KJZZ News

plastic bags
Bisbee plans to fight back after Arizona lawmakers forced the small town to repeal its mandatory ban on plastic grocery bags.
Nov. 13, 2017
JD Mesnard
With embattled state Rep. Don Shooter now suspended as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, House Speaker JD Mesnard is looking inward at the full legislature's conduct.
Nov. 13, 2017
The Mosaic Center
More than 3,000 refugees came to Arizona to start a new life in fiscal year 2015, according to the office of refugee resettlement. Some were over the age of 65, and many of those refugees came to a place called the Mosaic Center.
Nov. 13, 2017
maricopa county seal
Last week, the Maricopa Board of Supervisors quietly considered a request to rename segments of the US 60 the “Governor Rose Mofford Memorial Highway.”
Nov. 13, 2017
The Maricopa County Community College District is beginning a search for college presidents at four of its schools. Officials hope to complete the process in three months.
Nov. 13, 2017
With self-driving technologies advancing, many questions arise on just how far they’ll expand.
Nov. 13, 2017
Arizona state Rep. Don Shooter has been suspended as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee following multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him.
Nov. 13, 2017
Buckeye City logo
One goal, police say, is to have quick access to data and photos in case someone goes missing.
Nov. 13, 2017
As companies like Waymo ramp up tests of their self-driving cars in Phoenix, state and federal officials continue to debate when “good” will be “good enough.”
Nov. 13, 2017
willow flycatcher
Removing invasive salt cedar reduces the risk of wildfires, but it also offers a chance to restore native plants and wildlife.
Nov. 13, 2017
With Phoenix facing a financial shortfall next year, the city’s budget director is proposing a new way to use neighborhood block watch money, but some neighbors aren’t sold on his idea.
Nov. 13, 2017
Northern Mexico and Arizona share the same star-sparkled sky... as well as the interest to explore it. That’s why institutions from both sides are partnering to build a new telescope in Baja California, hoping to learn more about space.
Nov. 13, 2017
Four Arizona State University students designed a model that is being used to provide additional shade to hundreds of Phoenix bus stops.
Nov. 12, 2017
Tonto National Forest
Visitors to the Tonto National Forest and residents who live in the Shoofly ruins area north of Payson will be contending with a prescribed fire treatment this week as KJZZ’s Tom Maxedon reports.
Nov. 12, 2017
TurbineAero logo
A spinoff of a global aerospace company with headquarters in Chandler will be doing contract work for a low-cost airline in Vietnam.
Nov. 12, 2017
The Milwaukee Brewers will have spring training in Maryvale through 2042 under a new agreement the team struck with the City of Phoenix.
Nov. 11, 2017
solar panels
The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to send its recommendation to the president on Monday for a 35 percent tax on solar panels imported from countries like China, but solar proponents claim this recommendation will cost green jobs.
Nov. 11, 2017
Giffords Law Center logo
Gabby Giffords’ anti-gun violence group is suing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for access to public records.
Nov. 10, 2017
Hopi Tribe
A small northern Arizona tribe chose new leadership last week as it faces the potential loss of coal royalties that make up a huge chunk of its budget.
Nov. 10, 2017
The Maricopa County Regional Homeless Court saw a record number of people resolve cases last August. Twenty three people cleared 60 cases after performing more than 11,000 hours of community service.
Nov. 10, 2017

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