KJZZ News

John McCain
Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain spent his first week back in Congress focused less on his health and more on nuclear weapons threat in North Korea.
Sep. 11, 2017
south mountain park
One of Phoenix’s most treasured parks is getting new neighbors. A developer plans to build apartments near the South Mountain Park and Preserve.
Sep. 11, 2017
Downtown Phoenix
The City of Phoenix has started working on several improvement projects on 1st Street between McKinley and Moreland streets.
Sep. 11, 2017
Drone
The police department for the city of Maricopa is investing in a small unmanned aerial system to use in certain police situations. The drone will be ready in about two weeks.
Sep. 11, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park and Kaibab National Forest
Federal officials say the beginning of a sizable thinning operation in part of the Kaibab National Forest means residents and visitors should be on the lookout for heavy, mechanized equipment, including numerous trucks hauling logs from the area.
Sep. 11, 2017
More public art, bike racks and shade are coming to downtown Phoenix and a certain group of property owners are expected to cover the costs.
Sep. 11, 2017
The Arizona Department of Health’s HIV Prevention Program wrapped up a pilot project that provided free home HIV test kits.
Sep. 11, 2017
Outside the Avondale WIC office
A program that serves tens of thousands of women in Maricopa county is taking big budget hits. The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program has seen its numbers drop over the past several years. There are 15 clinics in the Valley and as KJZZ’s Tiara Vian reports, WIC is closing two of them in Mesa and Avondale.
Sep. 11, 2017
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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing the Board of Regents over the cost of tuition at the state’s three public universities.
Sep. 11, 2017
The number of people dying from strokes has leveled off in Arizona – after years being on the decline.
Sep. 11, 2017
People with HIV are getting treatment and living longer in Arizona, but more people are being diagnosed with the disease.
Sep. 11, 2017
Student workers and temporary employees at Northern Arizona University will soon be getting a raise. But they’ll still be making $2 below Flagstaff’s minimum wage.
Sep. 11, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service will begin reducing the number of bison at the Grand Canyon National Park. Other agencies, tribes and volunteer shooters will participate in lethal culling and non-lethal capture in order to bring the herd size down to 200 bison or less.
Sep. 10, 2017
A pair of bike lanes on Tempe’s McClintock Drive praised by bikers and detested by some drivers inspired more than two years of public discussion. Tempe City Council on Thursday approved a $3.6 million compromise that restores a southbound traffic lane to a portion of the road.
Sep. 9, 2017
Wallow Fire
As of Thursday, more than 76 large fires were burning in nine Western states, according to the interagency fire center. That means thousands of people are fighting those fires and some of the personnel is from Arizona.
Sep. 8, 2017
Phoenix Fire Department
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is limiting the help people in his state will receive from their southern neighbor. Mexico had offered assistance in Hurricane Harvey relief similar to what it did a decade ago with Katrina: pledging boats, helicopters and medical teams.
Sep. 8, 2017
Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office
Across the country, medical examiner’s offices are facing a shortage of forensic pathologists. The Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner came up with one solution to this shortage— one they believe has not been tried before anywhere else. They’re going to help medical examiners pay off their student loans.
Sep. 8, 2017
Robert Williams
The Mesa Arts Center’s new season starts today, and they’re kicking it off with a show that celebrates "The Good, the Bad and the Weird." The centerpiece of this is a show from the venerable Robert Williams, the godfather of low-brow and pop surrealist art. You might know his work from the rather famous cover of Guns N Roses “Appetite for Destruction” album.
Sep. 8, 2017
According to Brenda Foley, co-founder of the Bridge Initiative — an incubator that promotes women in theater here in the Valley — she says women are really underrepresented in local theater here. So this weekend, they’re putting on the first ever Bechdel Test Fest — two days of play reading and film screenings, all of original works that pass the Bechdel Test.
Sep. 8, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone
Sheriff Paul Penzone is looking into the posse program at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. There are currently 36 posses working for the Sheriff’s Office.
Sep. 8, 2017

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