KJZZ News

Head Start Budget To Be Restored Pending Vote
Phoenix City Council will meet Wednesday to restore cuts to the city’s Head Start program. Last year the Head Start budget was reduced by more than a million dollars.
June 18, 2014
Media Gets First Look At Children Inside Nogales Detention Facility
On Wednesday morning, members of the media were allowed their first visit inside the Nogales, Ariz., processing center that is housing 900 children caught crossing the border alone.
June 18, 2014
Board Of Regents Approves New NAU President
The Arizona Board of Regents has approved a new president for Northern Arizona University.
June 18, 2014
State Route 89A Construction Finished Early
Drivers once again have access to the switchbacks in Oak Creek Canyon.
June 18, 2014
Horne Wants Police Departments In Polygamous Towns Dissolved
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne wants a federal court to dissolve the police department that serves the twin polygamous communities of Colorado City, Ariz. and Hilldale, Utah.
June 18, 2014
Brewer: May Be Time To Expand Civil Rights Laws To Include Gays
Gov. Jan Brewer says it may be time to consider a ban on discrimination against gays in Arizona.
June 18, 2014
Hearing: VA Had Authority To Send Vets To Outside Care, But Didnt
The House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs is holding a meeting to discuss using non-VA care for veterans.
June 18, 2014
Clean Elections Director Seeks Probe Of AG Horne
The director of the Arizona's Citizens Clean Elections Commission on Tuesday recommended the commission authorize a full investigation of Attorney General Tom Horne to determine if he broke election laws.
June 18, 2014
Tucson Heroin Bust Worth $7.5 Million
The DEA said Operation Smack Talk, an 11-month investigation in Tucson, yielded 123 pounds of high-grade heroin.
June 17, 2014
Should Priests Own Guns?
A $1 million bond has been set for the man who killed one Phoenix priest and severely beat another. Authorities say 54-year-old Gary Michael Moran beat Father Joseph Terra, wrestled the priest’s handgun away, and then used it to murder Father Kenneth Walker.
June 17, 2014
Phoenix Parking Meter Fee Increase Goes To A Vote
Phoenix parking meter rates and hours might be changing — dramatically. The city council will vote Wednesday whether to institute what’s known as dynamic pricing.
June 17, 2014
Glendales Warrant Wipe Out See Small Turnout
Glendale officials has wrapped up it’s first “warrant wipe out” program in hopes of getting people to pay their outstanding traffic tickets and misdemeanor fines. But only 140 people came forward in time to avoid jail time.
June 17, 2014
Arizona-Based Gossip Site Wins Appeal Of Cheerleaders Lawsuit
A former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader should not have been allowed to sue an Arizona-based gossip website over online posts about her sexual history, an appeals court ruled Monday in a case watched closely by Internet giants including Google and Facebook.
June 17, 2014
Arroyos Streak Ends At 369 Straight Starts
Bronson Arroyo had been one of baseball's most reliable pitchers during his 15-year career, fighting off a variety of ailments to take the ball every time his turn came up.
June 17, 2014
SRP To Buy More Geothermal Energy From California
Salt River Project has agreed to buy more geothermal energy from the Imperial Valley of southern California.
June 17, 2014
Junipine Fire Has Burned 12 Acres, Is 25 Percent Contained
For the second time this year, a wildfire is burning in Oak Creek Canyon, north of Slide Rock State Park.
June 17, 2014
Scottsdale Fire Damages Car Dealership On Grand Opening Day
The Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe Fire Departments battled a fire in Scottsdale early Tuesday morning at the showroom of the Mark Kia car dealership at Scottsdale Road and Roosevelt Street.
June 17, 2014
Glendale City Council Set To Vote On Sales Tax Extension
Glendale officials want to extend the city's sales tax increase to rescue it from financial disaster. They'll use the revenue to pay off a mountain of debt created partly when the city invested in pro sports.
June 17, 2014
How You Unknowingly Start Wildfires
It's not just campfires and cigarettes that start ferocious wildfires. Your car can be the culprit, too.
June 16, 2014
Why Long Hours Are Good For Young Docs
One of the last things you want at the hospital is a tired doctor. The American medical system has made changes to the amount of time a young doctor can be at work. But as KJZZ Commentator Doctor Joe Sirven tells us, long hours are an important part of the job.
June 16, 2014

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