KJZZ News

Kava Bars Open Across America Despite DEA Concerns
Earlier this year, Arizona’s first kava bar opened on Roosevelt Row in Phoenix.
Nov. 27, 2019
Rare Plants Are Surprisingly Common – And Threatened
Biodiversity is a pillar of conservation and a key concern when contending with climate change effects. Now, research shows the world’s rarest land plant species could bear the brunt of climate impacts.
Nov. 27, 2019
Book Collects WWII Letters From The Authors Father
Jan Krulick-Belin was able to learn a lot about her father’s experiences in World War II, but not because they had the opportunity to discuss them. He passed away when Jan was only six years old. But decades later, she found nearly 100 letters her father had written to her mother in the 1940s.
Nov. 27, 2019
As Arizona Turns Purple, Here Come The Campaign Ads
Campaign season is in full swing here in Arizona. The state is now considered a battleground for the presidential election and other down-ballot races, and candidates are paying attention and in some cases paying big bucks for your air time.
Nov. 27, 2019
AZ Pension System Criticized For Frivolous Spending
Upscale meals, pricey hotel stays and more than $2,000 on staff Christmas gifts. Those are just a few of the things administrators of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System spent money on.
Nov. 27, 2019
Rideshare Drivers Prepare For Thanksgiving Travel Rush
As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, we are reminded, repeatedly, that these are the busiest travel days of the year.
Nov. 27, 2019
How To Be Civil With Family Members This Thanksgiving
Sitting around the dinner table on holidays with family members, maybe some you don’t see all that often, can also often lead to arguing.
Nov. 27, 2019
As Anxiety Increases Among Students, Can Colleges Help?
More college students than ever before are reporting feelings of anxiety or depression. There is a plethora of reasons — ranging from being away from home for the first time, financial challenges, even relationship issues.
Nov. 27, 2019
KJZZ Reporter Recounts Personal Journey Through A Podcast
Over the last few years, KJZZ's Kathy Ritchie has been covering aging issues, but for Kathy, her work was also personal.
Nov. 27, 2019
Regulators Want An Investigation Into APSs Rate Tool
Arizona Public Service said it will repay about 12,000 customers who may have been led to sign up for rate plans that, instead of saving them money, could cost them hundreds of dollars more each year.
Nov. 27, 2019
ASU Editorial: Experts Must Consider Biodiversity In Combating Climate Change Effects
Climate conditions affect, and are affected by, the vast and varied web of life forms across our planet. In a recent editorial, Arizona State University’s Kip Hodges and colleagues explained how experts must embrace that interplay as they ponder climate change.
Nov. 27, 2019
The Takeaway: Continuing Concerns About Political Ads on Social Media
Twitter announced it was banning political ads. But Facebook has continued to take a more hands-off approach.
Nov. 27, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Rethinking The Work Week For A Happier Life
In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how to rethink your approach to work for a happier life.
Nov. 27, 2019
Suns Owner Sells Home For Record Price
The owner of the Phoenix Suns, Robert Sarver, set a record after his Paradise Valley mansion sold for $19.25 million. It’s the highest-price ever paid for a single-family home in Arizona.
Nov. 27, 2019
AZ Lawmaker Wants To Regulate Pesticides In Marijuana
Saying he doesn't trust the industry, a top Senate Republican wants an outright ban on the use of certain chemicals that can used on the marijuana that Arizonans smoke, eat or drink.
Nov. 27, 2019
Agency Rolls Out Farm-To-Food-Bank Program
The Arizona Food Bank Network on Tuesday rolled out a new program called “Friends of the Farm.” The pilot program will receive $250,000 from the state for its operations.
Nov. 26, 2019
Phoenix Holds Job Event For Laid-Off St. Lukes  Workers
Phoenix is holding a hiring event for employees out of work due to the recent closure of St. Luke’s Medical Center in the city.
Nov. 26, 2019
State Route 67 To North Rim Closed Ahead Of Snowstorm
A seasonal road closure was pushed up as heavy snowfall projected over the holiday weekend threatened more road closures.
Nov. 26, 2019
Mayors Call For More Action On Climate Change
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Tucson Mayor-elect Regina Romero are calling on Arizona’s congressional delegation to take action on climate change.
Nov. 26, 2019
U.S. Busing Migrants From Tucson To El Paso
The Trump administration has started busing migrants it has captured in southern Arizona all the way to El Paso. Then the migrants are funneled into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to await their asylum hearing hundreds of miles away from where they first arrived.
Nov. 26, 2019

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