KJZZ News

The Pulse: Athletes Chase Competitive Advantage By Cutting Weight
In certain sports, rapid weight loss is extremely common and extremely dangerous. Boxers, wrestlers, muay thai and mixed martial arts fighters do it, and so do weightlifters.
Apr. 17, 2017
The Takeaway: Activists Say Human Rights Are Under Threat In Turkey
The apprehension of teachers, police officers, and public officials have spiked while a crackdown on media criticism and scrutiny of the government has intensified.
Apr. 17, 2017
The Takeaway: Tension Mounts with North Korea
North Korea carried out a failed missile launch on Sunday just as Vice President Mike Pence traveled to South Korea to kick off a 10 day trip through East Asia.
Apr. 17, 2017
New Sanctuary Movement Faces Uncertain Future
Ismael Delgado and Sixto Paz could be deported at any time. Rather than go quietly, they’ve each spent hundreds of days living in sanctuary at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in Phoenix.
Apr. 17, 2017
Arizona lawmakers are on a mission to find out whether every employee who has a state-issued car actually needs one. They are also pondering whether rideshare services and public transportation may be a more affordable option.
Apr. 17, 2017
Fugitive Mexican Gov. Arrested After Six Months On The Run
A fugitive former Mexican governor was apprehended over the weekend. The former governor had been linked to at least one real estate investment in the Phoenix area.
Apr. 17, 2017
More than a million Arizonans are hard of hearing and of that an estimated 20,000-to-30,000 use American Sign Language as their primary language. During an emergency, communication is vital. And there’s a small group of people who ensure access to information.
Apr. 17, 2017
Fast And Bright Asteroid To Near Earth
A large asteroid discovered at Mount Lemmon’s observatory will approach Earth next week, an opportunity that could provide clues to the space rock’s density and physical properties, its discoverer said.
Apr. 17, 2017
UA Team Working To Improve Lifesaving Colonoscopy
Hearing you need a colonoscopy is something people over age 50 dread. A University of Arizona team is working to improve the results from these tests.
Apr. 17, 2017
The Dominican Republic is not a quiet place. Motorcycles zip down the streets, roosters crow in rural neighborhoods and from radios in cars and convenience stores, there’s bachata music. The music and dance is also evolving and finding new life here in Phoenix.
Apr. 17, 2017
A plan to ease traffic congestion along Interstate 17 in Phoenix has some business owners concerned, especially on Camelback Road.
Apr. 17, 2017
Technology is playing a big role in the lives of many older Americans. More and more startups are developing technologies that could transform the way we age. Aging 2.0 Phoenix wants to redefine how we age using technology. On paper that sounds great, but there are some seniors who either don’t know how to use technology or don’t want it.
Apr. 17, 2017
The International Rescue Committee has partnered with Tappetite to give refugees an easier way to make money. Those refugees may have even more resources in the coming months.
Apr. 16, 2017
Average asking rents for office space in the Valley are at the highest level in nearly a decade. The average is $24.91 per square foot, still below the pre-recession peak of $26.82.
Apr. 15, 2017
The force has been using the cameras for a month now, and officials say the results have been good. The officers are still getting used to the Axon body cameras, which are becoming more common across the Valley.
Apr. 15, 2017
Valley Metro will ask Phoenix city leaders to approve an agreement up to $50 million to move forward with another light-rail extension project. The money will cover design and pre-construction work so the train can travel to south Phoenix.
Apr. 15, 2017
The new legal team for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is appealing to a higher court for a jury trial.
Apr. 14, 2017
A Navajo man has been charged in last month’s shooting death of a tribal officer. A federal indictment charges Kirby Cleveland with murder plus escape and firearms counts, stemming from the killing of Officer Houston James Largo.
Apr. 14, 2017
Man Accused Of Killing Border Agent Will Be Extradited
Mexican authorities prepare the extradition of a man accused of killing a border patrol agent in Arizona seven years ago.
Apr. 14, 2017
National Park Week kicks off this weekend, and in celebration all national parks all across the country are offering free admission Saturday and Sunday.
Apr. 14, 2017

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