KJZZ News

Eli the elf
Chandler will debut a new graffiti removal vehicle and mascot this week. The big box truck replaces a pickup and features Eli, the elf.
Jul. 18, 2017
Phoenix is not known for strong winds, but that all changes when monsoons deliver destructive downdrafts like the one that damaged Burton Barr Central Library.
Jul. 18, 2017
Perscription pills
The number of suspected opioid overdoses fell in Arizona for the second week in a row, but suspected fatalities spiked to the highest weekly number since the state started collecting real-time data.
Jul. 17, 2017
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Fifteen thousand additional H-2B visas for temporary non-agricultural workers will be issued for fiscal year 2017, bringing the total for the year to 81,000.
Jul. 17, 2017
Steak
What do an American steakhouse and a Mexican taquería have in common? It’s all about the meat. Mexico is one of the main markets for American beef, while the U.S. is the main buyer of Mexican steaks.
Jul. 17, 2017
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When a big box stores closes, there is no shortage of ideas for what to do with that space. But a relatively new one is starting to gain more traction here — turning it into a self-storage facility.
Jul. 17, 2017
texting and driving
There are a lot of things that can distract drivers, and a lot of efforts to prevent us from becoming distracted behind the wheel. But a group of researchers is trying to take a slightly different approach.
Jul. 17, 2017
Diane Brossar
Diane Brossart has been with the group Arizona Forward for more than 30 years, and she’s been its president and CEO for 26 of those years. But at the end of this year, she’ll be stepping down from that position.
Jul. 17, 2017
Phil Boas
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Our focus was on whether elected officials try to do too much and if communities would be better off if they were less ambitious. We talked about it with Phil Boas, director of The Republic’s Editorial Department.
Jul. 17, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
There’s a lot to keep our eyes on this coming week on the international front. So, let’s do our regular Monday check-in with the BBC. Rich Preston is our correspondent today.
Jul. 17, 2017
You’ve heard about — and possibly even experienced — how divided a country we are, especially when it comes to political views and news media choices. But why do so many of us seem inflexible and not particularly willing to modify our perspectives, sometimes even in the face of cold, hard facts?
Jul. 17, 2017
Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality
We recently featured a segment about the status of black women in the U.S. and the challenges they face. Now, a new report by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality focuses on black girls. Like their older counterparts, these young women are subject to a number of stereotypes
Jul. 17, 2017
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We're paying millions for plush mattresses and gee whiz gadgets — but a little "sleep hygiene" might save us lots of money.
Jul. 17, 2017
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Deregulation has been a main focus of the Trump Administration, but many of the individuals assigned to roll back regulations are appointees with potential conflicts of interest.
Jul. 17, 2017
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Eight states have now legalized recreational marijuana use. As some start to roll out sales of the drug, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has threatened to enforce the federal ban.
Jul. 17, 2017
The National Weather Service says lingering moisture from Sunday's monsoon storms could lead to an extension of the flash flood watch in effect for the Valley.
Jul. 17, 2017
burton books
Water flowed through all five floors, covering approximately 60 percent of the building, after a flexible roof designed to protect against storm damage broke a sprinkler pipe during a storm on Saturday.
Jul. 17, 2017
doctor
Fewer people are dying from cancer, according to a July report from the Centers for Disease Control, but not all populations are improving equally.
Jul. 17, 2017
Mutual fund company, Vanguard Group, is making changes to its executive team to address complaints by shareholders about the company’s management. The vote is scheduled for fall at a meeting in Scottsdale.
Jul. 17, 2017
payson stream
Authorities have identified the five children and four adults who died when the flood struck a popular swimming hole near Payson.
Jul. 17, 2017

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