officials will start counting again Thursday morning and hope to have them done by the middle to end of next week.
Nov. 5, 2014
Fewer Deportations Happening From New Mexico Detenion Center
A new immigration court is hearing cases from a New Mexico detention center and its judges are setting lower bonds. The change is allowing more immigrants to leave detention.
Nov. 5, 2014
Experts Discuss Treatment Of Prisoners In Arizona
Last month, the Arizona Department of Corrections reached an agreement in a class-action suit with the American Civil Liberties Union, among others, on behalf of 33,000 prisoners.
Nov. 5, 2014

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