KJZZ News

As Arizona teachers stage more walk-ins Monday in advance of a planned strike on Thursday, lawmakers come back to the capitol to continue work on a new state budget. Gov. Ducey wants his plan to include a 9 percent raise for teachers this year.
Apr. 23, 2018
Southwest canceled 40 flights yesterday—1 percent of its fleet—and announced 128 flights canceled today to accelerate inspections, which they announced were voluntary and initiated before the FAA’s emergency directive. Twenty-nine of today's cancellations are at Sky Harbor alone.
Apr. 23, 2018
After the results of last week’s vote to walk out were announced, there were some questions about the geographical makeup of those who cast ballots. Specifically, were teachers and support staff at rural schools represented?
Apr. 23, 2018
There are important meetings between heads of state happening all across the globe this coming week. On Friday, the leaders of North and South Korea are scheduled to hold their first summit in more than a decade.
Apr. 23, 2018
The Takeaway: Death Toll Continues to Rise as Gaza Protests Enter Fourth Week
On Friday, the Israeli army killed four protesters and injured hundreds, according to Palestinian health officials. That brings the overall death toll reported by those officials to 34, and the number injured to more than 4,000.
Apr. 23, 2018
The Takeaway: Applying for Asylum in America
In 2016, around 180,000 people applied for asylum in the United States. The vast majority of them end up in immigration detention while their cases are being processed. And once they are released, many have nowhere to go and are left without resources.
Apr. 23, 2018
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival wrapped up this weekend in Indio, California. But, our guest wishes some of those fans would pay a little more attention to what’s going on outside the Empire Polo Club.
Apr. 23, 2018
Foster parents in Arizona have to comply with a lot of rules in their homes, but should they also have to comply with rules that regulate how they keep guns in their homes?
Apr. 23, 2018
Earlier this month, when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about his company’s use of consumers’ data, he said, “we do not allow hate groups on Facebook, overall.” That statement spurred one journalist to speak out.
Apr. 23, 2018
Sexual harassment and assault complaints are a significant problem in detention centers. More than 1,200 complaints were filed in that category between 2010 and September 2017, primarily in ICE custody.
Apr. 23, 2018
Governor Ducey’s proposed 20 percent pay increase for Arizona teachers over the next three years initially received widespread support. But as concerns mounted about how sustainable the financing of the raises would be, teachers made the decision to walkout this Thursday.
Apr. 23, 2018
Presidential candidates come from a number of different backgrounds. They can be senators or members of Congress, governors or business-people. But, they’re generally not mayors.
Apr. 23, 2018
Teachers in Arizona are preparing to walkout on Thursday. Ahead of that, some schools are seeing quick rallies ahead of the first morning bell.
Apr. 23, 2018
Two Mesa Community College professors recently published an article on wooden Japanese calculation tablets that represent a mathematical mystery.
Apr. 23, 2018
The San Francisco Giants will benefit from a deal between the cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale. It calls for the team’s player development program to move from Scottsdale to Phoenix’s Papago Baseball Complex which has seen little activity since the Oakland A’s moved to Mesa a few years ago.
Apr. 23, 2018
Last week, a U.S. House panel approved new work and job training requirements for food stamps or SNAP recipients as part of the Farm Bill. As KJZZs Kathy Ritchie reports, these requirements could impact older adults and people with disabilities.
Apr. 23, 2018
U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states.
Apr. 23, 2018
There’s a rising tension over water in the Southwest. Agencies that manage the Colorado River are attempting to publicly shame an increasingly isolated water agency in Arizona. The feud has the potential to upset negotiations over the river’s future.
Apr. 23, 2018
Tuesday’s special election in the conservative 8th Congressional District is now being looked at as another midterm bellwether, after special election shockers in Pennsylvania and Alabama. Both candidates were out on Saturday to motivate their supporters.
Republicans Taking Nothing For Granted In 8th District Race
Apr. 23, 2018
The American Lung Association issued its 2018 "State of the Air" report — and Phoenix stinks. Of the 10 most ozone-polluted cities, Phoenix is ranked eight.
Apr. 23, 2018

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