KJZZ News

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.
Mar. 8, 2013
Valley housing prices up sharply in January
New numbers from ASU show an almost unheard of jump in Phoenix-area home prices. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Mike Orr, with ASU’s WP Carey School of Business, says an increase of more than 35 percent has only happened once before, and that was during a bubble.
Mar. 8, 2013
Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed Near Arizona Wildlife Refuge
A proposed cross-border natural gas pipeline in southern Arizona is leading to concerns about the protection of a wildlife refuge in the area.  Texas-based Kinder Morgan Company wants to construct the 200 million dollar pipeline that would transport El Paso natural gas to customers in Mexico.
Mar. 8, 2013
Southeast Valley becoming high-tech hub
General Motors’ announcement this week that it’ll build an IT center in Chandler follows on the heels of other such decisions. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, there could be more on the way.
Mar. 8, 2013
Four Arizona Airport Traffic Control Towers on FAA Closure List
Four community airports in Arizona plan to challenge an FAA order to close their air traffic control towers.  The airports are targeted in the federal budget-cutting program known as “Sequestration.
Mar. 7, 2013
Feds evaluate Palo Verde
More than 400 city, county, state, tribal and federal agencies took part Wednesday in a test of the country’s largest nuclear power plant’s emergency plans. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports on what federal evaluators were looking for at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, west of Phoenix.
Mar. 7, 2013
Arizona Schools Prepare for Federal Cuts
Arizona public schools expect to lose more than 30-million dollars under the automatic federal budget cuts that started this week under sequestration.  Some of the state’s hardest hit districts depend on “Title One” federal funds for disadvantaged children with special needs.
Mar. 7, 2013
Efforts Underway to Prevent Terrorist Attacks on Arizona Water Supply
Security at airports and other public places has been stepped up in Arizona to guard against terrorist attacks.  And now, officials are updating efforts to protect the state’s water supplies from sabotage or contamination by terrorist groups.
Mar. 7, 2013
Man arrested after two bodies found buried in Phoenix backyard
A Phoenix man faces two murder charges after the discovery of human remains in a backyard. Landscapers found the bodies buried in a wooden box at a house that used to belong to Alan Champagne’s mother.
Mar. 6, 2013
Chandler will be home to new General Motors IT Innovation Center
General Motors will be hiring a thousand high-tech employees to staff its new Information Technology Innovation Center in Chandler. Company officials made the announcement Wednesday with city and state leaders.
Mar. 6, 2013
Central Arizona Project has enough water to cope with global warming
Central Arizona Project is preparing for a severe water shortage if global warming leads to drier conditions over the next decade. CAP officials said scientific models of climate change they are monitoring indicate the state will experience hotter and drier conditions through the year 2025.
Mar. 6, 2013
Preparing for the Valley
The Valley's violent dust storms may be a few months away, but the National Weather Service and Arizona Department of Transportation are trying to get people prepared.Tim Tait of ADOT and Ken Waters of the National Weather Service explain how quickly dust storms develop and how drivers should react.
Mar. 6, 2013
Changing Arizona
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.
Mar. 6, 2013
Kyl takes a new job in Washington
Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has a new job. KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert has more.The Arizona Republican is now a senior policy adviser for the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm of Covington & Burling.
Mar. 6, 2013
Brewer champions Medicaid expansion
Governor Jan Brewer and President Barack Obama probably don’t agree on much, but when it comes to Medicaid in Arizona, they seem to be on the same page. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer held a rally Tuesday in support of Medicaid expansion.
Mar. 6, 2013
Death row inmate execution postponed, Phoenix Catholic clergy attend vigil
The execution of an Arizona man scheduled to be put to death Wednesday has been postponed. Late Tuesday night, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Arizona’s request to lift the Ninth Circuit Court order that blocked the execution.
Mar. 6, 2013
Have You Thought About Retiring To Central America?
The lure of retiring in Central America has brought Americans in droves to tropical countries like Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Cheap living. Good food. Vibrant culture. Some Baby Boomers call it Pura Vida -- the Pure Life.
Mar. 5, 2013
How long is your commute?
A new study by the Census Bureau shows that nearly 80 percent of people who drive to work in this country drive alone. The survey also shows that more than 10 million people spend two hours a day getting to and from work.
Mar. 5, 2013
Justice Sandra Day O
Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981. Since resigning from the bench, Justice O’Connor has focused on getting kids to know more about how federal, state and local governments work.
Mar. 5, 2013
Oakland A
Oakland A’s fans will be going to a different ballpark for spring training in two years. The City of Mesa approved an agreement last night that will have the A’s training at Mesa’s Hohokam Park. The Chicago Cubs train their now, but they will be moving to a new park in Mesa next year.
Mar. 5, 2013

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