KJZZ News

This month the Navajo Nation started taxing junk food and soda. No other tribe and only one city has successfully passed such a law. Navajo leaders are trying to trim obesity rates that are almost three times the national average. But half of the tribe is unemployed and say they can’t afford more expensive food.
April 08, 2015
The Arizona Auditor General released the findings of its audit this week of the Arizona Medical Board, saying progress has been made to improve doctor licensing procedures but there’s still more work to do.
April 07, 2015
Employees of Starbucks are now able to receive a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University — for free.
April 07, 2015
People on probation can no longer be prohibited from using medical marijuana. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday it’s illegal for the state to require that restriction as a term of probation.
April 07, 2015
The "Bureau of Defaulters" is not sending you an email with a copy of your arrest warrant. The email is the most recent scam already affecting a handful of Valley residents.
April 07, 2015
Representatives for the dairy industry, environmental groups and state officials came to an agreement on how to revise rules regulating wastewater management and groundwater monitoring.
April 07, 2015
A debate is brewing over whether facilities that house unaccompanied migrant girls must provide them with access to emergency contraception or abortion. A major Catholic organization refuses to facilitate that access, including in cases of rape.
April 07, 2015
A conservation group has named the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon as the most endangered river in the United States. The ranking is based on two large-scale development projects as well as the potential for future uranium mining.
April 07, 2015
The question of faith and medicine is complicated for all physicians; yet this question seems to be increasingly common during my clinic and hospital visits. Like most American doctors, I’ve been trained to separate faith and science at the exclusion of faith.
April 07, 2015
As drought across the West persists, the fight for water is getting more heated. In rural, southwestern New Mexico, the battle is over the Gila River.
April 07, 2015
The regular baseball season is officially under way and the attendance numbers for the just-completed spring training season are in. This was the best Cactus League season ever.
April 06, 2015
Arizona is coming off a disappointing 2014 season, finishing last in the division with a record of 64-98. But they’ve since cleaned house.
April 06, 2015
United States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter was at Arizona State University on Monday making his case for a renewed focus on Asia and the Pacific.
April 06, 2015
A new law will allow Arizonans to order their own lab tests without a doctor’s permission.
April 06, 2015
The Gila River Indian Community celebrated the launch of its own low-power digital TV station Monday. It’s the first tribe to both own and manage this type of facility.
April 06, 2015
The Mesa Police Department has selected a new chief.
April 06, 2015
A 41-year-old ex-convict has pleaded not guilty in connection with a Mesa crime spree last month.
April 06, 2015
Researchers are looking into the effects of light pollution on plant and animal species in the San Pedro River Valley.
April 06, 2015
Those planning a trip to Bartlett Lake are being asked to pay attention to the water levels.
April 06, 2015
Fewer Arizonans got their High School Equivalency diploma last year. In 2014, fewer than 2,300 people passed the GED tests, which is roughly 80 percent less than previous years. That’s partially due to a new format.
April 06, 2015

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