KJZZ News

Opportunity Rover Shuts Down, But AZ Legacy Endures
After more than 1,000 attempts to restore contact, a 15-year journey across Mars has ended for NASA’s Opportunity Rover. But the vehicle lives on in its achievements and its local legacy.
Feb. 13, 2019
McSally Calls On-Base Living Conditions
The Senate Armed Services Committee held an open hearing on Wednesday about the dangerous living conditions in private on-base military housing. Arizona Sen. Martha McSally called the situation disgusting.
Feb. 13, 2019
Jack Sellers Chosen To Represent East Valley
Jack Sellers is the newest member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The current board chose him unanimously to replace former District 1 Supervisor Denny Barney.
Feb. 13, 2019
Criminal Justice Reform Activists Push For Hearings
With a deadline approaching at the Arizona Legislature for new bills to be heard in committee, supporters of criminal justice reform legislation held a vigil at the Statehouse Tuesday night.
Feb. 13, 2019
Attorney Sends Glendale Police Stun Gun Case To FBI
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery made the decision after the Governor called the original investigation "whitewashed" to a 12 News reporter.
Feb. 13, 2019
Bill Would Open Up College Scholarships To More Foster Kids
State lawmakers are debating a bill that would make university and community college scholarships available to kids who were in the foster care system as young as 14. Currently, the aid is available to 16-year-olds in foster care.
Feb. 13, 2019
There’s a huge variety of fruits and vegetables that we have access to, almost year-round. But how long have those crops been around? And how many specific kinds of crops have we actually lost over the generations?
Feb. 13, 2019
Study To Look For Biomarkers For Parkinson
Researchers at ASU and the University of California, San Diego will be working to find blood-based biomarkers of Parkinson’s Disease.
Feb. 13, 2019
Lawmaker Aims To Move Voucher Oversight To A Private Group
On Wednesday, Arizona lawmakers debated a proposal from Republican Sen. David Livingston to sweep oversight of the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program — more commonly known as vouchers — from the Department of Education and hire a private company to oversee it.
Feb. 13, 2019
Tobacco Use On The Rise Among Teens Due To Vaping
E-cigarettes and vaping have apparently made smoking cool again, as the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show tobacco use by young people is on the rise.
Feb. 13, 2019
The Questions People Have For Phoenix’s Next Mayor
KJZZ’s hour-long forum with Phoenix’s mayoral candidates Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela was last night at Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix. We had a packed room and almost 70 submitted questions! We couldn’t get to all of them during the event, so here’s are some of the major topics.
Listen To The Phoenix Mayoral Forum
Feb. 13, 2019
Phoenix Mayoral Candidates Debate Issues At KJZZ Forum
Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela joined KJZZ's Christina Estes and Mark Brodie at Burton Barr Central Library. There, the candidates answered questions from the hosts as well as some submitted by the audience. Estes joined The Show to talk about the evening.
Feb. 13, 2019
Arizona Will Soon Have A New Permanent U.S. Attorney
Arizona hasn’t had a permanent U.S. attorney since President Trump took office more than two years ago. Now we’ve learned that the state finally has a nominee to hold the position with the official title.
Feb. 13, 2019
State Of The Indian Nations Given By NCAI President
Last month, President Trump stood in the House of Representatives and gave his second State of the Union address. But many of you might not know about another national address that takes place every year — the State of the Indian Nations.
Feb. 13, 2019
Mesa Historical Museum Returns To The Old Lehi School
The Mesa Historical Museum had its grand reopening a few days ago — in a very familiar site. The Old Lehi School was originally built in the 1880s, and it housed the museum from 1987 to 2012. Now with a new director and a renewed mission, the museum is back with an exhibit called "Gizmos, Gadgets and Greatness."
Feb. 13, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Occam
From seeing a UFO to advancing a conspiracy theory, often the simplest explanation is the most likely one. Yet we still tend to fancy convoluted ideas with lots of moving parts, just because they sound good to us.
Feb. 13, 2019
The Takeaway: The Next Chapter For The Mexican Drug War
The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán now faces life in prison. But for many in Mexico, El Chapo's capture and trial appeared to be more of a charade.
Feb. 13, 2019
More Video Released After Lawsuit Filed Against Glendale Police
A 2017 Glendale traffic stop that has resulted in a lawsuit against the city’s police department has prompted the release of additional body cam footage — this time an interview with one of the arresting officers.
Feb. 13, 2019
Beetles Vs. Birds: When Fighting Nature With Nature Backfires
Fighting nature with nature seems like a good idea – unless nature doesn’t care about geography. The effects of a federal decision made 20 years ago to use Asian beetles to slow the spread of an invasive shrub across the West are reducing nesting habitat for an endangered songbird – the southwestern willow flycatcher.
Feb. 13, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven: The Bow Tie
KJZZ medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven looks at the possible health issues associated with wearing a tie — from a decrease in blood flow to the brain to the risk of infection.
Feb. 13, 2019

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