KJZZ News

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The popularity of science fiction and fantasy novels, TV shows and movies is extending its reach, and the variety of stories continues to expand. And that’s reflected in the finalists for this year’s Hugo Awards, which were announced earlier this month.
Apr. 13, 2017
Matthew Delmont
African-American newspapers have been an important part of black communities and culture for decades, but they can also provide a different perspective on American history.
Apr. 13, 2017
ponderosa pine forests
The U.S. Forest Service started the Four Forest Restoration Initiative, or 4FRI, which aims to thin more than 1 million acres of forest in about a 2.4 million acre area stretching across the region. Now the Forest Service is holding a series of public meetings to present some alternative plans to stakeholders as to how they can meet their forest restoration goals.
Apr. 13, 2017
Arizona Capitol building
The process of getting citizen-driven initiatives on the Arizona ballot is continuing to run into significant modification by legislative majorities.
Apr. 13, 2017
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A man recounts his childhood experience of stowing away on a flight to Israel and a guide book from the 1940s that kept African-American travellers safe. This episode is all about travel.
Apr. 13, 2017
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John Sandweg, former acting director and acting general counsel of Immigration and Customs Enforcement from 2013-2014, says the administration may be biting off more than it can chew.
Apr. 13, 2017
Children forced to work long hours picking pecans along the Utah-Arizona border will finally get paid.
Apr. 13, 2017
Arizona voters get their chance to meet face to face with U.S. Senator Jeff Flake at a Town Hall in Mesa Thursday night.
Apr. 13, 2017
David Garcia
Democrat David Garcia announced Wednesday he’s challenging Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in his bid for re-election.
Apr. 13, 2017
Arizona State Senate building
State judges could soon be required to nullify citizen-backed initiatives if they’re not in "strict compliance'' with Arizona election law.
Apr. 13, 2017
Revelers celebrate carnival
Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 and President Donald Trump’s immigration projects have found sympathizers in unexpected places, like the Dominican Republic, where hostility toward Haitian immigrants has left a group of people without any nationality at all.
Apr. 13, 2017
Coding Club
It’s no secret that the tech sector in the U.S. lacks diversity. Industry leaders have been working for years to make sure their staff better reflects the general population. So far, they’ve come up short. But one high school on the Navajo Nation is hoping to at least make a dent in those statistics.
Apr. 13, 2017
John McCain
U.S. Sen. John McCain introduced legislation that would expand the Amber Alert system on reservations. The Amber Alert in Indian Country Act of 2017 was crafted after a little girl was abducted and murdered last year.
Apr. 13, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the federal government to learn more about how the Trump administration’s travel ban was carried out in Arizona.
Apr. 13, 2017
A groundbreaking ceremony will take place this morning to mark the start of construction at Block 23 in downtown Phoenix. A Fry’s Food Store will anchor the mixed-use project.
Apr. 13, 2017
Raul Grijalva
The Center for Biological Diversity and Congressman Raul Grijalva are suing the Trump administration. They have major concerns about the how a border wall could impact the environment.
Apr. 12, 2017
Marco Tulio Coss
Faith leaders claimed victory after federal authorities did not deport a Mesa man when he reported for a regular check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but the win could be temporary.
Apr. 12, 2017
Providers for those with developmental disabilities are pressuring Arizona lawmakers to set aside more money for them in next year’s budget.
Apr. 12, 2017
square dance
Square-dance calls are set to all types of music, from pop to movie soundtracks. An organization called Callerlab was established, holding its first convention in 1974 to define square-dance calls. This year’s convention is happening in Mesa.
Apr. 12, 2017
 Joe Dobrow
Our eyes and ears have become very familiar with promotion and marketing, some of it relatively subtle, while a lot of it is full of hype.
Apr. 12, 2017

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