KJZZ News

Tucson School District Backs Out Of Desegregation Forum
The Tucson Unified School District is embroiled in a dispute with Tucson lawmaker Todd Clodfelter after backing out of a planned public forum about a longstanding desegregation case.
Aug. 1, 2018
More Arizona Parents Opting Out Of Vaccines
More parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children in Arizona. In some cases, parts of Yavapai and Coconino Counties have exemption rates as high as 14 percent. These pockets are more susceptible to an outbreak because the herd immunity is so low.
Aug. 1, 2018
The Takeaway: Facebook Finds Evidence of Political Interference Campaign
With less than 100 days until the midterm elections, Facebook commits to protections against cyber interference.
Aug. 1, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: How To Deal With Jerks
This week, the Two Guys On Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke, will toss around the topic of jerks – and provide some insightful, doctor-prescribed strategies for handling difficult people in our lives.
Aug. 1, 2018
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off
The biggest disagreement between the three candidates was on immigration and border security.
Aug. 1, 2018
Flagstaff Mayor Declares Disaster After Flooding
The city of Flagstaff says recent flooding has caused about $300,000 in damage to public infrastructure.
Aug. 1, 2018
Native Americans Use Fire To Hunt And Regenerate Grasslands
A new study co-authored by a University of Arizona anthropology professor documents some surprising uses of fire by Native Americans in the northern Great Plains.
Jul. 31, 2018
9th Circuit Rejects Maricopa County Appeal In Melendres Case
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has shot down a fourth attempt by Maricopa County to avoid the fallout of the long-running racial profile case brought against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Jul. 31, 2018
Schools Look Past State For Funding Needs
School districts in the East and West Valley are growing, and teachers are feeling the strain. KJZZ's Education Desk investigates how districts are planning to keep up with the growth without funding from the state.
Jul. 31, 2018
Traffic Deaths In Arizona Rise For Third Straight Year
According to a new report compiled by the Arizona Department of Transportation, traffic deaths in the state rose for the third straight year, climbing to 1,000 in 2017.
Jul. 31, 2018
Valley Metro And WAYMO Announce Unique Partnership
Valley Metro and Waymo have announced the first partnership of its kind.
Jul. 31, 2018
Alleged Murderer Of Border Agent Extradited To Tucson
A man accused of killing a border patrol agent in 2010 in Nogales, Arizona, was extradited from Mexico on Tuesday. He will face charges in Tucson.
Jul. 31, 2018
Uncontained Ranch Fire Reaches 1,500 Acres
The Ranch Fire is burning in a remote area near Heber-Overgaard and has grown to approximately 1,500 acres.
Jul. 31, 2018
Power Outage At St. Mary
Monday’s storm snapped a power line outside St. Mary’s Food Bank on Thomas Road and 31st Avenue, leaving the area without power.
Jul. 31, 2018
A ‘Toy Story’ That’s Hitting Mexico And The U.S.
A California-based company is bringing a new concern to jobs and manufacturing in Mexico and the U.S., and it’s not about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): it’s all about toys.
Jul. 31, 2018
What It Would Take To Turn Hoover Dam Into A Giant Battery
The Hoover Dam has been one of the most powerful examples of impactful infrastructure in U.S. history — but a $3 billion makeover could make it even more effective.
Jul. 31, 2018
Catholic Nuns Get Their #MeToo Moment
The #MeToo movement has provided a space for women from all walks of life to talk about harassment and abuse — and now that extends to Catholic nuns.
Jul. 31, 2018
The Evolution Of Latinas And Latinos On TV
In the 1950s, Desi Arnaz hit America’s televisions in the hit show, I Love Lucy. It was probably the earliest example of a Latino on network TV in this country.
Jul. 31, 2018
The Takeaway: The TSA Has a Domestic Surveillance Program
The TSA has been keeping tabs on certain American citizens while they fly, according to an investigative report in the Boston Globe. The domestic surveillance program keeps track of Americans who may not be on any terror watch list themselves or even suspected of a crime.
Jul. 31, 2018
Monday
Monday evening a powerful monsoon storm swept through the Valley knocking over trees and taking out power lines.
Jul. 31, 2018

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