KJZZ News

MCCCD Announces Public Hearing On Property Tax Increases
The Maricopa County Community College District is holding a public hearing on property tax increases within the district.
May. 7, 2018
Phoenix Library Almost Ready To Reopen After Flood Damage
In a report to council members, City Manager Ed Zuercher said Phoenix has spent $8.7 million of the $9 million the city has received in insurance funds and $2.1 million of library reserve funds to cover restoration work and upgrades at Burton Barr Central Library.
May. 7, 2018
Suspected Neo-Nazi To Go On Trial For Murder
An Arizona man who authorities say is a neo-Nazi is going to trial in a little-known murder case. He’s accused of killing a white woman because she was dating a black man.
May. 6, 2018
Public Meeting On Potential Chase Field Settlement Set For Monday
A long-running feud between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Maricopa County Stadium District over who should pay for work on Chase Field may soon come to an end — and district officials want to hear what the public thinks.
May. 6, 2018
Colorado River Indian Tribes Recall 2 Councilmembers
The Colorado River Indian Tribes released the results of last weekend's recall. Members voted to recall two members of the Tribal Council, including chairman Dennis Patch.
May. 5, 2018
Rio Salado VP Resigns After Investigation Into Sexual Misconduct
One woman KJZZ spoke to whose claims in the report were also substantiated and asked to remain anonymous says the months-long investigation was “emotional hell.”
May. 4, 2018
Legislature Ends Session Without Progress On Water
The Arizona Legislature left the state Capitol this session without passing any major water legislation. That’s a problem, experts say, when both groundwater pumping and Colorado River policy need attention.
May. 4, 2018
UA Cancer Center Expands Bioinformatics Collaboration
One researcher at the University of Arizona is using the science of bioinformatics to better treat cancer patients.
May. 4, 2018
Trump Administration Ending Temporary Protection Status for Hondurans
The Trump administration said it’s ending special immigration protections for over 50,000 Hondurans in the United States.
May. 4, 2018
Federal Judge Denies Motion To Disqualify Himself From Prison Health Care Settlement
Magistrate Judge David Duncan called the motion a “meritless distraction.”
May. 4, 2018
Grateful Teachers, Excited Kids Return To Arizona Classrooms
Hundreds of Valley teachers welcomed their students back into the classroom Friday after a week of closures when educators across the state walked out to demand the legislature restore education funding to pre-recession levels.
May. 4, 2018
Superman Celebrates 80 Years
Most 80-year-olds have some aches and pains and definitely wouldn’t be able to fly or save the world. But Superman isn’t your typical octogenarian. So when you look up in the sky, you just may see him up there — along with the birds and the planes.
May. 4, 2018
El Tambo Fest Continues Its Second Year
Last Friday, people were dancing and the music was blasting down in Tucson at a Cumbia Summit, and it’s all happening again this Friday night.
May. 4, 2018
Waymo Self-Driving Vehicle Involved In Accident In Chandler
Chandler Police are investigating a car accident, involving a Waymo self-driving car. The passenger in the Waymo vehicle sustained minor injuries and both cars were towed from the scene.
May. 4, 2018
Native American Artist Brings Contemporary Pieces To Heard
The Heard Museum has a big opening tonight. They are debuting Dear Listener: Works by Nicholas Galanin, a mid-career retrospective of the 38-year-old artist whose work spans everything from fashion pieces and works on paper to video installation and performance art.
May. 4, 2018
Exonerated Former Death Row Inmate On Abolishing Death Penalty
Ray Krone was released from prison 16 years ago as of last month. He’d been convicted in 1992 for the murder of a 36-year old woman, and sentenced to death, even though he maintained he was innocent.
May. 4, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Touts Legislative Victories
Spokesman Daniel Scarpinato said Gov. Ducey won in the fight against opioids, teacher raises and a Proposition 301 extension of the education school tax for two decades.
May. 4, 2018
There May Be A Bigger Education Fight On The Horizon
The #RedForEd movement was just the latest in a broader movement across the country that includes teachers walking out to increase their pay and bring hundreds of millions of dollars back into K-12 systems. But this is a battle that’s been going on for some time — at least since the Great Recession.
May. 4, 2018
Record-Breaking Heat Possible For Phoenix Area This Weekend
Temperatures in Phoenix could hit 108 on Sunday, which would break the previous record of 105 set in 1947.
May. 4, 2018
Some Arizona School Districts Remain Closed To Plan
Many schools around the state have reopened today following the teacher walkout, but Tucson Unified School District’s classrooms remain closed as officials complete their process of welcoming students back and figuring out logistical items.
May. 4, 2018

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