KJZZ News

How Can We Help Loved Ones With Mental Illness?
In the wake of the suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams, dealing with mental illness has been at the heart of many discussions.
Aug. 13, 2014
Discovering Community In The Valley
How does a place like this define what community is? And how do our smaller communities of faith or arts or passions fit into the larger picture of this area?
Aug. 13, 2014
Judge Denies Hornes Request To Block Investigation
Arizona attorney general Tom Horne has lost his battle to block an investigation into possible campaign violations.
Aug. 13, 2014
Brewers Endorsement Of Smith Raises The Money Stakes
Gov. Jan Brewer’s endorsement of his campaign this week was money to former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith — literally.
Aug. 13, 2014
Slide Fire Aftermath Contributing To Bears In Urban Areas
This year’s Slide Fire near Sedona destroyed some 21,000 acres of forest land, leaving them covered in ash. That took away the food source for area bears, which are becoming more and more common in the city.
Aug. 13, 2014
Glendale Approves Casino Agreement, Will Make Millions From Tribe
After a five year legal battle, the Glendale City Council has formally ended its opposition to a casino outside the city limits.
Aug. 13, 2014
Flooding Closes Streets, South Mountain Access
Severe flooding along Dobbins Road in South Phoenix is causing serious problems for drivers Wednesday morning.
Aug. 13, 2014
Child Migrants Transition From Shelters To A Life In Limbo
Almost 37,500 migrant children who crossed the Southwest border this year are now reunited with relatives or sponsors. Among them are a family in Phoenix back together after years of separation.
Aug. 13, 2014
Phoenix Mayor Wants To Improve Public Transit
Phoenix is creating a citizen’s committee meant to help improve public transportation in the city. Mayor Greg Stanton said he wants to triple the amount of light-rail lines in the city, among other goals.
Aug. 12, 2014
Maricopa County Sees Spike In Early Ballot Requests From Independents
The Maricopa County Elections Department says over the past three weeks about 25,000 more independent voters have asked for an early ballot to vote in this month's primary. That brings the total number of potential independent early voters to nearly 76,000.
Aug. 12, 2014
Brewer Will Use PAC Money To Support Smith
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said she will use money she’s raised from donors inside and outside the state to help elect Republican Scott Smith her successor.
Aug. 12, 2014
Rain, And Possible Flooding, On Tap For Central Arizona
The Valley could be in for some heavy showers Tuesday and Wednesday according to the National Weather Service.
Aug. 12, 2014
 Energy Secretary Visits Shuttered Nuclear Waste Facility
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz visited the shuttered nuclear waste plant in New Mexico on Wednesday for the first time since a radiation leak six months ago. He asked for the public's patience as the investigation into the cause of the leak continues.
Aug. 12, 2014
Flagstaff Camp Closed When Students Develop Tick-Borne Disease
Outings at a summer camp owned by the Flagstaff Unified School District were canceled this week after at least five students tested positive for a rare, tick-borne disease.
Aug. 12, 2014
 Tucson Police Field Blowback After SB 1070 Arrest
The arrest of an undocumented Latino immigrant by the U.S. Border Patrol brought human rights activists to the streets and to the Tucson Police Department.
Aug. 12, 2014
Hornes Attorneys Ask Judge To Halt Clean Elections Investigation
Lawyers for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne tried to convince a judge that the Clean Elections Commission shouldn't be allowed to investigate charges of improper campaign contributions.
Aug. 11, 2014
Customs And Border Protection Launches Passport Control App
United States Customs and Border Protection launched a new mobile app today. The administration hopes the program can expedite customs processing at U.S. airports.
Aug. 11, 2014
State Concerned Hollywood Film Will Impact Turtle-Buying Trend
Officials at the Arizona Game and Fish Department are worried a newly released film will prompt a pet-sale trend. The agency says over time this turns into a surge of unwanted animals.
Aug. 11, 2014
Regulation Changes Considered After Deadly Sprint Car Accident
A sprint car race accident over the weekend that caused the death of a driver has racetrack operators considering changes to their regulations.
Aug. 11, 2014
Court Rules Arizona Prison Officials Violated Death-Row Inmates Rights
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Arizona prison officials violated a death-row inmate's rights when they read a letter from him to his attorney. The court said that violation infringed on the inmate’s right to counsel.
Aug. 11, 2014

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