KJZZ News

Melissa Rukstelis
A recent 12 News investigation uncovered a concerning pattern at our state’s Department of Public Safety crime lab: A forensic scientist intentionally hid her backlog of cases for years, failing to test DNA evidence in dozens of cases and keeping evidence from those cases in her possession.
May. 22, 2017
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Americans have a growing number of media choices, and that has splintered where we get our news. We spoke with Noah Rothman, associate editor for Commentary magazine, about whether the actual news is the same regardless of what network you pay attention to — and the opinions are where the differences come in.
May. 22, 2017
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has been allotted an operating budget of $103.5 million.
May. 22, 2017
Reporters
Mexico is considered the most dangerous country in the world for journalists. We checked in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic to talk more about the issue and what the U.S. could be doing to help. We spoke with Phil Boas, director of the Republic’s Editorial Department.
May. 22, 2017
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West Valley officials are continuing their efforts to recruit businesses to the area. But it’s not just an economic development issue — they say it’s also a quality-of-life one. With me to talk about this is Sintra Hoffman, WESTMARC’s president and CEO.
May. 22, 2017
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Climate scientist Ben Horton came from England to work in the United States because of the strength of the science here. Now, he's leaving.
May. 22, 2017
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Itamar Rabinovich, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., explains the big issues on the table during President Trump's visit to Israel, and how he's expected to be received.
May. 22, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
President Trump is on his first foreign trip as president. That’s just one of the big international stories playing out this week. With me to walk through some of the biggest is the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
May. 22, 2017
John McCain
Arizona’s senior senator is so far praising Donald Trump’s first foreign trip as president.
May. 22, 2017
CFC cycle
It’s been said that no single organism has affected the Earth’s atmosphere more than Thomas Midgley Jr., who invented the first of the CFC refrigerants known by the trade name Freon. These stable, nontoxic refrigerants changed the world, transforming food storage, expanding Sun Belt populations, even helping early movie theaters succeed. But they also wrecked the ozone layer — Earth’s shield against harmful ultraviolet radiation.
May. 22, 2017
Bears Ears
Time is running out for comment on the Bears Ears National Monument.
May. 22, 2017
Investigators believe a series of burglaries at Mosques across the country, including two in Arizona, are being committed by the same man.
May. 22, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has until close of business Monday to take action on 33 remaining bills.
May. 22, 2017
The man overseeing Arizona's embroiled Child Protective Services in 2015 is now overseeing the nation's welfare assistance program.
May. 22, 2017
water system
For decades, colleges in Arizona have received a steady stream of Mexican students seeking to complete doctoral degrees in science and math. Initially, the Mexican government sent them as an effort to boost the number of scientists in that country. But now, Arizona colleges recruit them as one way to keep up their graduate enrollment.
May. 22, 2017
Many shoppers embrace buying in bulk at big box stores and through warehouse clubs. Now, the city of Phoenix is using the concept to create a car-buying program.
May. 22, 2017
Tonto National Forest
Fire restrictions are coming to the Tonto National Forest, due to hot temperatures and increased fire danger.
May. 22, 2017
Core Civic
The Mesa city council will vote Monday on a contract to privatize its jail services.
May. 22, 2017
The El Mirage Police Employees Association has accused city leaders of breaking Arizona’s open-meeting law, an allegation the city manager called “absurd.”
May. 22, 2017
F-35
More jets and more jobs are expected over the next few years at Luke Air Force Base. Since being named the F-35 training site in 2013, Luke has welcomed 51 new fighter jets to its base west of Glendale.
May. 22, 2017

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