KJZZ News

Aerial Surveys Show Dead Trees In Arizona, New Mexico
Aerial surveys of forested land in Arizona and New Mexico show large swaths of dead trees following an unusually dry winter that aided pests such as bark beetles.
Dec. 25, 2018
150,000 Holiday Flowers Give Mexico A New Guinness Record
Almost two centuries ago, the first U.S. ambassador in Mexico brought poinsettias to the United States, turning them into the Christmas Holidays icon that we know. And Mexico celebrated its traditional Christmas flower by breaking a Guinness world record.
Dec. 25, 2018
1929 Newspaper Clipping Reveals Unique Christmas Party In Nogales
The U.S.-Mexico border was moved two blocks north for a couple of hours on Christmas Day in 1929 so Mexican children could participate in a celebration.
Dec. 25, 2018
Arizona Likely To Gain Congressional Seat
A new analysis by Election Data Services concludes that the shifts in population from the Northeast to the South and West pretty much guarantee that Arizona is going to pick up a 10th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives after the decennial census.
Dec. 24, 2018
Donations For Arizona Charities Hang On Lawmakers
Because of the new federal tax law, individual taxpayers are asking their accountants a lot of questions this last week in 2018. Arizona accountants say there’s a lot of confusion as to whether taxpayers will secure a tax benefit if they make a donation before the end of the year.
Dec. 24, 2018
New Year
Downtown Tempe’s annual fireworks display has been canceled this year because the area where the fireworks are usually launched is too dry.
Dec. 24, 2018
Housing Market In Phoenix Shows Signs Of Slowing
A November housing report from the real estate firm RE/MAX showed it's still a sellers market in the Phoenix area.
Dec. 24, 2018
Boat Ramp Error In Lake Mead Plan Brings Public Outrage
Residents from the small community of Meadview in northern Arizona are angry with the National Park Service’s plans to address low water levels at Lake Mead. Particularly, it’s what they left out of the plans that has the town protesting.
Dec. 24, 2018
Surprise Seeks Applicants For New Community Commission
The city of Surprise is looking for volunteers to serve on its new Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission.
Dec. 24, 2018
Scottsdale Airport Unveils $27 Million Renovation
Workers tore down the nearly 50-year-old Scottsdale Airport terminal and built an aviation business center. It features a park-like plaza area, public viewing area and new restaurant with views of the McDowell Mountains.
Dec. 24, 2018
APS Restoring Power To Hundreds Of Homes
APS is working to restore power to around 500 homes after a car crashed into a pole. Arizona Public Service Co. says crews are working to complete repairs by noon Monday.
Dec. 24, 2018
Restrictions, Forest Closures Credited For Mild Fire Season
Wildfires are nothing new in Arizona, but this year seemed exceptionally mild. Measures that might have appeared extreme at the time they were implemented proved effective.
Dec. 24, 2018
Wood Burning Banned In Phoenix Through Tuesday
The pollution that obscures portions of metro Phoenix's skyline during the holiday season has prompted regulators to bar people from using wood-burning fireplaces and fire pits through Christmas day.
Dec. 24, 2018
Arizona Man Grants Christmas Wishes For Little Girl In Mexico
A little girl in Mexico attached a Christmas wish list to a balloon and sent it aloft and a man in Patagonia, Arizona, discovered it. He decided to grant her wishes.
Dec. 24, 2018
Phoestivus Market A Phoenix Holiday Tradition
It’s important to note that not all people celebrate Christmas. Of course, Hannukah is probably the most well-known “other” December holiday, but The Show discovered that one that’s gaining steam is Phoestivus, the holiday for the rest of us.
Dec. 24, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Bells Jingle Across Valley During Holidays
Listen to the sounds of Garrett Helminski and Renee Gerke ringing in the donations for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign.
Dec. 24, 2018
Ben
Ben's Bells were there after the 2011 shooting at a supermarket in Tucson that left former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords critically injured. And they were there after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. There is the story behind the small bells hung in the face of hardship, and why they also chime in Phoenix.
Dec. 24, 2018
Phoenix Loses Lost Lake Music Festival
Lost Lake Music Festival last year drew more than 45,000 fans to Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. Ahead of the 2018 version, organizers cancelled the event.
Dec. 24, 2018
Untold Arizona: Tracing Arizona’s Turquoise Legacy Through Time
This year KJZZ commemorated Arizona’s birthday by dispatched our reporters far and wide to bring you stories from the region you've probably never heard before. We called the series “Untold Arizona” and our correspondents brought back surprising stories from a range of subjects.
Dec. 24, 2018
Arizona Chefs Named As Semifinalists For Best Chef: Southwest
The James Beard Awards are like the Oscars of the food world, and this year, three Arizona chefs were named as semifinalists for Best Chef: Southwest.
Dec. 24, 2018

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