KJZZ News

Battle Over Renewable Energy Ballot Measure Getting Expensive
New reports filed with the Arizona Secretary of State's Office shows that the initiative, Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, has collected nearly $8 million. And almost every penny of that has come from a political action committee set up by California billionaire Tom Steyer.
Aug. 22, 2018
One Year After Trump Rally, Police Say They’ve Learned Lessons
On August 22, 2017 a rally for President Trump in downtown Phoenix made national news when police tear gassed protesters, journalists and counter-protesters.
Aug. 22, 2018
Immigration Is Key As Arizona Republicans Battle For Senate Seat
Republicans want to block Democrats from taking over the chamber, and to do that, they will likely need to win in Arizona. But with less than three months before Election Day, the party first has to settle a bitter primary battle being fought largely over which candidate is President Trump’s best ally on immigration.
Arizona Elections: Hear Candidate Interviews And More
Aug. 22, 2018
Arizona Inches Toward Education Goals
One goal is for 45 percent of Arizona’s 3-and 4-year-olds to be in quality preschools. In 2017, Expect More Arizona estimated 21 percent were in these learning settings. Now, it’s ticked up to 24 percent.
Aug. 21, 2018
ADOT Trains Truckers In Hermosillo
The Arizona Department of Transportation has been training Mexican truck drivers how to consistently pass border safety inspections since last year. Now the agency is conducting its first industry-specific training this week.
Aug. 21, 2018
Invest In Ed Act Clears Signature Hurdle To Be On Nov. Ballot
Over 187,000 signatures were validated by the office, exceeding the minimum needed by more than 30,000.
Aug. 21, 2018
Report Reveals Pinal Officials Misused RICO Funds
A report from the Arizona Auditor General’s Office reveals former Pinal County officials misused anti-racketeering money or RICO funds.
Aug. 21, 2018
Tuft & Needle Merges With Serta Simmons
Tuft & Needle was one of the first companies to sell foam mattresses directly to customers and its marketing is often critical of traditional mattress stores.
Aug. 21, 2018
City Staffer Chosen To Fill Vacant Phoenix Council Seat
For the second time this month, the Phoenix City Council picked a city hall insider to fill a vacant seat. Felicita Mendoza has spent several years working at City Hall.
Aug. 21, 2018
ACLU Sues Secretary Of State Over Voter Registration
The ACLU said Michele Reagan needs to more quickly update the address of voters who’ve moved, so they can cast ballots in November. Reagan says that’s happening, but won’t be done this year.
Aug. 21, 2018
Colleges Nationwide Hope New Majors Will Attract Students
After six straight years of college and university enrollment decline, colleges are looking to new majors to spark interest from potential students. The National Center for Education Statistics says over 41,000 new degrees or certificate programs have popped up since 2012 — a 21 percent increase.
Aug. 21, 2018
The Pulse: Looking For Climate Change Answers In The Melting North
Early climate models showed that a continued increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would lead to warming, which would be visible in the Arctic first.
Aug. 21, 2018
Education Schools Working To Close Teacher Gap
On The Show Monday, we heard about a new program in the Denver Public Schools, where novice teachers will spend about half their time in the classroom, and the other half working with a mentor teacher. Today, we talked about a different approach to dealing with the teacher shortage felt in many parts of the country, from colleges of education.
Aug. 21, 2018
Former UA Director Prepared To File Lawsuit
Candace Feldman started in the position in February 2016 and, according to a letter sent to UA President Robert Robbins, she was subjected to “egregious discriminatory actions.”
Aug. 21, 2018
How Distracting Are
Maybe you’re not sure of what to say next, or you weren’t paying as much attention to the conversation as you should. So the "ums," "uhs" and "you knows" come out of your mouth to delay for a second.
Aug. 21, 2018
Social Workers Helping Migrant Children Deal With Trauma
As the work continues to reunite children and parents who were separated at the border, some social workers and case workers are talking about what they’ve observed in these children.
Aug. 21, 2018
Museums Consider Returning Artifacts To Origin Countries
Some European museums are starting to think about how to get artifacts in their collections back to their countries of origin.
Aug. 21, 2018
Are Drones Being More Commonly Used For Terror Attacks?
Earlier this month, Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro was targeted for assassination by two drones. It was possibly the most public use of drones for a terrorist-related plot.
Aug. 21, 2018
The Takeaway: Some Immigrants Seeking Legal Residency Through Marriage, Targeted For Detention, Lawsuit Alleges
The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is representing five immigrants and their American citizen spouses in a class action lawsuit challenging what it alleges is the Department of Homeland Security’s unlawful practice of separating some families, who are seeking legal residency through their marital status, and targeting them for detention and sometimes deportation.
Aug. 21, 2018
Campaign Transparency And Clean Energy Initiatives In Jeopardy
The decision to void hundreds of thousands of petition signatures needed to put questions on the upcoming ballot now rests on a Maricopa County Superior Court judge's shoulders.
Aug. 21, 2018

Pages