KJZZ News

fall leaves
An essay titled “Fall Is the Worst Season” by Jia Tolentino on the site Jezebel has been making the rounds. It’s a screed on the horrors of autumn and all that it represents.
Oct. 2, 2015
The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce has a new leader. Mark Hiegel is the group’s new president and CEO.
Oct. 2, 2015
Four Chambers Press
A Phoenix diner is the inspiration for the next edition of a literary journal that’s been partnering with local organizations and places.
Oct. 2, 2015
arizona ozone levels chart
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tightened its ozone standard yesterday. State officials say that puts many counties in Arizona out of compliance.
Oct. 2, 2015
school classroom
There are now four plans that have been proposed to get more money to K-12 education.
Oct. 2, 2015
Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is defending the controversial tweet he sent following the arrest of a suspect in the Phoenix-area freeway shooting case.
Oct. 2, 2015
National Weather Service logo
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for parts of northeastern Arizona Friday. Meteorologist Cory Mottice says sustained winds of 20-to-30 miles per hour with higher wind gusts have put that area at risk for wildfires.
Oct. 2, 2015
A new report contends the Navajo Nation wasted more than $30 million in federal funds by building excessively large jails.
Oct. 2, 2015
Glendale seal
Glendale’s relationship with the Arizona Coyotes will likely play a role in the city’s 2016 mayoral race, and one candidate is already criticizing a city council decision that could lead to replacement of the team as manager of Gila River Arena.
Oct. 2, 2015
Ash Avenue Bridge
You may have noticed it while walking in Tempe, how can you miss it? The piece of concrete sticks out like a sore thumb.
Oct. 2, 2015
The Arizona Department of Health Services has concluded a series of tests in Superior Arizona after residents reported concerns about elevated levels of lead in the soil and water.
Oct. 2, 2015
arpaio
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio took the stand again for an hour on Thursday in the contempt of court proceedings against him. The sheriff fielded questions about the adequacy of his office’s internal affairs investigations and his dealings with a confidential informant who apparently tried to link the judge in the case in an anti-Arpaio conspiracy.
Oct. 1, 2015
Mule deer
The Arizona Game and Fish Department in Tucson unveiled a robotic mule deer decoy aimed at catching poachers red-handed.
Oct. 1, 2015
University of Arizona
A new bowl game is coming to the University of Arizona this December.
Oct. 1, 2015
Arizona House Minority Whip Rebecca Rios joined Democratic legislators from around the country in Washington on Wednesday for a call to arms from President Barack Obama on domestic issues.
Oct. 1, 2015
Yuma Riverfront Gateway Park
A conservation fund that has provided money since 1965 for national parks and forests, as well as state and local outdoor recreation sites, faces an uncertain fate.
Oct. 1, 2015
Amalgamated Transit Union logo
A bus strike is looming in Phoenix after members of the Amalgamated Transit Union voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize a work stoppage for 700 drivers who operate many of the city’s busiest routes.
Oct. 1, 2015
Space 55 logo
Theater in the Valley is done in big and small spots with big and small casts. Space 55 in Phoenix tends to offer so-called alternative kinds of plays.
Oct. 1, 2015
Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission logo
Arts in the Phoenix area have dramatically changed over the past three decades. Part of that has to do with a population that’s nearly doubled from nearly 790,000 to about 1.5 million.
Oct. 1, 2015
school classroom
Thanks to a change—or refinement—approved by the State Board of Education, Arizona schools have a little more freedom when it comes to how much time English language learners need to spend in an immersion program.
Oct. 1, 2015

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