KJZZ News

Arizona has a number of formerly hidden gems that have become extremely popular — and that’s leading to some tough decisions being made.
Aug. 20, 2018
The Showtime comedy "Who Is America?" is Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest attempt to totally disguise himself in the name of comedy. Under various personas, the comedian has spoken with politicians, gun lobbyists and rappers, some who later complained they were tricked into being on the show.
Aug. 20, 2018
Arizona has been struggling with a teacher shortage for several years, but the problem is not unique. Other states and districts are dealing with similar problems, and some have been trying different approaches to close those gaps.
Aug. 20, 2018
Supporters and opponents of the Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona initiative will be in court starting Monday for what’s expected to be a five-day case. At issue is whether voters will be able to weigh in on the measure, which would require half the state’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2030.
Aug. 20, 2018
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is much more commonly known as the LDS Church — and its followers as Mormons. But top members of the church have decided to mount a public push to use its full name and discourage the use of abbreviations or other modifications.
Aug. 20, 2018
Fewer Arizona parents are willing to let their kids play football, and fewer kids are choosing to play sports like football and soccer, over concerns about concussions. Those are among the findings of a new study by Barrow Neurological Institute.
Aug. 20, 2018
America’s population is growing more diverse, as interracial marriages become more common. The Republic’s Editorial Director Phil Boas often discusses the latest political conflicts on Thw Show, but this time it’s a much more personal experience — a family wedding.
Aug. 20, 2018
Strong men. Caring women. Could those descriptors be switched around — caring men, strong women? Of course they could, but a new study from the Pew Research Center shows that the words we associate with men and women may not be as fluid as we think.
Aug. 20, 2018
The U.S. is expected to take part in new sanctions and tariffs this week. The BBC’s Alexander Griffiths joined The Show for a weekly look at some of the top international stories
Aug. 20, 2018
KJZZ Launches Q&AZ Project
You may have started to hear something a little different on KJZZ last week. We think great stories start with curious questions, and KJZZ wants to investigate your questions — big or small — from the Valley or across the state.
Aug. 20, 2018
A new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offers the best evidence yet for water ice on the surface of the moon.
Aug. 20, 2018
The Takeaway: Greece Faces Challenges As It Exits Last Bailout
Today marks the end of the third and final bailout for Greece. The country endured eight years of debt crises, and while its economy is growing and unemployment is on the decline, strict austerity has left the nation in a very difficult place.
Aug. 20, 2018
The Takeaway: How Inadequate Prison Care Adds To The U.S. Opioid Epidemic
Very few state prisons offer adequate treatment for inmates who are addicted to opioids. What results is a harsh withdrawal that correlates to extraordinary levels of relapse and death upon release.
Aug. 20, 2018
While temperatures above 110 raise eyebrows, the highs in Phoenix haven’t changed that much in the last 70 years. However, the nighttime temperatures have increased significantly.
Aug. 20, 2018
Currently, 40 percent of lawmakers in Arizona are female, tying it with Vermont for the highest representation of women at a state Capitol. There have only been 39 female governors in U.S. history, and Arizona has four of them, including the first female governor to succeed another women.
Aug. 20, 2018
The intersection at 7th Street and Deer Valley Road closed just before 7:00a a.m. on Monday after a homemade aircraft carrying two people crashed into ongoing traffic.
Aug. 20, 2018
In 1996, the Arizona Water Banking Authority was created as a way to save water for when we might need it. According to Tony Davis, the environmental reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, no infrastructure currently exists to pump this water out.
Aug. 20, 2018
The SunZia project's road to commercial operation is facing a new round of controversy, this time from community groups that fear the transmission line from New Mexico to Arizona will inflict irreparable environmental damage.
Aug. 20, 2018
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is seeing more passengers each year. July marked the 10th consecutive month of year-over-year passenger growth. Spokesman Ryan Smith said the airport served about 130,000 passengers last month alone.
Aug. 20, 2018
The director of the University of Arizona's arts program has resigned, citing a culture of racism, discrimination and unfair compensation.
Aug. 20, 2018

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