KJZZ News

Corp Comm Ruling Reduces Incentive for New TEP Solar
Critics say the ruling will reduce the incentives solar had provided ratepayers and could cause the industry to collapse, according to reporting by the Arizona Daily Star. The new rate plan, approved by a 3-2 vote, only applies to new solar customers.
Sep. 12, 2018
Phoenix Rescue Team Sent To NC For Hurricane
Seventeen years ago, Arizona sent an elite search-and-rescue team to New York after the 9/11 terror attack left the World Trade Center’s towers in rubble. That same crew is going to North Carolina for the hurricane effort.
Sep. 11, 2018
AZ Groups Partner To Put New Tech Into Thinning Forests
The more coniferous trees there are, the less healthy the forest, and the higher likelihood of a nasty wildfire.
Sep. 11, 2018
Q&AZ: Is South Mountain Park The Country
KJZZ listener Chris McCormack was curious to know more about Phoenix’s South Mountain Preserve and asked us to investigate through our reporting project Q&AZ.
Sep. 11, 2018
How Will Nike
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick — who helped ignite President Trump’s battle with the NFL over the National Anthem — has returned to the public square with a new ad campaign from Nike.
Sep. 11, 2018
Charter Schools Board OKs Sale That Could Net State Rep $30M
In a unanimous vote, the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools board approved the transfer of a for-profit charter-school chain to a new non-profit organization on Monday.
Sep. 11, 2018
Digging Into Tales Of Arizona
Tell someone you’re from Arizona when you’re outside of the southwest and you might get questions about where your cowboy hat is or if the OK Corral was real. That Old West lore still runs pretty strong — even here in our state.
Sep. 11, 2018
Chronic School Absence In Arizona Among Highest In U.S.
More than 8 million kids in K-12 schools were chronically absent during the 2015-2016 school year. That’s about 15 percent of students. Here in Arizona, those numbers were even higher.
Sep. 11, 2018
Center For The Political Future Wants To Advance
It’s become clearer to many that the current political system isn’t set up to reward compromise or crossing the aisle. Instead, the system is as much about winning and losing as possible. And that has dramatically permeated what occurs behind the scenes.
Sep. 11, 2018
Companies Enacting
In the #MeToo era, companies are starting to look at a firm’s history with sexual harassment before completing sales or mergers.
Sep. 11, 2018
What Exercises Are Best For Mental Health?
It seems intuitive that exercising makes us healthier in more ways than one — that when our bodies are healthy, so are our minds.
Sep. 11, 2018
Barrow Institute Gets Grant To Study Brain Cancers
Barrow Neurological Institute just got a chunk of money — $50 million — to launch a new center to study brain cancers like glioblastoma. That's the same disease that took the life of Sen. John McCain.
Sep. 11, 2018
Southwest Key Worker Convicted As Investigation Continues
A former employee of Southwest Key Programs has been convicted of sex crimes against the undocumented kids he once served. On Friday, a jury found 25-year-old Levian Pacheco guilty of 10 charges after a short trial in federal court.
Sep. 11, 2018
The Takeaway: Central America
U.N. officials warned that nearly 2 million people in Central America could face a food shortage after poor rainfall devastated crops this summer. In Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, governments have declared a state of emergency or requested humanitarian help.
Sep. 11, 2018
The Takeaway: For American Muslims, 9/11 Shaped Careers, Politics, And Identity
After the September 11th attacks, the United States government's policies painted Muslim extremists as the global face of terrorism.
Sep. 11, 2018
Debate Ensues Over Energy Battle
Utility company SRP held a meeting Monday that turned into a bitterly divided debate about renewable energy. Ryan Randazzo, business reporter for the Arizona Republic, was at the meeting.
Sep. 11, 2018
Pulse: Combining The Power Of Sport, Surf And Volunteerism
In August, I spent a picture-perfect day in Wildwood, New Jersey, for “They Will Surf Again,” a free, one-day event that helps people with disabilities go surfing. The overhead comment of the day: “I got my inner mermaid on! It’s a feeling that you’ve never felt before if you’re not disabled.”
Sep. 11, 2018
AZ Governor Race Focuses On Border, Hispanic Heritage
The head of the local Border Patrol union is telling Hispanics they should not support David Garcia for governor simply because he also is Latino.
Sep. 11, 2018
Changing Woman, Part 4: The Mother
Jeneda Benally is making music that empowers indigenous youth because she wants her daughters to grow up in a world where they feel strong and powerful. She and her brother just released an album called “Fight Like A Woman.”
Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Hear The Podcast
Sep. 11, 2018
Q&AZ: What Does The Word
No, it isn’t Spanish for “arid zone,” and the word either comes from the Tohono O'odham tribe or all the way from Basque country.
Sep. 10, 2018

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