KJZZ News

Education Secretary DeVos Sends Letter To Parents
Parents of public school students are getting a letter from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The “Dear Parent” letter aims to explain the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA and what parents need to know about it.
Oct. 8, 2018
Phoenix Suns Fire General Manager Ryan McDonough
The Phoenix Suns have fired general manager Ryan McDonough barely a week before the season begins.
Oct. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: How Trump
President Trump says the nation has conquered poverty. But communities like Presidio, Texas, are still struggling, and fear Trump's wall would crush its hopes for survival.
Oct. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: How The Supreme Court Is Perceived With Justice Kavanaugh
Among people in the U.S., there is an increasing concern that the Supreme Court is becoming a partisan body. And the recent controversy over Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment — which included a questionable FBI investigation — may only further divide the nation and its opinion of the Court.
Oct. 8, 2018
The Pulse: Discovery Science Didn’t End With Darwin
On British Columbia’s Hart Mountains, botanist Ken Marr uses a screwdriver to dig up samples of the small plants that carve out a life on this cold, windy peak. He and other scientists are here to build a catalogue of species samples from remote, northern alpine areas across British Columbia.
Oct. 8, 2018
Clarifying Prop 305 School Voucher Expansion
Prop 305 for voucher expansion comes down to a "Yes," while a "No" ends lawmakers' deal to fund charter and private school scholarships.
Oct. 8, 2018
Deaths Up For Young Adults Taking Selfies
Study shows death by selfies is on the rise at world tourism sites, including the Grand Canyon.
Oct. 8, 2018
Q&AZ: Why Don’t Homes In Arizona Have Basements?
It’s very rare to find a home in Arizona with a basement, and multiple KJZZ listeners asked why through our Q&AZ reporting project. There’s three main reasons: regulations, soil and cost.
Oct. 8, 2018
Phoenix Prepares For Worst Amid Looming Colorado River Shortage
Lake Mead's water level is dropping due to over-allocation and drought. At the same time, water security for major Arizona cities relies, in part, on their place at the front of the line for Colorado River water — a position they want to protect.
PART 1: Pinal County Farmers Resist Abrupt Cutoff Of Colorado River Water
Oct. 8, 2018
On Dwarf Planet Ceres, Evidence For Ancient Rotational Shift
After three years, data gathered by NASA’s Dawn mission to the dwarf planet Ceres still holds a few surprises. New research reveals that the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter still bears the scars of an ancient rotational shift.
Oct. 8, 2018
Phoenix Rejects High Rise Project In Kierland Area
Phoenix leaders rejected a plan to build a condo tower and hotel in the high-end Kierland area and some worry it will cause Phoenix to lose millions in tax dollars.
Oct. 8, 2018
UA Establishes Arizona Center For Drug Discovery
The College of Pharmacy at University of Arizona establishes the Arizona Center for Drug Discovery as a way for students, professors and pharmaceutical professionals to collaborate.
Oct. 8, 2018
Pence To Attend Mexico’s Presidential Inauguration
Vice President Mike Pence will attend the inauguration of Mexico’s new president in December, an early signal of how the two administrations will get along, according to some experts.
Oct. 8, 2018
Tuesday Last Day To Register For General Election
Arizona residents have until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 to register to vote in the general election. Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said there are a couple other ways to receive a ballot.
Oct. 7, 2018
Chandler Accepting Public Comment On Bike Lanes
The city of Chandler is looking for public comment on a project along McClintock Drive and Kyrene Road. City officials are accepting input until November 5.
Oct. 6, 2018
Five Police Killed In Guaymas
In what is being called a purposeful and premeditated attack, five police officers were killed in the coastal city of Guaymas, Sonora, on Thursday afternoon.
Oct. 5, 2018
Natural Gas Exports To Expand Through South AZ Pipeline
Federal regulators gave approval Monday for a pipeline in southern Arizona to start carrying more natural gas to Mexico.
Oct. 5, 2018
Judge Will Allow Death Penalty In Phoenix Serial Killings
A judge in a serial killing case against a former bus driver in Phoenix denied a request Friday by defense lawyers who want the death penalty barred because a jailhouse video of the suspect was released to news media.
Oct. 5, 2018
Another Storm Will Move Into Arizona This Weekend
Another storm from the Pacific is moving into Arizona. It’s expected to arrive Saturday and move out of the state on Monday.
Oct. 5, 2018
One Arizona Makes Push Ahead Of Voter Reg. Deadline
Midnight Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote in the November elections, and a coalition of activist groups called One Arizona is making a final push to get as many people as possible signed up to cast ballots.
Oct. 5, 2018

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