KJZZ News

Paid Family Leave Bill Gets Strong Backing
A former State Department official and current high-powered investment banker is adding his voice to those calling for legislation that would create paid leave for the parents of newborn children or those caring for ill family members.
Jan. 6, 2014
Lopez Turns In Legislature Resignation
Tucson Democrat Linda Lopez is making good on her planned exit from the Arizona Senate. She has submitted a resignation letter.
Jan. 6, 2014
Alternative Boy Scout Organization Is Growing
Jan. 1 marked the change of Boy Scout Policy to allow openly gay members. Some scouts unhappy with the change started an alternative organization called Trail Life USA.
Jan. 4, 2014
Petrified Forest Expands,
One of Arizona’s national parks is getting bigger. Petrified Forest National Park is adding more than 4,200 acres.
Jan. 3, 2014
Expectations For Budget Proposal
Gov. Jan Brewer is expected to release her budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year in two weeks.
Jan. 3, 2014
Preparing For Our Digital Afterlife
Our lives have become more digital, between email, social media accounts, sharing photos and any number of other things, but what happens to all of that when we die?
Jan. 3, 2014
Did You Know: Arizona Symbols
What comes to mind when you think about Arizona? The hot weather, cactus and citrus, but there is more to Arizona.
Jan. 3, 2014
Phoenix City Council Welcomes New Members
Flipping the calendar to 2014 also means the work of some of Arizona’s elected officials is getting restarted.
Jan. 3, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union is considering an appeal after a federal judge threw out a lawsuit that tried to stop America’s port inspectors from seizing laptops at the nation’s borders without good reason to do so.
Jan. 3, 2014
Trio Of Golden Eagles Released Near Mayer
Three golden eagles were released into the wild near Prescott Friday morning.
Jan. 3, 2014
Babeu: Highway Funds Need To Be Used For Highway Improvements
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is calling on Arizona lawmakers to stop diverting money from the Highway User Revenue Fund to the Department of Public Safety, so the counties can use the money for its intended purpose.
Jan. 3, 2014
Check Status Of Flights Before Going To Airport
Sky Harbor Airport officials are warning travelers and those who may be picking them up at the airport to check the status of flights going to, coming from or connecting on the East Coast.
Jan. 3, 2014
Full Court To Examine Measure Banning Bail
A federal appeals court will hear new arguments about whether Arizona voters can legally ban bail for some people charged with crimes who are not in the United States legally.
Jan. 3, 2014
Officer In Critical Condition
Phoenix police have identified the officer involved in a New Year’s Eve shooting after he tried to stop the car of some armed robbery suspects. Thirty-four-year-old Officer Scott Sefranka is a seven-year veteran, who was shot when one of the suspects grabbed his weapon, according to Commander Louis Tovar.
Jan. 3, 2014
Mesa City Council Approves Pay Hikes
The next mayor and city council in Mesa will make a lot more money. The current city council approved the pay hikes last month.
Jan. 3, 2014
Ethanol Leaking From Tanker
Ethanol is still leaking from a railcar near downtown Phoenix. The fire department responded to the leak in a Union Pacific rail yard at 4 a.m. on Friday.
Jan. 3, 2014
American Airlines To Keep Old Logo
American Airlines employees voted to keep the airline’s one year old logo. The Texas based carrier merged with Tempe based U.S. Airways last year.
Jan. 3, 2014
Grid Bike Share Launch In Phoenix Delayed
Beta testing is underway for the bike share program that’s rolling out in three Valley cities, but riders in Phoenix won’t be able to rent the bikes as early as was hoped for.
Jan. 2, 2014
Expanded Health Care Doesnt Expand Patient Numbers - Yet
Health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act went into effect Jan. 1, around the country and here in Arizona. But Valley hospitals say the number of people receiving medical care hasn’t changed – yet.
Jan. 2, 2014
Litter Of Lions Born At Reid Park Zoo In Tucson
In an effort to make sure there is as little stress on the mother and cubs as possible, she says it’ll be 6-8 weeks before the cubs are put on exhibit.
Jan. 2, 2014

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