KJZZ News

Tempe Public Library's seed library contains packs of seeds specialized to the region and season, meaning right now they're filled with plants that thrive in higher temperatures. In less than a month, more than 400 packets have been checked out.
May. 15, 2017
America’s health care system has been a contentious topic for a while now. Denis Cortese, a retired physician and former president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, argues one of the key elements to fixing what needs fixing is leadership.
May. 15, 2017
According to researchers, Americans smile more than residents of other countries, and those other countries don't seem eager to follow our grins. For some, persistent American smiling can be disconcerting.
May. 15, 2017
A group of geophysicists from Arizona are headed to Nevada to help one company drill for lithium brine, the raw material used to make cell phone batteries. The desert Southwest is the nation’s only home to the resource.
May. 15, 2017
Phoenix is usually associated with never-ending sprawl and strip malls, but a recent article in Architectural Digest magazine calls Phoenix an “under-the-radar city” that’s now a major design hub. What’s changed? Quite a bit.
May. 15, 2017
Mesa Mayor John Giles
Mesa has been quietly going through a transition phase. In the past few years, Arizona’s third largest city has seen the addition of light rail, bringing new people to its downtown — and it has spent significant capital to bankroll a 100-million-dollar new ballpark. Mayor John Giles talks with KJZZ about the investments, and the biggest challenge facing the city: recruiting new teachers.
May. 15, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
While the turmoil in Washington continues surrounding the firing of FBI Director James Comey last week, President Trump is set to meet with President Erdogan of Turkey at the White House on Tuesday. For a check into this and other top international stories this week, the BBC's Pooneh Ghoddoosi joins us on The Show.
May. 15, 2017
"Crossfade LAB" at Crescent Ballroom
An experimental project called "Crossfade LAB" put on through the nonprofit arts organization CALA Alliance, blends different forms of art as a way to explore the unexpected intersections in our everyday lives.
May. 15, 2017
Kenna Draxton
Kenna Draxton has been dancing pretty much since she was born. After becoming one of Ballet Arizona’s longest-running dancers, Kenna Draxton is retiring at the age of 35.
May. 15, 2017
Marco Tulio Coss
The church that offered sanctuary to Misael Perez — and to Marco Tulio Coss, who was deported last week — is Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in Phoenix.
May. 15, 2017
Winged Victory
Arizona lawmakers wrapped up their session last week; among the issues they tackled during their time at the capitol: expanding the state’s school voucher program, tax cuts and a pay raise for teachers.
May. 15, 2017
Gammage
Season tickets for ASU Gammage went on sale Monday and quickly sold out. It was a stressful buying experience for many people looking to make a purchase.
May. 15, 2017
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Tucsonans have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to cast and turn in ballots in the special city election on a half-cent increase in the sales tax.
May. 15, 2017
Kathy Angulo (left) and Alma Vizcarra
Two San Luis High School students are heading to an international competition this summer for improving upon a medical device.
May. 15, 2017
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Fathers don't just function as male mothers — they provide a kind of caregiving that's unique to dads.
May. 15, 2017
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Questions remain about who will replace former FBI Director James Comey.
May. 15, 2017
JD Mesnard
The 2017 legislative session has been over less than a week, and already Arizona’s House Speaker is aiming to get a jump on next year when it comes to increasing teacher pay.
May. 15, 2017
NASA plans to send a new camera to look for water ice in the moon’s most shadowed regions. The instrument, which will hitch a ride aboard South Korea’s first lunar exploration mission, is 800 times more light-sensitive than the 2009 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.
May. 15, 2017
Pinal Fire
The Pinal Fire burning south of Globe has remained relatively small at 75 acres. The fire has been burning for about a week.
May. 15, 2017
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Beginning next fall, parents can send their kids to school with sunscreen without prior permission.
May. 15, 2017

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