KJZZ News

Today, Phoenix-based Avnet launched its biggest marketing campaign in the company’s 96-year history. With a new logo, tagline and more, Avnet hopes to spread its message around the world.
Apr. 3, 2017
Hand amputees will be receiving treatment to restore nerve sensation in their hands, as part of a first-ever FDA approved clinical trial.
Apr. 3, 2017
People at Sky Harbor
The University of Phoenix Stadium seats 63,400 people. And Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is estimating more than 70,000 are traveling through the airport for the NCAA tournament events.
Apr. 3, 2017
Map of a Mesa neighborhood near Main Street and Extension Road
Mesa has existing assistance programs such as “Clean Sweep,” which dispatches giant dumpsters for bulk trash to neighborhoods. But residents can’t use those programs if they don’t know about them in the first place.
Apr. 2, 2017
Arizona Diamondbacks logo
Arizona begins the 2017 regular season today when they host the division rival San Francisco Giants at Chase Field. And after a disastrous 2016 for the team, there’s fresh management both on and off the field.
Apr. 2, 2017
University of Phoenix Stadium
The Valley has never been one to shy away from the spotlight, holding major sporting events like the Super Bowl and the Baseball All-Star Game. But, all eyes are on Glendale again, as the University of Phoenix Stadium plays host to the NCAA Final Four tournament this weekend.
Apr. 1, 2017
house for sale
The Valley may be losing its reputation as an affordable place to buy a house. New research finds Maricopa County’s affordability index is at its lowest level in more than 8 years.
Apr. 1, 2017
Officials in Chandler hope a new boot camp will help boost the city’s workforce. Starting Monday, the University of Arizona will launch a certificate program for basic web-development skills at its Chandler location.
Apr. 1, 2017
Arizona Capitol building
Construction of the new security system in the Arizona House of Representatives went over budget — by a lot. The project cost almost double its original projection.
Apr. 1, 2017
Grand canyon river trail
Starting Monday, a popular trail near the bottom of the Grand Canyon will be closed for at least a week for repairs. It’s one of several trails within the Canyon that have recently been closed due to rockslides and instability.
Apr. 1, 2017
Raul Grijalva
Wildlife conservationists say the existing barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border are already detrimental to wildlife. U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva said President Donald Trump’s proposed uninterrupted wall would be worse.
Mar. 31, 2017
maricopa county seal
A stretch of Gilbert Road was washed away when the Salt River Project released water from its upstream reservoirs. Now, the Maricopa County Department of Transportation will start rebuilding the northbound low water crossing next week.
Mar. 31, 2017
wheelchair user
Nearly a year ago, businesses across the Valley started getting hit with lawsuits over parking violations stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act. Businesses wanted to stop that from happening again and disability rights groups wanted to protect their civil rights, so a compromise was cobbled together in the Arizona Legislature.
Mar. 31, 2017
Downtown Superior
The former mayor of the tiny town of Superior is facing probation after pleading guilty to attempted theft.
Mar. 31, 2017
Friday newscap
It’s time for the KJZZ Friday Newscap. Our special guest panelists this week are Jeremy Duda of the Arizona Capitol Times and Ray Stern of the Phoenix New Times.
Mar. 31, 2017
alcohol
You may be someone who imbibes on occasion — maybe at home or at a bar or restaurant. And there are a few other types of locales that apply, too, like barbershops.
Mar. 31, 2017
Facebook is making it easier for users to contact their elected representatives. But is that the most effective way to get in touch? Emily Ellsworth is a former congressional staffer and is behind the website callthehallsguide.com, which offers advice on the best ways for constituents to contact their members of Congress.
Mar. 31, 2017
the takeaway logo
Britain’s departure from the European Union could increase Russia’s influence in the region.
Mar. 31, 2017
Weevil
Entomologists Lois and Charlie O’Brien spent their entire careers collecting and classifying insects from all over the world — weevils, to be exact. They’ve gathered more than 1 million of them over the years and meticulously classified them in a collection that’s estimated to be worth $12 million. And now, they’re donating their life’s work to ASU.
Mar. 31, 2017
Major sporting events like Major League Baseball games and the Final Four tournament, which gets underway tomorrow at University of Phoenix Stadium, will keep the alcohol flowing. For centuries, humans have had a complicated relationship with alcohol.
Mar. 31, 2017

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