KJZZ News

Developing A Safety Framework For Autonomous Cars
You can see autonomous vehicles being tested on Phoenix-area roadways, and more are expected to be on the roads in the coming months. But, what are the safety guidelines for those cars?
Oct. 31, 2018
How Will Autonomous Cars Change The Urban Landscape?
Phoenix has light rail as well as bus service to get people around town. But the way this city has been built and designed the automobile dominates how we move from Point A to Point B. But could all of that change when autonomous cars take over the roads?
Oct. 31, 2018
Changes In Downtown Phoenix Over Past Few Decades
Downtown Phoenix is much different now than it was three decades ago, and it continues to change, as new development projects continue to come online. The Arizona Republic has been looking into those changes, both good and less good, and how they happened, in a new series.
Oct. 31, 2018
Dia De Los Muertos Festival Organizers:
We all know Oct. 31 is Halloween, but it’s also the start of the festival of the Day of the Dead. But it’s focus is not really on the dead. If you ask Carmen and Zarco Guerrero, it’s a celebration of life.
Oct. 31, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Sugar And The Brain
Why is it hard to have just one of those delicious slices of pound cake over the holidays? Well, it turns out it has less to do with the creamy butter and more to do with the way our brains react to those sweet white grains of sugar.
Oct. 31, 2018
The Takeaway: How Cities Around The World Are Providing Services To Refugees
More than half of all refugees around the world are not in a refugee camp but are living in cities. The newest report from the IRC analyzes what more than 20 cities around the world are doing to better integrate refugees and displaced populations.
Oct. 31, 2018
The Takeaway: Reflecting On Presidents As "Consolers-In-Chief"
After the anti-Semitic attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday killed 11 people, President Trump made plans to visit the city and meet with local leaders. Only many officials and residents urged him to stay away as they buried their dead.
Oct. 31, 2018
Gila River Tribe Gets OK To Develop Water Standards
The Gila River Indian Community now has the right to develop their own water quality standards.
Oct. 31, 2018
Halloween Is The Last Day To Mail In Your Ballot
It takes three to five business days for you ballot to arrive to the recorder' office.
Oct. 31, 2018
Can Phoenix’s Sunnyslope Become A Tourist Destination?
Dozens of new restaurants have opened in Phoenix this year. But there's one place attracting some extra attention-not just for its food, but its location. Little Miss BBQ, which came in second in Yelp’s 2018 national ranking of top 100 places to eat, will soon open in central Sunnyslope.
Oct. 31, 2018
For A Child, The Frightening Can Be Fascinating
What’s the scariest thing that could terrorize Mesa, Arizona? A drought? Traffic jams? Try a tentacled monster or maybe a giant ravenous hedgehog. These are all ideas from the imaginations of young authors.
Oct. 31, 2018
Report: Parents Misspend $700,000 In School Vouchers
A state report has found lax oversight continues to allow parents to misspend money from Empowerment Scholarship Accounts meant to support their child’s education.
Oct. 30, 2018
Researcher Battles Bugs Resistant To GMOs
A new study co-authored by a University of Arizona professor shows how the bugs have become resistant to genetically modified cotton.
Oct. 30, 2018
New Options, Insurers For Arizona
Most Arizonans will have new choices when they shop for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace.
Oct. 30, 2018
AZ Candidates With Education Connections
KJZZ compiled data to identify 43 people with ties to education running for office in statewide races and legislative seats, and made it into an interactive graphic.
Oct. 30, 2018
NASA Bids Farewell To Pioneering Planet Hunter
After nine years and more than 500,000 stars observed, NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel and is embarking on a well-earned retirement.
Oct. 30, 2018
Concerns After New Airport In Mexico City Gets Canceled
Business leaders fear the impact the cancellation of a new airport in Mexico City might have on the economy and on the commercial relationships with other countries, including the United States.
Oct. 30, 2018
UA Lab: Napping Might Hamper Learning In Children With Down Syndrome
Research shows that sleep helps people of all ages learn and remember, but questions remain as to how. Now, a study in the journal “PNAS” suggests that naps might not benefit everyone equally.
Oct. 30, 2018
"This Is 18" is a new project from the New York Times that explores that question from the point of view of 18-year-old young women all around the world. The result is a moving portrait of what it means to be 18 years old around the world today.
Oct. 30, 2018
Should Clergy Receive Tax Exemptions For Their Housing?
A three-judge panel of the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals is considering a challenge to the parsonage exemption. Basically, it allows members of the clergy to exempt the value of their home from income if that home is provided by their employer.
Oct. 30, 2018

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