KJZZ News

New Years Eve Fireworks Canceled In Downtown Tempe
Downtown Tempe’s annual fireworks display has been canceled this year because the area where the fireworks are usually launched is too dry.
Dec. 24, 2018
Donations For Arizona Charities Hang On Lawmakers Next Move
Because of the new federal tax law, individual taxpayers are asking their accountants a lot of questions this last week in 2018. Arizona accountants say there’s a lot of confusion as to whether taxpayers will secure a tax benefit if they make a donation before the end of the year.
Dec. 24, 2018
Housing Market In Phoenix Shows Signs Of Slowing
A November housing report from the real estate firm RE/MAX showed it's still a sellers market in the Phoenix area.
Dec. 24, 2018
Surprise Seeks Applicants For New Community Commission
The city of Surprise is looking for volunteers to serve on its new Veterans, Disability and Human Services Commission.
Dec. 24, 2018
Scottsdale Airport Unveils $27 Million Renovation
Workers tore down the nearly 50-year-old Scottsdale Airport terminal and built an aviation business center. It features a park-like plaza area, public viewing area and new restaurant with views of the McDowell Mountains.
Dec. 24, 2018
Arizona Man Grants Christmas Wishes For Little Girl In Mexico
A little girl in Mexico attached a Christmas wish list to a balloon and sent it aloft and a man in Patagonia, Arizona, discovered it. He decided to grant her wishes.
Dec. 24, 2018
Restrictions, Forest Closures Credited For Mild Fire Season
Wildfires are nothing new in Arizona, but this year seemed exceptionally mild. Measures that might have appeared extreme at the time they were implemented proved effective.
Dec. 24, 2018
Phoestivus Market A Phoenix Holiday Tradition
It’s important to note that not all people celebrate Christmas. Of course, Hannukah is probably the most well-known “other” December holiday, but The Show discovered that one that’s gaining steam is Phoestivus, the holiday for the rest of us.
Dec. 24, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Bells Jingle Across Valley During Holidays
Listen to the sounds of Garrett Helminski and Renee Gerke ringing in the donations for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign.
Dec. 24, 2018
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Ben's Bells were there after the 2011 shooting at a supermarket in Tucson that left former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords critically injured. And they were there after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. There is the story behind the small bells hung in the face of hardship, and why they also chime in Phoenix.
Dec. 24, 2018
Phoenix Loses Lost Lake Music Festival
Lost Lake Music Festival last year drew more than 45,000 fans to Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. Ahead of the 2018 version, organizers cancelled the event.
Dec. 24, 2018
Untold Arizona: Tracing Arizona’s Turquoise Legacy Through Time
This year KJZZ commemorated Arizona’s birthday by dispatched our reporters far and wide to bring you stories from the region you've probably never heard before. We called the series “Untold Arizona” and our correspondents brought back surprising stories from a range of subjects.
Dec. 24, 2018
Arizona Chefs Named As Semifinalists For Best Chef: Southwest
The James Beard Awards are like the Oscars of the food world, and this year, three Arizona chefs were named as semifinalists for Best Chef: Southwest.
Dec. 24, 2018
How Does Arizona Fair On Family And Medical Leave?
It’s been 25 years since the Family and Medical Leave Act, known as FMLA, was approved by the federal government, and in the years since then, half of U.S. states haven’t moved beyond the basics related to protection of unpaid leave.
Dec. 24, 2018
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The World Health Organization announced this year that it was officially classifying “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition in its 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases.
Dec. 24, 2018
Ducey, Mesnard Clash Over Arizona Tax Plan
Arizona state lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey still haven’t decided how to get in line with the major federal tax law now going into full effect.
Dec. 24, 2018
Battle Lines Drawn In Discrimination Case
A controversial case that will test the strength of Phoenix’s gay anti-discrimination law. The Arizona Supreme Court is preparing for oral arguments, and briefs filed in the case reveal who’s on which side.
Dec. 24, 2018
Heres Whats Next In Scottsdale School Districts Superintendent Search
New leaders in the Scottsdale Unified School District will weigh in on the search for a new superintendent early next year. The board considered appointing acting Superintendent John Kriekard the permanent leader at a meeting Dec. 20, but ultimately took no action.
Dec. 24, 2018
Mexico Has Its First Female Ambassador In The U.S.
Martha Bárcena is becoming the first female ambassador of Mexico in the United States.
Dec. 23, 2018
Advocates Urge Ducey To Legalize Needle Exchanges
Public health advocates are urging Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to legalize needle exchange programs. A letter delivered to the governor’s office this week says it’s a deeply needed response to the state’s drug overdose crisis.
Dec. 21, 2018

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