KJZZ News

The Takeaway: North Carolina Keeps Three Confederate Monuments At Statehouse
In the same week that students brought down the Confederate "Silent Sam" statue at the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus, the state's Historical Commission voted in a series of resolutions that will keep three controversial statues at the Capitol in Raleigh.
Aug. 27, 2018
The Takeaway: Church Official Says Popes Francis, Benedict Knew Of Sex Abuse Allegations Against McCar­rick
A former papal ambassador to the U.S. is claiming Pope Francis knew about the sexual abuse charges against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick years before they became public.
Aug. 27, 2018
Q&AZ: Why Can
Phoenix’s public transit is a little different than other major cities because you cannot buy a one-way ticket that covers both a bus and light rail ride.
Aug. 27, 2018
Dementia Drugs Often Prescribed Longer Than Needed
A new study by AARP found that dementia drugs are often given to patients for 13 months or longer — even though there’s little evidence the drugs are effective after a year.
Aug. 27, 2018
OSIRIS-REx Captures First Images Of Bennu
University of Arizona scientists are getting their first look at the asteroid Bennu from the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. The images were taken last week by the UA camera package on board the spacecraft on its way to a soil-sampling rendezvous with Bennu in July 2020.
Aug. 27, 2018
Why You May See More Chinese Tourists
Thanks to its strong economy and growing middle class, China is the world’s biggest market source for tourism.
Aug. 27, 2018
August Is Coyote Time To Hunt And Claim Territory
Arizona Game and Fish confirms young coyotes are on the move and will grow bolder in urban areas if ignored.
Aug. 27, 2018
Engineering Firm Plans Hundreds Of Jobs In Arizona
Axiscades said it plans to create 320 jobs over the next five years, primarily in mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as finance, research and development, human resources, sales and project management.
Aug. 27, 2018
Arizonans reacted to the sad news of Sen. John McCain’s death Saturday at 81 years of age. McCain was a famous politician, but also one of the most famous veterans in the country.
McCain To Lie In State At Arizona Capitol On Wednesday
Family, Public Officials Remember John McCain
Aug. 26, 2018
McCain Leaves Legacy, Empty Senate Seat
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will appoint Sen. John McCain’s successor, and the law states that replacement must be the same party as McCain, who was a Republican.
Aug. 26, 2018
Family, Public Officials Remember John McCain
As news spread of Sen. John McCain's death, leaders across the nation sent their condolences to the McCain family and honored the Arizona senator's life with remembrances of his public service.
Aug. 25, 2018
Remembering The Life Of Sen. John McCain
Arizona and the nation has lost one of its most towering and influential political figures. Sen. John McCain, who had been battling brain cancer for more than a year, has died at age 81. He was a war hero, a statesman and an Arizona original.
McCain To Lie In State At Arizona Capitol On Wednesday
Family, Public Officials Remember John McCain
Aug. 25, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Remains Closed
Talking Stick Resort remains closed two weeks after guests were evacuated during a storm and no reopening date has been set. In a new statement, sent Friday night, resort officials said repairs are ongoing after storms caused flooding and a power outage on the property.
Aug. 25, 2018
Johnson Utilities Faces Contempt Charge At Corporation Commission Hearing
The Arizona Corporation Commission is looking into whether Johnson Utilities is following an order to work with an interim manager to get the embattled company back on track.
Aug. 24, 2018
Projections Show Increased Probability Of Water Shortage
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation forecast a 57 percent chance of a shortage in the Lower Basin in 2020. That’s up from earlier projections. If that happens Arizona would face cutbacks in its supply of Colorado River water stored in Lake Mead.
Aug. 24, 2018
Q&AZ: If Palo Verdes Are Native, Why Do They Fall During Monsoons?
Palo verde trees are native to Arizona, so why do they break during monsoon storms? One KJZZ listener said they’ve lost two trees in the past three years, and asked us to look into it. The answer? Treat your palo verde trees like wild plants and they'll be stronger.
Aug. 24, 2018
Charter School Removes Controversial Transgender Policy
One of Arizona’s largest charter schools has removed a controversial transgender policy for its students. Great Hearts Academies had faced push back for its “biological sex and gender” rules, which some called discriminatory and anti-transgender.
Aug. 24, 2018
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Discussing the week in news with Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround, and former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano, who is currently the CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership.
Aug. 24, 2018
Report: Phoenix, Scottsdale Have Biggest Parks Of Nation
Out of the nation’s 100 largest cities, the Trust for Public Land lists the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale and the South Mountain Preserve in Phoenix as the biggest in a new report.
Aug. 24, 2018
Your Circadian Rhythm Might Be More Important Than You Think
There is a growing body of research that suggests we deeply depend on following the circadian code inside our bodies.
Aug. 24, 2018

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