KJZZ News

 Colorado River Users Talk Resource Constraints
The Colorado River Water Users Association met in Las Vegas this week to discuss how to deal with some of the lowest water levels on record. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell spoke to the group Friday.
Dec. 16, 2013
 Texas Takes New Mexico To Supreme Court Over Water
Thirsty Texas is looking to its neighbor states for water. Oklahoma has been the target of Texas water grabs and now the Lone Star State is looking to the Land of Enchantment.
Dec. 16, 2013
High Demand, Strong Supply Drive New Mexico
New Mexico has a drug problem. The state routinely holds close to the top position nationally for overdose deaths. No one has a clear reason why – some say poverty or unemployment, or easy access to drugs along distribution routes north.
Dec. 16, 2013
Kelley, Giffords Discouraged By Lack Of Progress On Gun Control Legislation
Former astronaut Mark Kelley used the anniversary of the Newtown shootings this weekend to speak out about the lack of progress on gun control in Congress.
Dec. 16, 2013
Courts Debate DREAMers, Driver’s Licenses
A federal appeals court may be poised to void a decision by Governor Brewer that denies driver’s licenses to those in the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA.)
Dec. 16, 2013
McCain Joins Protestors In Kiev
Arizona Senator John McCain joined anti-government protesters in Ukraine over the weekend to support their European ambitions and threatening sanctions against the country’s government, should it use additional violence to disperse the protesters.
Dec. 16, 2013
Valley Teachers Don’t Fear Safety
Saturday is the one year anniversary of the mass shooting in Connecticut, when 20 children and six staff members were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. With the memory still fresh in Arizona, students and teachers here have mixed opinions about the potential for gun violence at school.
Dec. 14, 2013
 Mountain Lions, Bighorn Sheep Die In Effort To Restore Nature
Last November, Arizona wildlife officials began a program to re-introduce bighorn sheep to the Santa Catalina mountains north of Tucson. Thirty-one of the iconic animals were trucked in from a wilderness area, fitted with tracking devices and offloaded into the mountains. But shortly thereafter, another iconic creature, the native mountain lion, stalked and killed two of the bighorns. Then those mountain lions were shot and killed by Arizona Game and Fish.
Dec. 13, 2013
Two Arizona Bus Companies Closed
Two Arizona bus companies are out of business because of a federal investigation into motor coach safety.
Dec. 13, 2013
Gustavo Arellano To Address ASU
Next Wednesday, Arizona State University will hold its Hispanic convocation, and the address will be given by a journalist who is best known for his nationally-sydnicated "Ask a Mexican" column.
Dec. 13, 2013
Helping The Downtown Phoenix Homeless Population
The assumption used to be that every community was going to have a chronically homeless population. How could you possibly get people off the streets?
Dec. 13, 2013
Arizona
Arizona’s Medicaid expansion plan will have its first day in court Friday afternoon.
Dec. 13, 2013
New Year Brings Price Transparency
Come New Year’s Day, Arizonans could have a better sense of what it costs to see the doctor. Earlier this year, state lawmakers approved a measure requiring many hospitals and physician practices to make available lists of how much their most common procedures cost for patients who pay out of pocket.
Dec. 13, 2013
Stanton Pushing for Donations To Low-Income Schoolscome Schools
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is urging residents to donate money to low-income schools in the city and take a tax credit in the process.
Dec. 13, 2013
Valley Ice Rinks Thrive
CityScape is home to one of the Valley’s outdoor holiday rinks, but it is not the only one. Even though wintertime in the Valley does not generally include snow or even temperatures that would allow snow to stick on the ground, you can still pretend you are skating around that massive tree at Rockefeller Center without leaving Phoenix.
Dec. 13, 2013
Did You Know: Monument Hill
You may have walked around the wetlands in the West Valley. The area is surrounded by birds, petroglyphs and a hiking spot, but there is more to this place than meets the eye.
Dec. 13, 2013
Former Diamondbacks Pitcher
The top game being developed by the defunct video game company of former Diamondbacks pitcher Curt Schilling failed to sell at an auction this week.
Dec. 13, 2013
Brewer Lawyers Head To Court
Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer want a judge to kick out a lawsuit challenging the Medicaid expansion Brewer spearheaded. The challenge comes from fellow Republicans.
Dec. 13, 2013
AZ Legislature Cuts Number Of Income Tax Brackets
A special legislative panel voted Thursday cut the number of state income tax brackets. But some lawmakers are concerned about what comes next.
Dec. 13, 2013
Temperatures Will Dip A Few Degrees This Weekend
Look for temperatures to dip a few degrees Friday and Saturday before bouncing up early next week. Additionally, parts of the state will see some rain and snow.
Dec. 13, 2013

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