KJZZ News

How Do You Celebrate Christmas? Survey Finds Religion
A new survey by Pew Research Center finds nine in 10 American adults plan to celebrate Christmas. But the way in which they celebrate appears to be changing.
Dec. 20, 2017
 Worldwide Refugee Crisis Continues To Get Worse
The worldwide refugee crisis continues to get worse. One refugee camp in Kenya — Dadaab — has been in place since the 1990s. But when it was rumored to be closing, refugees had to try to find other options.
Dec. 20, 2017
Survey: 866 Arizona Teachers Left Within First Four Months Of School Year
Eight hundred and sixty-six teachers left their teaching position within the first four months of this school year. That’s one of the results from a survey released on Tuesday by the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association. Joining us now is Dr. Mark Joraanstad, executive director of Arizona School Administrators, a nonprofit promoting education in Arizona.
Dec. 20, 2017
Mesa Replaces Christmas Tree After Suspected Arson
The Mesa Chamber of Commerce was able to replace the artificial tree this week thanks to donations from people around the country. The organization still seeks a few thousand dollars, according to a press release from the city.
Dec. 20, 2017
Could Arizona Freeway Be Named After Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?
It’s been nearly three years since Phoenix created a road designation to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dec. 20, 2017
Focusing On Focus Groups: How Consumers Win, Lose
Market research has been an advertising staple for about a century, but the use of focus groups really took off after World War 2.
Dec. 20, 2017
 Will Walmart Partnership With Financial-Management Apps Help Low-Wage Workers?
Walmart is partnering with Silicon-valley startups Even and Payactiv to offer these financial management apps for free. These tools will connect to employees’ checking accounts and tell them what they have left to spend after bills and savings.
Dec. 20, 2017
Survey Reveals How Arizonans View Mexico
While President Trump's supporters are advocating for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a new survey indicates that a majority of Arizonans are opposed to it, and also value Mexico as a neighbor and trading partner.
Dec. 20, 2017
College Lecture Offers Peek Into Mexico
In a presentation to international business students at an elite Mexico City university, Mexico's top trade negotiator gave an overview of the country's strategy in talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Dec. 20, 2017
Two Guys On Your Head: Why Mindfulness Isn
There are many benefits to mindfulness, but it might not be for everyone.
Dec. 20, 2017
The Takeaway: New Study Shines Light On Suburban Healthcare Gap
Conversations about gaps in health insurance coverage often focus on urban and rural communities. But a recent study found that 40 percent of uninsured Americans live in the suburbs.
Dec. 20, 2017
The Takeaway: Fact-Checking The GOP Tax Plan
There’s been a lot said about the Republican tax plan over the past few weeks and months, and today we’re tackling those claims head on.
Dec. 20, 2017
Federal Judge Calls For Hearing After KJZZ Report On Arizona Prison Health Care
Waving his iPad and pointing to a KJZZ story on prison health care, Magistrate Judge David Duncan furiously addressed the courtroom at a Parsons v. Ryan status hearing in federal court Wednesday morning.
Dec. 20, 2017
APS Attorney: Only AZ Corp Comm As A Whole Can Review Company Records
The question of whether utility regulator Bob Burns gets to grill the top executive at Arizona Public Service and review the company's political spending could depend on the meaning of the word "and.''
Dec. 20, 2017
Arizona Teacher Shortage Goes From Bad To Worse
A second study on Arizona teachers now shows we not only started the school year 1,300 teachers short, but now nearly 900 of those either never showed up to work or quit.
Dec. 20, 2017
Hayden Flour Mill Rennovation To Begin In 2018
Tempe City Council last week approved zoning changes and a planned area development for the first phase of the Hayden Flour Mill project, paving the way for construction to begin at the historic site next year.
Dec. 20, 2017
Scottsdale Unified Attorney: No Procurement Codes Violated When Hiring Architect
Outside attorneys hired by the Scottsdale Unified School District say officials did not violate procurement codes when hiring an architect for it’s current facilities update project. The findings were part of a district-sponsored investigation.
Dec. 19, 2017
AHDS Rolls Out Electronic WIC System Early
The Arizona Department of Health Services has completed a multiyear effort to launch an electronic system called eWIC.
Dec. 19, 2017
 TSA Tightens Security Rules For Airline Passengers
If it’s been nearly a year since you’ve passed through the TSA checkpoints at the airport, things have changed. Global tensions have led the TSA to tighten security rules for airline passengers.
Dec. 19, 2017
Pima County Board Of Supervisors:
The Pima County Board of Supervisors passed on Tuesday an historic resolution against contracting with private, for-profit prison management companies like CoreCivic to run the county jail.
Dec. 19, 2017

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