KJZZ News

Final Defendant Arrested In Gunwalk Murder Case
Authorities in Mexico have arrested the last man wanted for the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.
Oct. 18, 2017
Bannon Backs Ward In Race Against Sen. Flake
The race to knock U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake off the Republican ticket has begun with former state lawmaker Kelli Ward launching her campaign on Tuesday night.
Oct. 18, 2017
Scottsdale Clinic Sees Uptick In Drug, Alcohol Abuse In Seniors
Seniors are not typically an age group people think about when it comes to treatment for addiction. One Valley rehabilitation facility is seeing an uptick of senior citizens seeking treatment for alcoholism and addiction to prescription narcotics.
Oct. 18, 2017
Latina Sees Caring For Her Mother As Part Of Life
Her hands may shake, but Arminda Perez-Castillo is still very good with a kitchen knife.
Oct. 18, 2017
Big League Dreams Booted From Gilbert; Legal Battle Remains
“Continuing to partner with Big League Dreams is a risk with little reward,” said Mayor Jenn Daniels in a statement posted online. “This facility needs a different team; an operator with common sense, motivation, and integrity.”
Oct. 18, 2017
Grijalva Asks Interior Department For Coal Study Information
Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva is asking the U.S. Interior Department to explain what happened to funds that officials say were withheld from a study on the impacts on health from coal mining.
Oct. 17, 2017
 Investigation: No Foul Play In Bisbee City Hall Fire
An early investigation into a fire that ravaged Bisbee’s historic City Hall found no evidence of arson. Instead it might have been dated electrical wiring that caused the blaze.
Oct. 17, 2017
 Ducey Appoints Justin Olson To Arizona Corporation Commission
Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday appointed a former Republican lawmaker to an open seat on the state commission that regulates utilities.
Oct. 17, 2017
Maryvale Job Fair Hopes To Attract Young Residents To Local Employers
The event’s organizer, Maryvale Workforce Initiative, hopes to get 2,500 people employed by next June.
Oct. 17, 2017
Mesa Wants To Know How You Get Around The Fiesta District
“We want to know from the community what is their commute like? What are some of the trouble areas for them?” Valley Metro spokeswoman Corinne Holliday said. “Where do they see some of the most congestion? Where are they traveling and what kind of improvements do they want to see?”
Oct. 17, 2017
 Grant Enables Phoenix To Execute Citywide Service Plan
For the first time, Phoenix has a citywide service plan — a strategy to engage volunteers in specific areas and measure the impact. Last year, Phoenix received a $100,000 grant to put the plan into action.
Oct. 17, 2017
You No Longer Have Mail: Saying Goodbye To AOL Instant Messenger
It may be difficult to believe, but there was a time before instant messaging. And, then America Online started allowing all of us to communicate with people next to us without even having to talk to them — through AOL Instant Messager, or AIM.
Oct. 17, 2017
Why Do People Cheat At Work?
Why do employees cheat at work? It turns out, it’s all our boss’ fault. OK, not really, of course. But Mike Baer, assistant professor in the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, believes one factor in workplace cheating is unrealistic expectations.
Oct. 17, 2017
 Author Examines How Underfunded Public Schools Affect Low-Income People Of Color
In Arizona and in some other parts of the country, public schools are underfunded. And there are educators and academics who worry that public schools are failing. In her new book "Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation and the End of Public Education," Noliwe Rooks attempts to answer those and other questions. She is director of American studies at Cornell University.
Oct. 17, 2017
 Phoenix Police Chief Makes Plea To Fill Empty Public Safety Positions
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams made another urgent plea Monday to fill empty public safety positions and increase department diversity. KJZZ’s Paige Phelps spoke with Chief Williams this morning, and she said the department is trying to make up for the six years that the department could not hire any people at all.
Oct. 17, 2017
 Giffords
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly are no strangers to the gun debate in this country. The two formed Americans for Responsible Solutions, a gun-control advocacy group. Today, they're announcing that they’re rebranding their nonprofit “Americans for Responsible Solutions” as just “Giffords.”
Oct. 17, 2017
Phoenix Cab Stories: Mario
There are stories on every street corner of the city. One audio producer drives a cab around the Valley and records some of the people she meets.
Oct. 17, 2017
 AZCIR Director Addresses Latest Conflict In Arizona Education System
According to the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, 73 schools are appealing the letter grades given to them by state officials. Their reasons for the appeal include incorrect data used to calculate their grade and a flawed system.
Oct. 17, 2017
 How Effective Is Social Media In Leading To True Change?
In the more general sense, the U.S. has seen an amping up of activism, social movements and protests over the past year — owed in part to strong reactions to statements and tweets by President Trump. And social media has played a significant in attracting more people to protests — both for and against the issue in question.
Oct. 17, 2017
 #MeToo Campaign Effective In Starting Conversation About Sexual Harassment
Let’s talk now about how social media is changing the conversation around normally unspoken issues. Sexual harassment and assault have traditionally been issues that are unspoken — shameful, even, for many women. But this #metoo campaign has flipped that on its head.
Oct. 17, 2017

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