KJZZ News

Assayii Lake Fire Burns Uncontained on Monday
The Assayii Lake Fire near Gallup, New Mexico burned uncontained Monday afternoon. About 800 firefighters are expected to arrive to fight the blaze which has charred about 17 square miles so far.
June 16, 2014
Some ASU Students Could Get Tuition Aid From Starbucks
The next time you buy a latte at Starbucks you’ll be helping a student get an ASU degree. The company will reimburse some Starbucks workers for tuition they pay to take ASU courses online.
June 16, 2014
MVD Changes Aimed At Preventing Identity Theft
There's a new process in effect for getting an Arizona driver's license. When you go in to get a license, you'll leave with a temporary driver's license.
June 16, 2014
Arrest Made In Priest Killing
Phoenix police on Monday said they had made an arrest in the killing of a Roman Catholic priest and the beating of a second priest at a church in the city's downtown.
June 16, 2014
Close Calls: Hikers Survive Grand Canyon Rock Slide
The Southwest wilderness can be a dangerous place. Outdoor enthusiasts must be prepared for many potential perils -- extreme heat, snakes, flash floods.
June 16, 2014
Arizona Sees First Human Case Of West Nile Virus This Year
The Pinal County Health Department says a Casa Grande man is recovering, after a bought with the disease.
June 16, 2014
Arizona Attorney General To Visit Detention Center
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, who last week sued the federal government after it brought hundreds of undocumented children into Arizona from Texas, plans to visit a federal detention center in Nogales on Monday.
June 16, 2014
Monsoon Season Officially Underway In The Valley
The Monsoon Season began Sunday under the timeline created for it by the National Weather Service, which has set the end date of Monsoon season for September 30.
June 16, 2014
Despite Limited Revenue, ADOT Adds Some Highway Construction Projects
The State Transportation Board approved a new Five-Year Construction Program late last week. While the Arizona Department of Transportation's plans are still hampered by a huge loss in revenue, the board added three new projects.
June 16, 2014
Judge Wants Members Of Polygamous Sect Evicted
A Utah judge wants people living in a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border who haven't been paying rent to be evicted from their homes.
June 13, 2014
Feds Helping Investigate P.F. Changs Security Breach
The restaurant company P.F. Chang's says data from credit and debit cards used at its restaurants were stolen. The Scottsdale-based restaurant chain is working with the federal government to investigate the problem.
June 13, 2014
Critical Fire Conditions In Effect For Northern Arizona
The official start of the monsoon season is June 15. A Red Flag Fire Warning is already in effect for Northern Arizona, according to the National Weather Service.
June 13, 2014
Veterans Crisis Command Center Comes To A Close
Operations at the American Legion’s Veterans Crisis Command Center wrapped up Friday afternoon. Veterans Affairs representatives assisted more than 580 veterans through the course of the week.
June 13, 2014
Early Downtown Phoenix Streets Werent Numbered
City street names often tell a story about the history of a place. Names are often related to its founders, famous natives, and even interesting things that make the area unique. KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez tells us the story of downtown Phoenix.
June 13, 2014
Music That Gets You In The Mood To Shop
Have you ever danced with your grocery cart, or tried an electric slide while squeezing the produce?
June 13, 2014
Making Elections Easier For Voters With Disabilities
Among this year's political candidates with notable namesakes, Democrat James Woods is running for the U.S. House. Woods happens to be blind, and wants to improve accessibility for disabled voters.
June 13, 2014
Is Eliminating The Income Tax Realistic?
Candidates in Arizona's Republican gubernatorial primary have talked about eliminating the state income tax -- but the idea may not be realistic.
June 13, 2014
Arizonas Doctor Crunch Could Get Worse
At the end of 2012, Arizona had about 231 doctors for every 100,000 residents -- below the national average of 260 doctors per 100,000 residents. The combination of two seismic shifts in health care could make that shortage even starker: implementing the Affordable Care Act and changes to how and where veterans get treated.
June 13, 2014
Shopping Centers Opting For Open Air
It may be hard to believe this time of year, but shopping centers are starting to open themselves up to the elements.
June 13, 2014
Whats In A Political Name?
With many, many apologies to Shakespeare, we ask: What’s in a political name?
June 13, 2014

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