KJZZ News

Phoenix Loses Lost Lake Music Festival
Lost Lake Music Festival last year drew more than 45,000 fans to Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. Ahead of the 2018 version, organizers cancelled the event.
Dec. 24, 2018
Untold Arizona: Tracing Arizona’s Turquoise Legacy Through Time
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.
Dec. 24, 2018
Arizona Chefs Named As Semifinalists For Best Chef: Southwest
The James Beard Awards are like the Oscars of the food world, and this year, three Arizona chefs were named as semifinalists for Best Chef: Southwest.
Dec. 24, 2018
How Does Arizona Fair On Family And Medical Leave?
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.
Dec. 24, 2018
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The World Health Organization announced this year that it was officially classifying “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition in its 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases.
Dec. 24, 2018
Battle Lines Drawn In Discrimination Case
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.
Dec. 24, 2018
Heres Whats Next In Scottsdale School Districts Superintendent Search
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.
Dec. 24, 2018
Ducey, Mesnard Clash Over Arizona Tax Plan
Arizona state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey still haven’t decided how to get in line with the major federal tax law now going into full effect.
Dec. 24, 2018
Mexico Has Its First Female Ambassador In The U.S.
Martha Bárcena is becoming the first female ambassador of Mexico in the United States.
Dec. 23, 2018
Advocates Urge Ducey To Legalize Needle Exchanges
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.
Dec. 21, 2018
Grand Canyon Will Remain Open, Ducey Says
President Trump said the government will partially shut down unless a bill for border wall funding passes today, but Gov. Doug Ducey says the Grand Canyon will remain open.
Dec. 21, 2018
Maricopa County Enacts No-Burn Days For Holiday
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.
Dec. 21, 2018
Where Did The Holiday Ghost Story Come From?
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?
Dec. 21, 2018
Photographing Christmas In America
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.
Dec. 21, 2018
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Dec. 21, 2018
Discussing the week in news with Arizona Democratic Party Chair Andrei Cherny and former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman.
Dec. 21, 2018
New Developments An AZ Unsolved Mystery
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.
Dec. 21, 2018
Phoenix Suns CEO Explains Need For Arena Renovations
The city of Phoenix and the Phoenix Suns continue to move forward on trying to reach an agreement on how to fund repairs for the team’s home building — Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown.
Dec. 21, 2018
Flagstaff Minimum Wage Hike Worries Some Businesses
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.
Dec. 21, 2018
What Mattis Departure Means  For The Trump Administration
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.
Dec. 21, 2018
Government Shutdowns Affect Consumers, Spending
The federal government appears to be heading toward a partial shutdown at midnight, if the Senate, House and President Trump can’t agree on a spending bill for nine federal agencies.
Dec. 21, 2018

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