KJZZ News

Guatemalan Consulate In Tucson Still A Priority Despite No More Children In Nogales
The consulate said the large number of Guatemalan children held in a Border Patrol facility in Nogales put more urgency on opening an office nearby.
July 23, 2014
Arizona Inmate Dead After Controversial Two-Hour Execution
An Arizona inmate is dead after a controversial execution that lasted almost two hours.
July 23, 2014
House Subcommittee Hears Testimony On Fish Hatchery Protection Act
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is supporting legislation that would make closing fish hatcheries more difficult. The agency’s chairman was in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday testifying in favor of the bill.
July 23, 2014
Increase In Medical Marijuana Cards Issued In Arizona
Statistics from the Arizona Department of Health Services show more than 50,000 medical marijuana cards have been issued in the state since April 2011.
July 23, 2014
Rare Fish Added to Endangered Species List
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will list a fish found along the Arizona-New Mexico border under the Endangered Species Act.
July 23, 2014
Attorney Interviews Highlight Concerns At New Mexico Immigrant Detention Facility
A team of attorneys met with immigrant women detained at a recently opened government facility in Artesia, N.M.
July 23, 2014
DES Recovers $2M In Fraudulent Food Stamp And Unemployment Benefits
The Arizona Department of Economic Security said it recovered more than $2 million in the last fiscal year in fines, fees and restitution.
July 23, 2014
Valley Summer Camps Affected By Excessive Heat
The Valley is under an excessive heat warning from 10 this morning until 8 p.m. tomorrow. This can make things difficult for summer camps across the Phoenix area.
July 23, 2014
Safford Still Struggling With Severe Drought
The city of Safford is expanding its water conservation campaign to cope with the severe drought in southeast Arizona. The city’s water supply has reached its lowest level in almost 20 years.
July 23, 2014
Republicans Work To Speed Up Return Of Central American Children
Republicans in the U.S. House want to send National Guard personnel to the nation's southern border to speed removal of unaccompanied young migrants.
July 23, 2014
GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls Face Off On Education, Immigration, And Working With Washington
Five of the six Republicans in the race for governor gathered for a forum hosted by KJZZ on Tuesday night at the Arizona Historical Society.
July 22, 2014
Combo Of Economy, Health Benefits Drive Many To Public Transit
Despite the increasing population in Arizona, there are fewer cars on the road now than there were nearly a decade ago.
July 22, 2014
WPA Building At Fairgrounds To Remain Standing Indefinitely
The Civic building on the Arizona State Fairgrounds will remain standing. The State Fair Board voted Tuesday evening to halt demolition indefinitely.
July 22, 2014
Arizona Posts Second-Biggest Drop In Construction Jobs In June
While 38 states saw construction employment rise in June, Arizona lost 4,500 jobs compared to a year ago.
July 22, 2014
New Excise Tax On Water Goes Into Effect In Phoenix
Residents and business owners in the city of Phoenix will see higher water bills starting this month. That’s because the city council passed a user tax to balance the city’s budget.
July 22, 2014
 Feds Announce Crackdown On Smuggling Groups
A federal effort to dismantle migrant smuggling organizations in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley has yielded 192 criminal arrests in the past month.
July 22, 2014
SCOTUS Rules Arizona Execution Can Proceed
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday afternoon that an Arizona inmate’s execution will go ahead as scheduled.
July 22, 2014
Maricopa County Wants Fewer Provisional Ballots, More Independents Voters In Primary
Almost 50,000 independent voters in Maricopa County have asked for a ballot for next month's primary. That's more than double the number of independents who voted in 2012's primary. Elections officials are encouraging independents to vote in the primary, and trying to drive down the number of provisional ballots cast.
July 22, 2014
Six Days Left To Register To Vote In Arizona Primary
If you want to vote in the state primary election next month, you have six more days to get registered.
July 22, 2014
Reward Offered For Happy Jack Spiked Rebar Information
The Coconino County National Forest is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever is hiding spiked rebar on roads in the Happy Jack area near Flagstaff.
July 22, 2014

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