KJZZ News

 National Forest Working To Shut Unauthorized Coconino County Forest Roads
​ ​National Forest officials are working to close several unauthorized dirt roads throughout the Coconino County Forest.
Nov. 30, 2017
Cannabis Company Signs Long-Term Lease For Arizona Property
The Pharm, LLC is one of the largest wholesalers of medical-grade cannabis in Arizona and operates in about half of Arizona's 99 retail dispensaries and markets under the brand "Sunday Goods." This week, the company signed a new 15-year lease in what will be one of its larger commercial real estate transactions in the state.
Nov. 29, 2017
Feds Approve Lease For Navajo Generating Station
The West’s largest coal-fired plant will remain open through the end of 2019.
Nov. 29, 2017
Tracking Mesa Jail Costs
KJZZ has compiled the total monthly cost Mesa pays for all misdemeanor incarceration. Mesa is continuing to pay a decreasing amount to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office because inmates who were originally sentenced there were not moved after the contract took effect.
Nov. 29, 2017
Arizona Highways Magazine Finds Missing 1930 Edition, Thanks To The Show
Earlier this month, we told you about how the editors of Arizona Highways Magazine were on the hunt for a copy of the December 1930 edition. That interview led to the unearthing of a copy of that edition. It was in the collection of Dennis Chandler of Avondale, who joins me.
Nov. 29, 2017
Arizona Voters Could See
An effort to make political contributions in Arizona more transparent has officially begun.
Nov. 29, 2017
Phoenix Gets Step Closer To Waste Diversion Goal
Phoenix has a goal to divert 40 percent of its waste from landfills by 2020. The city recently announced it’s now at 30 percent.
Nov. 29, 2017
 Arizona Opera General Director Discusses Trying New Venues, Challenges
Arizona Opera implemented a creative plan a few years ago under its former general director to have the state and the Southwest seem more connected to the company. As part of that, the Arizona Bold initiative presented productions like "Arizona Lady" and "Riders of the Purple Sage."
Nov. 29, 2017
New Report Shows Arizona K-12 Funding Behind Other States
State funding for Arizona’s K-12 public schools remains below pre-recession levels. That’s according to a report by the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released today.
Nov. 29, 2017
Los Alamos National Lab Looking For New Manager
The U.S. Energy Department is looking for a new manager for Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico. After bids are accepted, the new manager is expected to take over next October.
Nov. 29, 2017
Defense: Going Through
The former city bus driver is charged with nine counts of murder in the last few years that were dubbed "Serial Street Shootings" as several others were shot and injured.
Nov. 29, 2017
 Concerns About North Korean Nuclear Threat Continue To Grow
Concerns about the North Korean nuclear threat continue to grow. Earlier this week, that nation fired off another intercontinental ballistic missile test that landed in Japanese territory.
Nov. 29, 2017
 What Does The Future Of Congressional Representation Look Like?
The battle in government between cities and states is a common one around the country. In Arizona, Phoenix, Tempe and Bisbee — among others — have called on lawmakers to stop trying to micromanage some of their community decisions.
Nov. 29, 2017
Arizona Puts Contingency Plan In Place to Fund Kids Health Care Program
Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, ran out at the end of September, and Congress has not yet acted to re-authorize it.
Nov. 29, 2017
Short Creek: Beyond FLDS, Part III – Apostates
For anyone, questioning faith is a really difficult process. But imagine being told that the act of questioning or leaving your religion could cost you not only your salvation in the next life, but also your family and community in this one. That is the reality for those who have left or were kicked out of the FLDS. In FLDS terminology, these individuals are called “apostates.”
Nov. 29, 2017
Two Guys On Your Head: Listening Vs. Reading, And Your Brain
Have you ever told someone, "Hey, I read that book!" then continued with a guilty, "Well, I listened to the audio version."
Nov. 29, 2017
The Takeaway: Supreme Court Takes Up Search Warrants In The Digital Age
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court takes up the question of whether cellphone location history is searchable without a warrant.
Nov. 29, 2017
The Takeaway: Conservative Christians Watch GOP Tax Bill With Hopeful Eyes
The GOP tax bill would get rid of a rule that bars churches, and nonprofit charities from engaging in politics, which could create a new avenue for political spending.
Nov. 29, 2017
AHCCCS Finds Temporary Solution For Arizona KidsCare Funding
With no immediate congressional action in sight, Arizona Medicaid officials are preparing to implement a contingency plan to make sure that nearly 24,000 Arizona children do not lose their health care.
Nov. 29, 2017
Grass-Roots Efforts Spur Culture Shift On LGBTQ Issues In Arizona
Grass-roots efforts have brought about a culture shift on LGBTQ issues in their community. This year, Phoenix, Tucson and Tempe received a perfect score for inclusivity in the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index.
Nov. 29, 2017

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