KJZZ News

Cottonseed
Experts say West Valley farmers will benefit from the pesticide Velum One because the area's sandy soil helps nematodes thrive.
Mar. 20, 2017
Little libraries have popped up in Valley neighborhoods and even one barbershop. More than 30 little free libraries are in Tempe, 26 were funded by a pilot program that reimburses people for building the colorful book boxes.
Mar. 20, 2017
Planned Parenthood
Representatives of Planned Parenthood in Arizona say the Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act will hurt women, especially those who are low-income.
Mar. 20, 2017
Seventy years after it was built, the first major grain storage facility in the Valley could be demolished. A developer is scheduled to make his case to the Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission today.
Mar. 20, 2017
"Hillbilly Elegy," a book about white working-class Americans, just marked its 33rd week on the New York Times' best-seller list. It and other political themed books are changing things for booksellers.
Mar. 19, 2017
La Dame Blanche
The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is wrapping up this weekend in Austin.
Mar. 18, 2017
After years of sitting vacant, new plans are underway for an old General Motors Testing Lab in Phoenix. A developer plans to rehabilitate the historic building.
Mar. 18, 2017
scottsdale shopping
As cities try to attract new businesses, they’re often being asked to help find talent, too. The city of Scottsdale hopes new technology, marketing, and even a trip to Texas will pay off.
Mar. 18, 2017
New programs will likely be needed if Phoenix wants to meet its recycling goals. By 2020, council members want to see 40-percent of waste diverted from the landfill. That’s going to involve more recycling and composting. And, it will also mean more employees and equipment.
Mar. 18, 2017
Just in time for hiking season! The Coconino National Forest is opening a new stretch of hiking trails saddled along the Verde Valley southwest of Sedona.
Mar. 18, 2017
Big Thief
For music lovers, the opportunities to discover new bands there are endless at the the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
Mar. 17, 2017
Conservation advocates in Arizona are calling on their senators to push back against proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and plans to roll back regulations.
Mar. 17, 2017
ASU Campus
Arizona’s three public universities have released proposed in-state tuition rates for the upcoming school year.
Mar. 17, 2017
Friday newscap
It’s time for the KJZZ Friday Newscap. Our special guest panelists this week are Brahm Resnik, political reporter and anchor at KPNX Channel 12 and host of "Sunday Square Off," and Marcus Dell'Artino, partner at First Strategic in Phoenix.
Mar. 17, 2017
Cowboy boots
Arizona is a state that’s full of ghost stories and tall tales, from Montezuma’s hidden treasure to the legend of the lost Dutchman’s gold in the Superstitions. And those stories have been passed down in cowboy poetry and folk music for decades.
Mar. 17, 2017
Mesa Arts Center
When you go to the movies, you’re expecting an ultra-sensory experience, but one of those senses is assuredly your sight. What if instead you walked down the aisle of a theater and were handed a blindfold with the expectations that you wouldn’t be watching a movie at all but, rather, experiencing it mostly through sound.
Mar. 17, 2017
Colorado River
The Gila River Indian Community has the largest entitlement to central Arizona water and that means they have some flexibility in how they can use that water — or save it for the future, according to Tom Buschatzke, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources. We also speak with the Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Lewis.
Mar. 17, 2017
the takeaway logo
"This budget is literally and figuratively a scorched-earth budget," says Gina McCarthy, former head of the EPA. "It really represents an all out assault on clean air, water, and land."
Mar. 17, 2017
Sky Harbor
The city of Phoenix, and a group of historic central Phoenix neighborhoods, were in court Friday morning in Washington, D.C. They’ve sued the Federal Aviation Administration over changes to flight paths at Sky Harbor.
Mar. 17, 2017
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EMILY’s List, the pro-choice political action committee, is launching a national campaign called “Run To Win” aimed at recruiting and aiding thousands of pro-choice, Democratic women around the country to run for office — and win.
Mar. 17, 2017

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