KJZZ News

Tempe City Council To Vote On Affordable Housing Boost
Affordable housing is being discussed all over the Phoenix area right now as rents rise and new condos and apartments seem to spring up every month. And, in Tempe, the problem is front and center.
July 31, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: MRCH
Glowy, dreamy, post-punk band, MRCH (“march”), has tickled the airwaves beyond Arizona. You might have heard them on shows like “The Vampire Diaries” and “13 Reasons Why.” Even The Guardian in the U.K. has clued into the pop pair’s sparkly sound.
July 31, 2019
Early Voting Begins For Phoenix Special Election
Early voting for the city of Phoenix Special Election starts today and mail-in ballots are being sent out. The Phoenix City Clerk’s Office is organizing the Aug. 27 vote, in which residents will be able to make decisions on two city propositions related to the future of light rail and pension reform.
July 31, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Are Arizona Schools Starting So Early?
KJZZ researched the start dates of the state’s 30 largest school districts, by enrollment, and found that about 77,000 students will already be in school by Aug. 1.
July 31, 2019
Meet Thalía: The Mexican Electric Car That Aims To Disrupt The Market
Mexico might soon have its own electric car, made entirely with Mexican talent and components. There’s hope that this is the start of a new auto industry in Mexico, less dependent on foreign trade and a chance for the country’s business — and natural — environment.
July 31, 2019
AZ Using Smartphone App To Stop Underage Drinkers
Enforcement agents with Arizona’s Department of Liquor Licenses and Control have a new tool to prevent underage drinking. The app, called Age ID, allows officers to use a smartphone camera to verify an ID within a few seconds.
July 31, 2019
Puebla, Mexico, Prepares A ‘Flavorful’ Partnership With Tucson
In South Central Mexico lies an old city renowned by its history and food. And this place is preparing a very special partnership with Tucson, one that promises creativity and complex flavors.
July 30, 2019
ANALYSIS: Second Democratic Debate
Wednesday night, the second set of 10 candidates took the stage in Detroit for Night 2 of the July Democratic debates. Catch up with NPR's coverage of both debate nights.
July 30, 2019
Head Of CBP Defends Agencys Response To Migration Crisis
The acting head of Customs and Border Protection is pushing back against criticism of how federal immigration agents treat asylum seekers at the border.
July 30, 2019
AZ Corp Comm Moves To Expand Car Charging Stations
Electric cars are more and more common on the roads, but do you ever wonder where they all charge up? The Arizona Corporation Commission is making moves to ensure there are places for them to plug in, and working on how the utility companies can play a part.
July 30, 2019
Guaymas Mayor Responds To Threats: ‘What Do You Want? My Life?’
The mayor of a major Sonoran port city near the popular resort town of San Carlos is asking for federal backing after threats were made against her. Guaymas Mayor Sara Valle responded Monday to so-called narcomantas hung up in her city recently.
July 30, 2019
Phoenix Suns Owner Pays $10 Million For Land
When the Phoenix Suns made a deal with the city to renovate the Talking Stick Resort Arena, the team’s owner pledged to build a practice facility.
July 30, 2019
Online Sales Will Soon Be Taxable In Arizona
Most online sales in Arizona will be subject to state sales taxes after the Legislature and governor approved a plan to require online retailers who do more than $200,000 in sales in Arizona to collect the tax.
July 30, 2019
What Is The Cost Of Alzheimers Disease On Society?
Alzheimer’s is one of the costliest diseases, not just to the individual or family that’s living it, but to society as a whole. A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease this week found that we could be grossly underestimating the true cost of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
July 30, 2019
Somali Refugees In Tucson Arrested On Terror Conspiracy Charges
Two Somali refugees living in Tucson were arrested by the FBI on charges of trying to join ISIS then possibly launch a terror attack on the U.S.
July 30, 2019
AZ Needle Exchange Program Faces Funding Shortage
A funding shortage is limiting the ability of the organization, Shot in the Dark, to continue its needle exchange and syringe service programs in Arizona. Advocates say that could lead to increases in addiction and cause HIV and Hepatitis C outbreaks.
July 30, 2019
Sedona Is Facing A Housing Crisis — And AirBnB May Be The Cause
Sedona has always been a tourist magnet, with its beautiful red rocks and Oak Creek Canyon. But today, it is facing a housing crisis.
July 30, 2019
Court Rules Groups Cant Stop Mining On Navajo Reservation
Environmental groups have tried to hinder expanded coal mining on the Navajo Reservation that powers the Four Corners Power Plant. But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals put a stop to their bid on Monday.
July 30, 2019
Tucson Receives $2.6 Million Grant For Electric Buses
The Federal Transit Administration has approved a $2.6 million grant for the city of Tucson. Tucson Electric Power will partner with the city to install the electric charging stations. Arizona is one of 38 states to receive the grant.
July 30, 2019
Federal Grant To Encourage More Local Food In Gilbert Schools
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Gilbert Public Schools a $50,000 grant to help it incorporate more local foods. “We also want to also assess ...the foods on our menus and in our recipes and see where is the food coming form and is there local vendors or local growers, farmers, that we could partner with,” said district nutrition educator Luce Filiatrault.
July 30, 2019

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