KJZZ News

Torch Passed To Second Generation Of Arizona Holocaust Survivors
As the population of World War II Holocaust survivors dwindles, the torch is being passed to the next generation to tell their stories. A group is trying to keep their memories alive.
March 21, 2019
The Takeaway: No Tap Or Toilet — Over One Million Americans Lack Access To Running Water
On Friday, the UN observes World Water Day. But while much attention is focused on eradicating this lack of access in developing countries around the world, right here in the United States, there may be at least 1.6 million Americans without a tap or toilet in their home.
March 21, 2019
This Winter Was 2nd Coldest Ever Recorded In Phoenix
This winter was the second coldest ever recorded in Phoenix. According to the National Weather Service, the average temperature from mid-December to March was 56 degrees. Beat only by the winter of 1997-98, when the average was 55 degrees.
March 21, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Stories About Where We Live
Talking about the places we call home.
March 21, 2019
The Takeaway: Recovering From The Midwest Floods
Some farmers in Nebraska are facing devastation by the floods in the Midwest which have killed at least four people and left most of Nebraska underwater. Already, bankruptcies were up some 20 percent among Midwest farms.
March 21, 2019
West Phoenix Light Rail Line Delayed
Phoenix City Council members voted 5-3 on Wednesday to use the money for street repairs instead. The line was slated to open in 2026. It would have continued the current track west on Camelback Road.
March 21, 2019
Q&AZ: Arizonas Rest Stops
Last year, the only state-operated rest stop along Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson was closed. A KJZZ listener submitted an inquiry through the Q&AZ reporting project.
March 21, 2019
Arizona State Beats St. Johns 74-65 In First Four
A freshman guard overcame a frightful fall and helped Bobby Hurley — a two-time champion guard at Duke — get his first NCAA Tournament win as a coach. Luguentz Dort shook off knee and hip injuries from a hard fall, scored 21 points and led the Sun Devils to a long-awaited NCAA Tournament victory.
March 21, 2019
Measure May Cause Loss Of Millions In Taxes
Arizona could lose millions of dollars in tax revenue if a measure to clarify what online purchases are — and are not — is passed.
March 21, 2019
Report: Wife Of Slain Mexican Journalist Targeted With Spyware
An internet watchdog group reported Wednesday that the wife of a slain Mexican journalist was targeted by a spyware program just days after his death.
March 21, 2019
AZ Withdraws From Interstate Vote Checking Program
Earlier this week, Arizona’s Secretary of State’s Office decided to take the state out of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program. Arizona hadn’t sent information to the program since 2017, but this marked the official withdrawal from Crosscheck.
March 21, 2019
3 Men Found Shot To Death In San Carlos Outskirts
Local police discovered the bodies in a bullet-riddled car early Wednesday morning several miles outside of San Carlos. Roughly 50 rifle rounds were found near the vehicle. Officials with the state Attorney’s Office are investigating the incident.
March 20, 2019
Companies Pay To Clean Up Abandoned Coal Mines Little By Little
The Interior Department will provide more than $291 million to states and tribes to clean up abandoned coal mines. In all there are $10 billion in abandoned mines that haven't been reclaimed.
March 20, 2019
ASU Is Forming A For-Profit Online Spinoff
Arizona State University is creating a for-profit spinoff to promote its online programs, as reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The venture, however, is majority-owned by a company that has run into some controversy as of late.
March 20, 2019
Expert Weighs In As City Council Votes On High-Rise Project
"Height is blight." That is the rallying cry behind a group of homeowners campaign to stop construction of a 12-story $75 million tower in central Phoenix. They say this type of development will fundamentally alter their neighborhood. But proponents of the development on Seventh Street and Thomas Road say it will boost property values and tax revenue for the local school district.
The Arguments For And Against Phoenix County Club High-Rise Project
March 20, 2019
Former Councilman Announces Run For Tempe Mayor
“This is a very pivotal time in Tempe history,” Corey Woods said. “When it comes to economic development and affordable housing and our parks and arts and culture, I felt like this would be a good time for me to come back in.”
March 20, 2019
The Takeaway: Los Angeles Star Mike Trout Signs Record $430 Million Contract
Los Angeles Angels star outfielder, Mike Trout, is set to become the highest paid athlete in the history of American sports. The 27-year-old will sign a deal worth $430 million over 12 years, which dwarfs the next richest professional sports contract by $100 million.
March 20, 2019
The Takeaway:
According to a new investigation from the Center for Investigative Reporting — federal officials did not disclose the existence of at least five facilities housing unaccompanied minors. And Aura Bogado, who helped break the story, says she has reason to believe there are more.
March 20, 2019
Trump May Cut Military Projects To Fund The Border Wall
On Tuesday, the Pentagon released a list of potential cuts, including $148 million worth of upgrades and construction at four Arizona bases, affecting the Navy, Air Force, Army and Army National Guard.
March 20, 2019
Is Made In The USA Making A Comeback?
There’s been an increase in manufacturing jobs in the Unites States over the past several years. In fact, 2018 was the best year for job growth in the industry in more than a decade. So what’s behind this upswing?
March 20, 2019

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