KJZZ News

New Referendums In Mexico: Democratic Tools Or Marketing Campaigns?
Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised to hold more referendums during his tenure. But the lack of transparency and formality of these referendums, as well as their utility, are concerning many.
Nov. 23, 2018
Electric, Driver-Assist Among AZ Auto Show Trends
The Phoenix Convention Center is a hotbed for cars, crossovers and trucks this holiday weekend.
Nov. 22, 2018
Housing Questions? Mesa Wants To Hear From You
Arizona’s third largest city is taking a close look at its housing needs.
Nov. 22, 2018
The Pulse: We’re Family — But Why?
Ever sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, look around at the shining faces of your family, and think to yourself: "How the heck am I related to these people?" You’re not alone. The Pulse explores how we define family — and how family defines us.
Nov. 22, 2018
Border Agent Found Not Guilty Again In Border Killing
In 2012, a U.S. Border Patrol agent placed his gun between the bars of the border fence that separates Arizona from Mexico and fired sixteen times in 34 seconds, killing a teenager. He was found not guilty last April and on Wednesday afternoon, a jury again found the agent not guilty for that killing.
Nov. 22, 2018
Ken Burns On Faith, Hope And Science Behind Mayo Clinic
On the evening of Aug. 21, 1883, a powerful tornado ripped through the rural town of Rochester, Minnesota. In its aftermath, W.W. Mayo and his two sons helped treat the wounded, setting in motion a series of events that would prove pretty significant to the health care world.
Nov. 22, 2018
Algorithm Finds The Most Danceable Hit Songs
Almost everyone has that one song that always gets them up and dancing — no matter what. And not surprisingly, the songs that make us move are often hits. But just what makes a song catchy enough to top the charts?
Nov. 22, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Driving Back In Time With Classic Military Vehicles
Listen to the sounds of Alan Thurston tinkering with his World War II era jeep along with other collectors at a recent Arizona Military Vehicle Collector's Club meeting.
Nov. 22, 2018
West Valley Man Dedicates A Lifetime To Feeding Community
Sometimes it’s easy to question the difference one person can make in the world, or even the local community. In Avondale, there’s one man who defies that doubt. He’s known among local hunger relief efforts as the “man who wears many hats” — literally.
Nov. 22, 2018
Flying The More Cramped Skies
Think about the last flight you were on. If you sat uncomfortably in your seat and thought back fondly to days of glamorous flying gone by, you’re not alone.
Nov. 22, 2018
Q&AZ: Why Is Interstate 17 Not A State Route?
Have you ever wondered why Interstate 17, which does not go beyond the state of Arizona, is called an interstate… and not a state route? Well, Brian Joseph Lesinski did and KJZZs Kathy Ritchie found an answer.
Nov. 22, 2018
How Big Are The Cultural Divisions In America?
We’re all aware of the perception — and perhaps reality — that divisions within America are growing; that we’re becoming more factional and more tribal. Not a lot of that plays out on the political stage and is related to many social and cultural issues.
Nov. 22, 2018
What Exercises Are Best For Mental Health?
It seems intuitive that exercising makes us healthier in more ways than one — that when our bodies are healthy, so are our minds.
Nov. 22, 2018
E-Sports Expansion: City Teams Worldwide Compete In Overwatch League
E-sports has greatly expanded its reach and popularity.
Nov. 22, 2018
Lt. Frank Luke Jr. Honored In Arizona On 100th Anniversary Of His Final Flight
In 1918, a man named Frank Luke Jr. was setting records as a fighter pilot in World War I. Last September, Luke Air Force Base commemorated Lt. Luke’s final flight with a flyover and a flag presentation to his family.
Nov. 22, 2018
Phoenix Isn
For most people, Phoenix isn't really known as a barbecue town. Well, that might be changing. Chris Malloy, food editor for Phoenix New Times has spent the last year taking a deep dive into the Phoenix barbecue scene.
Nov. 22, 2018
Habitat For Humanity AZ Chapter Looking To Help CA
Residents of the fire-ravaged town of Paradise, California, are now allowed to return home. But fewer than 10 percent of the 26,000 residents may find their house still standing and salvageable.
Nov. 21, 2018
APS Crews Headed To California To Help After Wildfire
APS will be sending 21 employees on Saturday to help restore power in the Paradise, California, area after the devastating Camp Fire.
Nov. 21, 2018
First Caravan Migrants Arrive In Nogales
The first group of Central American migrants with the so-called migrant caravan has arrived at the Arizona border in Nogales, Sonora.
Nov. 21, 2018
What Does An Environmentalist Look Like?
When you think of an environmentalist, do you picture a certain type of person? According to a new survey, most Americans think of environmentalists as white, well-educated and middle class. But that same survey raises questions about what types of people actually care about the environment.
Nov. 21, 2018

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