KJZZ News

Maricopa Students Headed To National Future City Competition
A group of students from Maricopa Wells Middle School in Maricopa is heading to Washington, D.C., today. They’ll be taking part in the Future City Competition National Finals, after winning the regional finals last month. The competition challenges teams of students to build a city based on a particular topic — this year’s was water.
Feb. 14, 2020
Can The Improved Suns Hold Onto Devin Booker?
The NBA All-Star game is this weekend, marking the unofficial end to the first half of the regular season. And though the Phoenix Suns' playoff chances are limited, the fact that Suns and playoffs are in the same sentence is quite a development.
Feb. 14, 2020
Arizona Highways: Prescott Museum Using New Name to Distance Itself From Past
The Smoki Museum, now known as the Museum of Indigenous People, had been named for the Smoki People — a group of Prescott-area residents, including some prominent ones, which formed in the 1920s and essentially mimicked Hopi dances.
Feb. 14, 2020
The Friday NewsCap Feb. 14, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera and Lorna Romero, owner of Elevate Strategies.
Feb. 14, 2020
Tempe Voters Get Ballots For Mayor, Council Elections
Tempe voters are receiving ballots this week for the March 10 election to select their mayor and city council members. Incumbent Mayor Mark Mitchell has a famous last name, but former Vice Mayor Corey Woods has received some prominent endorsements.
Feb. 14, 2020
Rep. Raul Grijalva Wins Unilateral Subpoena Power
Democrats on the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee have given its chairman, Arizona’s Raul Grijalva, unilateral subpoena power. Wednesday’s party-line vote means Grijalva can issue subpoenas without first having the committee vote on them.
Feb. 14, 2020
Remembering the Now-Retired Spitzer Space Telescope
The Spitzer Infrared Space Telescope went dark late last month, as NASA switched it off and retired it. The Spitzer telescope was part of NASA’s "Great Observatories" fleet, along with the Hubble Space Telescope and others.
Feb. 14, 2020
How Desert Botanical Garden Keeps Arizonas Most Endangered Cactus Growing
More than 800 plants found only in the U.S. are listed by the federal government as endangered species. Here in Arizona, the most endangered is a little barrel cactus called the Nichol’s Turk's head.
Feb. 14, 2020
Phoenix To Host Democratic Debate In March
Phoenix has been chosen to host the 11th Democratic primary debate two days before the state's Presidential Preference Election.
Feb. 14, 2020
Gilbert Council Member Chosen As New Maricopa County Assessor
Eddie Cook was unanimously chosen from the list of five finalists interviewed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to finish out the rest of 2020 as County Assessor.
Feb. 14, 2020
Mexican Diplomats Removed After Facing Complaints
The Mexican government has taken the unusual step of removing two high-ranking diplomats working with the United States. Both faced serious accusations.
Feb. 14, 2020
Some Charges Dropped Against Theranos Elizabeth Holmes
On Tuesday, a judge dismissed several criminal charges in the court case involving Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the failed blood-testing startup Theranos. It's a partial win in a legal battle that bankrupted her company.
Feb. 14, 2020
Untold Arizona: The History And Future Of The People Of Guadalupe
You’ve probably heard of the town of Guadalupe: the tiny community wedged between Interstate 10 and the city of Tempe. And if you’ve never visited, you’ve most likely zoomed past it. KJZZ's Kathy Ritchie takes us to Guadalupe, where she met several community members. They talked to her about the pride they feel about their community, their culture and their hope for the future.
Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
Feb. 14, 2020
MCSO: New Intake Facility Will Create Safer, More Efficient Booking Process
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to open a new intake facility that officials say will be safer and more efficient.
Feb. 13, 2020
Tucson Unified School District Caps Student Meals At Two Per Day
The Tucson Unified School District has placed a cap on the number of meals students can order and charge to their accounts in an effort to avoid up to $1 million in unpaid lunch debt.
Feb. 13, 2020
Aquarium Complex Rebrands As Arizona Boardwalk
The Odysea In the Desert Complex located on Salt River Reservation land near Scottsdale is rebranding itself as Arizona Boardwalk.
Feb. 13, 2020
Tucson Water To Reach Out To The Public For 2100 Master Plan
Tucson Water is working on a comprehensive plan to assure supply for the next 80 years and will begin a series of public meetings starting Friday.
Feb. 13, 2020
Border Officials: No Cultural Sites Where Border Explosions Are Taking Place
The Border Patrol is turning to social media to argue that a border fence project in Arizona is not harming cultural or biological remains.
Grijalva: Wall Doing Irreparable Damage
Feb. 13, 2020
Migrant Aid Group Opens New Shelter In Nogales, Sonora
The binational migrant aid and advocacy organization Kino Border Initiative inaugurated a new migrant shelter and aid center in Nogales, Sonora, on Tuesday. The new space will allow the group to provide additional services to migrants at the border.
Feb. 13, 2020
Mexican Congress Puts Pressure On State Congresses Over Same-Sex Marriage
A Sonoran reform measure that would bring state law in line with a 2015 Supreme Court ruling has been stuck in committee for more than six months.
Feb. 13, 2020

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