KJZZ News

Sheriff Joe Arpaio
For 24 years, Joe Arpaio was Maricopa County's tough talking sheriff, famous for cracking down on illegal immigration. Some in the Latino community are happy to see the tables turned on him.
Jun. 26, 2017
Marlena Jones
Fry bread is a Navajo staple and a source of pride, but it’s also a source of poor nutrition on a reservation labeled a food desert by the U.S. government. This is part one of the series Fry Bread Nation.
Jun. 25, 2017
Retailers in Phoenix that can’t keep shopping carts on their properties could soon pay more to get them back. The city is looking to double the fee for its cart retrieval program.
Jun. 25, 2017
University of Arizona logo
On the 45th anniversary of Title IX becoming law this week, a diversity institute released a study taking stock of ethnic diversity among college women’s team coaches. One Arizona college ranked high on the list.
Jun. 24, 2017
Frye Fire
The Frye Fire has burned tens of thousands of acres southwest of Safford, some of them uncomfortably close to Mount Graham International Observatory.
Jun. 24, 2017
Navajo Generating Station
The Navajo Nation Council will hold a special session Monday to decide when to shut down the Navajo Generating Station. The tribe is a slightly longer negotiating a longer lease.
Jun. 24, 2017
Friday Newscap
It’s time for our Friday NewsCap. Joining us are Joe Kanefield — a partner at the Phoenix law firm Ballard Spahr and also served as general counsel to then-Gov. Jan Brewer — and Chip Scutari, a co-founder of the PR firm Scutari and Cieslak.
Jun. 23, 2017
Eggs
The cost of your average backyard barbecue has gotten lower in Arizona. The latest survey for food prices in the state found that the cost of many grocery staples has dropped — including eggs and chicken breasts.
Jun. 23, 2017
There are a lot of things the general public doesn’t know about the Sikhs. Like, for instance, they are the fifth-largest religion in world, bigger than Judaism, and about 4,000 to 5,000 Sikhs live here in the Valley. Now, Anjleen Kaur Gumer says the National Sikh TV Campaign, called “We are Sikh,” which we’ll talk about in a second, actually pronounces it Seek, so it really can go either way.
Jun. 23, 2017
Michael Infanzon
Arizona is a great state for motorcycles. The winding mountain roads, the desert landscapes. Riding is where Michael Infanzon says he feels the most free. But riding motorcycles is still a dangerous pastime. Infazon is a lobbyist for ABATE of Arizona, a group that advocates for motorcyclists’ rights at the state Legislature.
Jun. 23, 2017
phoenix suns logo
The Phoenix Suns got even younger on Thursday night, taking three players in the two-round NBA draft. They had the fourth overall pick and chose wing Josh Jackson from Kansas.
Jun. 23, 2017
Ka-Voka Jackson
Ka-Voka Jackson wants to replace invasive plants with native ones at the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. So the master's student at UNLV has been going there and pulling some of the invasive plants and planting native ones.
Jun. 23, 2017
If you’re in the market for a home, you might’ve noticed Phoenix has entered a booming seller’s market. But, if you’re in the market for a million-dollar home, that market is less red-hot than the one for entry-level homes, priced up to $250,000.
Jun. 23, 2017
death chamber
Arizona hasn’t executed a prisoner on death row since 2014. But on Thursday, a judge lifted the stay, after a settlement was reached between the state and the attorneys representing death row inmates in the case. Dale Baich is the assistant federal public defender who represented the inmates in that case and he joins us now.
Jun. 23, 2017
Senate Republicans are calling their plan the “Better Care Reconciliation Act.” We just discussed cuts to Medicaid, but it would also get rid of the mandate that most Americans must have health insurance. We have a few local perspectives on this bill today, starting with Steve Jennings and Dr. Jeffrey Singer.
Jun. 23, 2017
May was Mexico’s deadliest month on record since the peak of the drug war, but drug activity is likely only one reason for the spike.
Jun. 23, 2017
students raising their hands
The number of international students studying in Arizona has increased slightly from last year.
Jun. 23, 2017
Okanaga rubrovenosa
If you have to go outside during these hot summer days, you’ll face not only blast-furnace heat but also the unmistakable cacophony of cicadas.
Jun. 23, 2017
More construction is coming to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Council members recently approved four contracts totaling $99.6 million. The money will cover design and construction services to extend the SPHX Sky Train from Terminal 3 to the rental car center.
Jun. 23, 2017
elderly patient
In a new survey released by Home Instead Senior Care, a senior care provider, nearly half of the 1,000 female caregivers surveyed nationwide say they sometimes have to choose between being a good employee and a good daughter.
Jun. 23, 2017

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