KJZZ News

Something Tickles: Live Parrots Smuggled In Elmo Doll
Agriculture specialists with Customs and Border Protection made a somewhat unusual seizure at the border early this month.
July 10, 2014
Odd Jobs: Dont Abandon That Knitting Project, Call A Finisher
There’s the gradual, meditative act of knitting a sweater, one stitch at a time. And then, there’s the act of finishing it — as in sewing the pieces together and making the thing look crisp and polished.
July 10, 2014
Guatemalan Consulate To Open In Tucson
Thousands of immigrant children were detained along the United States-Mexico border last month. Hundreds of them were transferred to a detention facility in Nogales. As a result, the Guatemalan government will soon open a consulate office in Tucson.
July 9, 2014
Immigration rights organizations set up “Border Reality Checkpoints” in communities from California to Texas on Wednesday to inform people about their rights at interior Border Patrol checkpoints.
July 9, 2014
What A Lake Mead Water Level Drop Means For Phoenix
This week it was announced that Lake Mead — a major source of Colorado River water — will drop to levels not seen since the resesrvoir was filled in the 1930s.
July 9, 2014
ASU Professor Changes Plea In Jaywalking Arrest Case
The Arizona State University professor who is accusing a campus police officer of racial profiling and excessive use of force in her recent arrest has changed her plea. Ersula Ore is now pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.
July 9, 2014
When Public Officials Cry, How Does The Public Respond?
Running for office or being an elected official can sometimes lead to very emotional reactions.
July 9, 2014
From Inspired Dreams To Documentary
In 2004, an underdog team of four students from the Valley’s Carl Hayden High School overcame some big odds.
July 9, 2014
Exploring Arizonas Legacy Of Country Music
Arizona has a long and rich cultural history when it comes to music, especially country.
July 9, 2014
Will Humble On Medical Marijuana, Behavioral Health Treatment
Will Humble, the director of Arizona’s Department of Health Services, faces a deadline to decide whether post-traumatic stress disorder will be added to the list of ailments that can be treated with medical marijuana.
July 9, 2014
Bill That Would Ban Lead Ammo Regulation Advances Through U.S. Senate
A bill moving through the United States Senate would ban federal officials from regulating lead bullets. That ammunition can often lead to the death of an endangered bird with a small population in the southwest.
July 9, 2014
The Coconino County Board of Supervisors and now Flagstaff’s City Council support a buffer around Walnut Canyon National Monument that protects that land from potential exchanges and development. But the council has some conditions.
July 9, 2014
Tucsons Symbolic Statement On Central American Migrant Children
The Tucson City Council has unanimously approved a memorial resolution regarding thousands of migrant children from Central America being held at shelters in Arizona.
July 9, 2014
Nogales Prepares For Monsoon Damage
Residents of Nogales, Ariz. are bracing for another round of monsoon storms, and the potential pollution they could cause, after flooding breached a sewage line south of the border.
July 9, 2014
A new federal lawsuit is challenging the fact that most children in deportation proceedings don’t have access to court-appointed attorneys.
July 9, 2014
Attorney General Horne Faces Another Investigation
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is facing another investigation into charges he violated state election laws.
July 9, 2014
Odd Jobs: Diving For Golf Balls Is Big Business In The Valley
John Weynand was dressed for work – in his wetsuit – and driving a golf cart around his “office” for the day.
July 9, 2014
Witnesses Testify About Retaliation At Phoenix VA Hospital
Witnesses told a Congressional hearing Tuesday about demotions, transfers and other forms of retaliation at Veterans Administration hospitals across the country.
July 8, 2014
Over the last few days rain has fallen on the Slide Fire burn area in Oak Creek Canyon and caused mudslides. So far no one has been hurt and no buildings destroyed, but many who live in the canyon are on edge.
July 8, 2014
U.S. Census Study: Unmarried Women Having Children
More unmarried women are having children according to a United States census report. In Arizona, more than 30 percent of women who had a baby in 2012 were in poverty.
July 8, 2014

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