KJZZ News

Muralist Hugo Medina
Hugo Medina is an artist, sculptor and metal fabricator who’s made his mark on the Valley in a number of ways. But the most recognizable is probably his murals.
Jan. 2, 2020
Arizona Educators Make Progress With Opportunity Youth
"Opportunity youth" are 16- to 24-year-olds not working or going to school. While Arizona's numbers have improved, educators continue working to reach this population.
Jan. 2, 2020
What Californias Online Privacy Law Means For Arizona
California has passed consumer privacy landmark legislation that has far-reaching implications — even for those of us who don’t live in the Golden State.
Jan. 2, 2020
Arizona Collects $21.5M From Out-Of-State Merchants
In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case that out-of-state merchants were subject to state taxes — even when that merchant didn’t have a brick and mortar presence in that state. Arizona has been collecting the additional taxes since last October, and revenue numbers for that month have come in at $21.5 million.
Jan. 2, 2020
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Important Medical Research Lost Amidst The Noise
It’s becoming easier and easier to get medical and scientific news, as more outlets and platforms report on more studies and breakthroughs. But is that helping us get the most important medical news? KJZZ medical commentator, Dr. Joe Sirven isn’t so sure. He’s a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic.
Jan. 2, 2020
Why Some Arizona Superfund Sites Have Been On The List For Decades
Nearly 40 years ago, the U.S. Superfund program was put into effect in an effort to clean up areas contaminated with hazardous material. But are Superfund sites a high enough priority? And what effect could climate change have?
Jan. 2, 2020
Q&AZ: Does Snow On The Four Peaks End Up In Our Drinking Water Supply?
Will the snow we’ve seen on Four Peaks this winter eventually end up in our drinking water? A listener asked about it through KJZZ's Q&AZ project. When the Four Peaks east of Phoenix turn white in the winter, it’s not only pretty to look at, it’s also a good sign for our water reserves.
Jan. 2, 2020
Hacienda Victims Attorney Files Civil Suit Against State, Doctors
It has been a year since an incapacitated woman at Hacienda Healthcare gave birth to a baby boy. The shocking delivery of her baby stunned the community. A month later, police arrested her alleged rapist, who was also her caregiver. Now, the woman’s attorney has filed a lawsuit against the state and the two doctors who were treating her during that time.
Jan. 2, 2020
The Takeaway: How Local, Federal Policies Criminalizing Homelessness
A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision upheld a lower federal court's ruling on civil rights for people experiencing homelessness. The Trump administration has assigned a new "homelessness czar." And President Donald Trump is mulling over an executive order that may empower local police to get rid of homeless encampments.
Jan. 2, 2020
Flagstaff Will Pick Up Old Christmas Trees Jan. 6
The city of Flagstaff is reminding residents that its annual “treecycling” program will be picking up trees curbside Jan. 6. Dylan Lenzen, manager of the program, said the trees are shredded into chips for mulch and soil-like material that’s required to be deposited each day on top of landfills.
Jan. 2, 2020
Q&AZ: How Are Superior Court Judges Selected?
A listener wanted to know about Superior Court judges in Arizona and how they’re selected for office. Maricopa, Pima, Pinal and Coconino counties use a merit-based system.
Jan. 2, 2020
4 Navajo Code Talkers Die In 2019, 5 Remain
In 2019, four Navajo Code Talkers died. That leaves only five who live to tell the story of their historic legacy. In 1942, 29 Navajos developed an unbreakable code that led to the end of World War II. More than 400 Navajos then executed it.
Jan. 2, 2020
As Winter Approaches, All Eyes Turn Toward Rocky Mountain Snowpack
The West’s water security is wrapped up in snow. When it melts, it becomes drinking and irrigation water for millions throughout the region. A high snowpack lets farmers, skiers and water managers breathe a sigh of relief, while a low one can spell long-term trouble.
Jan. 2, 2020
Pair Of Loop 101 Ramps To Close As Part Of Widening Project
The roughly three-month closure of a second pair of Loop 101 ramps in north Phoenix starts Jan. 5. The Arizona Department of Transportation says the westbound Loop 101 off-ramp and the eastbound Loop 101 on-ramp at 7th Avenue will close at 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Jan. 2, 2020
Todd McFarlane Breaks A Record, Takes On Hollywood With
Todd McFarlane's creation "Spawn" became a Guinness record-holder when its 301st issue went to press, and the Valley resident is working on turning the comic book into a major motion picture that he would direct himself.
Jan. 1, 2020
Latino Group Wants To Clear Up Misperceptions In America
As tension over immigration reform and border security continues to boil over, a number of Latinos feel there is a misperception about how American they may be.
Jan. 1, 2020
New Analysis: The World Is On The Precipice Of A Mobility Revolution
There’s evidence all around us that transportation and mobility are changing, and new analysis says we’re now looking at mobility’s second great inflection point.
Jan. 1, 2020
Faith And The Environment: Why Climate Change Is An Everything Issue
Katharine Hayhoe never meant to become a climate scientist. In fact, in college she started out studying astrophysics, but she needed one more class to finish her degree, and she found a new one over in the geography department on climate science.
Jan. 1, 2020
Phoenix musicians are behind some of the most popular bars and restaurants in town. Lauren Cusimano, food editor for Phoenix New Times, first reported on this trend in a piece she dubbed “Demos to Dining.”
Jan. 1, 2020
Author Felicia Day Encourages Everyone To
Felicia Day is an actress, gamer, YouTube star, writer, producer, and author. Since she published her first book, she’s heard from countless fans who told her her story helped them overcome their own fears and start creating. So, in her new book, Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity, she’s taking that to the next level.
Jan. 1, 2020

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