KJZZ News

Phil Boas
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Phoenix residents — with or without a person connection to our nation’s veterans — have become very aware of the VA healthcare scandal, which has left many of our service members without adequate medical care and stuck on lengthy waiting lists.
Oct. 16, 2017
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Last week, President Trump announced the federal government would end the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing subsidies, which help lower-income people afford coverage.
Oct. 16, 2017
Hamilton musical
Many actors and singers struggle for a very long time with their craft and never quite achieve the level of success they were hoping for. In fact, a huge percentage end up deciding that the dream won’t come true, and it’s time to try another career. That was almost the story of Leslie Odom Jr. — until he was cast in the musical Hamilton by its creator Lin Manuel Miranda. He will be singing at ASU West tonight at 7:30, and he joins me.
Oct. 16, 2017
Meal Kit Supply
The combined force of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused dramatic damage to communities from Houston to areas of Florida to Puerto Rico. And their impact will continue to be felt for years to come. From a seasonal standpoint, those powerful storms have also led to a serious shortage of MREs — or meals ready to eat.
Oct. 16, 2017
Every year, reservoirs in Arizona and elsewhere lose water to evaporation. But what if that process could be used to generate energy? Researchers at Columbia University believe it could be. They estimate evaporation from lakes and reservoirs across the U.S. could generate nearly 70 percent of the energy the country currently produces.
Oct. 16, 2017
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Wildfires are continuing to burn in parts of Northern California, but officials say they are optimistic now that nearly 60 percent of the fire is contained.
Oct. 16, 2017
Robert Robb
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake picked a fight with President Trump’s style of politicking in his recent book. We decided this would be a good time to assess Flake’s time in Congress and the Senate to this point and gauge his chances of being re-elected next year. With me to talk about that is Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb.
Oct. 16, 2017
Arizona State Capitol
State lawmakers could be dealing with a budget shortfall upwards of $100 million next year. The Legislature’s budget analysts told a panel of lawmakers, and the state’s Finance Advisory Committee, that a drop in tax revenue is a big part of that.
Oct. 16, 2017
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Over the weekend, massive truck bombs were set off in a populated area of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. More than 300 people died as a result of the attack.
Oct. 16, 2017
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North Korean leaders are fuming after the U.S. and South Korea launched a 10 day special operations exercise this morning off the Korean peninsula.
Oct. 16, 2017
The National Weather Service is closely following a weak La Nina system forming in the Pacific that could mean a milder winter for the Southwest.
Oct. 16, 2017
Commentator Herb Paine on how one of the best teachers he's ever had taught him about contracts and consequences.
Oct. 16, 2017
Volkswagen
Arizona Assistant Attorney General will argue in court this January that Volkswagen's seven year "clean diesel" ad campaign intentionally deceived environmentally conscientious Arizona consumers.
Oct. 16, 2017
Rattlesnake
A University of Arizona College of Medicine researcher has developed a therapy to delay or prevent the life-threatening effects of being bitten by a rattlesnake or other venomous snakes.
Oct. 16, 2017
An astronomer at Steward Observatory in Tucson was among the first ever to observe the collision of two dense stars in deep space.
Oct. 16, 2017
Caregiver and patient
Caregivers who take care of aging loved ones say they often perform some kind of medical care, like changing bandages or inserting catheters, but many don’t have the proper training.
Oct. 16, 2017
General Motors
A New York federal judge last week said the driver in an upcoming trial over ignition switches has reached a confidential settlement with General Motors.
Oct. 16, 2017
police
The Arizona Attorney General is expected to reveal findings of a review of the Phoenix Police Department’s recently revised immigration enforcement policy on Monday.
Oct. 16, 2017
Aging Series
Ten thousand Americans are turning 65 every day and the people who traditionally take care of them is changing. Forty million men are taking care of their aging loved ones, according to AARP. As the population continues to age, more male caregivers will tackle what was traditionally a woman's role.
Oct. 16, 2017
Over the last several years, Arizona has battled back from a serious foreclosure epidemic following the housing crash.
Oct. 16, 2017

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