KJZZ News

"Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World"
There’s always one, right? You know, that person, who’s kind of a jerk, and probably doesn’t care about it? Well, as it turns out, that person may be on to something, at least in the short term — is polarizing the new popular?
Aug. 4, 2017
"You Racist, Sexist Bigot"
Arizona has had its fair share of accusations that it’s a place that fosters racism. Now, a new documentary is telling the stories of minorities in our state — and exploring issues of racism, sexism, and bigotry here. It’s called “You Racist, Sexist Bigot.” And it was made by Pita Juarez and Matty Steinkamp.
Aug. 4, 2017
student in classroom
School is back in session in some districts; others will be starting back up soon. And tonight in Scottsdale, a panel will debate the future of education in Arizona.
Aug. 4, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Supreme Court justices had been thought to be separate from the court of public opinion — in the equivalent of their ivory tower and not being influenced by current events.
Aug. 4, 2017
I-9 form
Legal experts are warning businesses employing immigrant workers to make sure their paperwork is up-to-date and correctly filled out.
Aug. 4, 2017
texting and driving
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is reminding drivers that the grace period for a county-wide hands-free ordinance for cellphones is over.
Aug. 4, 2017
Vishnu Reddy
The University of Arizona this fall will lead a global exercise using an Earth-approaching asteroid to simulate how the world would respond to a space-rock impact.
Aug. 4, 2017
Jeff Flake
The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a delay on EPA standards passed during the Obama administration. The change would lower the acceptable levels for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion from the current standard, passed in 2008, which allowed 75 parts per billion.
Aug. 4, 2017
the takeaway logo
The travel advisory for the state of Missouri brings back memories of The Green Book, a guide started in the 1930s that helped black travelers seek out safe locations.
Aug. 4, 2017
the takeaway logo
From the Russia investigation to continued staffing shake-ups, why are the markets performing so well when the country continues to face political turmoil?
Aug. 4, 2017
Air Conditioner
Searing summer temperatures have led to soaring revenues for Arizona’s primary electric utility.
Aug. 4, 2017
The Tucson native started riding professionally at 16 years old and went on to win 3,769 races and purse earnings of more than $205 million. Friday, he will receive horse racing’s highest honor, an induction into the sport’s Hall of Fame.
Aug. 4, 2017
Tempe Union High School District
Teen suicide has risen more than 80 percent in Arizona in recent years. One school district in the Valley is trying to change that — with one simple change to student IDs.
Aug. 4, 2017
9th Circuit Court of Appeals seal
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Maricopa County in a federal wiretapping case.
Aug. 3, 2017
Arizona Department of Corrections building
The director of the Department of Corrections is challenging a recent court order prohibiting retaliation against inmates in Arizona prisons.
Aug. 3, 2017
Jeff Flake
A new poll of Arizonans shows that despite his new book and recent pushback against President Donald Trump, the state’s junior senator remains deeply unpopular.
Aug. 3, 2017
kids climb around at the museum
Listen to the sounds of Tyler Osby playing with his daughter at the Children's Museum of Phoenix.
Aug. 3, 2017
"The Statues That Walked"
The University of Arizona has hired a new dean for its Honors College. And though he’s been a longtime academic at the University of Hawaii and currently at the University of Oregon, Terry Hunt is best known internationally for the research he’s done on Easter Island.
Aug. 3, 2017
water faucet
About 40,000 households in Gilbert received a notice this month with their water bill that said their drinking water contained higher-than-allowed level of a contaminant, according to the Arizona Republic. The town says that the levels might exceed EPA standards, but it’s still safe.
Aug. 3, 2017
EPA mine
The Gold King Mine spill near Silverton, Colorado, in 2015 shed a light on the dangers of abandoned mines. The EPA-controlled mine released tons of toxic wastewater into the Animas River, which affected waterways in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and here in Arizona, on the Navajo Nation.
Aug. 3, 2017

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