KJZZ News

How Does Arizona Make A Withdrawal From Its Water Bank?
In 1996, the Arizona Water Banking Authority was created as a way to save water for when we might need it. According to Tony Davis, the environmental reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, no infrastructure currently exists to pump this water out.
Aug. 20, 2018
Wind-Powered Project Faces More Opposition
The SunZia project's road to commercial operation is facing a new round of controversy, this time from community groups that fear the transmission line from New Mexico to Arizona will inflict irreparable environmental damage.
Aug. 20, 2018
Mesa Gateway Airport Attracts More Passengers
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is seeing more passengers each year. July marked the 10th consecutive month of year-over-year passenger growth. Spokesman Ryan Smith said the airport served about 130,000 passengers last month alone.
Aug. 20, 2018
University Of Arizona Official Resigns, Claims Bias
The director of the University of Arizona's arts program has resigned, citing a culture of racism, discrimination and unfair compensation.
Aug. 20, 2018
Fishermen Oppose Nature Reserve Plan
A proposal to create a new nature reserve off the cost of Mexico's Baja California Sur has created tension with fisherman who say making the region a protected area threatens their way of life.
Aug. 20, 2018
Rattlesnakes Are Important
The seeds can even germinate while in a snake’s colon. Then, the slithery creatures travel miles and miles before the seeds pass through their digestive system.
Aug. 20, 2018
Arizona Storytellers: Dhamana Shauri
Retired teacher Dhamana Shauri shares a story about the first day of school while teaching as part of Arizona Republic's storytelling series.
Aug. 20, 2018
2 Dead In Small Plane Crash Near Camp Verde
Two people are dead following the crash of a small home-built plane in north-central Arizona. Investigators are still looking into the cause of the crash.
Aug. 19, 2018
Church Leader Wants To Move Away From Term
The 93-year-old leader of the Mormon Church is trying to change how people refer to the faith.
Aug. 19, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Remains Closed As Repairs Continue
Talking Stick Resort has been closed for a week now, following last weekend’s flooding and evacuation. The hotel and casino was scheduled to reopen Sunday, but employees need more time to repair damage caused by heavy rains.
Aug. 18, 2018
Backpage.com Executive Pleads Guilty To Running Prostitution Ads
The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com has pleaded guilty to conspiring to facilitate prostitution.
Aug. 18, 2018
Possible Measles Exposures In Northern Arizona
Health officials say an out-of-state visitor may have exposed an untold number of people in Northern Arizona to measles. No new cases have been reported, but that could change.
Aug. 17, 2018
Evidentiary Hearing In
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley ruled Thursday that the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona initiative must adhere to strict compliance for ballot measures.
Aug. 17, 2018
No Charges For Mesa PD Officers In Use Of Force Incident
The Scottsdale Police Department investigated a May 16 incident involving two Mesa Police officers and an armed robbery suspect.
Aug. 17, 2018
DPS: Body Cams Are Not Crucial To Department
No department video exists of the night a rookie Arizona trooper was fatally shot on the job. That’s because the Arizona Department of Public Safety doesn't have body cameras.
Aug. 17, 2018
Trial Date Set For Women Who Burglarized  Tempe Mosque
An Oct. 4 trial date has been set for two Arizona women charged with burglarizing a mosque in Tempe.
Aug. 17, 2018
Arizonans For Affordable Electricity Trying To Block Clean Energy Initiative
The state's largest electric company hopes to block a public vote on a renewable energy initiative by charging that initiative organizers purposely submitted signatures that were invalid.
Aug. 17, 2018
Survey: Concussions Deterring Parents, Teen Athletes From High School Sports
A growing number of Arizona parents and teens are walking away from football and other sports. Nearly eight in 10 teens who have had concussions admit they’re afraid of the long-term impact of suffering hits to the head.
Aug. 17, 2018
Strong Towns President On Making Phoenix Stronger
How can cities and towns become “strong?” It’s something Chuck Marohn travels the country talking about. Marohn is president of Strong Towns, a nonprofit that looks at cities’ financial strength and resiliency.
Aug. 17, 2018
UA, BYU Partner To Study Housing Evictions
Finding affordable housing is a growing challenge across the U.S. — Arizona is no exception — and that is related to the stark number of evictions being reported.
Aug. 17, 2018

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