KJZZ News

Tucson school district to end ethnic studies program
The Tucson Unified School District voted four-to-one to end its Mexican American Studies Program late Tuesday night. The school district risked losing $15 million if it continued teaching ethnic studies as they were being taught.
Sept. 20, 2013
City warns against celebratory gun shooting
The City of Phoenix is issuing its annual warning today against shooting guns into the air this holiday season.A city spokesman says it's a problem twice a year -- at New Year's and the Fourth of July.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Senate approves funding ban for groups like Planned Parenthood that perform abortions
The state senate has voted to prohibit state money or contracts from going to organizations that perform abortions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The bill would limit where public money for family planning could go: to state-owned health care facilities, hospitals, rural health centers and primary care physicians.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa to bring another college branch campus to downtown
Mesa is moving ahead with plans to bring another college to that city. The Mesa City Council met Thursday to formally approve negotiations with Westminster College. The goal is to bring a branch campus of Westminster College to downtown Mesa by the fall 2013 semester.
Sept. 20, 2013
Attempting to capture the Latino vote
A panel of experts discusses the political climate for the 2012 Presidential election, and the efforts by both major political parties to recruit more Latino voters. Jaime Molera of the Molera Alvarez Group, executive director of the Arizona Democratic party Luis Heredia, and assistant professor of political science at Arizona State University Rudy Espino all comment on the importance and direction of the Latino vote.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Future of Solar Energy Forum - May 18
Learn Where We Stand, Where We're Going and How We'll Get ThereAs supplies of non-renewable resources dwindle and the cost of powering our cities continues to rise, KJZZ examines the most abundant energy source in Arizona—solar power.
Sept. 20, 2013
First challenger to Arpaio files for Maricopa County Sheriff
Mike Stauffer delivered a box full of petition sheets earlier today to the county elections office. He’s the first candidate to submit nominating petitions for Maricopa County Sheriff. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Fire restrictions implemented on Tonto National Forest
Officials with the Tonto National Forest have implemented fire restrictions that went into effect this morning. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Forest officials cite hot temperatures, drought conditions and increased fire danger as reasons for the restrictions.
Sept. 20, 2013
McCain: Looming serious situation with old air tankers
Arizona Senator John McCain says it shouldn’t be a surprise that Arizona is dealing with wildfires this year. And, he says he’s confident the state will have enough federal resources to deal with this year’s fire season.
Sept. 20, 2013
Emergency declaration for Yavapai County
An area affected by the Gladiator Fire will be getting some help from the state. KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Governor Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency for Yavapai County, because of the Gladiator Fire.
Sept. 20, 2013
State lawmakers adult children arrested for heroin trafficking
Two children of a state lawmaker from Kingman have been arrested on felony drug charges. Five people, including 31-year-old Stephanie Goodale and 27-year-old Michael Goodale, were arrested last week after a three month investigation into heroin trafficking.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.N. recognizes ASU professors research
An Arizona State University professor is one of six international recipients being recognized for his study of the environment. The United Nations Champions of the Earth Awards were announced this morning in Rio de Janeiro.
Sept. 20, 2013
Feds push states to crack down on distracted driving
The federal government is putting pressure on states across the county to end what they call an epidemic on the roads. The U.S. Department of Transportation released a 'Blueprint for Distracted Driving' on Thursday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gladiator Fire completely contained
Fire crews have fully contained the Gladiator Fire near Crown King in northern Arizona. Officials say certain areas are still closed for safety reasons, but residents are allowed to return to their homes.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport expansion plan revealed
Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport officials unveiled an expansion plan Monday that would allow the airport to increase its passenger load to three million by 2017. KJZZ's Al Macias reports. Based on FAA statistics, Phoenix Mesa Gateway is one of the fastest growing airports in the country.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona 6th in U.S in education money coming from feds
Arizona gets more money for public schools from the federal government than all but six states. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show in 2009-2010, Arizona got just more than 18 percent of its money for elementary and secondary schools from the feds.
Sept. 20, 2013
A Battle for the Soul of Islam
Phoenix physician Dr Zuhdi Jasser talks about his book A Battle for the Soul of Islam, and explains the current struggle within Muslim communities with differing ideas. Jasser says there’s currently a battle of ideals between reformers and revivalists, the same sort of fight that led to the U.
Sept. 20, 2013
New tuberculosis medicine may be on the way
Roughly one-third of the world's population is estimated to be infected with the bacteria causing tuberculosis. As KJZZ's Lynn Kelly reports, a research division of Johnson & Johnson is seeking U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gill-destroying toxin kills thousands of fish
Wildlife officials say golden algae killed thousands of fish in a 20-mile stretch of the Salt River.  Golden algae were discovered in Texas in the 1980s; they were first found in Arizona in 2005. The algae produce a toxin that attacks the gills of fish and causes them to suffocate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Immigration lawyers advise DREAMers against haste, fraud
Under a new White House policy, immigrants brought here illegally as children can apply for deferred deportation and temporary work permits. But so-called DREAMers are being warned to proceed cautiously.
Sept. 20, 2013

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