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History Was Made At The Cheez-It Bowl
It’s college bowl season — the best time of year, for some — and we get a few bowl games here in Arizona, including Wednesday’s Cheez-It Bowl at Chase Field. TCU and Cal State met and, well, history was made.
Dec. 27, 2018
Tucson Sues The State Over School Funding
Pima County and the Tucson Unified School District this week sued the state over school funding.
Dec. 27, 2018
Polluted Air Becoming A Bigger Problem For AZ, Mexico
Air quality is a problem throughout the Valley during this time of year.
Dec. 27, 2018
2018 Was A Tumultuous Year For Valley Restaurants
From blockbuster openings to surprising closures, 2018 was a tumultuous one for many Valley restaurant owners and diners — and there’s more to come next year.
Dec. 27, 2018
A Phoenix fixture in the music scene passed away on Christmas Eve. Jerry Riopelle was, according to his concert promoter, the “Elvis of Phoenix.”
Dec. 27, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Picking Citrus To Share
Listen to the sounds of Union Palenshus and Jillian Suleski picking citrus in Agritopia.
Dec. 27, 2018
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The KJZZ News team has spent the past year reporting on breaking news, business, education, science, politics and more around Arizona. Here is a look back at the five most-viewed stories on KJZZ.org this past year.
Listen to 2018 in review on KJZZ's The Show →
Dec. 27, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Comforting Podcasts To Warm Up Your Holiday
Grab a hot cocoa, cuddle up under a blanket and have a listen to these warm and cozy stories for the holidays. Featuring: Soul Music, The Allusionist, The Nod, Every Little Thing, Only Human and The Feast.
Dec. 27, 2018
The Takeaway: Indonesia Promises New Tsunami Warning System As Rescue Efforts Continue
Hundreds of people are dead in Indonesia after a tsunami hit the Sunda Strait over the weekend. The tsunami was caused by a landslide from a volcanic eruption, which meant the country’s early warning system did not go off because the one currently in place only detects tsunamis from earthquakes.
Dec. 27, 2018
The Takeaway: Wild Swings On Wall Street Have Economists Worried About Recession
Wall Street saw record gains in reaction to strong holiday spending. But one good day doesn't erase the underlying uncertainty about the overall health of the economy. The economy is cyclical in nature, and since we've been out of the recession, many experts are wondering when the next contraction will take hold.
Dec. 27, 2018
Canals Could Become Economic Engines For The Phoenix Area
As the weather starts to get a bit cooler, at least in the morning and evening, you might start to see more and more walkers, joggers, cyclists, dog walkers and other people along the canals that run through the Phoenix area.
Dec. 27, 2018
Liam, Emma Again Top Arizona Baby Names In 2018
Liam and Emma are the most popular baby names in Arizona for the third year in a row. The state Department of Health Services says Emma was the top name for girls in 2018 while Liam topped the boys list.
Dec. 27, 2018
Why The Global Flu Pandemic Of 1918 Hit Arizona So Hard
The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed about a third of the world's population and hit Arizona particularly hard. A recently-published study looked into the reasons behind the devastation in the state and some of the long-term implications.
Dec. 27, 2018
AG Speaks Out Against Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
Arizona's chief prosecutor is urging the state's high court to block Phoenix from enforcing its anti-discrimination ordinance against two women who refuse to craft wedding materials for same-sex nuptials.
Dec. 27, 2018
¡Más Volumen! Mexico City Is The New Digital Music Mecca
Music streaming services such as Spotify are constantly growing, as more listeners prefer them over records. And which one is the largest market for Spotify in the World? Not New York or London, but Mexico City. In five years, Mexico City has evolved from being Spotify’s first-ever Latin American market to its largest listener base worldwide.
More Stories From Mexico City
Dec. 27, 2018
Maricopa Drops Most Businesses License Requirements
The New Year will mean less paperwork for some businesses in Pinal County. The city of Maricopa is eliminating business licenses for most local enterprises.
Dec. 27, 2018
ACLU Of AZ Sues For ICE Records
The ACLU of Arizona thinks some traffic stops are being illegally prolonged while local police investigate a person’s immigration status and the civil liberties group has sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for information that can show if it’s right.
Dec. 26, 2018
Hostage Situation At AZ State Prison Resolved With No Injuries
A hostage situation at an Arizona State prison was resolved without injury Wednesday morning and the inmate responsible will face new charges.
Dec. 26, 2018
Phoenix Says Street Feeding Dropped In 2018
The City of Phoenix has seen a decline in so-called “street feeding” this holiday season.
Dec. 26, 2018
Greyhound Posts Passenger Rights Involving Immigration
Immigrants rights activists have called on Greyhound this year to stop letting Border Patrol agents get on buses to search for undocumented immigrants, and the company has since taken new steps to make sure passengers know their rights.
Dec. 26, 2018

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