KJZZ News

food, waste, compost
By all accounts, Americans throw away a lot of food. Chris Wharton, an associate professor of nutrition in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at ASU, discusses food waste and climate change.
Jan. 17, 2017
John Leonardo left his position as the U.S. attorney for Arizona last week. No surprise since Leonardo was appointed by the Obama administration and was bound to be replaced by the incoming Trump administration.
Jan. 17, 2017
In November, Arizona voters enthusiastically passed Proposition 206, the minimum-wage increase. And Flagstaff voters approved their own similar measure, Proposition 414.
Jan. 17, 2017
John McCain
U.S. Sen. John McCain wants the country’s defense budget to grow by $430 billion over the next five years. We talk with Austin Yamada, director of the Defense and Security Research Institute at the University of Arizona.
Jan. 17, 2017
It may seem like the last election is just behind us, but some Valley voters will be going to the polls again as early as February.
Jan. 17, 2017
Janet Napolitano
University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and Arizona governor, has been undergoing treatment for cancer and was hospitalized Tuesday with complications, the school system said.
Jan. 17, 2017
farm land
A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access.
Jan. 17, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey heads to Washington D.C. Wednesday. The Governor is attending President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing in ceremony.
Jan. 17, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park
If you visited one of America’s national parks last year, you were not alone. The attendance at the nation’s parks set a record.
Jan. 17, 2017
For years, the Valley’s hotel industry has relied on "staycations" to attract locals — especially during the slower summer months. The idea is for Arizona residents to check into resorts for a weekend or more and enjoy the spa, swimming pool and restaurants. But, the newer trend is to focus on locals year-round.
Jan. 17, 2017
Thousands of new homes are planned for construction in Queen Creek, and the local school district expects to double its enrollment in the next 10 years.
Jan. 17, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park
The price of a lifetime National Parks pass for U.S. citizens over 62 years old has been $10 since 1994, but it won’t be for much longer. Congress passed legislation in December boosting the price to $80.
Jan. 17, 2017
police
Safety concerns, taxpayer costs and complaints from residents and business owners have Phoenix leaders taking a closer look at car shows held along Central Avenue.
Jan. 17, 2017
Russell Begaye
Several top Navajo Nation leaders will be heading to Washington, D.C., this week to participate in activities surrounding the U.S. presidential inauguration. They hope to outline goals they’d like the Trump administration to address.
Jan. 16, 2017
swift transportation
An Arizona federal judge ruled late last week that certain drivers for Phoenix-based Swift Transportation are employees, not contractors.
Jan. 16, 2017
The world is watching as Donald Trump’s inauguration is just a few days away, and there are other very important international stories happening this week.
Jan. 16, 2017
house for sale
One of the world’s largest credit agencies has agreed to pay nearly $1 billion to settle claims by Arizona and other states that it did not rate risky mortgages accurately.
Jan. 16, 2017
health
Department of Health Services Director Cara Christ told the House health committee at a hearing last week that her department wants to build a Center for Psychiatric Excellence on the grounds.
Jan. 16, 2017
Thanks to work done by National Park Service archaeologist Matt Guebard and a team, longtime assumptions about Montezuma Castle in northern Arizona are being modified.
Jan. 16, 2017
Arizonans have joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But the state is still trying to shake the image as being one of the last to officially observe the holiday.
Jan. 16, 2017

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