KJZZ News

Gerard Kuiper
July 31, 1964, isn’t typically listed among the historic dates of space exploration. However, it marked a significant moment for NASA scientists and engineers in the drama of the Space Race.
Aug. 17, 2015
Take a hike and do it right. That’s the message from the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. The extreme heat hasn’t discouraged hikers from climbing local trailheads. And that has forced park rangers to take extra safety measures.
Aug. 17, 2015
LDS Church
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced it will build its first Tucson-area temple. Members of the church don't go to temples to worship on Sundays; in fact they’re not even open that day. Sunday services take place in the more than a dozen meetinghouses in the area.
Aug. 17, 2015
Gov. Ducey and the Arizona Commerce Authority have hired a firm to talk with Arizonans to come up with the kind of catch phrase that has helped define other states.
Aug. 17, 2015
bighorn sheep
Three ewes that died in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson in late July and early August were infected with pneumonia, the Arizona Game and Fish Department announced Friday.
Aug. 17, 2015
Police Officers of Scottsdale Association logo
The Police Officers of Scottsdale Association has given a for-profit telemarketer the boot after being caught up in a media firestorm last year over its fundraising practices. The police group’s two former leaders, meanwhile, have started a similar, statewide nonprofit.
Aug. 17, 2015
Hikers on the Grand Canyon's South Kaibab Trail
More people are visiting the Grand Canyon. National Park Service Officials are reporting a 25 percent increase in visitors from last year.
Aug. 17, 2015
APS
Officials with Arizona Public Service say they broke a record for power demand in 2015 over the weekend.
Aug. 17, 2015
cochise regional
Since the hospital in Douglas, Ariz., closed its doors last month, patients have been forced to head to other medical facilities in Southern Arizona.
Aug. 17, 2015
water warning sign
The Animas River is now open. It’s been more than a week since an EPA crew accidentally released toxic waste from an abandoned mine into the waterway on Aug. 5.
Aug. 15, 2015
U.S. Department of Homeland Security logo
The Department of Homeland Security has received increasing scrutiny of its immigrant detention centers, including several in Arizona operated by different DHS agencies.
Aug. 14, 2015
Arizona Department of Education
The Arizona State Board of Education has certified the results of this year’s new AZ Merit exams.
Aug. 14, 2015
Diane Douglas
The State Board of Education has authorized its executive director to fill two vacant staff positions. This despite the strong objections of state schools Chief Diane Douglas.
Aug. 14, 2015
Wrong-way sign
A series of wrong-way driving incidents and crashes last year led to transportation and law enforcement officials in Arizona to team up to try to figure out ways of putting the brakes on the confused motorists.
Aug. 14, 2015
To figure out how significant that is for the U.S. and Arizona, we got in touch with Erik Lee, executive director of the North American Research Partnership.
Aug. 14, 2015
Customers of two of Arizona’s biggest utility companies used more power Thursday than any other day so far this year, and the businesses expected to set another usage record Friday.
Aug. 14, 2015
Anne Lorimor
A lot of us complain about little ailments — a tight back or a headache — that cut back on our workout or just lead to us spending a couple of hours bingeing on some Netflix.
Aug. 14, 2015
Rattlesnake
A mysterious fungus has been killing rattlesnakes on the east coast - it’s been ID’d in at least nine eastern states.
Aug. 14, 2015
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New research from ASU shows parts of the Valley are sinking by up to two centimeters year — that’s a little less than an inch — because of the pumping of groundwater.
Aug. 14, 2015
A federal judge this week ruled Phoenix can prevent pet stores from selling animals raised in so-called “puppy mills.”
Aug. 14, 2015

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