KJZZ News

 Wildfires Still Threatening Homes In Southern California
A fire that broke out two weeks ago is still threatening thousands of homes in Southern California. Six more fire trucks from Arizona were dispatched Saturday, bringing the total to 168 Arizona firefighters in California right now.
Dec. 18, 2017
USA Today Network Investigation: Border Patrol Undercounts Border Crossing Deaths
The number of people who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border is far higher than the Border Patrol reports, according to a new investigation by the USA Today Network.
Dec. 18, 2017
Could Kelli Ward Cost GOP A Relatively Safe Senate Seat?
The race to succeed U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake in Arizona’s delegation is still wide open. At this point, former state Sen. Kelli Ward is the most well-known candidate by virtue of her losing race against U.S. Sen. John McCain in 2016.
Dec. 18, 2017
Are We Witnessing The Death Of The Death Penalty?
There are fewer death sentences being handed out now than a couple of decades ago. A new book suggests we may we witnessing the death of the death penalty.
Dec. 18, 2017
SRP Workers In Puerto Rico, Trying To Get Power Restored
It’s been about three months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and parts of the island still do not have the power back on. Salt River Project has sent workers to help change that.
Dec. 18, 2017
BBC Look-Ahead: Vice President Mike Pence Heads To Middle East
Vice President Mike Pence will be in the Middle East this week, days after President Trump announced the U.S. would officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. That’s just one of the big international stories we’re keeping an eye on this week — here for a look at them is the BBC’s Pooneh Ghoddoosi.
Dec. 18, 2017
Are Wildfires Affecting More Urban Areas?
The fires in Southern California have been burning close to LA, with video showing flames on the sides of the freeway on the road to the airport. Does that foreshadow anything for the Valley going forward?
Dec. 18, 2017
Free Printable Holiday Cards From KJZZ And NPR
Happy holidays from KJZZ and NPR! Enjoy these free printable cards for that public radio fan in your life.
Dec. 18, 2017
The Takeaway: Pass-Through Businesses Seek Break In Tax Bill
Of the 26 million businesses in 2014, 95 percent were pass-throughs.
Dec. 18, 2017
The Takeaway: The CDC Is Now
Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were given a list of seven “forbidden” words to avoid when presenting their budget proposals.
Dec. 18, 2017
McCain Home For Holidays After Hospitalization From Viral Infection
A viral infection complicates Arizona Sen. John McCain's battle against brain cancer, but doctors assure he is responding positively to cancer treatment.
Dec. 18, 2017
Employers Pulling Plug On Holiday Parties Amid Harassment Claims
The wave of sexual harassment cases across the country has put the office holiday party on notice.
Dec. 18, 2017
Conservationists Reach Out To Hunters To Help Save California Condor
No one hunts the California Condor, one of the largest flying birds in the world. But the endangered bird has a problem only hunters can solve.
Dec. 18, 2017
Endangered Gila Topminnow Returns To Santa Cruz
The endangered Gila topminnow has reappeared in the Santa Cruz River northwest of Tucson. The native species was discovered during an annual fish survey in November.
Dec. 18, 2017
Arizona Lawmaker Introduces Good Samaritan Bill For Reporting Drug Overdoses
An Arizona lawmaker wants to give immunity to those who call 911 to report a drug overdose.
Dec. 18, 2017
ADOT Shifts Traffic Near Tuscon For Highway Improvement Project
ADOT crews are moving eastbound traffic into new lanes of Interstate 10 at Ina Road
Dec. 18, 2017
Preparations Underway For Special Election To Fill Spot Of Arizona Congressman Franks
The Maricopa County Elections Department is hard at work preparing for an upcoming special election, as the registration deadline is Jan. 29.
Dec. 18, 2017
Final Hours Of ACA Signups Busy For Arizona Specialists
The last day to apply for Affordable Care Act coverage was Friday, Dec. 15. Arizona healthcare specialists say the final hours of enrollment were a bit hectic.
Dec. 18, 2017
Pioneer Park Hosts Grand Re-Opening After $7.9 million Renovation
One of the oldest public spaces in Mesa had a makeover this year. Pioneer Park underwent a $7.9 million renovation and reopened on Saturday.
Dec. 18, 2017
Pima County Democratic Party Files Complaint Against Rep. McSally
The head of the Pima County Democratic Party has filed a complaint against Rep. Martha McSally. The complaint says the Arizona congresswoman failed to disclose money spent on a recent poll.
Dec. 18, 2017

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