KJZZ News

Lawmakers hope to refinance unemployment insurance loan
Arizona legislators want to refinance a federal loan that kept the state’s unemployment fund afloat during the recession. In 2010, Arizona took out a federal loan to keep its jobless fund solvent.
Sept. 20, 2013
Federal Aviation Administration to close 149 airport control towers
Last month, the Federal Aviation Administration announced 149 airport control towers would close starting next week, as a result of the sequester budget cuts. Four of those towers are in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. drug czar meets with local mayors
United States drug czar Gil Kerlikowske met with local mayors in Phoenix on Thursday to talk border security and drug trafficking. U.S. Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske, center, visited with (from left), Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott, Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski, and Phoenix Chief of Police Daniel Garcia.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislature votes to scrap old definition of mental illness
Arizona lawmakers voted Monday to scrap an old definition in the law books that said people with mental illness were idiots. It existed despite the fact that most references in the statutes have been updated to be legally and medically correct.
Sept. 20, 2013
Social media stole my kidney
Comic Amy Donohue talked about her decision to donate a kidney and her efforts to serve as a spokesperson for organ donation.Donohue explained how social media stole her kidney. She donated hers to the mother of a woman she met on Twitter.
Sept. 20, 2013
Steve Shadley
KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Steve Shadley is no stranger to the issues shaping Arizona. Shadley started his public radio career more than 30 years ago while pursuing a journalism degree at Northern Arizona University.
Sept. 20, 2013
Early voting bills have some early opponents
Some groups involved with getting minorities to the polls are unhappy with legislation working its way through the Legislature. Right now, you can sign up on a permanent early voting list, meaning a ballot will be mailed to you in advance of every election.
Sept. 20, 2013
Brewer vetoes militia bill
Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that would have removed the age limit of 45 for serving in the state militia. The militia is a provision in the state constitution, but as Brewer noted in her veto letter, it has never been established or funded.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona electric utilities ranked for solar power production
The state of Arizona has two of the top ten American electric utilities for production of solar power.The latest ratings from the Solar Electric Power Association show Arizona Public Service producing the fourth-most solar power and Tucson Electric the seventh-most in the country.
Sept. 20, 2013
One dead, one in critical condition after weekend vehicle collision
One man is dead, another in critical condition, after a dirt bike hit another vehicle over the weekend in Gilbert. Joaquinn Enriquez of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says alcohol may have been a factor in the incident.
Sept. 20, 2013
More money for Tucson city employees
All Tucson public employees will receive a raise. The Tucson City Council approved the 55-cent-an-hour increase this week. The hike is included in Tucson's 2014 budget. The Arizona Daily Star reports, the change will take effect no later than Jan.
Sept. 20, 2013

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