KJZZ News

Arizona Congressman Co-Sponsoring Legislation For Central American Children
Arizona congressman Matt Salmon said he is co-sponsoring legislation to deal with the flood of unaccompanied Central American children that have been crossing the border.
Jul. 24, 2014
ADOT Short On Funds For Next Part of I-11 Study
ADOT is starting the next part of an extensive study on a proposed freeway that would connect Phoenix and Las Vegas, but the agency is short on money for the research project.
Jul. 24, 2014
Phoenix Fire Department Cautions Hikers In Excessive Heat
The Phoenix Fire Department has performed 133 mountain rescues this year, compared to 153 in all of last year.
Jul. 24, 2014
In High Valley Temperatures, Some Surfaces Are Hotter Than Others
As the next few days bring near-record heat to the Valley, most residents know to drink water and stay inside when possible. But if you have to be outside, be aware of the surfaces you surround yourself with.
Jul. 23, 2014
Guatemalan Consulate In Tucson Still A Priority Despite No More Children In Nogales
The consulate said the large number of Guatemalan children held in a Border Patrol facility in Nogales put more urgency on opening an office nearby.
Jul. 23, 2014
Arizona Inmate Dead After Controversial Two-Hour Execution
An Arizona inmate is dead after a controversial execution that lasted almost two hours.
Jul. 23, 2014
Increase In Medical Marijuana Cards Issued In Arizona
Statistics from the Arizona Department of Health Services show more than 50,000 medical marijuana cards have been issued in the state since April 2011.
Jul. 23, 2014
House Subcommittee Hears Testimony On Fish Hatchery Protection Act
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is supporting legislation that would make closing fish hatcheries more difficult. The agency’s chairman was in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday testifying in favor of the bill.
Jul. 23, 2014
Rare Fish Added to Endangered Species List
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will list a fish found along the Arizona-New Mexico border under the Endangered Species Act.
Jul. 23, 2014
Attorney Interviews Highlight Concerns At New Mexico Immigrant Detention Facility
A team of attorneys met with immigrant women detained at a recently opened government facility in Artesia, N.M.
Jul. 23, 2014
DES Recovers $2M In Fraudulent Food Stamp And Unemployment Benefits
The Arizona Department of Economic Security said it recovered more than $2 million in the last fiscal year in fines, fees and restitution.
Jul. 23, 2014
Valley Summer Camps Affected By Excessive Heat
The Valley is under an excessive heat warning from 10 this morning until 8 p.m. tomorrow. This can make things difficult for summer camps across the Phoenix area.
Jul. 23, 2014
Safford Still Struggling With Severe Drought
The city of Safford is expanding its water conservation campaign to cope with the severe drought in southeast Arizona. The city’s water supply has reached its lowest level in almost 20 years.
Jul. 23, 2014
The 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Forum
Tuesday night, KJZZ hosted five of the Republican candidates in the race to be Arizona's next governor. The candidates answered questions related to K-12 education funding, job creation and border security.
Jul. 23, 2014
Republicans Work To Speed Up Return Of Central American Children
Republicans in the U.S. House want to send National Guard personnel to the nation's southern border to speed removal of unaccompanied young migrants.
Jul. 23, 2014
GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls Face Off On Education, Immigration, And Working With Washington
Five of the six Republicans in the race for governor gathered for a forum hosted by KJZZ on Tuesday night at the Arizona Historical Society.
Jul. 22, 2014
Combo Of Economy, Health Benefits Drive Many To Public Transit
Despite the increasing population in Arizona, there are fewer cars on the road now than there were nearly a decade ago.
Jul. 22, 2014
WPA Building At Fairgrounds To Remain Standing Indefinitely
The Civic building on the Arizona State Fairgrounds will remain standing. The State Fair Board voted Tuesday evening to halt demolition indefinitely.
Jul. 22, 2014
 Feds Announce Crackdown On Smuggling Groups
A federal effort to dismantle migrant smuggling organizations in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley has yielded 192 criminal arrests in the past month.
Jul. 22, 2014
Arizona Posts Second-Biggest Drop In Construction Jobs In June
While 38 states saw construction employment rise in June, Arizona lost 4,500 jobs compared to a year ago.
Jul. 22, 2014

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