KJZZ News

Hundreds Of Desert Tortoises May Be Euthanized
Recent reports that hundreds of sick desert tortoises at a Nevada sanctuary might have to be put down have triggered a public outcry. The animals are found in Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. Desert tortoises have trundled across the Southwest for 200 million years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sept. 20, 2013
Woman Recovers After Javelina Attack
A Tucson woman is recovering after being attacked by javelina as she walked her dog. Mark Hart of Arizona Game and Fish said there was not much she could have done to prevent the attack. “She was walking a small dog, rounded a corner and came face-to-face with one and then as many as three javelinas that charged directly right at her,” Hart said.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grijalva To Travel To New Mexico To Look At Wild Horse Corral
Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva is traveling today to Nevada to get a firsthand look at a government corral used to temporarily house 1,500 mustangs recently gathered from federal rangeland. Grijalva is the top Democrat on a congressional panel on public lands, and an outspoken critic of the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse policies.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Corporation Commission To Decide On Electric Market Deregulation
This fall, the state’s utility regulators will decide whether to take up an issue that could change how you get your electricity. The Arizona Corporation Commission has asked for comment on what it is calling retail competition.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Corporation Commission Holds Hearing About Legal Complications Of Electric Market Deregulation
 The Arizona Corporation Commission held a hearing to discuss the legal issues of deregulating the utility market. Lawyers on both sides of the issue addressed the commission.  Michael Grant, attorney for the Arizona Investment Council, argued against deregulation.
Sept. 20, 2013
ADOT Pumps Flood Waters Off Of Interstate 17 In North Phoenix
Flooding in north Phoenix kept road crews busy pumping water off parts of Interstate 17 on Monday. Pumps working hard at the Deer Valley Road and Interstate 17 pump house. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation) Arizona Department of Transportation had to remove hundreds of thousands of gallons of water in just a few hours.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizonans Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary
Ceremonies are taking place across the country Wednesday to remember the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Arizonans are looking back in their own ways including Phoenix firefighter Jack Johnson, one of the many first-responders who went to Manhattan after the twin towers came down to dig through the rubble.
Sept. 20, 2013
Some Laws Take Effect Friday, HB 2305 Not Included
Not sure if this officially counts as a holiday in state government wonk-ville, but Friday is the General Effective Date, the day on which most bills signed during the legislative session become law. Hank Stephenson, a reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times, gives a sense of what some of those new laws are, but first, let’s do the numbers on this year’s bills.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewers Office Says State Revenues Are Higher Than Expected
Gov. Jan Brewer's office said the state has more revenues than expected, and that means Arizona is on pace to emerge from its deficit next year. But, a Democratic legislative leader said the governor cannot take all of the credit.
Sept. 20, 2013
Blue-Footed Booby Spotted In Southeast Arizona
High-diving seabirds known as blue-footed boobies have suddenly expanded their range. The Arizona Daily Star says a blue-footed booby appeared at Patagonia Lake State Park last month in the first documented sighting of the species in southeast Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
Here & Now: Firework Legality
It's now legal to buy and distribute fireworks in Arizona...but it's not legal to use them in various cities due to concerns about brush fires and safety.Here and Now host Steve Goldstein takes a look at talks to Kingman city manager Jack Kramer about the need for a controlled environment to keep the community safe from brush fires.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ StoryCorps: Determined
   In this AZ-Edition of StoryCorps, German Audies Cadenas talks with his friend Pedro Lopez about his determination to graduate from ASU in spite of numerous obstacles.  StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Sept. 20, 2013
Employment Opportunities and EEO Information
For employment opportunities with KJZZ, KBAQ and other divisions of Rio Salado College and in the Maricopa Community College System please visit http://www.maricopa.edu/about/?jobs or www.riosalado.edu/jobs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Laurie Notaro Brings Humor to Valley
KJZZ's Bri Valdivia sits down with Notaro for a brief interview about starting her writing career in Phoenix. Notaro will be at Changing Hands Bokstore for a book signing and reading Thursday, July 28th at 7pm.
Sept. 20, 2013

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