KJZZ News

UA Abuzz With Arizona Insect Festival This Sunday
The Arizona Insect Festival takes place Sunday, Oct. 20, in Tucson from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The University of Arizona's Department of Entomology will host the free event at its Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building.
Oct. 18, 2019
AZ Auditor General Criticizes Lack Of ABOR Oversight
A new report from the Arizona auditor general has some pretty critical words for the body that governs our state’s public universities.
Oct. 18, 2019
AZ Bird Species Are Under Threat From Climate Change
Nearly half of Arizona’s bird species are vulnerable to one model of climate change according to a new analysis from the Audubon Society, which also found two-thirds of North American bird species are also threatened by climate change.
Oct. 18, 2019
Story Collection Taps Into Modern Dystopian Anxiety
With worries surrounding climate change, artificial intelligence and unmanned aerial vehicles and drones, 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?
Oct. 18, 2019
Toxic Positivity Isnt Cheering Anyone Up
When a family member or friend is feeling down, our natural instinct is often to try to cheer them up — offer them an encouraging word, or relate a story about how whatever is ailing them could be worse. But it turns out that approach can do more harm than good.
Oct. 18, 2019
Apache Lake Music Festival Blends Local Music, Camping
Arizona's homegrown mix of local jams and camping set against the scenic backdrop of the Salt River is in its 10th year this weekend, standing out as a success where others have not been quite so fortunate.
Oct. 18, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Oct. 18, 2019
To talk about political party fundraising, Arizona’s congressional delegation once more divided on President Trump’s policies and more, former Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes and Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting joined The Show.
Oct. 18, 2019
Chinese National Sentenced For Conspiring To Export Military Secrets
Judge Diane J. Humetewa with the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona sentenced a Chinese national to 40 months in prison for conspiring to steal military secrets for the People's Republic of China.
Oct. 18, 2019
Rep. Elijah Cummings Death Felt In Maricopa County
Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, who represented Maryland's 7th District, was a major figure in politics. His death is being mourned by the Maricopa County NAACP.
Oct. 18, 2019
Mexican President Defends Release Of El Chapo’s Son After Capture
Violence erupted in a northwest Mexican city Thursday after a son of convicted drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was briefly detained there. The decision is seen as a major embarrassment for the government.
Oct. 18, 2019
Westbound Loop 202 Closed Near I-10 This Weekend
Road construction may slow Loop 202 drivers this weekend as work continues on the South Mountain Freeway. Westbound lanes of Loop 202 will be closed from Kyrene Road to 40th Street, from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.
Oct. 18, 2019
University Of Arizona Approved To Open State’s First Public Veterinary College
The University of Arizona has received approval to establish the state’s first public College of Veterinary Medicine. The college will offer a three-year program with two years of active learning and one year of clinical rotation.
Oct. 17, 2019
Hopi Ranger Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Woman He Arrested
A federal jury convicted a former Hopi law enforcement ranger of sexually assaulting a woman he arrested. A jury found MacKenzie Davis guilty of abusive sexual contact, violating her civil rights and destroying evidence.
Oct. 17, 2019
Marshall Islands President Speaks Out On Petersen Case
The government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands says it is pleased with the arrest of Paul Petersen and others in connection with what prosecutors have said was an illegal adoption scheme in multiple states.
Oct. 17, 2019
Fountain Hills To Build $18M Dark Sky Discovery Center
Fountain Hills has announced plans to build a 15,000-square-foot International Dark Sky Discovery Center. The $18 million center is slated to open in the town center in 2021 or 2022.
Oct. 17, 2019
MAG Conducts Survey On Transportation Safety Concerns
The Maricopa Association of Governments is conducting a survey to get a sense of safety concerns across the Valley.
Oct. 17, 2019
Adel Includes Criminal Justice Reform Advocate On Transition Team
New Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel included a reform-minded Republican lawmaker on her transition team, a sign she may be more amenable to criminal justice reform efforts than her predecessor, Bill Montgomery.
Oct. 17, 2019
KJZZ Accepts National Murrow Award For Education Coverage
Reporters Mariana Dale and Casey Kuhn led KJZZ's coverage of the Arizona teacher strike in 2018, following the story wherever it went: schools, meetings, protests at the state Capitol. This week, the story took Dale and Kuhn to New York City, where they accepted the national Edward R. Murrow Award.
Oct. 17, 2019
Made In Arizona: Pastry Chef At Dinersaur Makes Her Food Her Own
Olivia Girard is the pastry chef behind The Dinersaur, and she makes the baked goods at local spots like Futuro Coffee, First Place Coffee and Restaurant Progress, but here’s the thing: she doesn’t really like sweets.
Oct. 17, 2019
Mexico’s Controversial Union Leader Of Pemex Steps Down
The leader of one of Mexico’s largest and most powerful unions has just stepped down, as he faces an investigation for money laundering. His resignation could have an effect in the U.S.
Oct. 17, 2019

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