KJZZ News

carved gourd
It’s possible you haven’t seen a dried gourd since Thanksgiving, when they’re used in abundance as centerpieces, but in Casa Grande gourds are a big deal right now thanks to an annual gourd festival held there.
Feb. 12, 2016
billboard at night
Arizona lawmakers are debating whether to allow electronic billboards through most of La Paz and Mohave Counties. Current law only allows them along a corridor from Phoenix towards California along I-10 and I-8.
Feb. 12, 2016
chickens
New rules in Flagstaff will change the way people keep what some consider barnyard animals their backyard.
Feb. 12, 2016
Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival logo
The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its 20th year. It starts on Sunday. This year, organizers are touting a trio of Holocaust-related movies that are appropriate for younger viewers.
Feb. 12, 2016
Rob Bohannan
For the past few years, the Metro Light Rail has connected downtown Phoenix to Valley cities. For local travelers this has been a new mode of transportation for the Valley. Well, it isn’t.
Feb. 12, 2016
University of Arizona
Three years ago Monday, a meteor exploded about 16 miles above the Siberian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring more than 1,000 people. Since then, researchers have been working to learn more about that rock.
Feb. 12, 2016
Two measures working their way through the Arizona Legislature would ask voters to make changes to agencies they’ve previously voted to set up.
Feb. 12, 2016
Demonstrators at a school choice rally
The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting did a deep dive into the state’s enrollment data and found white — and especially Asian — students attend charter schools at higher rates than Hispanics, even though they now make up the greatest portion of Arizona’s school age population.
Feb. 12, 2016
Tonto National Forest 1
More than 3,000 acres of brush will be treated in a prescribed burn in the Houston Mesa Road area near Payson.
Feb. 12, 2016
RV park residents
Last summer, we visited a North Phoenix RV Park where residents complained of a smell from a recycling plant so caustic it was affecting their health and well being. Even though the plant has stopped operations, many say they still haven't gotten relief.
Feb. 12, 2016
Jeff Nicholson
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt, where people hide an object and invite others to find it using the global positioning system (GPS).
Feb. 12, 2016
firefighter helmet
The package is designed to address the fact that the obligations of the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System exceed its assets by more than $6 billion.
Feb. 12, 2016
Rep. Jay Lawrence believes some cities are not complying with a provision requiring police to determine the immigration status of anyone they stop.
Feb. 12, 2016
Customers with the Salt River Project are getting more of their power from the sun. One of the largest solar plants in central Arizona just turned on as part of a push by state utilities to use renewable energy.
Feb. 12, 2016
press conference
Glendale police believe two fifteen year old girls died in a murder-suicide at Independence High School Friday morning. Authorities have identified them as 10th graders, but will not release their names.
Feb. 12, 2016
elderly couple
New research from Northern Arizona University found signs of increased aging in the cells of married people who say they don’t receive emotional support from their spouse.
Feb. 12, 2016
DNA representation
The emotion felt from the loss of a loved one or stress caused from a traumatic event can take a toll on heart tissue. Now, Arizona researchers have uncovered specific genes that may make some more susceptible to a broken heart.
Feb. 12, 2016
collision of two black holes
Scientists have announced the detection of gravitational waves, only theorized until now. Arizona astronomers say the finding opens up a new way to observe the universe.
Feb. 12, 2016
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A federal judge mandated the use of cameras after ruling in 2013 the sheriff’s office had discriminated against Latino motorists.
Feb. 11, 2016
Cleator bar
Arizona is full of ghost towns. Spots that were once kept alive by mining or the railroad, that have pretty much blown away in the desert wind.
Feb. 11, 2016

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