KJZZ News

The average funeral in this country costs about $7,000. There are hundreds of families who cannot afford that expense. And hundreds more who die each year without family, unclaimed. For both, the responsibility for burial falls to Maricopa County. In the latest installment of KJZZ’s series, The Business of Dying, officials here do their best to give those in that position a dignified farewell.
Jun. 30, 2016
Marijuana
A new report projects Arizonans would buy nearly $550 million worth of marijuana by 2020 if voters agree in November to allow recreational use.
Jun. 29, 2016
 death chamber
The state’s supply of the lethal injection drug Midazolam is expired, and it cannot get any more.
Jun. 29, 2016
When temperatures soar, hiking trails may be off limits in Phoenix.
Jun. 29, 2016
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Without an influx $2 million, Arizona Theatre Company may have to cancel its upcoming season and potentially take even more dramatic steps.
Jun. 29, 2016
coyote
Coyotes are all around us in the Valley. This interview answers a few questions like why do they target pets? where did they come from and how have they survived?
Jun. 29, 2016
Airlines are predicting a record number of passengers this summer. More than 230 million people are expected to fill airports across the country. The increase comes at a time when some airlines are reporting a pilot shortage.
Jun. 29, 2016
Wednesday's SB 1070 opposition protest.
Delayed comprehensive immigration reform helped built a confusing patchwork of laws. The new book "Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines" explores the issue.
Jun. 29, 2016
Rep. Ruben Gallego, who represents Arizona’s 7th Congressional District, catches up with KJZZ's Here and Now on gun legislation and voting rights.
Jun. 29, 2016
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The Cancer Moonshot Initiative seeks to put max focus, effort and funding toward finding a cure for cancer. Researchers, community leaders and patients will meet in Washington, D.C. and Arizona Wednesday.
Jun. 29, 2016
A storm approaches
Some parts of the Valley have already been hit with thunder and lightning and even a dose of rain in this early part of the monsoon season. What should we expect next?
Jun. 29, 2016
Wads of used toilet paper
A federal judge earlier this week compelled the U.S. Homeland Security Department to release images of its Border Patrol holding cells in the agency’s Tucson Sector. The holding cells have long been referred to as hieleras, or ice boxes, because of the freezing temperatures inside.
Jun. 29, 2016
eggs
A year ago shoppers from the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation found the average cost of whole milk was nearly $3 a gallon, while eggs topped $3.20 per dozen.
Jun. 29, 2016
Scientists have found the remains of the meteor that fell over Northern Arizona earlier this month.
Jun. 29, 2016
NASA's Juno mission
University of Arizona planetary sciences professor William Hubbard is among the scientists who are eager to discover what lies beneath the gaseous giant's cloud layers.
Jun. 29, 2016
school education classroom
The state Investment Board has voted to sell off holdings to meet the financial obligations mandated by the ballot measure passed in May.
Jun. 29, 2016
An unincorporated community in New Mexico is struggling to improve dirt roads in a residential neighborhood that was irresponsibly developed decades ago.
Jun. 29, 2016
employee
The annual campaign around the 4th of July is designed to highlight the economic impact of locally-owned, independent businesses.
Jun. 29, 2016
It will offer recommendations to county recorders and the Secretary of State’s Office about how to make the state’s elections run more smoothly.
Jun. 29, 2016
The funeral service industry is becoming more diverse. Among the most significant shifts? More women are entering this once male-dominated field.
Jun. 29, 2016

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