KJZZ News

The state is headed back to court on the issue of gay rights. At issue is whether Arizona can refuse to provide benefits to the partners of its gay employees that are given to those who are married.
October 06, 2014
Black-footed ferrets are making a comeback in Arizona. Long on the endangered species list, the animals are now breeding well in captivity. So now, scientists say, it's time to see if they can continue their success in the wild.
October 06, 2014
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is establishing a pediatric genomic research institute and will host a supercomputer for biological data processing.
October 06, 2014
It may be more than six years away but planning is already underway for the 2020 census.
October 06, 2014
Pluto, the icy, rocky body formerly known as a planet, is back in the news.
October 06, 2014
Water samples taken from Arizona’s San Pedro River don’t show any signs of contamination following a potential spill at a copper mine in Mexico.
October 06, 2014
On Thursday the city of Tempe approved a measure that would encourage businesses to adapt and reuse older buildings.
October 03, 2014
An independent Phoenix-based literary journal released its second edition this week. "Four Chambers" got 1,000 submissions and published 75 of them. About half of the writers are local.
October 03, 2014
When you sit down to a meal, how much do you think about where your veggies came from? Some Valley farmers and chefs think a lot about it - and on Monday they’ll have the chance to get together, along with food suppliers and distributors, in an effort to build relationships and get more local produce on your table.
October 03, 2014
Willow Canyon High School in Surprise plays its homecoming game Friday. But the festivities, including Saturday night’s homecoming dance, have garnered attention for a reason unrelated to football.
October 03, 2014
Phoenix Suns’ owner Robert Sarver said the time is coming for the team to play in a new arena. Their current home, U.S. Airways Center, was built in 1992.
October 03, 2014
Phoenix and Tucson this week signed a deal to move water between the state’s two biggest cities.
October 03, 2014
For this week's "We Are The Valley" series segment, we’re taking a trip just north of Phoenix to a community brought together by one thing – or lack of one thing. Clothing. Shangri La Ranch is a 57-year-old nudist resort.
October 03, 2014
KJZZ is taking a listen to local bands across the Valley for our Tiny Desert Concert series. This week we hear from American Longspurs, an alt-country band from Phoenix.
October 03, 2014
Ever wondered how Arizona’s southern border got its shape? At least one answer may lie in a group of land surveyors who worked the area in the days before statehood and, more specifically, about what they’d been drinking when they drew the line.
October 03, 2014
New details on the JPMorgan security breach show that it was one of the largest on record, and it's the latest development in a trend of cyber attacks across the country.
October 03, 2014
The Mesa Police Department is accepting applications for multiple 911 operator positions.
October 03, 2014
A drug that has the potential to cure Valley Fever is getting fast tracked by the Food and Drug Administration.
October 03, 2014
After two decades and 25 million book sales, Arizona author Diana Gabaldon is a literary sensation. Now, one of her book series called "Outlander" has been made into a hit TV series.
October 03, 2014
It probably won’t feel like it this weekend when we have the potential to hit triple-digits for what should be the last time this year, but cooler temperatures are not that far away.
October 03, 2014

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