KJZZ News

Lisa Olson
If pot laws were colors, the U.S. map would resemble a tie-dye T-shirt. In some states it’s illegal. In others, it’s legal for medical purposes. This November, Arizona will be one of five states voting on recreational pot.
Sep. 26, 2016
As cooler temperatures move into the Valley, so do big events and tourists.This fall and winter, visitors to Scottsdale's city-owned airport will notice something new – a $5 million operations center. It’s part of a master plan to deal with growth projections over the next 20 years.
Sep. 26, 2016
A judge Friday halted more than a thousand lawsuits filed by a group described as a serial litigator by the Arizona Attorney General’s office. Mark Brnovich's office asked the court to consolidate the cases that have been filed by the group.
Sep. 23, 2016
So on the fourth floor of a building on ASU’s Tempe campus, in a kind of back hallway, there’s a bank of roughly a dozen freezers – some commercial-grade, but many like the one in your kitchen. These freezers don’t hold employees’ lunches, or even frozen organs to study.
Sep. 23, 2016
bee
Bumble bees spend a considerable part of their days buzzing around in the quest for pollen. Although there are a couple of other categories of buzz, including when they’re searching for a mate or displaying aggression toward potential predators.
Sep. 23, 2016
Amid a wave of historic coal bankruptcies, states like Texas and Colorado have taken proactive steps to make sure coal companies are on the hook for their future cleanup costs while in Wyoming, over $1 billion of these cleanup costs have gotten tied up in bankruptcy court.
Sep. 23, 2016
Drought
A federal government report released this week said climate change will probably pose a significant national security challenge for the U.S. over the next two decades. Here in Arizona, ASU’s Global Security Initiative—or GSI—is putting together a new program on climate and national security.
Sep. 23, 2016
election vote campaign
Some polls have shown a tight presidential race here, despite the fact that only one Democrat has won Arizona since 1952.
Sep. 23, 2016
preschool child playing
The number of children in foster care in Arizona grew 86 percent from 2009 to 2015 to more than 19,000 children today. Now, more than 750 young adults leave care every year. What happens to them after that?
Sep. 23, 2016
The Solana Generating Station in Gila Bend will also invest millions in upgrades and repairs after 21 violations over one and a half years.
Sep. 23, 2016
Friday morning, a federal judge announced his decision not to block an Arizona law that prohibits ballot harvesting.
Sep. 23, 2016
Shawn Skabelund and Janice Chiang
The Flagstaff Festival of Science begins Friday and this year the theme is “the science of change.” Two local artists have teamed up to create a musical experience about wildfire and climate change.
Sep. 23, 2016
Estrella Mountain Community College
Estrella Mountain Community College reports 61 percent of its students test below college level in math, English or reading.
Sep. 23, 2016
Chase Field in downtown Phoenix
The Diamondbacks declined to comment on when a meeting might take place. The team has previously said they would talk with the prospective buyer.
Sep. 23, 2016
The private firm that collected signatures to put raising the state’s minimum wage on the ballot is claiming it did not get fully paid for its efforts.
Sep. 23, 2016
APS
The showdown between a state utility regulator and Arizona Public Service over its political donation records has been delayed.
Sep. 23, 2016
Mike Pence
While Pence hit on popular Republican topics like improving the economy, cutting taxes, and balancing the budget, he also spoke about the importance of humbling one’s self before God.
Sep. 23, 2016
Valley Metro
Stephen Banta will receive the payment in exchange for dropping his $1.7 million wrongful termination suit. A state attorney general’s investigation accused Banta of spending more than $250,000 in unallowable expenses.
Sep. 22, 2016
Dr. Ann Weaver Hart
Members of the Arizona Board of Regents have set the parameters for University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart’s transition out of her current role into her future position as member of the faculty.
Sep. 22, 2016
National Park Service
More National Park Service employees have come forward with complaints of sexual harassment at parks around the country. This since a federal investigation in January revealed a long history of misconduct at the Grand Canyon.
Sep. 22, 2016

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