Q&AZ - Questions Our Reporters Have Answered

Q&AZ: How dark can AZ drivers tint their car windows?
Laws pertaining to vehicle window tinting vary by state, with some having more restrictions than others. Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ project, a listener asked: How dark can Arizona drivers tint their car windows?
Aug. 28, 2022
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Aug. 17, 2022
Q&AZ: Does gravel landscape negatively impact urban heat island effect?
In an effort to conserve water during the long-term drought, residents around the Southwest are tearing out their grass and opting for desert landscaping — called hardscape — that primarily features gravel. Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Does hardscape contribute negatively to the urban heat island effect?
Aug. 7, 2022
Q&AZ: Why does vote counting take so long in Arizona?
Every two years, Arizonans cast their votes in primary and general elections. And every two years, critics complain it takes too many days for all the votes to be counted. Through KJZZ’s Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Why does the vote counting process take so long?
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Aug. 6, 2022
Q&AZ: Whats the story behind Phoenix Papago Parks Tree of Life structure?
Phoenix's Papago Park is known for its natural rock formations, but it’s also home to a mysterious manmade structure. Hear the story behind the park’s "Tree of Life" structure.
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Aug. 1, 2022
Q&AZ: Can people get a monkeypox vaccine?
The number of confirmed monkeypox cases is rising in Maricopa County. Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked where people can get a vaccine.
July 13, 2022
Q&AZ: How do Arizonas cattle survive hot summers?
Earlier this month, over 2,000 cattle died of heat-related stress in southwest Kansas, when temperatures reached triple digits and humidity was relatively low. Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked - how have cattle in Arizona survived the state’s intense summers?
June 25, 2022
Q&AZ: Could more babies be given up under the Safe Haven Law?
Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener wanted to know: If Roe v. Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, and abortion becomes illegal in most cases, could Safe Havens see an uptick in relinquishments?
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June 6, 2022
Q&AZ: What happened with the empty space in the Deck Park Tunnel?
Through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked: Whatever happened with the empty space in the middle of Interstate 10's Deck Park Tunnel in Phoenix?
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May 18, 2022
Q&AZ: How can a charity become eligible for Arizonas tax credit?
With tax season over, some Arizonans got a credit by donating to one of many qualified charitable organizations. Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked: What do charities need to do to qualify to be one of Arizona’s qualified tax credit organizations?
May 9, 2022
Q&AZ: How did Sedonas vortex legend begin?
Through our Q&AZ reporting project, a listener asked how the legend of Sedona’s vortexes got started. Turns out, it all started with a woman visiting the red rock area in 1979.
April 18, 2022
Q&AZ: Are there any federally unrecognized tribes in AZ?
Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, out of 574 across the country. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Are there any federally unrecognized tribes in Arizona, and what does federal recognition mean?
April 4, 2022
Q&AZ: Whats replacing the Deck Park Vista apartments?
Demolition is underway at a downtown Phoenix apartment complex that once housed low-income seniors. That led one listener to ask through KJZZ's Q&AZ project: What's the status of the Deck Park Vista apartments?
March 10, 2022
Q&AZ: Can I get an Arizona drivers license if mine is suspended in another state?
If you’re moving to Arizona, you’re required to obtain a state-issued driver’s license. And, through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: If my old driver's license was suspended in another state, can I get a new license here?
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Feb. 22, 2022
Q&AZ: Why are playgrounds closed when schools arent in session?
Schools typically close their playgrounds when not in session. A listener said she used to take her kids to a Scottsdale elementary school to play, but now sees the grounds are closed. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, the listener asks why not let taxpayers use that space even when schools isn't in operation.
Feb. 4, 2022
Q&AZ: If I change my name, how can I update my vaccine records?
Proof of vaccination has become increasingly more important around the world, but some people’s vaccination records may not match the name on their IDs. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Is there a way to update your name on your vaccine records if you get it changed?
Jan. 29, 2022
Q&AZ: Where did the Winged Victory statue on top of the state Capitol building come from?
Since 1901, Winged Victory has adorned the copper dome of the Arizona Capitol building. But, through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Where did the statue of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, come from?
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Jan. 24, 2022
Q&AZ: Why does Homeowner Assistance go to utilities?
In early November, the state housing department launched the Homeowner Assistance Fund, meant to help people affected by the pandemic avoid foreclosure. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, one listener asked: Why has the fund mostly helped homeowners with utilities and not mortgage payments, so far?
Jan. 17, 2022
Q&AZ: Are political campaign signs allowed on public land now?
There are more than 1,000 days until the next presidential election. Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener asked: Are campaign signs for 2024 allowed on public land now?
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Jan. 10, 2022
Q&AZ: Why do Phoenix homes have big block fences?
The many sprawling suburbs of Phoenix strive to be unique, whether it’s about neighborhood parks, shopping centers or public art. But there is one thing almost all of them have in common: tall block fences.
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Dec. 28, 2021

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