KJZZ News

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.
July 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.
July 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.
July 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.
July 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.
July 22, 2014
New Excise Tax On Water Goes Into Effect In Phoenix
Residents and business owners in the city of Phoenix will see higher water bills starting this month. That’s because the city council passed a user tax to balance the city’s budget.
July 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.
July 22, 2014
SCOTUS Rules Arizona Execution Can Proceed
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday afternoon that an Arizona inmate’s execution will go ahead as scheduled.
July 22, 2014
Maricopa County Wants Fewer Provisional Ballots, More Independents Voters In Primary
Almost 50,000 independent voters in Maricopa County have asked for a ballot for next month's primary. That's more than double the number of independents who voted in 2012's primary. Elections officials are encouraging independents to vote in the primary, and trying to drive down the number of provisional ballots cast.
July 22, 2014
Six Days Left To Register To Vote In Arizona Primary
If you want to vote in the state primary election next month, you have six more days to get registered.
July 22, 2014
Reward Offered For Happy Jack Spiked Rebar Information
The Coconino County National Forest is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever is hiding spiked rebar on roads in the Happy Jack area near Flagstaff.
July 22, 2014
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

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