KJZZ News

Pinal County Considers Developing A Tech Corridor
Pinal County officials are looking into the possibility of developing a tech corridor. County supervisors have recently allocated resources to study the idea.
June 19, 2019
Grand Canyon Officially Recognized As Dark Sky Park
The National Park Service has announced that the Grand Canyon National Park has officially received its International Dark Sky Park certification. The park has been working for three years to meet the requirements that were set forth, specifically to retrofit 67 percent of the 5,000 exterior light fixtures.
June 19, 2019
Reverse Mortgages Come With Benefits, Potential Pitfalls
Reverse mortgages can be a way for homeowners over 62 years old to increase their cash flow. But they can also cause problems for their families in some cases — when those homeowners pass away or if they have to move out of their homes.
June 19, 2019
Why Do We Enjoy The Music That We Like?
Why do we like the music we like? How much say do we actually have in what we enjoy listening to? Nolan Gasser delves into those questions in his new book.
June 19, 2019
BLM To Impose Fire Restrictions Thursday In Colorado River District
The Bureau of Land Management said it will implement fire restrictions starting Thursday for BLM lands within the Colorado River District.
June 19, 2019
Heat-Related Deaths A Public Health Issue For Arizona
The Arizona Corporation Commission will discuss when utilities like APS can shut off a customer’s power for failure to pay. This follows news that an APS customer died after her power was turned off on a 107-degree day in 2018.
June 19, 2019
Arizona Department of Corrections Gets $18M To Fix Locks
State lawmakers have given the Arizona Department of Corrections permission to use roughly $18 million to replace broken locks used on prison cells.
June 19, 2019
Oversight Committees OKs Department Of Corrections Spending
After a correctional officer leaked surveillance video showing how easily security could be compromised in state prisons, Arizona Department of Corrections officials have been shopping for new cell door locks.
June 19, 2019
Pup Fostering Gives Genetic Boost To Wild Mexican Wolves
It's a carefully planned mission that involves coordination across state lines — from Mexican gray wolf dens hidden deep in the woods of New Mexico and Arizona to breeding facilities at zoos and special conservation centers around the U.S.
June 19, 2019
Pants Or Skirt? The Debate Behind The New School Uniforms Policy In Mexico City
In Mexico City, the government established a gender neutral policy to public school uniforms, allowing children to use skirts or pants regardless of their gender. But how hard will it be for the measure to promote tolerance and diversity?
June 19, 2019
Phoenix Residents Voice Concerns After Viral Police Video
At community meeting Tuesday night in Phoenix, about 2,500 residents showed up to voice their concerns about a shoplifting incident and the aggressive police response caught in a viral video.
Phoenix Couple Suing City For $10 Million Speaks Out
June 19, 2019
KJZZ Wins 2 National PRNDI Awards
On Saturday, KJZZ received two national journalism awards from the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated. “Below the Rim: Life Inside the Grand Canyon" and “The Conversation Is Changing Around Miscarriage And Infant Loss As More Women Tell Their Stories Online" both took first place.
June 18, 2019
KJZZ Wins Murrow Award For #RedForEd Coverage
KJZZ received a national Edward R. Murrow Award for continuing coverage of the Arizona #RedForEd teacher strike last year. Senior field correspondents Casey Kuhn and Mariana Dale lead the station’s reporting.
June 18, 2019
Kingman Medical Center Fixing Website That Left 1,100 Patients
An investigation showed about 1,100 patients had information like their names, dates of birth and medical condition exposed because of how the website was configured.
June 18, 2019
Tortilla Shop, Restaurant Planned For Historic Buildings
Plans are underway to reactivate three historic buildings along Grand Avenue in Phoenix. The Phoenix City Council will be asked Wednesday afternoon to approve a $100,000 grant for the property on the corner of Ninth and Grand avenues.
June 18, 2019
How A Suit Can Teach Empathy For Aging, Disabilities
Osteopathic medicine students in Arizona are using new technology to better understand what it feels like to live in an aging body. I tried it out for myself at A.T. Still University in Mesa.
June 18, 2019
Prescott College Welcomes Transfers From Closed Vermont School
When Green Mountain College closed in may for financial reasons, students moved from Poultney, Vermont, to Prescott, Arizona, to attend Prescott College.
June 18, 2019
Mexican Senator: Bad Tomato Deal Could Imperil New NAFTA
A high-ranking Mexican senator is warning his American counterparts that an unresolved tomato dispute could imperil the renegotiated NAFTA — or USMCA — deal.
June 18, 2019
Politicians Find Second Act In Film And TV
The Obamas signed a multi-year agreement with Netflix, and Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are also forming a production company for films and TV shows. Why are politicians pivoting to filmmaking?
June 18, 2019
Trump Vows To Deport
President Trump announced via Twitter last night that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin massive deportations next week. The target? Immigrants who have been found by a federal court to be in the country illegally.
June 18, 2019

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