KJZZ News

Different Perspectives On The Valley Metro Bus Driver Strike
The union representing striking bus drivers and the operating company both expressed optimism Friday that they would be able to reach an agreement to end the strike that started Thursday. KJZZ’s Steve Shadley has been out and about, talking to people affected by the strike.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Housing Market In Good Shape Ahead Of President Obamas Speech
President Barack Obama will speak about home ownership Tuesday afternoon at Desert Vista High School in the Valley. His speech will highlight the topic as a, "cornerstone of how we strengthen the middle class," according to a White House press release.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Town Hall: Phoenix City Council District 4
The first KJZZ Town Hall on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Tuesday and focused on the candidates in District 4. The KJZZ Town Hall featuring the Phoenix City Council District 4 candidates.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Town Hall: Phoenix City Council District 2
The final KJZZ Town Hall on the Phoenix City Council Elections was held Thursday night and focused on the candidates of District 2. Candidates Virgel Cain and Jim Waring at the District 2 forum. (Photo by Julie Levin - KJZZ) This district spans much of North Phoenix, from Scottsdale Road to the East to Interstate 17 to the West.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prosecutors And Medical Marijuana Advocates Disagree Over Driving Under The Influence
Arizona’s medical marijuana program was approved by the state’s voters in 2010 but took a while to be fully implemented, and it is complicating life for law enforcement. Some prosecutors in the Valley are arguing that any trace of pot in a driver’s blood equals driving under the influence, but Arizona Republic reporter JJ Hensley said medical marijuana advocates disagree.
Sept. 20, 2013
Did You Know: Valley Broadcast Museum Highlights Industry History
Wallace and Ladmo, Dick Van Dyke, Jack Clifford, Al McCoy. These are the stories and people you can learn about at a broadcasting museum. One of the rooms of the House of Broadcasting museum. It is decked out with equipment and framed photos on the wall.
Sept. 20, 2013
Water Levels In Lakes Mead And Powell Will Be Reduced If Drought Continues, According To Study
There is more proof the region’s stubborn drought is affecting water supplies in Arizona and other western states. A new federal report predicts water levels in Colorado River reservoirs will drop significantly over the next few years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Meth Losing Steam To Prescription Pills
Methamphetamine use is down, and so are the negative advertisements. The focus has shifted from meth to prescription pills, according to Glenn Cummings, the west regional director of Outpatient Services for Terros, a Phoenix behavioral health group.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mexican Gray Wolf Dies
Wildlife officials said a Mexican gray wolf has died in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest. Arizona Game and Fish officials said a field team was trying to fit radio-telemetry collars on some wolves last weekend.
Sept. 20, 2013
U.S. Forest Service Short On Firefighting Funds
The U.S. Forest Service is running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season. The agency is diverting dollars from other departments to meet firefighting needs.The Forest Service has spent nearly a billion dollars fighting fires this year which left it with about $50 million available.
Sept. 20, 2013
Enrollment Increases At ASUs New Lake Havasu Campus
Enrollment has doubled at Arizona State University’s new satellite campus in Lake Havasu City. The college opened a year ago, but ASU plans to add some majors in hopes of attracting more undergraduates.
Sept. 20, 2013
New Mexico Officials Argue Against Deregulation Of Utilities
Some New Mexico officials are urging the Arizona Corporation Commission not to deregulate electricity sales. They contend the decision in Arizona could decimate the New Mexico economy.The Arizona Corporation Commission is considering deregulating the state's electric market.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: Solar Energy Cheap As Natural Gas By 2025
A solar power KJZZ file photo. (Photo courtesy of KJZZ File Footage) By Courtney Flatt and KJZZ NewsA new Department of Energy study predicts Arizona will use more energy per capita than any other western state by 2025.
Sept. 20, 2013
Funding Phoenixs Historic Preservation Office
Phoenix’s Historic Preservation Office is running short on cash. Voters in 2006 approved a $13 million bond, but that money was only supposed to last five years, and it appears unlikely the issue will be back on the ballot anytime soon.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rattlesnake Birthing Season Prompts Warnings About Increased Potential For Snake Bites
Eight people were bitten by rattlesnakes in the Tucson area over the weekend.  It is the time of year when rattlers give birth, and that has prompted officials to issue a warning about increased snake activity.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Files Appeal Challenging Federal Aid Denial For Yarnell Hill Fire Victims
Some of Arizona’s most powerful politicians have filed an appeal challenging the federal government’s decision not to grant aid to victims of the Yarnell Hill wildfire.  The governor is sending a letter to President Obama asking for help.
Sept. 20, 2013
To Slash Food Tax In Half, City Asks For Input
Phoenix residents can weigh in on the future of the city’s controversial food tax this week, as officials host a series of public meetings to discuss the best way to phase it out. In 2010, the city slapped a 2 percent tax on food as an emergency measure to raise cash during the recession, but the city council is now looking for ways to cut the tax in half by January 1, 2014.
Sept. 20, 2013
Election Law Key Provisions Targeting Homeowners Associations To Be Stripped Out
Key provisions of an election law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer in June and targeting homeowners associations will be stripped out of the law, under terms of a legal settlement.  All but one of the provisions affecting HOAs will be nullified, after a suit was filed charging the measure violated a constitutional provision that requires bills to address just one subject.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sedona Votes To Apply For Dark Sky Designation
Sedona is applying to be designated a Dark Sky community. The City Council voted on Tuesday 5-2 in favor of applying to the International Dark-Sky Association for the official designation. The label would recognize the community efforts to preserve the dark skies and set guidelines to maintain the status.
Sept. 20, 2013
New App Allows Users To Join In Search For Child Predators
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office is introducing a new app for smartphones. ICE says it will allow you to join the hunt for child predators. Spokeswoman Amber Cargile says the first-of-its-kind app contains four user-friendly screens.
Sept. 20, 2013

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