Arizona is mourning the loss of Bill Thompson. He's the man in the familiar derby hat and suit coat who entertained thousands of kids and adults each day on the "Wallace and Ladmo Show."
July 25, 2014

KJZZ News

Why do we choose to live in the part of the Valley we do? A new project aims to get answers to that question - it’s called Individualocracy.
July 25, 2014
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever might not sound like an Arizona problem, but it is. The potentially deadly disease is most prevalent here during monsoon season.
July 25, 2014
An Arizona court of appeals has ruled that parents don’t have an inherent right to question their children at hearings that could sever their custody. It’s the first time a ruling like this has been made in Arizona.
July 25, 2014
Telling stories is something that, for a lot of us, comes pretty naturally. "Did I ever tell you about the time my Uncle Jack ... ?" -- that sort of thing. But the art of storytelling can be used for a lot: healing, cultural exchange, building community. A conference in the Valley this weekend is bringing together storytellers from around the world.
July 25, 2014
The National Weather Service in Tucson conducted a special balloon release Friday morning in anticipation of an active weather pattern this afternoon. Meteorologists hope to get a better idea of how a rapid increase in gulf moisture will impact the forecast.
July 25, 2014

NPR News

The Permanent Court of Arbitration called Russia's seizure of the oil company "devious and calculated." The ruling, one of the largest such awards, adds to tensions between Moscow and the West.
July 28, 2014
The deal will unite two of the United States' biggest discount stores. Dollar Tree will pay $74.50 for each share of Family Dollar and said it would run the company as a separate brand.
July 28, 2014
The Muslim holiday Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is usually a time for family celebration. This year, it also marks three weeks since the current war in Gaza started.
July 28, 2014
Food in supermarkets is increasingly connected to child labor and trafficking. Many laws aimed at ending these abuses overlook a key source of the problem: The rapid decline of fish and fauna.
July 28, 2014
The crew — made up of Dutch and Australian experts — were headed toward the debris field when they heard explosions.
July 28, 2014