KJZZ News

Arizona May Be In Danger Of Losing No Child Left Behind Waiver
Arizona could be in danger of losing its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Law. The state and federal government are at odds over two issues, the weight Arizona gives graduation rates in its high school rating system and how it uses the AIMS test to evaluate teachers.
Sept. 26, 2013
Teen Arrested For Threatening Arpaio And Family
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is crediting Canadian law enforcement officials for the arrest of a teen who had made Internet threats against him and his family. The sheriff says the threats went too far.
Sept. 26, 2013
Investigators Believe Weather Is To Blame For Rental Helicopter Crash
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash of a rented helicopter as it attempted to land near a ranch northwest of Flagstaff on Wednesday.
Sept. 26, 2013
Peoria Welcomes Biggest Park Yet
What does a 26 million park look like? Huge for starters. Pioneer Community Park has a lot packed into its 83 acres including a large pond, which will be ready for local fishing enthusiasts in January.
Sept. 26, 2013
Harkins Theatres Celebrates Its History, Unique Position In Valley History
If you were going to the movies 80 years ago, you might have been going to see "King Kong," or maybe you wanted to watch Groucho Marx lead a fictional, yet believably bumbling government in "Duck Soup.
Sept. 26, 2013
Giffords Given Medal From Scripps College
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been honored by her alma mater. Giffords was given the Ellen Browning Scripps Medal by Scripps College in Southern California. And, she had a message for the students of the school.
Sept. 26, 2013
Task Forces Makes New Recommendation For Combating Sex Trafficking
Despite several attempts to punish johns who engage in teenage prostitution, lawmakers have so far failed to approve legislation. Now, a governor’s task force is making new recommendations on sex trafficking in hopes they can be the first step to breaking the gridlock.
Sept. 26, 2013
Gilbert salon owner loses fish pedicure suit
A state court ruled Monday that a Gilbert spa owner does not have the right to use fish as a pedicure treatment. But it might not be the end of the legal battle. Cindy Vong was blocked from using fish as an exfoliant at her nail salon in Gilbert, because the Arizona Board of Cosmetology said it was unsanitary.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson pushes ahead with firearm ordinance
Tucson is looking to tighten gun regulations. The city council voted unanimously Tuesday to draft an ordinance requiring residents to report a lost or stolen gun to the Tucson Police Department within 48 hours.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hickman approved to Board of Supervisors seat
A West Valley businessman has been appointed to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Clint Hickman replaces former supervisor Max Wilson, who resigned due to health concerns. Clint Hickman takes the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors oath of office, administered by Clerk of the Board Fran McCarroll.
Sept. 20, 2013
Firebird International Raceway to close in April
Firebird International Raceway is preparing for its final event after 30 years in the Southeast Valley. Firebird International Raceway will close its doors Saturday after a grand finale event.(Photo by Al Macias - KJZZ) The motorsports landmark shuts down at the end of March and more than two dozen jobs will be lost immediately afterward, said General Manager Franki Buckman.
Sept. 20, 2013
US Airways, American one step closer to merger
Tempe-based US Airways is one step closer to merging with American Airlines following a judge’s decision Wednesday. American has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy since late 2011, so it needed a court’s approval before the deal could go forward.
Sept. 20, 2013
Diamondbacks sporting new look for Opening Day
The Arizona Diamondbacks open their season tonight at Chase Field against the St. Louis Cardinals. It will be a much different team that takes the field for Arizona, with two of the three starting outfielders, Chris Young and Justin Upton, having been traded.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County Community College District responds to discrimination complaint
The U.S. Department of Education is monitoring the Maricopa County Community College District for alleged discrimination.   The Maricopa County Community College District office in Tempe. (Photo by Emily Johnson - KJZZ) A complaint accused the district of requiring citizenship information from some student immigrants who are qualified to stay in the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senate says no to firing experienced teachers
The Arizona Senate rejected a bill Thursday making it easier to fire some low-performing teachers The measure would have allowed experienced teachers to be placed on probationary status.That status allows a school board to fire a teacher with little notice.
Sept. 20, 2013
Can We Talk About Guns
Join KJZZ, The Takeaway and Oregon Public Broadcasting for Can We Talk About Guns?-- a discussion about gun culture and how our personal experiences shape our views of guns on Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Judge rejects delays to Hausner competency hearing
A judge has allowed a death row inmate to move forward with his request to be executed quickly. Dale Hausner was found guilty of six murders and many other crimes in connection with shootings around the Valley during 2005 and 2006.
Sept. 20, 2013
Conference brings together experts in tracking, deflecting meteors
The 2013 Planetary Defense Conference begins Monday in Flagstaff. The event hopes to raise public awareness of threats to Earth and how we can respond. The conference, held on the Northern Arizona University campus, brings together experts on tracking and deflecting meteors headed our way.
Sept. 20, 2013

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