KJZZ News

Buckeye Mayor
Buckeye residents with bills showing extraordinarily high water usage will not be charged late fees or have their water turned off while their case is reviewed, Mayor Jackie Meck confirmed Monday.
Nov. 8, 2016
Franklin Police Fire High School
Franklin Police and Fire High School is a public school, but there are only around 300 students here, all of whom had to apply to get in. In junior year, students join either the fire or law enforcement track, where on top of the typical high school curriculum, they train to become firemen or police officers.
Nov. 8, 2016
Hickman's Family Farms built a facility with four million chicken in 2014 and locals say it has ruined the air quality.
Nov. 8, 2016
early ballot for Maricopa County
Voters with early ballots can drop them off at any polling place on Election Day and do not need to wait in line. Election officials must receive all early ballots by 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Nov. 8, 2016
police
Since the Phoenix Police Department resumed hiring in March 2015, it has increased the numbers of women, minorities and veterans. Nearly 30 percent of new hires identified as Hispanic, 12 percent more than current sworn officers.
Nov. 7, 2016
The 40-mile project would bridge the gap between the US 60 and the I-10. An environmental review study has been on hold for more than a year because the state couldn’t provide the required funding.
Nov. 7, 2016
Coach Josh Brittain
At Tempe Prep, they know they don’t need a perfect athlete. Tempe Preparatory Academy head football coach Josh Brittain is a commanding presence on the field.
Nov. 7, 2016
Arizona Center
When the Arizona Center was built in downtown Phoenix near Third and Van Buren streets in 1990, it was a big deal. The center featured retail spaces, restaurants, a movie theater and office spaces. Nothing like it had been built in downtown Phoenix before.
Nov. 7, 2016
Colorado River Basin
It’s a critical time for the drought-stricken Colorado River, and researchers want to make sure the next president does not abandon key efforts to keep it flowing.
Nov. 7, 2016
The Maricopa County Community College District recently eliminated its free speech zones on all 10 campuses.
Nov. 7, 2016
Solar panels
The United States Department of Energy is going to invest in 17 projects across the country at a cost of $21 million.
Nov. 7, 2016
Handgun
Arizonans looking to exercise their second amendment right on Election Day should stay away from the polls.
Nov. 7, 2016
NCAA logo
For the first time since 1995, the March Madness Final Four — the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament semi-final and championship contests — will be held west of Texas.
Nov. 7, 2016
Mail In Ballot
Over the weekend, the U.S. Supreme Court acted to maintain an Arizona law that makes it a felony to collect and deliver another person’s mail-in ballot.
Nov. 7, 2016
Dollar pesos
The head of Mexico’s central bank said top officials there are preparing contingency plans based off whomever wins the U.S. presidential elections, which could have an impact on that country's economy -- at least in the short term.
Nov. 7, 2016
In 2015, 238 older adults committed suicide in Arizona.
Nov. 7, 2016
Itzel Rios
Itzel Rios is a high school senior in Phoenix. She plans to apply to New York University or the University of Southern California to study film. She wrote this essay at KJZZ’s Youth Media Center Spot 127.
Nov. 7, 2016
If you’re looking for valley companies offering deals to people with “I voted” stickers this Tuesday, your search may end up fruitless. That’s because the practice is actually illegal.
Nov. 7, 2016
Sloan park
The city is home to Sloan park, the Spring Training field for the World Series Champions.
Nov. 7, 2016
Glen Canyon Dam at night
An experimental release of water begins Monday at Glen Canyon Dam. The artificial flood will rebuild sandbars and improve wildlife habitat on the Colorado River.
Nov. 7, 2016

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