KJZZ News

Drivers in the West Valley will have some new freeway miles to explore starting Monday. It is part of making the Loop 303, a freeway. The Arizona Department of Transportation closed the Loop 303, southbound, for most of the weekend to prep three new freeway lanes.
July 15, 2013
Wildfires continue to burn around the state, but there is another problem in the Phoenix area that has local health officials and some politicians worried. Farmer Ken Singh loads mulch into a dump truck for a delivery to Arizona State University.
July 15, 2013
KJZZ will air the 500th episode of This American Life at 2 p.m. Saturday. To mark the occasion, host Ira Glass created a list of his favorite epidodes.   Ira Glass hosts the 500th episode of This American Life.
July 13, 2013
The long standing controversy over cultural studies at the Tucson Unified School District continues. The district is under a federal court order to come up with a new ethnic studies curriculum after it ended its Mexican American Studies program, but now state authorities have complaints.
July 12, 2013
We want to know about the new, up and coming or otherwise unique and interesting neighborhoods around the Valley, in an occasional segment we’re calling the Hot Corner.Today we're joined by food writer Gwen Ashley Walters, making us all hungry, around Central and Indian School in Phoenix.
July 12, 2013
If you drive in the West Valley, there's a pretty good chance you've driven on Grand Avenue. And, if that's the case, it may not be a surprise that transportation planners are looking at ways to improve the thoroughfare.
July 12, 2013
We wanted to talk some more about the continued growth of health clinics like the ones at Walgreens and the impact that may have on health care in the U.S. We turned to Gautam Gowrisankaran, a Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona.
July 12, 2013
The road to Medicaid expansion in Arizona was full of potholes and detours but ultimately reached the finish line. But for a group of Republicans who went against their party’s majority on the issue, their ultimate reward might be a primary defeat.
July 12, 2013
It’s a bird, no, it’s a dinosaur. Well actually, it’s an ostrich, that is believed to be both. The Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch at Picacho Peak. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ) Really, an ostrich? North Carolina paleontologists found that the soft tissue inside the thigh bone of a 65 million year-old unearthed T-Rex skeleton looked identical to that of an ostrich.
July 12, 2013
Access to health care has long been a question with many answers -- none of them especially simple. This is the Walgreens where Marianne Rosati works, located at Tatum Boulevard and Cave Creek Road.
July 12, 2013
Tourism is slowly rebounding nationwide as the economy starts to recover. The Phoenician Hotel and pool. (Photo courtesy of The Phoenician) In Tucson, the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism wraps up Friday.
July 12, 2013
West Valley drivers could face some delays this weekend, as the Department of Transportation prepares to open three new southbound lanes on the Loop 303.  Spokesman Doug Nintzel says that will require the closure of parts of the freeway.
July 12, 2013
Janet Napolitano is the latest cabinet member to leave the Obama Administration. Napolitano announced Friday she is stepping down as homeland security director to take a new job as president of the University of California.
July 12, 2013
James Arthur Ray is set to be released Friday from the Arizona State Prison system. Ray was found guilty in 2011 of three counts of negligent homicide  following a sweat lodge ceremony. The charges stemmed from a sweat lodge ceremony hosted by Ray, near Sedona, in October of 2009.
July 12, 2013
Firefighters completely contained the Yarnell Hill Fire this week, but the landscape surrounding the burn area will likely be affected for years to come. That is partially because wildfires and flash floods often go hand in hand.
July 11, 2013
A new report makes the case that some birds are not adapting well to the pace of a changing climate and says the U.S. should be doing more about it. The report from the National Wildlife Federation said many species are struggling with climate change.
July 11, 2013
For years, Chandler has been one of only cities in the area that outlaws urban chickens. Chandler has been chewing on the urban chicken question for more than a year. Resident Joe Papay originally led the charge to allow hens in the city, after he and his family got in hot water over their brood.
July 11, 2013
Community health centers in Arizona were awarded more than $2 million Wednesday by the Obama administration. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius answered questions from the media.
July 10, 2013
Coconino County health authorities said a second resident has been diagnosed with hantavirus, but the woman is recovering. Officials say they are investigating where the woman contracted the virus.Authorities say a Flagstaff woman died last month from complications of the disease.
July 10, 2013
Phoenix and Tucson rank very high in a new national forecast for economic growth. The Brookings Institute report said Phoenix took first place and Tucson second for job creation among the top 100 cities during the first quarter of 2013.
July 10, 2013

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