KJZZ News

Researchers Say Self-Driving Technologies Could Extend To Trucking Companies
With self-driving technologies advancing, many questions arise on just how far they’ll expand.
Nov. 13, 2017
Arizona Lawmaker Suspended After Sexual Harassment Allegations
Arizona state Rep. Don Shooter has been suspended as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee following multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him.
Nov. 13, 2017
Waiting For Perfect Self-Driving Cars Could Cost Lives
As companies like Waymo ramp up tests of their self-driving cars in Phoenix, state and federal officials continue to debate when “good” will be “good enough.”
Nov. 13, 2017
Gila River Indian Community to Restore River Habitat
Removing invasive salt cedar reduces the risk of wildfires, but it also offers a chance to restore native plants and wildlife.
Nov. 13, 2017
Who Should Pay For Phoenix Neighborhood Block Watch Staff?
With Phoenix facing a financial shortfall next year, the city’s budget director is proposing a new way to use neighborhood block watch money, but some neighbors aren’t sold on his idea.
Nov. 13, 2017
Mexico and Arizona Prepare To ‘Watch The Stars’ Together
Northern Mexico and Arizona share the same star-sparkled sky... as well as the interest to explore it. That’s why institutions from both sides are partnering to build a new telescope in Baja California, hoping to learn more about space.
Nov. 13, 2017
Buckeye Police Roll Out Voluntary Registry For At-Risk Disabled People
One goal, police say, is to have quick access to data and photos in case someone goes missing.
Nov. 13, 2017
Chandler-Based Aerospace Supplier Inks International Contract
A spinoff of a global aerospace company with headquarters in Chandler will be doing contract work for a low-cost airline in Vietnam.
Nov. 12, 2017
ASU Students
Four Arizona State University students designed a model that is being used to provide additional shade to hundreds of Phoenix bus stops.
Nov. 12, 2017
 Prescribed Burn Scheduled For Tonto Forest Near Shoofly Ruins
Visitors to the Tonto National Forest and residents who live in the Shoofly ruins area north of Payson will be contending with a prescribed fire treatment this week as KJZZ’s Tom Maxedon reports.
Nov. 12, 2017
 Green Jobs Advocate: U.S. Trade Panel Recommendations Will Kill Solar Jobs
The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to send its recommendation to the president on Monday for a 35 percent tax on solar panels imported from countries like China, but solar proponents claim this recommendation will cost green jobs.
Nov. 11, 2017
Brewers To Stay In Maryvale For 25 Years Under New Deal
The Milwaukee Brewers will have spring training in Maryvale through 2042 under a new agreement the team struck with the City of Phoenix.
Nov. 11, 2017
Giffords Law Center Sues ATF For Access To Public Records
Gabby Giffords’ anti-gun violence group is suing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for access to public records.
Nov. 10, 2017
Hopis Reject Political Establishment In Vote For Top Leaders
A small northern Arizona tribe chose new leadership last week as it faces the potential loss of coal royalties that make up a huge chunk of its budget.
Nov. 10, 2017
Maricopa County Homeless Court Sees Record Number
The Maricopa County Regional Homeless Court saw a record number of people resolve cases last August. Twenty three people cleared 60 cases after performing more than 11,000 hours of community service.
Nov. 10, 2017
Veterans Court Taking Unique Approach Of Compassion Over Confinement
We revisit a story on Phoenix’s progressive new approach to handling the hundreds of veteran cases that cross the desk of county courts every year.
Nov. 10, 2017
 Trying to Prevent Financial Fraud Among Service Members
A few years ago, the Federal Trade Commission testified it had received more than 42,000 fraud complaints from the military community. The FTC says service members are especially susceptible to financial fraud.
Nov. 10, 2017
 Report Looks At Cost Of Health Needs For Transgender Military
In July, President Trump sent out a surprising Tweet, declaring an end to transgender members of the U.S. military included the assertion that caring for the health needs of those members is too costly.
Nov. 10, 2017
U.S. Air Force Preparing To Potentially Go To Cold-War Era Status
For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers on 24-hour ready alert.
Nov. 10, 2017
After State Of The VA Speech, Prognosis Remains Grim
In June, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin gave the annual State of the VA speech and the prognosis for the department remained grim. One in 10 time-sensitive appointments are not being booked within recommended time frames; computer and inventory systems are woefully out-of-date; $2.6 billion in major construction needed on hospitals and clinics — and that’s just the beginning.
Nov. 10, 2017

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