KJZZ News

Jamie Thousand
Flagstaff is divided over legislation voters passed in November to raise the minimum wage. It’s creating tension between friends and neighbors in town and people are boycotting certain businesses. Workers say they can’t survive without a higher wage, while business owners say their businesses won’t survive.
Mar. 2, 2017
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State senators voted Wednesday to open a swath of northwest Arizona to electronic billboards.
Mar. 2, 2017
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Lawmakers are considering a bill that would give Arizonans a chance to fight unexpected medical bills.
Mar. 2, 2017
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A state board charged with overseeing unemployment, cash assistance and food stamp cases has failed to hand over more than 100 cases that have been appealed to the courts.
Mar. 2, 2017
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Arizona Senators voted Wednesday to allow two new exemptions that would affect Shannon’s Law, which makes random or celebratory gunfire a felony.
Mar. 2, 2017
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One of the Valley’s largest businesses finalized a deal this week to sell-off almost half its business. The multimillion-dollar deal is just beginning to roll out.
Mar. 2, 2017
Certain restaurants and bars looking to open in Phoenix could soon face new parking requirements. The change stems from the success of a restaurant cluster on 7th Street just north of Missouri Avenue.
Mar. 2, 2017
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has submitted its budget request for fiscal year 2018. Public-safety expenses account for more than half of the overall $2.3 billion county budget.
Mar. 2, 2017
Arizona drivers certainly got a kick out of those unconventional safety messages dotting Valley freeways. So much so that the Arizona Department of Transportation launched a contest to let the public have a turn. ADOT receive nearly 7,000 submissions, and now it’s time to vote.
Mar. 2, 2017
John McCain
While President Donald Trump is proposing a dramatic increase in defense spending, Arizona’s senior senator says even more is needed to restore a depleted military.
Mar. 2, 2017
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Barrow Neurological Institute is increasing the number of clinical trials for patients at its Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix. Dr. Holly Shill, the center’s director, says it’s important research studies are open to patients at all stages of the disease.
Mar. 2, 2017
Tempe Town Lake
For the first time in more than six years, the Salt River Project is releasing water into the Salt River through the Valley. That has led to the closure of Tempe Town Lake after debris from the release flowed into the lake.
Mar. 1, 2017
Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the elite group who rose above institutional racism and became the preferred escort for bombing missions over Europe during World War II, recently shared their inspiring message with students at Luke Elementary School in Glendale.
Mar. 1, 2017
National research is showing people start wildfires 84 percent more often than Mother Nature. Right now, federal and state fire management in the Southwest are planning for the 2017 wildfire season.
Mar. 1, 2017
The new budget proposal for the Maricopa County Community College District is out. The initial draft for fiscal year 2017-2018 does not include a tuition or property tax increase.
Mar. 1, 2017
Bryan Carter
Despite the presence of some lead characters of color in the new batch of Star Wars films and some favorite comic book heroes finding different incarnations with younger and more diverse versions, there has long been a noticeable lack of African-Americans represented in science fiction. The movement known as Afrofuturism has been trying to counter that.
Mar. 1, 2017
Ted Diethrich
And now we remember Dr. Ted Diethrich, who has died in the Valley from complications related to a brain tumor. Diethrich rose to great international fame in the 1980s when one of his open heart surgeries became the first ever broadcast on live television.
Mar. 1, 2017
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Progress is being made on something that, until recently, may have only seemed possible in science fiction or superhero stories. To learn more, we spoke with Bradley Greger, an assistant professor at ASU who specializes in neural engineering and neural systems research.
Mar. 1, 2017
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The country’s biggest chicken processor said it’s going to stop using antibiotics in its birds. Tyson Foods said the move will make it the world’s leading producer of chicken raised without the drug.
Mar. 1, 2017
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Today, the Texas Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case challenging the city’s benefit policy for same-sex couples, despite the fact that same-sex marriage is the law of the land.
Mar. 1, 2017

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