KJZZ News

Obama Foundation Kicks Off Leadership Event In Arizona
The Obama Foundation hosted a kickoff event for its new Community Leadership Corps program in Phoenix Saturday. The program gathers motivated young people who want to be civic leaders by addressing specific issues in their communities.
Jun. 10, 2018
UA Recieves $1.1 M to Study Connection Between Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease
The University of Arizona received a $1.1 million grant to study the biology underlying the connection between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Jun. 10, 2018
Judd Fire Burns 4,300 Acres North Of Bisbee
A wildfire is burning 4,300 acres just north of Bisbee. Fire officials said the fire was zero percent contained as of Saturday afternoon.
Jun. 9, 2018
Business Owners Protest Light Rail Extension
A small group of community organizers gathered outside a Valley Metro community office in south Phoenix on Saturday. They came to protest the planned extension of the light rail.
Jun. 9, 2018
Mexican Retaliation On U.S. Tariffs Hits Southern-Style Whiskey
The most iconic alcoholic beverage of Americana, bourbon, has been targeted by the trade wars between the U.S. and Mexico. After the U.S. government imposed tariffs on Mexican steel and aluminum, its Mexican counterparts retaliated by taxing several American goods, including Southern-style whiskey.
Trump’s Steel Tariffs Provoke Retaliation From Mexico
Jun. 8, 2018
Mesa Police Bring In Outside Experts To Investigate
Chief Ramon Batista said it was essential for Mesa police to treat members of the community with the utmost professionalism in all circumstances.
Jun. 8, 2018
CAP Walks Away From Mohave County Land Deal
The agency that runs the Central Arizona Project will walk away from its proposed purchase of farmland in Mohave County. It would have led to the CAP transferring some of the land’s water into central Arizona to replenish groundwater aquifers.
Jun. 8, 2018
Medicare
Hospice of the Valley and the Arizona Care Network are part of a pilot program to see what would happen if a select group of terminally ill people could access hospice without giving up their regular care.
Jun. 8, 2018
Phoenix Terros Health Reports Major Data Breach
Terros Health reported a major data breach Friday. The organization was notified in April that an unauthorized third party had gained access to an email account through a phishing scam.
Jun. 8, 2018
Mayor Says Downtown High Rise
After 35 years, Phoenix is ready to say good-bye to 30 parking spaces. The spots make up a city-owned parking lot on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Adams.
Jun. 8, 2018
2017 Studay: Fewer U.S. Youth Using Tobacco Products
Fewer U.S. middle and high school students are smoking. The number has gone down significantly in recent years, however millions of teens still report using tobacco products.
Jun. 8, 2018
Arizona Highways Reopen, 377 Fire 70 Percent Contained
Both highways that were closed earlier this week because of the 377 Fire have now reopened. The northeastern Arizona fire is now 70 percent contained.
Jun. 8, 2018
Former Phoenix Bank Building Could Soon Be For Sale
Some Phoenix leaders and staffers want to see new life come to a former bank building. Among other things, developers must agree to preserve the architecture and have their plans vetted by the Historic Preservation Commission. The council is expected to vote on issuing a request for proposals on June 20.
Jun. 8, 2018
Residents Gather To Protest Light Rail Extension
Last night in South Phoenix, residents gathered at the South Mountain Community Center to voice their opposition to the planned extension of the light rail into their community.
Jun. 8, 2018
KJZZ
Whether Arizonans will raise the income tax on some to pay for increased education funding, Jeff Flake’s latest disagreement with President Donald Trump were some of the top news stories this week.
Jun. 8, 2018
Fifty years ago, a groundbreaking film that changed how moviegoers looked at science fiction was released into theaters.
Jun. 8, 2018
Arizona Storytellers: Phillip Kennedy
In 2007, Phillip Kennedy's dad took the family white water rafting in Yosemite National Park for an experience of a lifetime. Putting on a wet-suit that looked a little too small was just the beginning.
Jun. 8, 2018
The Takeaway: Who Deserves Government Assistance?
In April of this year, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to strengthen current work requirements, or introduce new restrictions, for low-income Americans who receive government assistance.
Jun. 8, 2018
AZ Will Use Some VW Money To Replace School Buses
Gov. Doug Ducey intends to use more than half of the $59 million the state is getting to replace buses that are at least 15 years old and have more than 100,000 miles.
Jun. 8, 2018
Suicide Rates Spike Nationwide
Many of us woke up to the sad news this morning that celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain is dead. CNN reported that it was the result of suicide. Earlier this week, fashion designer Kate Spade also took her own life.
Jun. 8, 2018

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