KJZZ News

Arizona Copper Industry Weathers Falling Prices
The price of copper is down more than 40 percent from its peak just four years ago. Some of that is due to a drop off in construction activity. The trend has some small mining towns in Arizona worried as shrinking revenues are starting to translate into layoffs.
March 10, 2015
Lawyers File Briefs In SCOTUS Execution Drug Case
Lawyers filed briefs for the United States Supreme Court case about a drug used in what some are calling botched executions. Midazolam is still used in Arizona’s executions.
March 10, 2015
Phoenix VA Director To Give Arizona Senate Committee Update
Phoenix Veterans Administration Director Glen Grippen will brief members of the Arizona Senate Committee on public safety, military and technology on Tuesday.
March 10, 2015
ASU Gammage To Raise $16M For Improvements
One of the Valley’s premier performing venues is getting a long-awaited face lift. Gammage Auditorium will be getting elevators, an improved sound system and much more.
March 10, 2015
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Its All About Luck
Sometimes it’s just dumb luck that plays a role in your health.
March 10, 2015
New Strategy Unveiled For Fighting Wildfires In Western US
United States Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is calling for a new strategy to battle wildfires across the sagebrush country of the Intermountain West.
March 10, 2015
EPA Takes On Arizona In Court Over Air-Pollution Plan
The state of Arizona is challenging an EPA plan to reduce air pollution in national parks and wilderness areas. The EPA has stepped in after determining the state’s plan to cut pollution wasn't strong enough.
March 10, 2015
Opt-Out Testing Bill Gets Arizona House Approval
A bill that would allow parents to opt-out of statewide assessment tests, for their kids, won approval in the Arizona House. It will allow a parent to submit a written request to let their child meet alternate graduation standards.
March 10, 2015
Interview With Transgender Woman In Immigrant Detention
After almost six months in an all-male immigration detention center a transgender woman from Guatemala is "hopeful" she will be released and wait for her asylum court case outside of detention.
March 10, 2015
Arizona Universities Cope With Reduction In State Funding
The state budget that was approved over the weekend and will go into effect in July, includes nearly 100 million dollars in cuts to public universities.
March 9, 2015
ICE Arrests 33 Arizona Immigrants With Criminal Records
Immigration agents around the country rounded up more than 2,000 immigrants with criminal records in recent days and placed them in deportation proceedings. The operation netted 33 arrests in Arizona.
March 9, 2015
Solar Impulse Plane Takes Off With Phoenix Stop Planned
With a successful cross-country flight under its belt, a solar powered airplane is now attempting to fly around the world. The Solar Impulse has a dozen stops scheduled over the next few months, one here in the Valley.
March 9, 2015
Upper Lake Mary Doubled In Size After March Storms
Upper Lake Mary doubled in size last weekend. Two Flagstaff-area snow storms in March have filled the lake with more than 1.6 billion gallons of water.
March 9, 2015
Loop 101 Closures Affect East Valley Traffic
Two major ramps on the Loop 101 freeway in Scottsdale are closed for the next two months.
March 9, 2015
 Juárez Activists March To Denounce Disappearance Of Women
Mothers of disappeared and murdered women in the Mexican border city of Juárez took to the streets Sunday for International Women's Day.
March 9, 2015
This Years Flu Strain To Be Added To Next Years Vaccine
The flu season is not over but may be starting to wind down. Health officials report this year’s flu vaccine was not as effective as hoped.
March 9, 2015
Big Numbers Emerge In Phoenix-Tucson Rail Project
The idea of rail service between Phoenix and Tucson has been under study for years but now there are some numbers to put to the project.
March 9, 2015
Daylight Savings May Be Bad For Workers
Monday is the first workday after the annual switch to daylight saving time in most of the country. Arizona is one of the few spots in the U.S. that does not “spring forward" and some studies say that’s a good thing.
March 9, 2015
Ducey Signs Law Limiting AHCCCS
Doug Ducey has signed a bill that would put limits on the state’s Medicaid program if the federal government gives approval.
March 7, 2015
Education And Social Service Officials Protest New State Budget
Leaders from several education and social service organizations gathered in front of the state capitol today to protest the new state budget proposal. The $9 billion spending plan was announced Wednesday and is currently making its way through the legislature.
March 6, 2015

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