KJZZ News

APS: Mylar Balloons Can Cause Power Outages
With graduation season well underway, the state’s largest utility is warning that something that may seem harmless could be potentially dangerous.
May 22, 2015
Survey: Little Private-Industry Job Growth In Arizona Last Month
Arizona posted one of its most disappointing employment pictures last month since the end of the recession.
May 22, 2015
Phoenix Judge Throws Out Lawsuit By Fired CPS Workers
A judge has thrown out a wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by five former workers of Arizona's child-welfare agency.
May 22, 2015
Water Rates In Tucson To Go Up This Summer
The City Council approved the water rate hike and changes to the way rates are calculated at a meeting on Tuesday.
May 22, 2015
Pliny Draper Named to Arizona State Transportation Board
Draper, a member of the Navajo Nation who is half Hopi, will represent Apache, Navajo and Coconino counties.
May 22, 2015
Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane To Seek Third Term
Lane said Thursday that he's running for a third and final term in office to tackle Scottsdale's challenges with "vigor, substance and success."
May 22, 2015
Oak Tree Fire North Of Sonoita 50 Percent Contained
Progress has been made on the Oak Tree Fire burning 10 miles north of Sonoita in Southern Arizona. As of last evening, the fire was 50 percent contained.
May 22, 2015
Tempe Passes Ban On Smoking With Kids In Car
Tempe unanimously passed an ordinance banning smoking in cars while minors are present. Councilman David Schapira introduced the measure in January.
May 22, 2015
53 People Sickened By Salmonella After Eating Raw Tuna
State and federal health officials say 10 people have been hospitalized but no deaths have been reported.
May 22, 2015
 Tucson Streetcar Marks Millionth Passenger
Tucson's streetcar system is celebrating reaching a milestone of 1 million passengers.
May 22, 2015
Phoenix Family Of Lucha Libre Wrestlers Tries To Widen Audience
There are all kinds of family businesses. Some kids take over the family restaurant, others the family gardening company. One family business in Phoenix relies on cheers and boos to stay running.
May 21, 2015
Study: Cold-Blooded Animals May Struggle To Adapt To Climate Change
Climate change has been increasing temperatures across the Southwest for years now, and research suggests it may be slowing down cold-blooded desert dwellers.
May 21, 2015
New Study Shows Most Adults Not Using Sunscreen Regularly
New research shows that regardless of how sunny or cloudy the place you live, you’re probably not reaching into the medicine cabinet for sunscreen.
May 21, 2015
UA Study Explores How Food Is Advertised To Kids
How healthy is the food advertised to kids? That question is the subject of a new report -- and some controversy.
May 21, 2015
Drought Is Bad In Arizona, But Worse In Surrounding States
Even with an unexpectedly wet May in the Valley, doesn’t it seem like we’re still in a drought? Well, we are. But not quite to the level of some of our neighbors.
May 21, 2015
Conflict Continues Between Arizona Coyotes, City Of Glendale
Brendan Porter, managing editor of the Five for Howling—the Arizona Coyotes’ blog on SB Nation, dicusses the ongoing issues between the team and the city.
May 21, 2015
New Research Finds Temperatures In The West May Have Impact On Energy Generation
Scientists have identified a lot of potential impacts of climate change, but new research suggests there’s one that the American West specifically has to prepared for: increased demand for electricity.
May 21, 2015
Arizona Next Steps Summit Addressed Strategies For Fighting Sex Trafficking
The issue of sex trafficking in Arizona started receiving a lot of attention among the broader public earlier this year when the Valley hosted the Super Bowl.
May 21, 2015
Sounds Of The City: Picking Peaches At Schnepf Farms
Listen to Joe Bastek picking peaches with his family at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
May 21, 2015
Human-Caused Oak Tree Fire Burns 2,000 Acres In Southern Arizona
A brush fire is burning 10 miles north of Sonoita in Southern Arizona. The Oak Tree Fire has already burned 2,000 acres and is 20 percent contained.
May 21, 2015

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