KJZZ News

Phoenix Council To Set Light Rail Special Election Date
On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council is set to vote on a special election focused on light rail. The vote comes after opponents of the light rail extension into south Phoenix gathered enough signatures to get the item on the ballot.
Feb. 4, 2019
F-1 Grand Prix Race Might Leave Mexico City By 2020
If you are an F-1 car racing fan, this year might be your last chance to attend to Mexico City’s Grand Prix, as the new government plans might put an end to Mexico’s premier auto competition.
Feb. 4, 2019
City Wants To Turn Firehouse Into Restaurant As Part Of Park Project
Phoenix is looking for someone to turn a former firehouse into a restaurant. Near the Central Avenue bridge and Burton Barr Library, the firehouse will be key to the Hance Park revitalization project’s first phase — so will fundraising.
Feb. 4, 2019
Caesars To Open First U.S. Non-gaming Hotel In Arizona
The company behind Caesars and Harrah’s casinos has picked Scottsdale to open its first non-casino hotel in the United States.
Feb. 3, 2019
Grand Canyon Rafting Trips To Be Delayed
The ripples from the month long partial federal government shut down are still being felt at national parks across the country. In Arizona, some rafting trips through the Grand Canyon are being delayed.
Feb. 1, 2019
Ducey Vetoes Change To Arizona Tax Code
Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed changes to the state tax code that the legislature just approved Thursday. In vetoing the plan, Ducey said the legislation is an “irresponsible measure that hastily changes Arizona's tax laws without any reliable data to back it up.''
Feb. 1, 2019
HRC Ranks Arizona Near Bottom For LGBTQ Protections
The Human Rights Campaign released its State Equality Index for 2018. The report measures statewide laws and policies affecting the LGBTQ community. And Arizona ranks near the bottom.
Feb. 1, 2019
Wastewater Containing Raw Sewage Leaks Into Nogales Wash
Wastewater containing raw sewage has been spilling over the border into the Nogales Wash. The wastewater is from the Los Alisos Wastewater Treatment Plant in Nogales, Sonora, and four out of the five water pumps at the plant are not functioning.
Feb. 1, 2019
Reclamation Commissioner Starts Federal Process For DCP
The federal Bureau of Reclamation said Friday a Drought Contingency Plan is still not done.
Feb. 1, 2019
Pronghorn Relocated To Make Room For Developments
An American Pronghorn herd has been thinned and relocated to make room for new developments. The Arizona Game and Fish Department estimates the Glassford hill herd had 70 to 100 pronghorns.
Feb. 1, 2019
Lawmaker Proposes Sports Betting Throughout Arizona
While many bettors may be heading to Nevada to make their Super Bowl wagers for Sunday’s big game, an Arizona lawmaker is proposing a bill that could keep them right here.
Feb. 1, 2019
Self-Driving Cars Could Exacerbate Gridlock
Self-driving cars in Phoenix have seen their share of harassment over the last few years. But that’s nothing compared to the road rage they’ll inspire if one transportation planner’s prediction comes to pass.
Feb. 1, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Feb. 1, 2019
With The Show to talk about the present and possible future of Representative David Stringer, along with Kelli Ward taking over as chair of the Arizona GOP and more were attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera and consultant Chris Baker of Trailhead Strategic Communications.
Feb. 1, 2019
January Jobs Numbers Better Than Expected
The January jobs numbers are out from the U.S. Labor Department, and while many were bracing for a possible thud in the market due to the partial government shutdown, the news turned out to be not so bad.
Feb. 1, 2019
Efforts To Increase Philanthropy To Native American Causes
A report issued last year finds that in 10 states, including Arizona, a tiny fraction of overall community foundation funding goes to Native American causes and organizations. But, there are efforts to try to bring that number up.
Feb. 1, 2019
Heart Attacks Declining For Older, Rising For Younger
There’s good news and there’s bad news when it comes to heart attacks.
Feb. 1, 2019
Kelli Ward Looks Ahead As Chair Of Arizonas GOP
A few days ago, the Arizona Republican and Democratic parties chose their chairs. On Thursday, The Show spoke with Democrat Felecia Rotellini. She was re-elected chair following a successful 2018. Today, The Show was joined by Kelli Ward.
Feb. 1, 2019
Iraqi Artist Opens New Gallery In Phoenix
Tonight is the First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Phoenix and, according to the Phoenix New Times, there’s a new gallery opening up just a few blocks north in midtown.
Feb. 1, 2019
New AZ Dept. Of Ed Audit Committee To Meet Monday
With Kathy Hoffman as the new Superintendent of Public Instruction, there will be some changes to the Arizona Department of Education.
Feb. 1, 2019
The Takeaway: The United States And China, The Best Of Frenemies
This week, top U.S. and Chinese officials met again for another round of trade talks, aimed at ending the trade war. The deadline for a reaching a final deal is March 1st.
Feb. 1, 2019

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