KJZZ News

Tucson Fights Food Waste With Composting Program
Across the country, food is being thrown away constantly — about a half pound per person, per day. Tucson recently started a citywide composting program, the first in the state, to combat food waste.
May 29, 2015
Opposing Sides Weigh In On Phoenix Frank Lloyd Wright House Plan
The battle over preserving the David and Gladys Wright House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix has caused a lot of division among neighbors.
May 29, 2015
Did You Know: Mesa Falcon Field Was A WWII Aviation Training Facility For British Airmen
The Valley is home to several airports that date back to WWII. One is still in service today.
May 29, 2015
Arizona Supports Ruling That Some Fear Could Hurt The Endangered Species Act
Arizona is one of nine states stepping into a lawsuit that animal rights activists say could undermine the Endangered Species Act.
May 29, 2015
Muslim Community Readies For Protest, Cartoon Drawing Contest At Phoenix Mosque
There’s concern growing about a planned rally in Phoenix that will include a cartoon drawing contest of the Prophet Muhammad.
May 29, 2015
Senator Flake Says Removing Cuba From Terror Blacklist Will Help Normalize Relations
Cuba is no longer considered a state sponsor of terror. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake said taking Cuba off the terror blacklist means a couple of things.
May 29, 2015
Drought Could Put Arizonas Water Planning To The Test
As California grapples with water shortages, Arizonans can breathe easy — for now. For decades, the state has relied on the Colorado River and preserved groundwater resources. But the current drought is now putting those management plans to the test.
May 29, 2015
Thousands Of Zombies Taking To Downtown Phoenix Streets
Several thousand zombies are expected to take over the streets of downtown Phoenix tonight.
May 29, 2015
Phoenix Comicon Visitors Encouraged To Use Light Rail
Traffic is expected with Comicon this weekend in Downtown Phoenix. The price of parking in can take a toll.
May 29, 2015
Ruling: Sale Of Mesa GM Property Doesnt Change Tax Classification
A court ruling says an ownership change doesn't trigger a change in property tax classification.
May 29, 2015
Arizona Ruling: Loan Guarantors Dont Have Same Shield As Borrowers
The Arizona Court of Appeals says a protection that borrowers have under state law for residential mortgage-related debt doesn't apply to people who guarantee to back those loans.
May 29, 2015
Islamic Community Center Of Phoenix Finds Support In Community Amid Controversy
In recent weeks, the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix has come under fire after two men who used to pray at the mosque shot and killed a security guard in Garland, Texas. Today, protestors are planning a rally and a Muhammad cartoon contest at the center.
May 29, 2015
Arizona Child-Welfare Agency Director: DCS Is Overwhelmed
The head of the state's child welfare agency wants to scrap laws requiring caseworkers to do a full investigation of every complaint of child neglect.
May 29, 2015
APS Builds 110-Mile Power Line To Yuma
Arizona Public Service completed a 110 mile long power line connecting Phoenix to Yuma. The line is one of the largest transmission construction projects in the west.
May 29, 2015
City of Phoenix Invests Into Northern Arizona Forests
The national forests in Arizona give Valley residents a place to camp and escape the heat, but they also give birth to the Valley’s water. Now the Valley is investing back into the health of those forests.
May 29, 2015
Arizona Lawmaker Wants Testing For Parents Of Drug-Exposed Babies
An Arizona lawmaker on Thursday called for changes in state law to allow ongoing testing of parents whose babies are born exposed to drugs after a child who was returned to her parents died of apparent abuse.
May 28, 2015
No Light Shed On Investigation Into Pocketing By MCSO Officers
A trove of records released Thursday by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office provides a window into disciplinary problems among sheriff's employees, but sheds no light on investigations into claims that officers pocketed items confiscated in traffic stops and safe-house busts.
May 28, 2015
Report Alleges Racial Profiling And Abuse By Border Law Enforcement
The American Civil Liberties Union released a collection of testimonials Thursday alleging racial profiling and questionable behavior by border law enforcement in west Texas and southern New Mexico.
May 28, 2015
Alexandra Watts
Alexandra Watts joined KJZZ as a digital intern in May 2015. She is currently a student at Arizona State University majoring in both journalism and English.
May 28, 2015
Kristy Westgard
Kristy Westgard is an Arizona native studying broadcast journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism as well as Supply Chain Management at the W.P. Carey School of Business.
May 28, 2015

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