KJZZ News

Basketball
The college basketball championship round gets under way Saturday in Glendale at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Mar. 27, 2017
pencils
The state board of education is reviewing public feedback on their proposed A through F school grading system Mondau morning. The meeting comes after a month of public hearings on the program.
Mar. 27, 2017
Grand Canyon University
The school has a business model that takes online tuition and re-invests that money into physical classrooms and dorms. That explosive growth has upset some neighbors, and the university is trying to manage those growing pains.
Mar. 27, 2017
House under construction
A six-figure prize will be up for grabs in a design competition to create an ultra-low energy use home. The city of Phoenix is using leftover federal stimulus funding to launch a contest with the potential to help communities across the Valley.
Mar. 27, 2017
main street in jerome
The town of Jerome is known for a lot of things, like being the wickedest town in the West, or, at least, it was. Now it’s a popular tourist destination. Much of that has to do with its historical sites, which the Jerome Historical Society has helped preserve over the years, but not every building can be saved.
Mar. 27, 2017
peoria
The Peoria City Council has signed off on spending millions of dollars to expand the Sunrise Mountain Preserve. The roughly 124-acre addition near 91st Avenue and Happy Valley Road comes with a price tag of about $7 million.
Mar. 25, 2017
A judge has sentenced the former manager of a high-school bookstore to a year-and-a-half in prison after the 56-year-old woman pleaded guilty to theft and fraud.
Mar. 25, 2017
genetic, sequencing, TGEN
The city of Phoenix plans to sell the signature building on its downtown biomedical campus. The biggest tenant now wants to own all the space.
Mar. 25, 2017
A Mexican reporter was fatally shot in the northern state of Chihuahua this week. She's the third journalist killed in Mexico this month.
Mar. 24, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to bar Latinos who were illegally detained during patrols under his watch from testifying at his trial next month on a criminal contempt of court charge.
Mar. 24, 2017
A breach in a state database has put job seekers at risk of identity theft. Arizona is among ten states with potentially compromised records.
Mar. 24, 2017
Food Stamps
Another suspect has accepted a plea deal in a food-stamp fraud case brought against polygamists on the Arizona-Utah border.
Mar. 24, 2017
On Thursday, Phoenix-based Inventure Foods Inc. announced the sale of of Fresh Frozen Foods to The Pictsweet Company, a family-owned grower and processor of frozen vegetables. The deal is for $23.7 million in cash.
Mar. 24, 2017
Friday newscap
It’s time for the KJZZ Friday Newscap. Our special guest panelists this week are Will Stone, KJZZ senior field correspondent who specializes in health care, energy and water issues, and Jimmy Jenkins, who reports from KJZZ’s new East Valley bureau and also specializes in law enforcement.
Mar. 24, 2017
Chandler Center for the Arts
Mary Wilson, who was a founding member of The Supremes, will be on stage in Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne. She’s not portraying Horne, but she will be singing a number of her songs, while the audience learns about her life and music.
Mar. 24, 2017
National Organization of Women
The women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and '70s might seem like it was a very long time ago to young women today. But it’s part of our history that is essential for them to know, according to Pamela Stewart, a professor in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU who teaches American women’s history.
Mar. 24, 2017
After November’s presidential election, we heard a lot about how there was low voter turnout was nationwide. Well, it turns out that wasn’t the case — at least compared to our most recent election. I spoke with George Pillsbury, a senior consultant to Nonprofit Votes, more about what they found.
Mar. 24, 2017
The Show Logo
When you say the word “mime,” most people don’t have a positive reaction. They usually do a variation related to the motion of trying to escape from a box while putting out excessively emotive facial expressions. But a few mimes have had international success over the course of their careers. One of those is Robert Shields.
Mar. 24, 2017
Older woman crying
The abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults is not an easy topic. But, it turns out, even complaints about this kind of mistreatment often go unsubstantiated. Adult Protective Services closed out nearly 22,000 closed complaints last fiscal year. But, only 167 of those allegations were substantiated. That’s less than 1 percent.
Mar. 24, 2017
the takeaway logo
President Donald J. Trump issued an ultimatum to Congress on Thursday: Pass the GOP plan to repeal Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act stays. Here's what you should expect next.
Mar. 24, 2017

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