KJZZ News

A Sierra Vista construction company is among four firms federal authorities have chosen to build models of a border wall made from materials other than concrete.
Sep. 7, 2017
Hurriane Harvey rescue efforts
As south Florida and the Caribbean brace for Hurricane Irma — and Houston begins to face the destruction left by Harvey — the future of these cities is up in the air. So in the aftermath of Harvey, as people go home to houses full of mold and flooded cars, will Houstonians stay?
Sep. 7, 2017
Miami beach
You may have noticed if you listen to KJZZ in the morning that Phil Latzman hasn't been on the air this week because he went on vacation. Shockingly enough, Latzman, who has spent a lot of time in Florida, decided to go to Miami — during hurricane season.
Sep. 7, 2017
Florida State University
On Wednesday, Irma leveled the islands of Barbuda and St. Martin. So far Hurricane Irma is blamed for three deaths. We go now to Florida State University’s Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies and Mark Bourassa, professor of meteorology.
Sep. 7, 2017
The opioid epidemic has hit the entire country — to the extent that President Trump has declared it a public health emergency. Valley surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Singer agrees that the opioid crisis is a serious one that needs to be addressed, but he’s not convinced that policymakers are approaching solutions in the right way.
Sep. 7, 2017
azmerit database
The Arizona Department of Education released official AzMERIT test scores for the 2016-17 school year in September 2017. Search an individual school and/or select a school district to see the percentage of students who passed each section.
Sep. 7, 2017
maricopa county seal
Maricopa County has a new way to recruit medical examiners and the county thinks its plan is the first of its kind in the country.
Sep. 7, 2017
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While most of the country is watching coverage of hurricanes, potentially the biggest story in Washington still churns in the background.
Sep. 7, 2017
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Recent studies suggest that HIV criminalization laws are not in sync with how the disease is treated in America and around the world.
Sep. 7, 2017
Dead pinyon trees
Crews fighting wildfires in 11 Western states are shifting tactics, trying to avoid lifeless, unstable trees killed over the past years by bark beetles, disease and other infestations.
Sep. 7, 2017
Veracruz Gulf
International oil corporations are rushing to the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico. For the first time in decades, the country is opening up its energy sector. And the interest in its deep-water reserves has come from global big guns like ExxonMobil and even the Chinese government to the tune of an expected $60 billion in investment.
Sep. 7, 2017
students raising their hands
Arizona public school students showed slight improvement on the state standardized test last year. That’s according to the latest data released from the Arizona Department of Education.
Sep. 7, 2017
fishing pole
State officials are recommending that people eating fish caught in lakes in three Arizona counties limit their consumption because of elevated levels of mercury in fillets from several species.
Sep. 7, 2017
Uber app
The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is cracking down on Uber drivers by asking police to start citing them for trespassing.
Sep. 7, 2017
Arizona Task Force One
After responding to Houston, an Arizona task force is on its way to Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma. On Wednesday, Phoenix council members approved a deal to keep Phoenix nationally deployable.
Sep. 7, 2017
After months of work, Arizona health officials have issued a broad set of recommendations to Gov. Doug Ducey on how to combat the opioid epidemic.
Sep. 7, 2017
Phoenix Police Chief
A contract to place dozens of Phoenix police officers into schools gained more attention in light of President Trump’s decision to end a program that provided legal protection to some undocumented young people.
Sep. 7, 2017
Arizona faith leaders respond to DACA
Valley faith leaders are rallying their congregations to support young undocumented immigrants who will lose their legal status in the country after Tuesday’s announced repeal of DACA.
Sep. 7, 2017
Ed Masley
Ed Masley, music critic for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com, recently wrote about dads in particular who don’t emphasize the pleasurable parts of taking kids to concerts and, instead, get caught up in how much they dislike the bands they have to listen to.
Sep. 6, 2017
Potato chips
In 2014, the Navajo Nation implemented a 2 percent tax on junk food, and eliminated its 5 percent tax on fresh fruits and vegetables.
Sep. 6, 2017

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