KJZZ News

Alcoholic drink
Beer and wine sales in the U.S. have been healthy for decades, while the market for spirits was consistent but not spectacular. Domestic sales of American whiskey approached $2.5 billion in 2014. That trend has been seen in Arizona, too. So what is this state doing to stand out?
Mar. 3, 2017
Kyrsten Sinema
These are especially turbulent times in Washington, D.C., with investigations into Russian connections to President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, concerns about the future of the Affordable Care Act and regulatory changes. Will Democrats be able to work with their Republican colleagues and Trump?
Mar. 3, 2017
Tony Rivero
With the Trump administration stepping up immigration enforcement and the divisive rhetoric surrounding immigrants in our country, politicians are speaking out on both sides of the issue. But, not everyone is toeing the party line. We speak to Arizona state Rep. Tony Rivero is a conservative Republican who represents Peoria and some of Sun City.
Mar. 3, 2017
Medical marijuana at Giving Tree
As Arizona’s medical marijuana sales rise, more dispensaries are opening in Phoenix. Last month, the city’s Board of Adjustment approved an application for a dispensary that will be located within 500 feet of a residential district, near the corner of Central Avenue and Thomas Road.
Mar. 3, 2017
Donald Trump
Let’s look now at reaction to the early months of the Trump administration closer to home. There are rallies planned in Phoenix tomorrow — one at the state Capitol and the other an Encanto Park. KJZZ’s Matt Casey will be reporting on both events and joins us now.
Mar. 3, 2017
the takeaway logo
A new report has revealed that then-Senator Sessions met with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. twice last year, information Sessions did not disclose during his confirmation hearing.
Mar. 3, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey said he doesn’t want to raise taxes. Instead, he’s asking the Trump administration to help Arizona deal with many of its financial woes.
Mar. 3, 2017
Fewer than 5,000 cases of the flu have been reported this season, which began in October. That number is less than half the number of cases reported at this same time last year.
Mar. 3, 2017
Tempe Town Lake
Tempe Town Lake has reopened after being closed to boating and water activities because of high amounts of debris in the water.
Mar. 3, 2017
Arizona Department of Education building
Competition for IT professionals in the valley is spiking, and is expected get even more intense as the tech industry continues to expand. That has some state agencies worried about hanging on to their tech employees.
Mar. 3, 2017
Watermelon
An Arizona produce distributor has been suspended from doing business, after failing to pay nearly $1.8 million to four growers in Mexico and Arizona.
Mar. 3, 2017
The Big Chino sub-basin covers almost 2,000 square miles and feeds the Verde River.
Mar. 3, 2017
Avondale Flooding
The Tres Rios Nature Festival is rescheduled for Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, after SRP released water from a northern dam and flooded the site.
Mar. 3, 2017
Arizona DOT
The Arizona Department of Transportation is giving homeless veterans camping out on state land more time to relocate. Almost 30 people have been living in tents in a camp near the Loop 202 and the Salt River.
Mar. 3, 2017
prescott
A groundwater basin underneath northwest Arizona will soon be closely examined to see the effects of future pumping. The Prescott City Council approved a million-dollar contract this week to model the water supply in Big Chino Sub-basin, which comes from the Verde River.
Mar. 3, 2017
maricopa county seal
A stretch of Gilbert Road at the Salt River has washed away. And isn’t the first time this has happened.
Mar. 2, 2017
indoor skydiving
Listen to the sounds of Josh Walker and his dad, John, skydiving indoors at iFLY in Scottsdale.
Mar. 2, 2017
Beyond Buckskin logo
If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase "Native American fashion" is buckskin and turquoise, there’s a lot more to it. Jessica Metcalfe created a space for them to showcase and sell their work when she started the online store Beyond Buckskin.
Mar. 2, 2017
jaguar
Another jaguar has come through southern Arizona. It's only the third seen in the state since 2011. A trail camera photographed the rare animal in the Dos Cabezas Mountains about 60 miles north of the border in November 2016.
Mar. 2, 2017
There may be more potential to find new treatments for different types of cancer in our four-legged friends than in lab mice and rats. That’s something Nicole Ehrhart, professor of surgical oncology at Colorado State University, studies.
Mar. 2, 2017

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