KJZZ News

sweet tea in the desert
Thirty-three percent of Southwest respondents to a new retail food industry survey say they drink sweet tea daily.
Aug. 11, 2016
A remote campground in southwest New Mexico has recently become a sanctuary for star gazers seeking a pristine night sky at a time when the rapid spread of light pollution prevents more than half of the world's population from seeing the Milky Way.
Aug. 11, 2016
minimum wage
The fate of whether voters get to decide two ballot measures dealing with wages could depend on who shows up in court and that starts Thursday.
Aug. 10, 2016
The industrial park, located just north of Phoenix Goodyear Airport, includes a Foreign Trade Zone designation. It's an important feature for Frank Kunz who oversees Phoenix area operations for the Michael Lewis Company.
Aug. 10, 2016
DCS removed the kids from P.O.W.E.R. House Youth Facility, which provides care for males ages 12-21.
Aug. 10, 2016
It appears likely that state officials will certify a petition to legalize recreational marijuana for the November ballot, but that doesn’t mean voters will get to decide the issue this year.
Aug. 10, 2016
The Arizona Court Appeals has ruled on a dispute between an Arizona rancher and a California cattle company that use identical cattle brands.
Aug. 10, 2016
After the torch has been transferred, a new group of athletes will come to Rio for the Paralympics, including ASU grad Allysa Seely, a para-triathlete, which includes running, swimming and cycling. For Arizona Paralympian, The Journey's Been A Crazy One"
Aug. 10, 2016
hand washing
Writers often talk about finding beauty in things other people don’t necessarily find so attractive. And that appears to be the case for poet Rosemarie Dombrowski’s new collection of poems called "The Philosophy of Unclean Things."
Aug. 10, 2016
future home of Arizona's first public veterinary school
The University of Arizona’s proposed veterinary school has hit a stumbling block with its accreditor, which says the school is not ready to enroll students this fall.
Aug. 10, 2016
Scottsdale Arts District
Art galleries have become a big part of areas of the Valley – think Roosevelt Row or Old Town Scottsdale. But, art sales have been on the decline. Scottsdale gallery professionals share what they're doing to boost business.
Aug. 10, 2016
A pending lawsuit challenges a new state law banning the practice critics call “ballot harvesting.” It’s just one of a handful of election and voting-related laws that have been challenged across the country over the past several weeks. Arizona 'Ballot Harvesting' Law One Of Several Challenged Across The Country
Aug. 10, 2016
The signs are up and the ballots are out – Arizona’s primary campaign season is in full swing. Matthew Benson, a director with the Phoenix-based firm Veridus, joins KJZZ's Here and Now for an update.
Aug. 10, 2016
Perseid meteors
The Perseid meteor shower peaks late Thursday and early Friday morning. The annual show is expected to be extraordinary this year.
Aug. 10, 2016
“You know in the early '90s, we were seeing in the hundreds of cases. So I think in 1990 we had 252 cases reported and in 1991 we had 441 cases,” said Dr. Cara Christ.
Aug. 10, 2016
In the dog days of summer in Arizona, many people escape the heat for a float down the river. Most return home with a good story. In Flagstaff, river guides often take great pride in the craft of weaving a good yarn. In our series, "Arizona River Stories," we'll hear tales from five of these storytellers.
Aug. 10, 2016
Arizona Supreme Court building
The two positions were created earlier this year, bumping the court up from five to seven seats.
Aug. 10, 2016
Tohono O'odham casino
The Tohono O’Odham Nation opened the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino in December. But the tribe has been limited in the games if offers because Arizona Gaming Director Daniel Bergin has refused to approve full gaming at the facility.
Aug. 10, 2016
plastic bags
"I think cities need to abide by the statutes that are passed at the Capitol," said Sen. Gail Griffin, R- Hereford.
Aug. 10, 2016
leaf-footed bug
Have you ever seen a strange critter crawling across the floor you couldn’t identify? The Arizona Science Desk wants to help you get answers!
Aug. 10, 2016

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