KJZZ News

Lowell Observatory Opens New Public Telescope Plaza
Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff will open its new open-deck observatory on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Giovale Open Deck Observatory includes educational exhibits and six telescopes, ranging from a 5.5-inch wide-field refractor to a 32-inch reflector.
Oct. 3, 2019
Arizona Coyotes Tails Wagging As New Season Opens
With the puck dropping tonight for the Coyotes’ opening game, optimism actually reigns on and off the ice. Will a new owner and high-priced winger Phil Kessel lift the team to the NHL playoffs?
Oct. 3, 2019
Products, Ads Raise Cultural Appropriation Questions
Recent campaigns from Dior, Barbie and Cadbury have led to backlash for what some see as cultural appropriation.
Oct. 3, 2019
ASUs Prison Education Program Teaches Geology, Astronomy
Inmates at the Eyman State Prison in Florence, Arizona are getting the chance to learn something most of us don’t know very much about: geology and astronomy.
Oct. 3, 2019
Violent Groups Disrupt Protests In Mexico City
Recent protests in Mexico City have been disrupted by riots where several people have been hurt. The local and federal governments are being strongly criticized for not stopping the violence.
Oct. 3, 2019
LDS Church Clarifies Doctrine On Transgender Mormons
A leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints clarified church doctrine towards transgender Latter-day Saints. Apostle Dallin Oaks, a former Utah Supreme Court Justice, told an assembly of high-level church officials Wednesday that God defined humans by their biological sex at birth.
Oct. 3, 2019
New Housing Program Helps Kids Aging Out Of Foster Care
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a new housing initiative aimed at kids aging out of the foster care system. The goal is to provide vulnerable young adults with a stable footing once they leave the foster care system.
Oct. 3, 2019
43 Food Deserts Litter The Growing Phoenix Landscape
Phoenix and Maricopa County are among the fastest growing areas in the country. With that growth has come changes to the physical landscape of the city, new business opportunities in the valley and efforts to revitalize some neighborhoods.
Oct. 3, 2019
55,000 More Arizonans Without Health Insurance In 2018
Fifty-five thousand more Arizonans lacked health insurance in 2018 than 2017. That 0.6% increase was higher than the national average of 0.1%.
Oct. 3, 2019
Democrats Accuse Trump Of Ignoring Law In Refugee Cap
The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee has accused the Trump administration of ignoring a law that requires the Executive Branch to consult with Congress on the new refugee cap.
Oct. 3, 2019
Valley Of The Sun United Way Has A New CEO
Carla Vargas Jasa is the first Latina and the first woman to take the lead of Valley of the Sun United Way. She came to the Valley from Orange County and hopes she will bring in a new perspective.
Oct. 3, 2019
Company Hopes To Bridge Gap Between Fans And Fashion
Inside an unassuming storefront in a Tempe office park, you’ll find racks and racks of clothes designed by and for Sportiqe. The Valley-based apparel brand is growing quickly, and now works with companies like the NBA, Live Nation, WWE and Sierra Nevada.
Oct. 3, 2019
In Mexico, Nervous Business Leaders Watch Fate Of US Trade Deal
Business and government leaders in Mexico are working to calm any fears that President Trump's impeachment proceedings could jeopardize the ratification of a new trade agreement.
Oct. 3, 2019
Allister Adel Named Interim County Attorney
Attorney Allister Adel has been named the interim Maricopa County attorney by a unanimous vote of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Adel will be the first woman to hold the post in county history.
Oct. 3, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Trail Riding And Hiking On South Mountain
Listen to the sounds of Kenzie Smalls saddling up horses for trail riders at the base of South Mountain — and Alexandra Roth hiking to the top. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Oct. 3, 2019
The Takeaway: Bahamas Continues Dorian Recovery; Haitians Worry About Future
It has been one month since Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas. As the country recovers, deep-seated anti-Haitian sentiments are once again bubbling to the surface.
Oct. 3, 2019
5th Annual Jaguar Day Festival Celebrates Nature, Culture
This year marks the fifth annual Jaguar Day Festival in southern Sonora, Mexico. It’s a celebration that brings awareness to the endangered jaguar in this region. The town of Álamos, Sonora, is hosting its annual Día del Jaguar celebration this Friday and Saturday.
Oct. 3, 2019
Legal Settlement Over Las Vegas Shooting Worth Up To $800M
Attorneys for thousands of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history said Thursday that they reached a settlement expected to pay between $735 million and $800 million to those who sued over the Las Vegas massacre.
Oct. 3, 2019
Mountain Pointe High Coach Who Shared Team Info Fired
A Mountain Pointe High School coach who shared player information with other teams has been fired. Justin Hager is charged with violating governing board policies.
Oct. 3, 2019
Conservationists, Fishermen Unsatisfied With Mexico’s Efforts To Protect Porpoise
The Mexican government says it’s increasing enforcement efforts in the Sea of Cortez to prevent illegal fishing nets from harming an endangered porpoise. It comes a week after local fishermen announced they would buck a fishing ban this shrimp season. But the government's plan doesn't address their concerns.
Oct. 3, 2019

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