KJZZ News

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Files Defamation Suit
Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $300 million against three news organizations, alleging their inaccurate references to his criminal case have hurt his chances at possibly running in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John McCain.
Dec. 12, 2018
Stina Sieg Bids Farewell To KJZZ — And You
For nearly six years, you’ve been hearing the voice of reporter Stina Sieg. Now, she’s leaving for a new adventure in Grand Junction, at Colorado Public Radio. Here she is, in her own words.
Dec. 12, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Why Leaders Who Want To Be Liked Aren
If you're in a leadership position, you have to make some difficult decisions. Some of those decisions might put you in the doghouse for a while, but if you are motivated by the good of the group, as opposed to the need to be liked, things tend to work out better.
Dec. 12, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump And The NRA Are Likely To Have Violated Campaign Finance Law, New Report Shows
The NRA, which spent millions on efforts to elect Donald Trump, played an outsized role in producing commercials. And while it's not illegal for outside groups to spend money on behalf of a particular candidate, it is illegal for that group to coordinate with the actual campaign.
Dec. 12, 2018
Justice John Pelander Retiring From Arizona Supreme Court
Arizona Supreme Court Justice John Pelander announced Tuesday that he plans to retire, giving Republican Gov. Doug Ducey the chance to appoint his fourth justice to the seven-member high court.
Dec. 12, 2018
Phoenix Council To Vote On 12 Percent Water Rate Hike
Residents and business owners in Phoenix can share their opinions about a water rate hike Wednesday. That’s when the city council is scheduled to vote on a 12-percent increase.
Dec. 12, 2018
Report: Drug Overdose Deaths Rose 54 Percent From 2011-2016
The National Center for Health Statistics has released a comprehensive analysis of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. from 2011 through 2016. The findings are based on the written documentation or “literal text” on death certificates.
Dec. 11, 2018
Last Arizona JUCO Football Program Shuts Down
“It was quite a difficult decision for our executive leadership to make because of the drastic changes that took place in the Western States Football League,” said spokesman Kris McBride. “It became obvious that a schedule really wasn’t feasible for us.”
Dec. 11, 2018
U.S. Immigration Officials
A new study finds that the U.S. government has had to coordinate with Mexico to handle a large influx of asylum seekers at the southern border. The coordination still leaves a chaotic process for people trying for a better life in the U.S.
Dec. 11, 2018
Mesa Considers Lawsuit Against Ban On Service Taxes
The City Council voted unanimously to “authorize the city’s legal council to file a lawsuit on behalf of the City of Mesa to challenge the legality and the applicability of proposition 126.”
Dec. 11, 2018
State Dept. To Auction Off Safety Deposit Box Contents Friday
The contents of abandoned safety deposit boxes are going up for auction Friday morning by the Arizona Department of Revenue.
Dec. 11, 2018
Cooler Temperatures Signal Atmospheric Inversion, No Burn Days Ahead
As the cooler temperatures roll into the valley, so does the pollution. With that, Maricopa County faces "No Burn" days ahead as atmospheric inversion effect begins.
Dec. 11, 2018
Flagstaff City Council OKs Changes To Vaping In Public
The city of Flagstaff is reducing the number of places e-cigarette smokers may vape. Councilman Jim McCarthy said a new ordinance that takes effect Jan. 10 will treat vaping like traditional tobacco products.
Dec. 11, 2018
Phoenix Council Weighs Deal To Renovate Suns
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council is scheduled to vote on a $230 million renovation plan for the Talking Stick Resort Arena — where the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury play basketball downtown.
Dec. 11, 2018
Hydrated Materials Found On Asteroid Asteroid
After a journey of 1.4 million miles, OSIRIS-REx, NASA’s mission spacecraft, arrived 12 miles from an asteroid named Bennu. And just a week later, big news made it back to Earth — the presence of hydrated minerals.
Dec. 11, 2018
Tom O
As divisiveness reigns in Washington, D.C., after a record midterm election, it might seem like no one is taking the middle of the road anymore. But, Democratic Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran says that’s his goal.
Dec. 11, 2018
Want To Own Miley Cyrus
You've probably heard the hit song "Wrecking Ball," which swung Miley Cyrus into first place on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 2013. But now the song is crashing through the auction block.
Dec. 11, 2018
What Can Cacti Tell Us About Cancer?
Carlo Maley and Athena Aktipis have helped set up a cactus garden on the school’s Tempe campus — but the garden doesn’t feature the kinds of specimens you might expect to see. Instead, they’re plants with kinds of malformations on them.
Dec. 11, 2018
Photographer Captures Journey Along Legendary Route 66
The legendary Route 66 is full of short stories and tall tales, with songs written about the interstate that stretches from Chicago all the way to Los Angeles — with some Arizona stops in between. There are beautiful natural scenes, roadside motels and kitschy signs.
Dec. 11, 2018
Arizona House Speaker-Elect Announces Plans To Speed Up Water Rights Lawsuits
Representative Rusty Bowers said at an agribusiness roundtable this week he hopes to appropriate more funding during legislature to go toward the adjudication process.
Dec. 11, 2018

Pages