KJZZ News

Arizona Tourism Back To Pre-SB 1070 Levels
Arizona tourism is back to where it was before the recession and SB 1070.
July 22, 2014
Arizona Earns Low Marks In Ranking Of Child Well-Being
Arizona has been ranked 46th in the nation for overall child well-being in a recent KIDS COUNT report. That’s a one spot improvement from the previous year.
July 22, 2014
Federal Policy Changes Could Grant New Rights For Married Same-Sex Couples In Arizona
President Barack Obama's signature on an executive order Monday is the latest in a series of policy changes affecting gay and lesbian people to come from Washington. And Arizona will feel the impact, even though the state doesn't recognize gay marriage.
July 22, 2014
Tale Of Phoenix Robotic Champs Captured On Film
Ten years ago, an unlikely group of immigrant students from a poor Phoenix high school beat out M.I.T. in an underwater robotics competition. Their inspiring David-versus-Goliath story is the subject of a new documentary called "Underwater Dreams."
July 22, 2014
Civil Rights Groups Concerned By Abrupt Closure Of Nogales Detention Center
Attorneys are concerned by the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to begin closing a facility in Nogales, Ariz., where hundreds of unaccompanied child migrants had been detained.
July 21, 2014
Federal Sequester Leads To Cuts At Arizona Programs For Aging
Some state programs for elderly Arizonans are announcing cuts in services because of reduced federal funding. It’s part of Congress’ sequestration effort and means fewer seniors can sign up for in-home care and home-delivered hot meals.
July 21, 2014
Cave Creek Facing Expensive Invasive Mussel Removal
Quagga mussels have made their way into Cave Creek water pumps, which may cost the town thousands of dollars to get rid of.
July 21, 2014
Lawmakers Look To Develop Pet Boarding Facility Safety Legislation
The pet boarding industry is largely unregulated in the United States. But that could be changing in Arizona, as some state lawmakers are now entertaining the idea of statewide regulation.
July 21, 2014
State Vaccination Rates Continue To Drop
More and more parents are opting out of vaccinating their children in Arizona, and has health officials worried that could cause outbreaks of illness across the state.
July 21, 2014
 Texas Governor To Deploy National Guard To Border
Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday he will order 1,000 National Guard troops to the combat crime along the border. He said preparations will begin immediately.
July 21, 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.
July 21, 2014
Nogales Facility For Unaccompanied Child Migrants Close To Shutting Down
Immigrant children entering the United States alone and illegally are no longer being sent to a Border Patrol station in Nogales, Ariz.
July 21, 2014
New Law Classifies Underage Prostitution As Racketeering
A new law taking effect this week in Arizona changes the way underage prostitution is classified.
July 21, 2014
Many Hikers Requiring Rescue Suffer From Dehydration
Phoenix firefighters were busy over the weekend rescuing hikers from mountains in the Valley.
July 21, 2014
Arizona Execution Postponed By Appeals Court
The scheduled execution of an Arizona man convicted of a double murder 25 years ago has been postponed.
July 21, 2014
Phoenix-Based PetSmart Being Cornered Into Possible Sale
'Activist investors' are known for pushing companies into making drastic changes, and now Phoenix-based PetSmart is a target.
July 21, 2014
Border Patrol Shooting Trial
Monday a judge with the U.S. District Court of Arizona in Tucson will decide if a Border Patrol agent used excessive force when he shot a Mexican man trying to avoid capture.
July 21, 2014
Arizona Rainy Day Fund Inconsistently Funded
Many states have rainy-day funds to help them get through tough economic times.
July 21, 2014
Fewer Bird Strikes At Sky Harbor Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport has recorded fewer bird strikes with airplanes in the past four years. That’s because of drier weather and increased efforts to keep our feathered friends away from the airport.
July 21, 2014
Software Company Working On 3D Printout Of USS Arizona
The USS Arizona has been underwater since the Japanese bombed it in 1941.
July 18, 2014

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