Recent efforts to reclassify 911 operators and dispatchers as first responders federally are stalled. Those who work in the Phoenix alarm room, like Maria Abeyta, may not see trauma like police officers and firefighters, but they hear it.
This week in 1916, after a close election, Thomas E. Campbell and George W.P. Hunt both took oaths of office as governor of Arizona — after which Hunt refused to vacate the governor's office and Campbell opened a temporary office in his home. Read about more interesting — and sometimes unusual — events this week in Arizona history.
Ask anyone with a 401(k) and they’ll likely agree — 2019 was a pretty good year for them. Every major market index increased by double digits from 2018. Experts like Bob Parker with Raymond James in Scottsdale says there’s no reason not to be optimistic about the markets in 2020.
Republican Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko spoke out in defense of President Donald Trump’s "Remain In Mexico" policy for asylum seekers. In an appearance on "Cavuto Live" on Fox News on Saturday, Lesko said asylum seekers were abusing the system and needed to be controlled.
Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona to dissolve a prior court ruling against forest activities that threaten habitat for the Mexican spotted owl. If a judge agrees, so-called “timber management activities” would be allowed to resume in five national forests in New Mexico and the Tonto National Forest in Arizona.
Creators of the video “Baby Shark,” whose “doo doo doo” song has been a viral hit with toddlers around the world, have released a Navajo version of the tune. Pinkfong announced it unveiled the new version Sunday after holding singing auditions on the Navajo Nation.
As soon as the snow starts falling in northern Arizona, visitors from the Phoenix area flock to Flagstaff for winter sports and snow play. If you’re planning to head up north to play in the snow this weekend, you’re not alone.
The Maricopa Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to uphold its suspension of embattled County Assessor Paul Petersen, the man accused of operating an illegal adoption ring involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands.
Three incarcerated women living in the same unit at the Perryville prison in Goodyear say the Arizona Department of Corrections is withholding toilet paper and feminine hygiene products. KJZZ is not identifying the women or their unit because they all expressed fear of retaliation for contacting the press.
Mesa’s Dobson Ranch Library is creating a brand new storytime for children with autism spectrum disorder. The library, which is now a certified autism center, will debut its new programming in the new year.
The KJZZ News team has spent the past year reporting on breaking news, business, education, science, the border and more around Arizona. From Bedrock City to the South Mountain Freeway, here is a look back at the five most-viewed stories on KJZZ.org in 2019.
In most media portrayals, such as "The Arrival" or "War of the Worlds," the moment earthlings realize we aren't alone in the universe is terrifying. But would humanity actually be terrified, or has most of Hollywood got it wrong?
Tangier Island is disappearing. The tiny community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay is likely to be the first town that will be entirely lost to climate change as water levels rise and the island turns to marsh.
With worries surrounding climate change, artificial intelligence and unmanned aerial vehicles and drones, among other things, science fiction is a realm that easily taps into these fears and dystopian elements. What will our future look like? How long will the future be, with all of the potentially world-changing challenges?
When you think of post-traumatic stress disorder, war veterans might first come to mind. But there is growing recognition that it is something also suffered by parents whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses.
When it comes to a year that featured the top slate of American films, 1939 and 1969 are often mentioned. But a new book argues that 1999’s collection of flicks like "Election," "Office Space" and "The Matrix" puts that year in first place.