This year KJZZ commemorated Arizona’s birthday by dispatched our reporters far and wide to bring you stories from the region you've probably never heard before. We called the series “Untold Arizona” and our correspondents brought back surprising stories from a range of subjects.
It’s been 25 years since the Family and Medical Leave Act, known as FMLA, was approved by the federal government, and in the years since then, half of U.S. states haven’t moved beyond the basics related to protection of unpaid leave.
A controversial case that will test the strength of Phoenix’s gay anti-discrimination law. The Arizona Supreme Court is preparing for oral arguments, and briefs filed in the case reveal who’s on which side.
New leaders in the Scottsdale Unified School District will weigh in on the search for a new superintendent early next year. The board considered appointing acting Superintendent John Kriekard the permanent leader at a meeting Dec. 20, but ultimately took no action.
Public health advocates are urging Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to legalize needle exchange programs. A letter delivered to the governor’s office this week says it’s a deeply needed response to the state’s drug overdose crisis.
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department is implementing no-burn days beginning Saturday and continuing through Christmas Day. Residents who burn wood while the ban is in place could face a fine of up to $250.
Have you ever wondered how “scary ghost stories” made it on the list of things in the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” or why Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol” features so many ghosts?
This is the time of year when families can pile into the car and go driving around, looking at Christmas lights. And, the more, the better — the lights, the inflatable Santas and snowmen, the music — the whole bit.
One of the most intriguing unsolved mysteries in Arizona history is the case of the so-called "Hatbox Baby." Arizona Republic senior reporter John D’Anna has been working on this story for three decades.
The new year means a new raise for many workers in Arizona. The state minimum wage will increase from $10.50 to $11 per hour, as part of a voter-approved goal of $12 by 2020. But the city of Flagstaff is already jumping up to $12 on Jan. 1, and the minimum wage will be $15 by 2021.
General James Mattis handed in his resignation to President Donald Trump on Thursday, not long after he and other Defense Department leaders learned — via a tweet — that the President was declaring victory over ISIS in Syria and all U.S. troops were coming home.