KJZZ News

school classroom
Thanks to a change—or refinement—approved by the State Board of Education, Arizona schools have a little more freedom when it comes to how much time English language learners need to spend in an immersion program.
Oct. 1, 2015
helped wanted sign
New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show in 2013, 2.3 percent of the jobs created in Arizona were at such companies. Other Western states were also among the national leaders that year.
Oct. 1, 2015
Prickly Pear Cactus
The architecture site Archinect recently announced the winners of its Dry Futures competition. It asked architects to submit ideas for dealing with California’s drought and divided the responses into two categories: pragmatic and speculative.
Oct. 1, 2015
Sounds of the City - The Duce
Listen to the sounds of Mike Hankinson and Katherine Blaskovich work out in the Punch! Crunch! Brunch! class at The Duce.
Oct. 1, 2015
NASA logo
Arizona researchers will spend the next year helping to design planetary exploration projects that may be launched by NASA.
Oct. 1, 2015
Prescribed burn
Several national forests across the state are planning, or have started, prescribed burns.
Oct. 1, 2015
steak dinner
Sirloin tip roast is up $1.27 per pound from last year and $2.50, from two years ago, to $7.65 per pound, according to the Arizona Farm Bureau.
Oct. 1, 2015
A new audit released Sept. 30 finds the Department of Child Safety needs to better assess risk before removing children from their homes.
Oct. 1, 2015
Coconino National Forest
For those going to see the changes at Lockett Meadow in Flagstaff, they will have to get there early.
Oct. 1, 2015
oil refinery in texas
The price of a barrel of U.S. crude oil has plummeted by more than 50 percent since June 2014. U.S. producers claim that they're at a competitive disadvantage because they're restricted to selling their oil domestically at a time when they desperately need new markets to sell their expanding inventories.
Oct. 1, 2015
Hundreds of census workers hit the streets Thursday. They are doing a mid-decade special census count because seven Valley cities and towns believe they’ve had significant population growth.
Oct. 1, 2015
Activists are taking the issue of private prisons to the public. Justice advocacy organizations started the campaign the same day private prison companies applied for a new contract with the Arizona Department of Corrections.
Sep. 30, 2015
lawyers
Plaintiffs lawyers played the sheriff a number of defiant TV appearances from 2012, in which he vowed to continue enforcing immigration laws, including both state and federal laws.
Sep. 30, 2015
For the first time in 24 years, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has said fish plucked from parts of the Gila River are safe to eat.
Sep. 30, 2015
The head of the agency that inspects Arizona x-ray facilities said he needs more inspectors following a report that shows a large backlog of inspections for facilities across the state.
Sep. 30, 2015
Joshua Tree
WildEarth Guardians is petitioning the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the Joshua tree as a threatened species.
Sep. 30, 2015
plastic bags
In April, Arizona became the first state in the country to ban plastic bag bans. Now, the state is being sued over it.
Sep. 30, 2015
Glendale Municipal Airport
Traffic at the Glendale Municipal Airport could increase by as much as 38 percent from last year as a lack of congestion compared to other Valley airports is helping attract more business.
Sep. 30, 2015
There are a lot of things to make fun of in Arizona, which may be why humorist Laurie Notaro left the Valley for the Pacific Northwest.
Sep. 30, 2015
monsoon storm
Arizona’s 2015 monsoon season is over. We had some rainstorms, selective microbursts and other days with high expectations for wetness that ultimately came up dry.
Sep. 30, 2015

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