KJZZ News

Arizona lawmakers considering sales tax simplification plan
Governor Jan Brewer has made simplifying the state’s sales tax system a top priority for this legislative session. She convened a task force last year to come up with recommendations on how to do that.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: James and Marion Durham
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that records the stories from everyday people. James and Marion Durham (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps) The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sure theres gold in the Superstition Mountains
Many believe the Superstition Mountains are filled with treasures. For more than a century, people — locals and visitors — have ventured into this part of Arizona looking to find one of the oldest legends: a gold mine.
Sept. 20, 2013
Changing Arizonas Resign to Run law
State Representative John Kavanagh wants to change Arizona's Resign to Run law. He says it's a charade.Kavanagh explains why his bill is needed. Also, Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services explains why Resign to Run was created and whether it has affected who runs for office and when.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hailstorm hits Valley
Pea sized hail from a strong early afternoon thunderstorm in the East Valley. (Photo by Carol Harvey - KJZZ) Pea- and nickel-sized hail pounded parts of the Valley Friday afternoon. The late-winter storm is also bringing snow to Northern Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona legislature receives low marks for online access
A national pro-transparency group says the Arizona Legislature is not doing enough to share information with the public.The nonpartisan, nonprofit group Sunlight Foundation has released transparency report cards for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Zachary and Claire Robertin
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that records the stories from everyday people. Zachary and Claire Robertin (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps) The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona universities ask for tuition increases
Students at Arizona’s three public universities would pay three to five percent more in tuition next year, under requests made by the schools. ASU and UofA are each asking for three percent increases, while NAU is asking for a five percent hike.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona teenagers can expect a tight summer job market
Arizona teenagers looking for a summer job might have to settle for volunteer work or an unpaid internship.  The state’s job market is expected to be very tight for young people who want to make some cash during their school break.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Sandra Day OConnor and Scott OConnor
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that records the stories from everyday people. Sandra Day O'Connor and her son, Scott O'Connor (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps) The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Will climate change crush Phoenixs future?
Author and conservationist William deBuys argued in a recent Los Angeles Times Op-Ed that the future of Phoenix is unsustainable, largely because of the impact of climate change. deBuys and Grady Gammage, attorney and Morrison Institute Senior Research Fellow, debated whether Phoenix has done enough to prepare for a hotter future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona judge rules pregnant man cant divorce wife
A transgender Arizona man who made headlines for being pregnant as a man has been denied a divorce from his current wife. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge decided their marriage can't be legally recognized or dissolved in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Border Patrol warns of Arizona desert dangers
The Border Patrol is warning of the dangers of crossing the Arizona desert as temperatures shoot up this month. Spokesman Brent Cagen says there were 177 deaths in the southern Arizona desert last year and that border crossers are faced with many hazards.
Sept. 20, 2013
Marana council decides not to sign tourism deal
The town of Marana may develop its own tourism bureau. The Marana Town Council could not reach an agreement with the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau. Council members voted Tuesday to seek other options to promote tourism.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain: Immigration reform bill wont make everyone happy
Arizona Senator John McCain says the 'Gang of Eight' is continuing to work on an immigration reform bill. And he told interviewers on CBS' Face the Nation what he expects will be in it. “We need to have a path to citizenship and we need to have secure borders, and we also have to address the issue of 40 percent of the people who came here illegally, they didn’t cross our borders; they came here on a visa and overstayed their visa,” McCain said.
Sept. 20, 2013
Soleri to be remembered for experimental community
Italian-born architect Paolo Soleri died today at 93. He had a long marriage, raised two daughters and wrote 22 books, but in Arizona he’ll be most remembered for one thing, Arcosanti. Soleri began designing the experimental community in 1970, and it’s been in a constant state of construction ever since.
Sept. 20, 2013
Lottery winner confidentiality bill fails for now
The Arizona Senate has defeated a measure that would have allowed lottery winners to remain anonymous, but the issue is likely to come back up for another vote. The bill would require only a winner’s city and county to be made public.
Sept. 20, 2013
Medicaid expansion complicates budget agreement
Efforts to reach a budget agreement at the state capitol are being complicated by Governor Jan Brewer's proposal to expand Medicaid, a plan one lawmaker says is paralyzing the process. Republican Al Melvin of Tucson is accusing Brewer of threatening lawmakers with holding them in session indefinitely.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Senate approves two gun bills
The Arizona Senate approved a pair of gun-related bills Tuesday. One of the bills would ban Arizona police departments from destroying guns in their possession and require those agencies to sell them under most circumstances.
Sept. 20, 2013

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