KJZZ News

Sounds Of The City: Organ Stop Pizza In Mesa
Listen to new organist Brett Valliant playing the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ at Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa.
Jan. 9, 2020
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Sets New Record For Passenger Growth
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport set a new record for commercial passenger travel in 2019 with 1,774,763 passengers.
Jan. 9, 2020
The Takeaway: What
As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate, a familiar debate is resurfacing on cable news. A Fox News co-host suggested that any reporting skeptical of the Trump administration — and its recent actions — was "unpatriotic."
Jan. 9, 2020
Phoenix Passes Short-Term Rental Ordinance
Owners of short-term rentals will soon face new rules. On Tuesday, the city council approved a new ordinance that will take effect in 30 days.
Jan. 9, 2020
Glendale White Claw Brewery Is Arizonas Latest Investment From Canada
On Wednesday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey touted $250 million of new investment to the state from beverage company White Claw, whose new facility in Glendale is expected to employ 200 people. This marks the latest investment from a Canadian company.
Jan. 9, 2020
Man In 2010 Killing Of U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry Gets Life In Prison
Sobs of relief racked the Tucson federal courtroom where Judge David Bury imposed his sentence. Men in the camouflaged uniform of Brian Terry’s tactical Border Patrol unit have silently attended every trial, conviction and sentencing since his murder outside of Nogales, Arizona, nine years ago. They filled the courtroom as this sixth defendant was sentenced.
Jan. 9, 2020
Ducey Seeks Federal Money For Bridge Over Tonto Creek
Gov. Ducey is asking the federal government for money to build a bridge where four people drowned in two separate incidents late last year. The feds have denied earlier requests to build a bridge over Tonto Creek.
Jan. 8, 2020
Board Of Supervisors Accept Paul Petersens Resignation
A day after Paul Petersen resigned the job of Maricopa County Assessor, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to accept his resignation today. The board’s vote means it will not issue an opinion about the decision to initially uphold Petersen’s suspension.
Jan. 8, 2020
Goldwater Institute Sues Department Of Education
Earlier this week, The Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Education. The suit pertains to the 50 page handbook of policies and procedures used by the department to help participating parents utilize their school vouchers.
Jan. 8, 2020
Tucson Marks 9 Years Since Deadly Arizona Mass Shooting
Nearly a decade after Tucson became the site of a deadly mass shooting, the city renewed a promise Wednesday that the victims would not be forgotten. Dozens, including survivors like former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, gathered for a morning ceremony in front of a historic courthouse downtown.
Jan. 8, 2020
KJZZs Photos Of The Month
KJZZ is known for its award-winning radio stories and programming — but the newsroom has some great photographers, too. See some of our best photos of 2020 so far.
Jan. 8, 2020
9th Circuit To Weigh Hold On Exemption To So-Called Asylum Ban
Immigrant rights groups won a court-ordered exception to the so-called asylum ban for some people ordered to wait just outside the United States before making their claim. On Thursday the federal government hopes to convince a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel to put the mandate on hold during an appeal.
Jan. 8, 2020
7 Sonoran Workers Dead After Train Strikes Bus
A bus carrying several dozen agricultural workers in southern Sonora was struck by a train Tuesday, leaving seven dead and more than 30 injured. Two of the victims were teenagers.
Jan. 8, 2020
What The Sunnyslope Line Says About School Choice
Dozens of parents lined up outside of Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix this week, hoping to land their students a spot at one of the highest-rated schools in the area. The images and news reports sparked heated debate on social media, pitting school choice advocates who argued the system is working against those who saw the line as an example of how it has backfired.
Jan. 8, 2020
How UAs Phillip Kuo Bridged Eastern, Western Medicine
Dr. Phillip Kuo’s feet stand firmly in Western medicine. He’s a professor of medical imaging and biomedical engineering at the University of Arizona, but he’s also dedicated to one of Eastern medicine’s oldest practices: tai chi.
Jan. 8, 2020
Research: Family Values Vs. Sexy Shakira Species
New research from ASU finds that across the world, what really motivates us is “kin care” — taking care of our families. It's an even bigger motivator than finding a mate.
Jan. 8, 2020
Why John Chayka Has Been Successful As Arizona Coyotes GM
The Arizona Coyotes are on a four-game win streak and tied for second place in the NHL's Western Conference. A key figure in the team's turnaround: 30-year-old general manager John Chayka.
Jan. 8, 2020
Mexican Asylum Seekers Might Be Forced To Apply In Guatemala
Mexicans seeking asylum in the U.S. might be forced to apply thousands of miles away from the border between both countries, in Guatemala. The Mexican government is not pleased.
Jan. 8, 2020
WATCH: Trump Addresses Irans Attacks On Bases
President Donald Trump is speaking to the nation following attacks on military bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed. Trump tweeted on Tuesday night that "All is well!" and that an assessment of the casualties was underway.
Jan. 8, 2020
Why Is Downtown Phoenix Scooter Ridership Lower Than Other Cities?
After four months of a pilot program, an electronic scooter company says ridership is lower in downtown Phoenix compared to other cities. Ryan Mores, Phoenix operations manager for Lime, told the transportation subcommittee Tuesday that the city’s geofencing technology requirement is a significant obstacle.
Jan. 8, 2020

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