KJZZ News

Scottsdale Voters Weigh Prop 420
Scottsdale voters are being asked to change the city charter to require certain projects in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve be approved by voters before moving forward.
Oct. 12, 2018
Arizona To Launch Test Facility For Self-Driving Technology
Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order Thursday creating the newly minted Institute for Automated Mobility. The proposed hub will focus on the technology and its integration into the real world, he said in a statement.
Oct. 12, 2018
Iconic Mexico 68 Olympics Design Is Still Revered — And Disputed
The Mexico City Olympic Games began 50 years ago, on Oct. 12. The Games’ vibrant visual identity became the icon of an era and a country, and the style is celebrated as a cornerstone for contemporary graphic design. But its success also brought an ongoing dispute between people from both sides of the border.
Mexico Seeks ‘Lost’ Children Artists For 50th Anniversary Of 1968 Olympics
Oct. 12, 2018
Land Acquired For Arizona Wildlife Conservation Center
Over 1,000 acres of land in Pima county have been acquired by the Phoenix Zoo and the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation to create a wildlife conservation center.
Oct. 11, 2018
AZ Rocket Company Receives $800M Air Force Contract
The U.S. Air Force has chosen three aerospace companies in which to invest $2 billion, including one that builds rockets in Chandler.
Oct. 11, 2018
Pence Urges Migrants To Avoid ‘Dangerous’ Journey
Vice President Mike Pence urged would-be migrants in Central America to avoid the dangerous journey to cross illegally into the U.S.
Oct. 11, 2018
How Does Texas ICWA Decision Impact AZ Adoptions?
A federal judge in Texas last week said the landmark law that regulates adoptions of Native American children is unconstitutional. But non native couples who wish to adopt Native American kids in Arizona are hoping the ruling has some weight here.
Oct. 11, 2018
U.S. Defense Temporarily Grounds 75 F-35 Jets At Luke
The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps have temporarily halted flights to inspect and, if necessary, replace fuel tubes. Luke Air Force Base near Glendale grounded the 75 jets there Thursday for the inspections.
Oct. 11, 2018
Hitting The Highway To Visit Ghost Towns
Among the many things for which Arizona is known, ghost towns hold a spot in many people’s hearts. The cover story of Arizona Highways is dedicated to 13 of them.
Oct. 11, 2018
Charter Schools Association Leader Addresses Criticism
Several Republican leaders in our state, Gov. Doug Ducey, state Sen. Kate Brophy McGee and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich have all spoken out about the need for charter school reform in recent months.
Oct. 11, 2018
U.S. Interior Extends Mining Ban Near Yellowstone Park
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in Montana near Yellowstone National Park.
Oct. 11, 2018
ADEQ Seeks More Control Over Environmental Programs
There have been a number of efforts in Arizona — including at the ballot box — to give the state increased control over certain lands and environmental measures.
Oct. 11, 2018
Arizona Still Working On Drought Contingency Plan
Drought talks in Arizona continue. Earlier this week, the federal government released draft documents on a plan for Lake Mead and Lake Powell.
Oct. 11, 2018
Large Group Of Migrants Apprehended Along Arizona Border
The U.S. Border Patrol says they have been apprehending very large groups of migrants of along the Arizona-Sonora border. That's been putting pressure on their detention capacity, they say.
Oct. 11, 2018
Mission San Xavier Listed As Great American Place In New Book
A historic site in Southern Arizona known as the "White Dove of the Desert" is included in a new book of 50 great American places. Mission San Xavier del Bac, south of Tucson, gets the distinction in a new book by Brent Glass.
Oct. 11, 2018
Stanton, Ferrara Debate Over Sinema
With Kyrsten Sinema leaving the seat to run for U.S. Senate, the candidates to succeed her are Democrat Greg Stanton — the former mayor of Phoenix — and Dr. Steve Ferrara, the Navy’s former chief medical officer.
Oct. 11, 2018
Remembering Carolyn Warner
Carolyn Warner has passed away. She served three terms as Superintendent of Public Instruction and ran in arguably the most interesting gubernatorial race in the past half century in Arizona.
Oct. 11, 2018
Native American Advocacy Groups Fight Texas ICWA Decision
Earlier this month, a federal judge in Texas struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act, which had been in effect for four decades.
Oct. 11, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Bulk Trash
Listen to the sounds of Ramon Saiz collecting bulk trash for the city of Tempe. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.
Oct. 11, 2018
Red Cross Volunteers In Carolinas Help Michael Victims
After spending the past six weeks helping residents recover from Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, several volunteers with the Greater Phoenix Red Cross team diverted south to Florida hours after Hurricane Michael hit.
Oct. 11, 2018

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