KJZZ News

Boas On The Republic Endorsement Of Kyrsten Sinema
On Sunday, what is arguably the most significant Arizona Republic endorsement was released when Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema got the nod for U.S. Senate over Republican Rep. Martha McSally.
Oct. 22, 2018
The Takeaway: New Report Shows Trump
A new report breaks down the beneficiaries of the Trump tax bill by race and income. The numbers show that tax cuts are benefiting wealthy whites, who come out the furthest ahead, while black Americans receive less of a benefit at every level of income.
Oct. 22, 2018
Patricia Castro, Wife Of Former Gov. Raul Castro, Dies
Patricia Castro, the wife of former Arizona Gov. Raul Castro, died on Saturday. She passed away at the age of 94 due to kidney disease. Her husband died in 2015 at the age of 98. He served from 1975 to 1977 as Arizona governor.
Oct. 22, 2018
Bighorn Sheep Population Thriving On Range Near Tucson
More hikers trekking through the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson have noticed the presence of the bighorn sheep, showing that an effort to reintroduce the animals is paying off, state wildlife officials said.
Oct. 22, 2018
Understanding Proposition 305, A Referendum On School Vouchers
We go back to the legislation that created Arizona's empowerment scholarship accounts, sometimes called ESAs or school vouchers, look at who's used them and why people want the measure to pass or fail.
The Case For And Against Proposition 305
Oct. 22, 2018
Mars Could Support Oxygen-Breathing Microbes
A new study in the journal Nature Geoscience reports that briny waters near the surface of Mars could support oxygen-breathing microbes and even simple multicellular life, such as sponges. The results could also explain how oxidized rocks found by Mars rovers might have formed under current conditions.
Oct. 22, 2018
Potential Closure Brings Change For Navajo
For four decades Navajo and Hopi tribes have relied heavily on the coal industry. It’s the best-paying job around. Even so, many of its employees aren’t waiting for a new owner.
Oct. 22, 2018
U.S. Nonprofit Offers Help In Mexico After Quakes
In September last year, the two devastating earthquakes in Mexico attracted millions of dollars in donations from all over the world, but a significant part of the money went missing or was spent on short-term projects. Now, a U.S.-based organization is working on post-catastrophe projects in Mexico, with the hopes of making donations effective.
Oct. 22, 2018
UPS Looking For 3,000 Seasonal Employees In Phoenix
A new survey finds many major U.S. retailers plan to hire more seasonal employees than last year. And, it’s not just in stores.
Oct. 22, 2018
Mayo Clinic Rolls Out Record System Upgrade In AZ
The Mayo Clinic has been creating medical records for more than 100 years and the latest update to the system costs $1.5 billion dollars and took years to unfurl.
Oct. 21, 2018
More Than 50 Arizona Candidates Speak To Voters At SRP Event
Salt River Project employees and their families filled the stands at Sloan Park on Saturday, eating hot dogs and drinking soda. But, they weren’t there to see a ball game.
Oct. 21, 2018
President Donald Trump Returns To Anti-Immigration Tactics At Rally
President Donald Trump held a rally in Mesa on Friday night after a day of fundraising and touring Luke Air Force Base. He returned to many of his anti-immigration tactics from the 2016 campaign.
Trump's Mesa Rally Drew Few Protesters
Oct. 20, 2018
Glendale Making The Switch To LED Lights
The city of Glendale is replacing its street lights and is expected to save hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.
Oct. 20, 2018
Trump
The scene outside President Donald Trump’s rally Friday night at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport was starkly different than the one in downtown Phoenix last year.
Oct. 19, 2018
Lesko, Tipirneni Square Off In Combative Debate
Republican Debbie Lesko and Democrat Hiral Tipirneni squared off Friday afternoon in a frequently combative debate.
Oct. 19, 2018
Mexico Seeks To Assert Sovereignty After Trump Tweets
Top U.S. and Mexico officials denied on Friday morning that President Donald Trump has influenced Mexico’s immigration enforcement practices.
Oct. 19, 2018
President Donald Trump In Arizona For Mesa Rally
President Donald Trump is in Arizona for a rally in Mesa. The stop is part of three-state Western swing on his national midterm campaign tour through Arizona, Nevada and Montana.
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Oct. 19, 2018
Japanese-American Family Remembers Baseline Flower Fields
In the 1960s, if you drove along Baseline Road, you’d enter a kaleidoscope of colors bursting from the dirt — they were flower fields that stretched for 300 acres. But today, the last reminder of those flowers is a modest shop called Baseline Flower Growers.
Oct. 19, 2018
Attorney: County Resolutions Against Prop 127 Illegal
A Chandler attorney says a handful of Arizona counties and towns broke the law in their effort to fight a controversial renewable energy ballot measure.
Oct. 19, 2018
ASU Professor And Poet Awarded MacArthur Fellowship
On a yearly basis, the John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation awards a number of MacArthur fellowships — commonly known as "genius grants." Earlier this month, the foundation chose 25 people to receive the $625,000 grant.
Oct. 19, 2018

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