KJZZ News

The Takeaway: Affirmative Action Hangs In The Balance
It's been over two years since the Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, the most significant college admissions case to reach the court in recent years.
Jul. 23, 2018
City, Fire Department Getting The Word Out About Heat Safety
Last year in Maricopa County, heat-related illnesses like stroke and heat exhaustion killed 115 people. Phoenix Fire Capt. Jake Van Hook explained what the city and the fire department are doing to get the word out about heat safety.
Jul. 23, 2018
AZ Ensures Ballots Are Secure From Hacking
With concerns over Russian interference, Secretary of State Michele Reagan reassured that Arizonans' votes are secure because ballot information is never transmitted over the internet where hackers can intercept data.
Jul. 23, 2018
Couples Fudge Numbers When Wives Earn More
A new analysis by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that couples fudge their earnings when wives make more than their husbands — and economists say that matters. The report compared what people report on Census Bureau surveys to employer records filed with the IRS.
Jul. 23, 2018
Guns And Dementia Can Be A Deadly Combination
While most Americans agree that there should be some restrictions when it comes to people with certain mental illnesses or those on federal watch lists, less attention is being paid to those with dementia.
Jul. 23, 2018
Pharmaceuticals To Provide Free Antipsychotics To County Jails
These injectable medications can be used to treat schizophrenia in the place of some oral medication. Maricopa County estimates that while 3 percent of the jail population (about 200 people) use long-acting antipsychotic drugs, the cost is 20 percent of the monthly pharmacy budget.
Jul. 23, 2018
Home Prices Keep Rising, Inventory Isn
Housing prices are still rising for metro Phoenix. The June housing report shows median prices up 9.4 percent year over year to just under $300,000, but the real concern in Valley real estate is how few homes there are for sale.
Jul. 23, 2018
Wildfires Can Overwhelm Air Quality Efforts In Northwestern U.S.
Efforts to clean up the air in the northwestern U.S. over the past 30 years have periodically been hobbled by smoke from larger and more frequent wildfires, driven in part by climate change.
Jul. 23, 2018
Phoenix Fire Responds To 4 Heat-Related Emergencies
The Phoenix Fire Department is reminding hikers to be extra cautious as the weather heats up again this week. Fire crews were called out to four separate rescues before 11 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Jul. 22, 2018
There’s A Domestic War Raging Right Now — Against A Plant
The enemy is tamarisk, a small tree with a prehistoric look to it — tall, with scaly leaves and tiny pink flowers. It looks delicate, but the kind of delicate that makes it indestructible, like if it got stepped on by a dinosaur, it might bounce right back up.
Jul. 22, 2018
AZ Sec. Of State Clarifies Reports On Voter Registration, Purging
Two new national reports in as many weeks have examined how states can improve voter turnout and protect their voting roles from purging people erroneously.
Jul. 21, 2018
Ducey Signs Order: State Reps Aren
Saying legislative immunity is being abused, Gov. Doug Ducey directed that police officers under his control have the authority to cite — and if necessary arrest — lawmakers whose bad driving is more than just simple speeding.
Jul. 21, 2018
I-40 To Close At I-17 Interchange For Repairs
Eastbound I-40 will be closed at the I-17 interchange from 5 to 10 a.m. Saturday. ADOT crews will be repairing damage caused by the heavy rain in Flagstaff this week.
Jul. 21, 2018
Judge Denies Hickmans Pre-Trial Request For Confidentiality
Arizona egg company Hickmans asked for a broad protective order to keep information like truck driver logs and any future documents and depositions confidential. The judge denied the request, for now.
Jul. 20, 2018
Arpaio Calls Off Mexico Visit After Alleged Cartel Threats
Former Maricopa County Sheriff and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio called off a planned visit to Mexico Wednesday, citing alleged threats from an unspecified drug cartel. However, Nogales, Sonora officials were in the dark about the visit.
Jul. 20, 2018
Heavy Digital Media Use Linked To ADHD Symptoms In Teens
Which came first; a teenager nose-deep in a smartphone or the ADHD diagnosis? It’s the modern-day version of the chicken and the egg — and it’s the reason researchers at the University of Southern California studied over 2,000 teenagers for two years.
Jul. 20, 2018
CDC: Youth Hypertension Rates Decreasing In U.S.
Young people are showing signs of high blood pressure less frequently, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study focused on youth ages 12 to 19 in the united states between 2001 and 2016.
Jul. 20, 2018
CDC: 1 In 9 Adult Age 45 And Older Report Memory Loss
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 1 in 9 adults, age 45 and older experienced confusion or memory loss — and is one of the earliest noticeable symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Jul. 20, 2018
Phoenix Granted $30M To Redevelop Public Housing
The Phoenix Housing Department has been awarded a $30 million grant to transform the Edison-Eastlake community. It will be used to redevelop public housing near St. Luke’s Hospital and Edison Park.
Jul. 20, 2018
Why Haven
A variety of questions related to climate change have been posed for nearly a century, though intense controversy regarding whether it’s created by humans was sparked much more recently.
Jul. 20, 2018

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