KJZZ News

climate change
Climate change explains cooler winters and hotter summers in the valley. It may also explain an increasingly wetter valley. A study released Monday said the valley is in one of the key regions expected to be most affected by changing weather patterns.
Dec. 7, 2016
Water faucet
Customers of a utility in Pinal County can drink their water without fear.
Dec. 7, 2016
EPA mine
The Navajo Nation is suing the federal government over a mine waste spill that contaminated three rivers including the tribe’s irrigation source. An EPA cleanup crew triggered the 3 million gallon blowout of yellow sludge at a Colorado mine in August 2015.
Dec. 7, 2016
Medical marijuana at Giving Tree
Arizona may not have passed recreational marijuana last month, but the state’s medical market is booming.
Dec. 7, 2016
arpaio
A federal judge has denied a request to push back outgoing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's trial on a criminal contempt-of-court charge because of the NCAA men's Final Four basketball tournament.
Dec. 7, 2016
There were 30 students suspended at David Crockett Elementary School in the 2014-15 school year. The year after the mindfulness program was implemented, the total halved itself.
Dec. 7, 2016
ADOT has installed infrared and video cameras at each intersection on State Route 347 to monitor, in real time, the long rush hour waits.
Dec. 7, 2016
Tucson City Council
A longstanding battle for power between Arizona cities and the state legislature took another turn on Tuesday afternoon.
Dec. 6, 2016
Tucson City Council
The Tucson City Council is meeting behind closed doors this afternoon, to determine its next steps in a potential showdown with the state.
Dec. 6, 2016
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams is moving 169 officers to patrol duty in an effort to make up for a shortage in that area, as the head of one police union has called the situation a staffing “crisis.”
Dec. 6, 2016
Dr. Joseph Sirven
“Dr. Sirven, do you plan to visit Cuba?” Many of my patients repeatedly ask me this ever since President Obama attempted to normalize relations with Cuba.
Dec. 6, 2016
City officials and local advocates met to break ground at the site of a housing development being built to accommodate adults with special needs.
Dec. 6, 2016
Last year, the White House launched an initiative called TechHire. The idea is to target young people, specifically those individuals who may not be able to go to college or find a good job and train them in technology. Phoenix was recently designated a TechHire community.
Dec. 6, 2016
Computer lab
Jazz improvisation often happens in dark clubs or rehearsal spaces, not in computer labs.
Dec. 6, 2016
science lab
In order to solve a scientific problem, or come up with the answer to a question, scientists from different disciplines sometimes have to work together.
Dec. 6, 2016
Palabras Libreria
Bookstores across the country took a pretty sizable hit over the past few years from online sellers like Amazon. But there are signs that small, independent bookstores are starting to turn the page.
Dec. 6, 2016
Ambulance rides and emergency room visits can cost thousands of dollars. Until recently, EMS providers had to transport a patient to get reimbursed through Medicaid.
Dec. 6, 2016
Tempe’s goal is to divert 40 percent of residential waste away from the landfill by 2020. Right now, about 25 percent of Tempe residential waste escapes the dump.
Dec. 6, 2016
A new brain cancer study by TGen has revealed a surprising pattern that could guide future treatment and research. The study showed that more complex glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) tumors responded better to traditional treatments than did simpler, more robust tumors.
Dec. 6, 2016
Twelve percent of Arizonans default on home loans, according to the Arizona Department of Housing’s October report. Several state and federal programs provide financial assistance. One Federal Housing Authority program sells delinquent home-loans to private investors.
Dec. 6, 2016

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