KJZZ News

Why Aren’t More Arizona Doctors Offering Opioid Treatment?
Buprenorphine was approved for treating opioid addiction in the early 2000s. But as Arizona grapples with an epidemic of opioid abuse, demand for this type of medication assisted treatment is now soaring. And there aren't enough doctors out there to meet the need.
Jan. 3, 2018
Arizona Utility Companies Send Crews To Help Puerto Rico
The 50-worker APS crew will help ongoing power restoration efforts on the island. Hundreds of thousands of people are still without electricity.
Jan. 3, 2018
New Arizona Driving Laws For Teens Take Effect
New driving law that aims to curb distracted driving among minors in Arizona takes effect.
Jan. 3, 2018
Mesa Fire And Medical Drones Take Off
“I can put this thing up in the air, get a 360 view all the way around, a bird’s eye view, in a safe position,” said Deputy Shift Cmdr. Brian Kotsur, one of three licensed pilots in the department. “I can show the commanding officer, and I can give them whatever viewpoint they want.”
Jan. 3, 2018
Pinal County Sheriff
“We took a business approach to it,” Sheriff Mark Lamb said. “We came in and we looked at the effectiveness of every position, and once we started to getting an idea and a feel for that, we started doing some restructuring.”
Jan. 3, 2018
Cardinals QB Carson Palmer Retires From The NFL
The Arizona Cardinals will have a new quarterback atop their depth chart next season as the Carson Palmer era has come to a close.
Jan. 2, 2018
First Candidate Certified To Run For Trent Franks
Several prominent lawmakers have expressed interest in running in a special election to replace Republican Rep. Trent Franks. However, the Secretary of State’s Office has only certified one candidate so far.
Jan. 2, 2018
Amtrak Discontinues Stop In Williams, Arizona
Starting in 2018 Amtrak will no longer stop in Williams. The junction existed to shuttle people to the Grand Canyon Railway and its hotel.
Jan. 2, 2018
 How Is The Casino Industry Evolving?
Casinos bank on certain tricks of the trade to keep people playing. To learn more about how the industry might evolve, KJZZ's Christina Estes spoke with Mike Stewart, director of design at YWS Design and Architecture, a Las Vegas-based company that focuses on leisure design.
Jan. 2, 2018
County Removes Invasive Salt Cedar Trees In Gila River In Buckeye
Dense salt cedar trees create fire and flood hazards. The county will replace them with more than 2,000 native plants.
Jan. 2, 2018
Police: Arizona Family Most Likely Died Of CO Poisoning
An Arizona family of four staying in a northern Arizona cabin was found dead on New Year’s Day. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Department believes the family died of possible carbon monoxide poisoning.
Jan. 2, 2018
What Is The Potential Economic Impact Of Bitcoin?
The value of the U.S. dollar compared to other currencies is followed daily. And then there’s Bitcoin and its volatility. How legitimate is it? Who uses it?
Jan. 2, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: U.S. Relations With China, Russia Key In 2018
Hundreds of people have reportedly been arrested in the midst of protests in Iran; state media say at least 21 people have been killed. Here for our weekly look at the top international stories is the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Jan. 2, 2018
Boas Weighs In On The Arizona Republic
The Editorial Board has kicked off 2018 by choosing its 12 Arizonans to watch this year. There’s a mix of elected officials and education leaders, among others.
Jan. 2, 2018
What Makes A Social Movement Catch Fire?
Social movements are not new, but the way they grow has changed in the digital age
Jan. 2, 2018
Why Arizona No Longer Houses Death Row Inmates In Solitary Confinement
The Arizona Department of Corrections has stopped housing death row inmates in solitary confinement.
Jan. 2, 2018
Writer Talks About Bruce Arians
The winningest coach in Arizona Cardinals history announced his retirement Monday. Eric Edholm writes about the NFL for Pro Football Weekly.
Jan. 2, 2018
Lawsuit Alleges FLDS Abuse Against Young Girls Was A
A new lawsuit alleges that Warren Jeffs, imprisoned FLDS prophet, along with other church officials, carried out a “calculated plan” to sexually abuse young girls.
Jan. 2, 2018
Economist: Higher Arizona Minimum Wage Hasn
Minimum wage workers in Arizona got a raise Monday, of 50 cents an hour. The state’s minimum wage now stands at $10.50 an hour.
Jan. 2, 2018
A Closer Look At The Salt River Horses Agreement
After years of controversy, Arizona has reached a deal with the federal government to manage the herd known as the Salt River horses. Here to talk about the agreement and how we got here is Mark Killian, director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture.
Jan. 2, 2018

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