KJZZ News

New jobs are coming to the Valley. The New York company ZocDoc is bringing a second U.S. office – and more than 600 jobs – to Scottsdale. Gov. Jan Brewer poses with many of the faces of ZocDoc, including its CEO, Cyrus Massoumi.
March 26, 2013
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says gun owners can turn in their unwanted firearms at the city’s buyback program in May.  The city is using money from a private donor to give out gift cards to anyone who wants to get rid of their weapons.
March 26, 2013
Arizona officials will be watching closely as the U.S. Supreme Court considers gay marriage today. The outcome of the case could impact a lawsuit over benefits for domestic partners for gay state and university employees.
March 26, 2013
A done deal. That's how Arizona Senator Jeff Flake describes the merger between Tempe-based US Airways and Texas-based American Airlines. Flake was asked if Phoenix will be hurt economically by the merger, but he did not think so.
March 26, 2013
Arizona receives high marks in a new survey that evaluates public access to state spending records. But researchers say there’s room for more government transparency in the state. The report has been released by the non-partisan Arizona Public Interest Research Group, or AZPIRG.
March 26, 2013
Senator John McCain held a town hall meeting at a North Phoenix community center Monday that covered a broad range of topics, but immigration dominated the conversation.  Sen. John McCain told people at a townhall meeting Monday he feels hopeful new bipartisan legislation to reform immigration will be ready soon.
March 26, 2013
Sarah Ventre returns to her hometown of Tempe to join KJZZ after working at NPR headquarters in Washington as a producer and editor for a number of shows, desks, podcasts and the national newscast.
March 25, 2013
Proposed legislation that would have made it a crime to use the wrong bathroom has been scrapped, but it’s being replaced by a new version. Representative Kavanagh revises the 'Bathroom Bill', his proposed amendment to bill S.
March 25, 2013
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that records the stories from everyday people. Sandra Day O'Connor and her son, Scott O'Connor (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps) The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
March 25, 2013
The major tenant at the Goodyear Airport says shutting down the control tower, under the sequester budget cuts, could force it to go elsewhere to train pilots. Matthias Kippenberg of the Airline Training Center of Arizona, says dozens of planes perform takeoffs and landings there every day.
March 25, 2013
State forestry officials are gearing up for what they expect will be an 'average' wildfire season this summer. Fire Information Officer Carrie Dennett says though, wildfires in the West have increased in severity over the last few years.
March 25, 2013
Arizona State University has opened an outreach center in Santa Monica, Calif. to attract residents of that state to Arizona. Spokesman James O'Brien says the center will also benefit ASU alumni. “Probably our largest alumni association chapter is in Los Angeles and so it provides a place where not only employees of the university but volunteers and alumni and friends of the university can engage,” O’Brien said.
March 25, 2013
New research from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids finds it's getting tougher to keep kids away from tobacco, and the Centers for Disease Control say more than one in six Arizona teens either smokes or chews tobacco products.
March 25, 2013
Environmentally minded surfers who catch cold ocean waves are excited about a new wetsuit made from a plant that thrives in Arizona.   Guayule is grown at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
March 25, 2013
A three-day law enforcement operation in central and southern Arizona has led to more than three dozen arrests.  Operation Southern Star II targeted fugitives with outstanding warrants for felonies including drug violations and violent crimes.
March 24, 2013
Something very old is Arizona’s newest Historic Landmark. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the Murray Springs Clovis Site in southern Arizona will be dedicated Saturday morning. Thirteen thousand years ago, give or take a few decades, hunters took down a mammoth, a bison and possibly other animals during hunts just east of where Sierra Vista is now.
March 23, 2013
Four Arizona airports are on the FAA’s list for tower closures, due to the sequester cuts.Phoenix Goodyear, Glendale Muni, Laughlin-Bullhead International and Ryan Field in Tucson all made the list – overall, 149 towers nationwide will close, starting on April 7.
March 22, 2013
We are pleased to begin sharing the conversations from StoryCorps Phoenix, the project that records the stories from everyday people. Best friends Barbara Sausen and Pat Sopper (Photo courtesy of StoryCorps) The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is parked at the Phoenix Art Museum and has been very busy.
March 22, 2013
The state Transportation Department says it has come up with a temporary solution for drivers heading to Page and Lake Powell. The move was necessitated by a landslide last month on part of Route 89, which caused the roadway to buckle.
March 22, 2013
For eight weeks every winter, the desert outside Apache Junction gets downright Medieval. The Arizona Renaissance Festival is about 40 miles – and 500 years – from Phoenix. I recently visited the fair, which continues weekends through March, with one goal in mind: to find the most fascinating person at the party.
March 21, 2013

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