KJZZ News

Q&AZ: How Did The Arizona Cactus League Get Started?
Fifteen teams have been training in Arizona's Cactus League since 2010, but there have been multiple teams in Arizona since 1947. According to Marshall Trimble, Arizona's state historian, the first team to train in Arizona was the Detroit Tigers in the late 1920s.
Feb. 11, 2019
The Takeaway: Over 700 Victims — New Report Exposes Sexual Abuse In Southern Baptist Churches
Over the weekend, a new investigation from the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News revealed decades of sexual abuse by church leaders and volunteers from the Southern Baptist Convention.
Feb. 11, 2019
The Takeaway: The U.S.-Iran Relationship, 40 Years After The Islamic Revolution
On this day 40 years ago, a revolution bucked the autocratic regime Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who the U.S. helped impose, in favor of the Islamist theocracy of the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Feb. 11, 2019
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Submarket Rents Rising
Office leasing around Sky Harbor Airport is on the rise, according to a new report. Commercial real estate firm JLL found the vacancy rate around the airport dropped more than 9 percent between 2017 and 2018. During the same period, rental rates increased from $19.63 to $21.95 per square foot.
Feb. 11, 2019
ASU, Piper Trust Announce Program To Study Shocks And Stressors
Arizona State University and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust recently announced a $15 million deal to help Phoenix-area residents deal with shocks and stressors — like heat — in a program called the ASU Knowledge Exchange for Resilience.
Feb. 11, 2019
First Part Of South Mountain Freeway Opens
The first leg of the new South Mountain Freeway opens up Monday. Morning rush hour traffic will be diverted from Pecos Road onto the new Loop 202 segment. This segment will only have one lane of traffic each way on the freeway.
Feb. 11, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Anwar Newton
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. In the latest story in the series, Anwar Newton talks about an unusual car-jacking experience.
Feb. 11, 2019
In Sonora, Hunting Means Big Business And Conservation
Just south of the Arizona border, big game hunting is big business. Every winter, thousands of foreign hunters - most from the United States - flock to the state for its trophy deer, bighorn sheep, game birds and other species. Some say hunting policies have also been a boon to conservation efforts.
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Feb. 11, 2019
Apartment Industry Warns Of Crisis Point
A new market analysis conducted for the Arizona Multifamily Housing Association finds strong demand for all types of apartments: affordable, workforce and luxury — but the current supply is mostly in the upper end.
Feb. 11, 2019
Study Identifies Chemical Culprits In Honeybee Deaths
Every winter, around 1.5 million honeybee colonies from all over the U.S. are shipped to California to pollinate almond trees. But in 2014, 80,000 of these colonies suffered death and deformity. A new study offers a possible explanation.
Feb. 11, 2019
UA Reassures Support For Basketball Program
After a second University of Arizona assistant men’s basketball coach was reportedly fired for an NCAA recruiting violation, the school’s athletic director is standing by head Coach Sean Miller and the program.
Feb. 10, 2019
Thousands Attend 63rd Annual VNSA Book Sale
This weekend marked the 63rd annual Volunteer Nonprofit Service Association book sale at the Arizona State fairgrounds. The event draws thousands of enthusiasts each year, including some from out of state, to peruse and purchase hundreds of thousands of used books, DVDs, audio books and more.
Feb. 10, 2019
Phoenix Voter Registration Deadline Approaching
The deadline to register to vote in the city of Phoenix’s upcoming election is fast approaching. Potential voters have until midnight Monday to register to vote in the upcoming special election.
Feb. 10, 2019
Controlled Fires Scheduled In Southern AZ
Low-lying vegetation in 35-thousand acres of land in Cochise County are expected to be burned in the next year. Burning the fuel in a controlled manner prevents wildfires from spreading, if they were to start in the forest.
Feb. 10, 2019
Gov. Doug Ducey Reacts To Hacienda HealtCare Closure
Gov. Doug Ducey is reacting to news that Hacienda Healthcare is planning to close its facility after an incapacitated patient was raped and gave birth to a baby in late December.
Feb. 8, 2019
#ArizonaHaiku: 17 Arizona-Inspired Poems
The Show is celebrating National Haiku Month with your haiku poems about Arizona. More than 75 listeners sent in haiku to enter the random drawing for a KJZZ item.
Feb. 8, 2019
Sports Writer Explores LGBTQ Struggles In The Athletic World
Bill Konigsberg was a sports writer for AP and ESPN, and he is gay. The last fact shouldn’t be relevant to the first, but Konigsberg found out it really was. He wrote about this experience, being out in the world of sports, how that world still struggles with homophobia and then barriers to his job.
Feb. 8, 2019
Revolver Records Store In Phoenix Closing After 10 Years
On Roosevelt Row in Phoenix, a longtime staple is closing on Sunday. Revolver Records, the downtown record shop, has been the center point for the first Friday art walk for 10 years, but owner TJ Jordan announced in January that Revolver was coming to an end.
Feb. 8, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Feb. 8, 2019
Discussing the week in news with Marcus Dell’Artino, partner at First Strategic, and former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano, who is now CEO at Greater Phoenix Leadership.
Feb. 8, 2019
Kendrick Lamar Leads This Years Grammy Awards Nominations
Fifteen-time Grammy award-winning artist Alicia Keys will be hosting the award shows, and you can expect performances throughout the night — but a lot of the big names aren't performing. Drake, Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande and Kendrick Lamar all have announced they won’t be on stage.
Feb. 8, 2019

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