KJZZ News

Hundreds of census workers hit the streets Thursday. They are doing a mid-decade special census count because seven Valley cities and towns believe they’ve had significant population growth.
Oct. 1, 2015
Activists are taking the issue of private prisons to the public. Justice advocacy organizations started the campaign the same day private prison companies applied for a new contract with the Arizona Department of Corrections.
Sep. 30, 2015
lawyers
Plaintiffs lawyers played the sheriff a number of defiant TV appearances from 2012, in which he vowed to continue enforcing immigration laws, including both state and federal laws.
Sep. 30, 2015
For the first time in 24 years, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has said fish plucked from parts of the Gila River are safe to eat.
Sep. 30, 2015
The head of the agency that inspects Arizona x-ray facilities said he needs more inspectors following a report that shows a large backlog of inspections for facilities across the state.
Sep. 30, 2015
Joshua Tree
WildEarth Guardians is petitioning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the Joshua tree as a threatened species.
Sep. 30, 2015
plastic bags
In April, Arizona became the first state in the country to ban plastic bag bans. Now, the state is being sued over it.
Sep. 30, 2015
Glendale Municipal Airport
Traffic at the Glendale Municipal Airport could increase by as much as 38 percent from last year as a lack of congestion compared to other Valley airports is helping attract more business.
Sep. 30, 2015
There are a lot of things to make fun of in Arizona, which may be why humorist Laurie Notaro left the Valley for the Pacific Northwest.
Sep. 30, 2015
monsoon storm
Arizona’s 2015 monsoon season is over. We had some rainstorms, selective microbursts and other days with high expectations for wetness that ultimately came up dry.
Sep. 30, 2015
About 30 minutes from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is a smaller, more obscure tourist attraction: Bedrock City, a Flintstones walk-through theme park honoring the 1960s cartoon.
Sep. 30, 2015
solar panels
It certainly seems like Arizona would be a haven for solar energy production and use, but recent conflicts among the state’s utilities and some solar companies have industry observers saying Arizona is on the verge of falling behind.
Sep. 30, 2015
The conflict over a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in the Arcadia area is continuing.
Sep. 30, 2015
Arizona Board of Regents
Following its most recent meeting, the Arizona Board of Regents decided to ask the state legislature for additional funding for public universities—with a particular focus on in-state students.
Sep. 30, 2015
Diane Douglas
As Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas refuses to appear at Arizona State Board of Education meetings, another lawsuit has been filed against Douglas.
Sep. 30, 2015
Nancy Johnson
An important type of soil fungi took a Flagstaff researcher by surprise with its ability to migrate around the world.
Sep. 30, 2015
flame
Away from any cities or streetlights, the nights here at Chaco Culture National Historic Park are dark. Looking up, it takes a little longer than usual to spot even the most familiar constellations. That’s because there are so many more stars visible across Orion’s shoulders or surrounding Gemini’s twins.
Sep. 30, 2015
medical supplies
The old system identified about 17,000 possible aliments and diseases. ICD-10 bumps that number up to 141,000.
Sep. 30, 2015
salmonella
Arizona has the second highest number of cases of Salmonella poisoning in the country in a recent, multi-state outbreak.
Sep. 30, 2015
Private prison companies have until Wednesday afternoon to put in a bid to build a new prison or expand a current one.
Sep. 30, 2015

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