KJZZ News

Grand Canyon National Park
The impending closure of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation could lend momentum to a project being considered by tribal leaders to build a tram at the Grand Canyon to fill the economic void.
Jun. 19, 2017
Grand canyon interior
Arizonans are bracing for extremely hot weather. According to the National Weather Service, the highs in Phoenix were above 110 over the weekend and could possibly reach 121 by Tuesday.
Jun. 19, 2017
Arizona’s first heat wave of the summer is warming up the Valley.
Jun. 19, 2017
Air Conditioner
Parents tell their kids, “Shut the front door, I’m not paying to cool the entire neighborhood.” But research shows that, during Phoenix summers, we do pay to heat the neighborhood — to the tune of 1 to 2 degrees Fahrenheit — thanks to waste heat vented by our air conditioners.
Jun. 19, 2017
apartment building
Phoenix’s largest rental real estate company just announced its largest project. That’s a big bet on a market that many are trying to gauge.
Jun. 19, 2017
Bottled water
Bottled water from a Scottsdale company will now be in about 4,000 more stores nationwide, after a contract signed last week. It comes at a time when the bottled-water industry is booming, while soda sales are slumping.
Jun. 19, 2017
burros
Starting Monday, residents in the far northwest Valley may see or hear a small, low-flying aircraft near Lake Pleasant. The flights are part of a federal and state effort to count wild burros.
Jun. 19, 2017
Caregiver and patient
Last week, members of the Senate Aging Committee held a hearing to talk about military caregivers. With more than 5 million military and veteran caregivers, supporting these individuals remains a work in progress.
Jun. 19, 2017
mosquito
As we enter the height of mosquito season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting cases of locally transmitted Zika virus are down. But experts warn we are not out of the woods.
Jun. 19, 2017
Mezcal
Mezcal has become a booming business for Oaxaca, Mexico. The pungent booze is being marketed throughout the U.S. and not just at the consumer level: the industry is looking for serious investors.
Jun. 18, 2017
Arizona sun
With temperatures expected to hit a record-breaking 120 degrees by Tuesday, the public is being urged to take precautions by staying hydrated and keeping cool.
Jun. 18, 2017
F-35
Tuesday is the earliest F-35 fighter jet operations could resume at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, according to U.S. Air Force officials. F-35 operations have been on hold at the base for about a week.
Jun. 17, 2017
Border Patrol arrest
Just as temperatures in southern Arizona began to climb this week, federal immigration agents descended on an aid camp built in the desert by the activist group No More Deaths to aid migrants who find themselves in trouble when crossing the border illegally.
Jun. 16, 2017
Cuba's flag
Reaction is coming from here in Arizona to President Trump’s adjustment to U.S. policy toward Cuba. Stopping short of reversal, President Trump announced the U.S. would maintain diplomatic relations and that airlines and cruise ships would still be allowed to service the island.
Jun. 16, 2017
Morgue
High temperatures are expected in southern Arizona this week, increasing the risk to immigrants who cross the border illegally and end up exposed to the desert’s elements.
Jun. 16, 2017
Friday Newscap
It’s time for our Friday NewsCap. We are joined by former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jaime Molera.
Jun. 16, 2017
Basketball
The Golden State Warriors were crowned NBA champs earlier this week for the second time in three seasons. TV ratings were the highest for an NBA Finals series since 1998, and the sport’s popularity in social media is on the rise. But can the league overcome the NFL to become America’s most-loved game?
Jun. 16, 2017
water faucet
Water — and how much of it we have — is a pretty constant issue in Arizona. And a new group has started working on some of those issues but with a bit of a twist.
Jun. 16, 2017
A screenshot by Mario Martinez
Tempe City Council will issue its second letter of reprimand this year to Councilman Kolby Granville after he referred to a resident who took a photo of him as a “psycho” and a “stalker."
Jun. 16, 2017
Playboy Manbaby
Valley band Playboy Manbaby is known for its loud, over-the-top shows, brassy punk sound, and seemingly limitless energy. Playboy Manbaby just released an album earlier this year called “Don’t Let It Be" and The Show’s Sarah Ventre sat down with the band’s frontman Robbie Pfeffer.
Jun. 16, 2017

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