KJZZ News

Mesa Firetrucks Will Have Business Logos
The next time you’re in Mesa and you spot a firetruck, you may do a double take.
Dec. 13, 2017
How Do We Handle The Work Of People Accused Of Sexual Misconduct?
A number of high-profile people in the entertainment world have been accused of sexual misconduct — from Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey to Louis C.K. And that’s led to a lot of people questioning how to handle the work they’ve done and thinking about how and whether to watch their performances.
Dec. 13, 2017
The Implications Of The African-American Vote In Alabama
One of the most interesting things about Tuesday’s highly contested Alabama Senate race was that the election was determined by black voters, especially black women.
Dec. 13, 2017
Lyle Jeffs Sentenced For Role In Food Stamp Fraud
Lyle Jeffs, brother of imprisoned polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, was sentenced Wednesday to almost five years in prison for his role in a food stamp fraud scheme, and for escaping confinement.
Dec. 13, 2017
Mesa Police Arrest Suspected Christmas Tree Arsonist
Mesa’s Merry Main Street Christmas celebrations have been marked by mishaps this year. First, warm weather thwarted the opening of the ice skating rink on November 24. Early Wednesday morning, a fire ravaged the nearly 4-story Christmas tree.
Dec. 13, 2017
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We’ve heard KJZZ’s Sarah Ventre report on the community in Short Creek over the last several weeks. She joined The Show to talk about her reporting.
Dec. 13, 2017
Short Creek: Beyond FLDS, Part V - Reinvention
As more people leave the FLDS church, they also leave the support network and social structure that comes with it. Two women who left the church are now leading efforts to provide assistance to others doing the same.
Dec. 13, 2017
The Takeaway: Black Voters Deliver A Surprise Upset In Alabama Senate Race
After a heated and very close special election in Alabama, Democratic candidate Doug Jones will be the state's next U.S. senator after he beat Roy Moore in a special election on Tuesday.
Dec. 13, 2017
FDA Launches New Campaign To Encourage Smokers To Quit
The Food and Drug Administration this week launched a new campaign to try to get smokers to quit.
Dec. 13, 2017
Uranium Mining Ban Near Grand Canyon To Remain In Place
A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has handed a victory to environmental groups over a uranium mining ban on lands next to the Grand Canyon.
Dec. 13, 2017
Sen. Smith: Border Security Trust Fund Money Wasn
When the state legislature originally set up the Border Security Trust Fund six years ago, lawmakers billed it as a privately funded solution for building a border wall along Arizona's 378 mile border with Mexico.
Dec. 13, 2017
 Ex-NBA Star Chris Gatling Sentenced For Scottsdale Fraud Scam
A former NBA star was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for his involvement in a telemarketing scam in Scottsdale.
Dec. 13, 2017
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Mining Ban Near Grand Canyon
A federal appeals court has kept an Obama-era ban on new mining claims near the Grand Canyon.
Dec. 13, 2017
Navajo Nation Sues Wells Fargo In Federal Court
The Navajo Nation is suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that have harmed its tribal members.
Dec. 12, 2017
AZ Border Security Committee Gives Final Funds To Cochise County
A state committee on border security has decided to empty out its coffers and ask the Legislature to dissolve the task force.
Dec. 12, 2017
Tempe Considers Anti-Tethering Law For Dogs
“If someone is going to be having their dog on a tether in their home in their house we’d rather they use a safe procedure to tether the dog, not just tie a dog to a rope and have the dog risk being choked,” said Councilwoman Lauren Kuby who helped develop the proposal after a town hall on animal protection.
Dec. 12, 2017
Wildlife Experts Concerned About Red Squirrels
An endangered species native to Arizona is in trouble. This summer’s Frye Fire burned more than 48,000 acres around Mt. Graham in southeastern Arizona, and that has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of red squirrels found there.
Dec. 12, 2017
Congressional Openings Could Create Chain Reaction And Political Shift
Current Arizona law requiring state lawmakers wanting to run for Congress to vacate their local seats before entering the race threatens to create a string of political vacancies.
Dec. 12, 2017
Exploring The Science Behind Coincidences
How many times have you made the decision to do something, and the result makes you wonder about whether it was a coincidence? Dr. Bernard Beitman has studied coincidences for decades and is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to categorize and even explain them.
Dec. 12, 2017
Mesa Approves False Fire Alarm Charge For Businesses
The Mesa Fire Department will now charge $100 for every false alarm call they respond to. The first false alarm and calls canceled while first responders are on the way will not cost anything.
Dec. 12, 2017

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