KJZZ News

Legendary television anchor Bill Close dies at 91
Legendary Phoenix television news anchor Bill Close has died at the age of 91.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: Close worked for 29 years at Channel Ten in Phoenix—then known as KOOL—as news anchor and Vice President for News until he retired in 1993.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale mayor optimistic about keeping Coyotes
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers says the city has a good opportunity to keep the Coyotes in town, even though Thursday night’s deadline passed without a prospective owner coming up with the money to buy the team.
Sept. 20, 2013
Will immigration reform, Medicaid funding lead to more compromises?
Several Republican Governors, including Arizona's Jan Brewer, are in favor of expanded Medicaid funding -- even as they continue to oppose the Affordable Care Act. Many Republican members of Congress are also supporting immigration reform.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix Suns marketing works to overcome won-loss record
The Phoenix Suns continue to have one of the worst records in the NBA’s Western Conference, but the organization is trying to find other ways to attract fans to games.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The Suns’ average attendance this season is under fifteen-thousand per home game at U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Father tells of exploring the Appalachian Trail with 8-year-old son
The Appalachian Trail --  2,184 miles of public pathway through the wilds of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, the Appalachians. The trail, envisioned by forester and conservationist Benton MacKaye as a refuge from life in the industrialized metropolis, was completed in 1937.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona nabs European software company
A European-based software development company has selected Arizona for its U.S. headquarters. The governor’s office announced the arrival of Stealth Software will bring 200 tech jobs to the state. PETER O’DOWD: The company’s European headquarters are split between Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tempe council sets limits on panhandling
The Tempe City Council wants to crack down on unwanted panhandling. The council decided Thursday on changes that could please downtown business owners but may upset others. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.City council members are trying to limit street begging  which has become a growing problem in popular areas such the Mill Avenue.
Sept. 20, 2013
Qualifications for service animals to be restricted
State lawmakers are moving to narrow the list of animals people can legally claim they need for assistance, and bring wherever they go. You might think only service dogs would be in this category, as they assist the blind with navigation, aid those with disabilities in retrieving medications and assist with balance and stability.
Sept. 20, 2013
New CPS workers will help, but not fix, overwhelming need
At the end of January, Governor Jan Brewer authorized emergency funding for 50 new Child Protective Services workers. The 31 new case workers and 19 support staff have been hired, according to the Arizona Department of Economic Safety, which oversees CPS.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona military bases brace for sequestration
Arizona’s military bases are preparing for the federal budget axe under sequestration. Officials at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale said they’ll significantly reduce flying that is not related to pilot training.
Sept. 20, 2013
Legislative committee looking into synthetic drugs again
The Senate Judiciary Committee today takes up the latest measure to combat synthetic drugs, like bath salts. House Republican Eddie Farnsworth's bill is aimed at making the use of the latest compounds to mimic a marijuana-like high illegal.
Sept. 20, 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.
Sept. 20, 2013

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