KJZZ News

Anthony Kern
Dueling gun bills at the state capitol have enough support to block background checks on private sales.
Apr. 18, 2017
Jane Hilton hiking
When Jane Hilton died late last year after a long journey with cancer, our sister station KBACH didn’t just lose a producer and announcer.
Apr. 18, 2017
JD Mesnard
The speaker of the Arizona House has revived legislation banning texting or other cellphone use by drivers with only a learners permit or during the first six months teenagers have a regular license.
Apr. 18, 2017
Diane Douglas
Arizona Superintendent Of Public Instruction Diane Douglas may have some competition in state elections next year. Tempe City Council member David Schapira is expected to announce his decision about entering the race Tuesday afternoon.
Apr. 18, 2017
death chamber
Arkansas' Supreme Court halted two executions hours before they were scheduled to take place Monday, but will move forward with others. The case centers on a controversial death penalty protocol that has also drawn criticism in Arizona.
Apr. 18, 2017
Thew Elementary School
“Kindergarten is the new 1st grade.” Or at least that’s what many of the state’s early childhood educators say when referring to the rigorous list of skills kids are expected to have mastered by the time they enter first grade. As state public education funding remains tight in Arizona, helping kids learn these skills is an increasing challenge for teachers.
Apr. 18, 2017
Companies will soon compete for the chance to collect your parking money in downtown Phoenix. This week, the City Council will vote to request proposals for a pay-by-phone service.
Apr. 18, 2017
Bottle of prescription medication
Poison prevention experts are praising Gov. Doug Ducey for signing two bills aimed at curbing opioid deaths in Arizona.
Apr. 18, 2017
For the first time since 2008, ASU is honoring two journalists with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. Judy Woodruff and the late Gwen Ifill will receive the 2017 award given by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Apr. 17, 2017
Casa Grande logo
The Casa Grande City Council may soon take action to cut costs for developers and homebuyers.
Apr. 17, 2017
Arizona Education Association
Officials at Arizona’s largest education organization expects dire consequences for the state after lawmakers approved the public funding of private schools with vouchers backed by tax money.
Apr. 17, 2017
It’s only April 17, and the threat of triple digits is forecast for the weekend. With it, comes the threat for heat stroke and brain damage.
Apr. 17, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park
Rescue workers are still searching for two hikers who went missing late Saturday. Chief Ranger Matt Van Dzura says an alert was sent out Saturday evening, and the park service called in the Arizona Department of Public Safety to investigate.
Apr. 17, 2017
People at Sky Harbor
Sky Harbor Airport wants to spend more money to woo airlines to add international destinations. This week, the City Council will vote on the airport’s three-year proposal to increase international marketing funds, allow fee waivers and institute a new credit for airlines that start service to unserved or underserved markets.
Apr. 17, 2017
Raising Arizona movie
Arizona has a long history with moviemaking — from Monument Valley to Old Tucson studios. But a huge percentage of the films made here are directly connected to the Southwest and the Old West. One that doesn’t exactly fit that description turns 30 years old this month: it’s the Coen Brothers’ second movie, "Raising Arizona."
Apr. 17, 2017
David Owen's book
The bigger picture of the Colorado River is one full of dependence on nature, reliance on individual visions by states and municipalities — and a willingness to cooperate among states, even while protecting their own rights. David Owen, staff writer for The New Yorker, has a new book that explores all of those angles.
Apr. 17, 2017
Colorado River
Last week, we told you that the group American Rivers named the Lower Colorado River the country’s most endangered river. The group cited the number of users of the river’s water, and the need for Lower Colorado Basin states to finalize a drought contingency plan.
Apr. 17, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
Growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea are getting an increased amount of attention. To learn more about those stories, we checked in with Rob Hugh-Jones of the BBC.
Apr. 17, 2017
Betsabee Romero
Art can bridge borders. That’s the driving principle behind a first-of-its-kind professional development program for Phoenix artists. The CALA Alliance and AZ Artworker, a program of the Arizona Commission for the Arts, recently brought renowned Mexican artist Betsabee Romero to the Valley to spend a week working with seven local artists in Phoenix to create a community art project.
Apr. 17, 2017
It’s been feast or famine, water-wise, in California. Northern California last week officially set a new record for the wettest year in recorded history, after suffering through a drought.
Apr. 17, 2017

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