KJZZ News

Lyle Jeffs
Lyle Jeffs, brother of imprisoned polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, was sentenced Wednesday to almost five years in prison for his role in a food stamp fraud scheme, and for escaping confinement.
Dec. 13, 2017
Mesa's Christmas tree burns
Mesa’s Merry Main Street Christmas celebrations have been marked by mishaps this year. First, warm weather thwarted the opening of the ice skating rink on November 24. Early Wednesday morning, a fire ravaged the nearly 4-story Christmas tree.
Dec. 13, 2017
We’ve heard KJZZ’s Sarah Ventre report on the community in Short Creek over the last several weeks. She joined The Show to talk about her reporting.
Dec. 13, 2017
As more people leave the FLDS church, they also leave the support network and social structure that comes with it. Two women who left the church are now leading efforts to provide assistance to others doing the same.
Dec. 13, 2017
Arizona Supreme Court building
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review a groundwater supply issue involving a planned large new residential development in Sierra Vista.
Dec. 13, 2017
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After a heated and very close special election in Alabama, Democratic candidate Doug Jones will be the state's next U.S. senator after he beat Roy Moore in a special election on Tuesday.
Dec. 13, 2017
Smoking Cessation
The Food and Drug Administration this week launched a new campaign to try to get smokers to quit.
Dec. 13, 2017
Abandoned uranium mine site
A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has handed a victory to environmental groups over a uranium mining ban on lands next to the Grand Canyon.
Dec. 13, 2017
The National Park Service says it will boost camping fees at the Chiricahua National Monument from $12 a day to $20 per day starting Jan. 1.
Dec. 13, 2017
When the state legislature originally set up the Border Security Trust Fund six years ago, lawmakers billed it as a privately funded solution for building a border wall along Arizona's 378 mile border with Mexico.
Dec. 13, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park
National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks' plan to raise entrance costs at other times of the year.
Dec. 13, 2017
Russell Begaye
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye says he has signed a contract to purchase software to implement an emergency system for Amber Alerts, wildland fires, hazardous waste spills, weather notification and road closures.
Dec. 13, 2017
Chris Gatling Mugshot
A former NBA star was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for his involvement in a telemarketing scam in Scottsdale.
Dec. 13, 2017
A federal appeals court has kept an Obama-era ban on new mining claims near the Grand Canyon.
Dec. 13, 2017
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The Navajo Nation is suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that have harmed its tribal members.
Dec. 12, 2017
Mark J. Dannels
A state committee on border security has decided to empty out its coffers and ask the Legislature to dissolve the task force.
Dec. 12, 2017
“If someone is going to be having their dog on a tether in their home in their house we’d rather they use a safe procedure to tether the dog, not just tie a dog to a rope and have the dog risk being choked,” said Councilwoman Lauren Kuby who helped develop the proposal after a town hall on animal protection.
Dec. 12, 2017
Mount Graham Red Squirrel
An endangered species native to Arizona is in trouble. This summer’s Frye Fire burned more than 48,000 acres around Mt. Graham in southeastern Arizona, and that has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of red squirrels found there.
Dec. 12, 2017
election vote campaign
Current Arizona law requiring state lawmakers wanting to run for Congress to vacate their local seats before entering the race threatens to create a string of political vacancies.
Dec. 12, 2017
How many times have you made the decision to do something, and the result makes you wonder about whether it was a coincidence? Dr. Bernard Beitman has studied coincidences for decades and is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to categorize and even explain them.
Dec. 12, 2017

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