KJZZ News

Progress in U.S. civil rights and the continuing challenges are in the news nearly every day. From the U.S. Supreme Court taking up the issue of same-sex marriage to events in Ferguson, Mo. to the prominent release of the film “Selma.”
February 25, 2015
The Arizona Diamondbacks, who had the worst record in Major League Baseball in 2014 and are expected to continue down that path in the 2015 season, have agreed to a new television contract with Fox Sports.
February 25, 2015
Arizona’s official state balladeer Dolan Ellis and longtime journalist Sam Lowe have collaborated on a new book and CD project called “Arizona: Lens, Lyric and Lore.”
February 25, 2015
The Phoenix City Council met yesterday to discuss, among other things, noise stemming from the Federal Aviation Administration’s implementation of new arrival and departure procedures at Sky Harbor Airport. There's still a long road ahead for the city and Valley residents desperately seeking relief from the noise.
February 25, 2015
The House approved a bill allowing prosecutors to charge someone who tried to take another person's gun with felony aggravated assault.
February 25, 2015
Southwest Airlines flights are returning back to normal after about a fifth of the fleet was grounded Tuesday. Most travelers at Sky Harbor shouldn’t be affected.
February 25, 2015
The state's workplace safety agency has issued several recommendations that it says could help prevent accidental shootings like the one at a northwestern Arizona shooting range last year involving a 9-year-old girl using an Uzi.
February 25, 2015
The driver of a pickup truck that a Southern California commuter train smashed into at a railroad crossing did "all he could" to free the vehicle from the tracks and then ran for help before the crash that injured dozens, his lawyer said.
February 25, 2015
If you were up early Wednesday you may have seen a pink cloud in the eastern sky. It was the result of a NASA rocket launch in southern New Mexico.
February 25, 2015
The decline in the price of crude oil is exacerbating an existing problem; theft of crude oil, tanks, pumps and tools from the nation's highest producing oilfield, the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico. And it turns out that in at least one cases, stolen material was smuggled to northern Mexico.
February 25, 2015
Central American families seeking asylum in the United States may be freed from detention centers after a recent court ruling.
February 25, 2015
The state of Arizona is upping the ante in its bid to attract medical professionals to rural areas that need them.
February 25, 2015
A bill granting Apple a series of tax credits is moving quickly through the legislature.
February 25, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey had the ceremonial signing the American Civics Act Tuesday at the Arizona Capitol.
February 24, 2015
A helicopter airlifted 20 Northern Arizona University students and staff who were stranded in snow near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon Tuesday afternoon.
February 24, 2015
Federal and local law enforcement officers discovered a cross-border, underground drug smuggling tunnel in Naco, Arizona, on Tuesday. Agents were alerted to the tunnel after a truck was found carrying more than two tons of marijuana outside of Bisbee.
February 24, 2015
When downtown Phoenix was transformed into Super Bowl Central earlier this month, a lot of waste was produced. However, the vast majority of it never went to the landfill.
February 24, 2015
The Governing Board of the Maricopa County Community College District will be considering a set of course fee changes tonight. Included in the proposal are 134 new fees, 73 increased and 84 reduced or eliminated fees.
February 24, 2015
Almost 70 percent of Navajo children have untreated tooth decay, according to a recent University of Colorado study. That’s three times higher than the national average. The study blames a lack of access saying there aren’t enough dentists for the largest tribe in the country.
February 24, 2015
More than 250 kids were kept out of school in Albuquerque on Monday for not having updated vaccinations. District officials say the move was precautionary citing concerns about measles outbreaks in surrounding states.
February 24, 2015

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