KJZZ News

Incumbent Helen Purcell appears to have defeated challenger Aaron Flannery in th Maricopa County Recorder's GOP primary race. All the votes were counted over the weekend and Purcell leads Flannery by 185 votes.
Sep. 5, 2016
The aphid has been found for the first time in central Arizona on sorghum plants, which provide feed for dairies and it can devastate fields.
Sep. 5, 2016
A federal judge in Phoenix is deciding whether in the upcoming election the state must count provisional ballots differently than in the past. Plaintiffs say the way the law is enforced disenfranchises voters.
Sep. 5, 2016
For a lot of Americans, there’s nothing quite like barbecue to bring friends and families together. But for a former manager of Apple, barbecue became a way to reinvent himself and to serve as a connection between the United States with Mexico, with a brand so unusual we couldn’t even say its full name on the air.
Sep. 5, 2016
OSIRIS-REx mated to an Atlas V rocket
The University of Arizona mission to an asteroid is three days from its scheduled launch. It’s now a matter of waiting until just after 4 p.m. Arizona time Thursday.
Sep. 5, 2016
Arizona's 5th Congressional District
Less than a week ago, Christine Jones was celebrating what appeared to be a win in the Republican primary contest for Arizona’s 5th Congressional District. But unofficial results now show Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs is leading the race by the slimmest of margins.
Sep. 4, 2016
Ahuna Mons
Scientists studying the dwarf planet Ceres have found that its 13,000-foot volcano arose not from the magma processes that typify inner solar system worlds, but from the action of salty, muddy ice, according a paper published in Science on Friday.
Sep. 2, 2016
Arizona State University has adopted a clear bag policy for all of its athletic venues and the measure effects just about everyone, including parents who would otherwise carry a diaper bag.
Sep. 2, 2016
Republican John McCain and Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick are tied at 43 percent support each in their race for McCain's U.S. Senate seat, a survey out Thursday showed.
Sep. 2, 2016
National Geographic writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer Pete McBride take a 650-mile hike through the canyon, and consider what proposed development projects in and around it would mean for one of the country’s most iconic landscapes.
Sep. 2, 2016
Arizona State kicks off their 2016 Football season Saturday night at the newly renovated Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. The $268 million renovation project started in 2014 and has seen the stadium undergo significant changes.
Sep. 2, 2016
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns has a new president. Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny has taken the helm for a two-year term, and he joins KJZZ's The Show to talk about his goals for the post.
Sep. 2, 2016
University of Phoenix
Recent years have not been kind to for-profit colleges, including the University of Phoenix and ITT Technical Institute. Pending lawsuits challenge how the schools have admitted students and some of their financial practices.
Sep. 2, 2016
Majd Alfreijat is one of 30 physicians a year in the state who can be granted what’s called a J-1 Visa Waiver. They’re foreign doctors who qualify for this federal program and agree to work in an area designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area or a Medically Under-served Area for at least 3 years.
Sep. 2, 2016
health
People in Maricopa County looking to purchase insurance on the federal exchange may only have one provider to choose from in November. Phoenix Health Plans told the state department of insurance this week it would not be part of the marketplace.
Sep. 2, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s harsh words about Mexico and some Mexican-Americans have many thinking he’ll receive even less support from Latinos in November than his predecessors like Mitt Romney and John McCain.
Sep. 2, 2016
democrat donkey
Election officials are still counting ballots in a few races from this week’s primaries. With me for an update, and a look ahead to some of November’s big legislative races is Jim Small, Editor of the Arizona Capitol Times.
Sep. 2, 2016
Residents who remove their pool or spa will receive a rebate of $.50 per square foot. The city is offering up to $1500 for pool removals, but so far, there haven’t been any takers.
Sep. 2, 2016
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The Surprise City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to strengthen its internal auditing program. This spring, authorities accused a former city revenue manager of stealing at least $836,000 over seven years.
Sep. 2, 2016
Many Democrats and supporters of Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick are angry after the Arizona Republican Party delivered a “wanted” poster with bullet hole imagery to her campaign office Thursday.
Sep. 2, 2016

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