KJZZ News

Coral Reef Monitoring System Tracks Dangers
In recent years, we’ve heard about the dangers the coral reefs are facing — from bleaching to coastal development to rising sea temperatures. So what can be done to know more about what’s affecting the reefs and, maybe, how to protect them?
Jul. 24, 2018
New Phoenix Home Murals Spark Controversy
In May, the inaugural Phoenix Mural Festival transformed monochrome neighborhood walls into multi-colored landscapes. But not everyone living in the area welcomed the fresh paint. The festival organizers paired homeowners with local artists to paint murals on their front or backyard walls.
Jul. 24, 2018
New Study On
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become widely known in recent years and is often associated with soldiers. But a condition called "moral injury" is now being studied as well by the VA in San Diego and the National Center for PTSD.
Jul. 24, 2018
Will Dropping Plastic Straws Minimize Pollution?
Starbucks made headlines recently when the company announced it would stop using plastic straws in its 28,000 stores around the world by 2020. The city of Seattle’s ban on plastic straws just went into effect this month, and McDonald’s is phasing them out in stores in the UK, Ireland and Australia.
Jul. 24, 2018
House Passes Bill To Complete White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Settlement
A bill is heading to President Trump's desk to complete the White Mountain Apache Water Settlement, after the Senate bill, co-sponsored by Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, passed the House on Monday.
Jul. 24, 2018
Arizona Sets New Record For General Fund Revenue
Arizona’s 2018 fiscal year ended on June 30, and preliminary data shows the state has recorded the highest level ever of general fund revenue collections. Revenues totaled over $10 billion. The previous peak of $9 billion occurred in 2007.
Jul. 24, 2018
Arizona Elections: Diane Douglas - Superintendent
As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, KJZZ's The Show is inviting the candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
Jul. 24, 2018
Research Looking Into Effects Of Autism On Aging
Many of the statistics about autism spectrum disorder, as well as interventions, are focused on children. But, a researcher at ASU is looking into how autism affects people as they get older and how that compares with people without the disorder.
Jul. 24, 2018
AZ Election System May Still Be Vulnerable
After Arizona’s chief elections official reassured residents that the state’s voting system is safe from hackers, an elections security expert is taking issue with some of those claims.
Jul. 24, 2018
Edison-Eastlake Neighborhood Gets $30 Million Grant
The historic Edison-Eastlake neighborhood in Phoenix has been given a $30 million grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The six-year grant is intended to revitalize the community while maintaining affordable housing.
Jul. 24, 2018
Appropriations Committee To Debate Border Budget
The House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to begin debating a massive funding request for the Homeland Security Department this Tuesday.
Jul. 24, 2018
The Takeaway: The Fallout Of The War On Terror
While the United States and many other countries are fighting a war against terror across the world, we don’t often think about the aftermath of that war.
Jul. 24, 2018
The Pulse: Playing Video Games When You Can’t See The Screen
Think about what it’s like to play a racing game, like Need for Speed. Now imagine doing all that without seeing the screen. Software engineer Karen Stevens says blind gamers explained to her how they do it.
Jul. 24, 2018
The Takeaway: Senate Confirms Robert Wilkie As New VA Secretary
Longtime government official Robert Wilkie will head the Department of Veterans Affairs after the Senate confirmed his nomination on Monday.
Jul. 24, 2018
Phoenix Braces For Extreme Heat Wave
The forecast for Tuesday is forecast for 117 — and Phoenix utilities and city officials are preparing for the worst. Phoenix city officials have been handing out visors and fans to downtown commuters, and the Salvation Army has over a dozen “hydration stations.”
Jul. 24, 2018
Spring Training Brings In $644 Million During 2018 Season
Spring training generated $644 million during the 2018 season, an 11 percent increase since 2015. The study from the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business also found the sport added $373 million for Arizona’s gross domestic product.
Jul. 24, 2018
How Arizona
You can thank the San Francisco volcanic field north of Flagstaff for some of the area’s best-known natural attractions such as Humphrey's Peak or Sunset Crater. But nearby is another, far less famous geologic feature, whose full name we can’t even write out.
Jul. 23, 2018
Arizonans Speak Out About Veteran Suicide
As the U.S. Senate confirmed a new Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, some in Arizona took the opportunity to push for better statistics of suicide among vets.
Jul. 23, 2018
One Child
One of the most common statistics that comes up in conversations around plastic straw waste comes from a study conducted by Milo Cress when he was just 9 years old.
Jul. 23, 2018
Arizona Department Of Corrections Appeals Federal Sanction
On Saturday attorneys for the state filed a notice of appeal in the Parsons vs. Ryan prison health care settlement, indicating they would challenge Magistrate Judge David Duncan’s contempt order, sanction and additional oversight measures.
Jul. 23, 2018

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