KJZZ News

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The ransomware attack known as WannaCry continues to spread, encrypting data and holding it for ransom. Joining me to help answer questions is Jamie Winterton. She's director of strategy at ASU’s Global Security Initiative.
May. 16, 2017
Every year, an estimated 2 million people with mental illness are incarcerated in the United States. Starting today in Tucson, judges, attorneys, law-enforcement officers, social-service providers and government leaders will gather to discuss jail alternatives for people with mental illness.
May. 16, 2017
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“We have great needs for behavioral health services,” said Department of Health Services Director Cara Christ of Arizona. “We could help contribute to that by establishing what we would like to call a psychiatric campus of excellence and offer the the entire continuum of behavioral health services at one centrally located space.”
May. 16, 2017
Local and state lawmakers have tried to publicly shame Walmart for being a drain on law enforcement, which is half of the formula a city in Indiana used to take on the world’s largest retailer.
May. 16, 2017
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On Monday, Arizona’s top teachers took a swipe at lawmakers’ attempts to fund public education this year.
May. 16, 2017
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Family members of slain Phoenix police officer David Glasser are in Washington honoring him and all officers killed in the line of duty.
May. 16, 2017
 border fence
Finalists for a proposed wall along the U.S. Mexico border advanced last week, setting the stage for testing of different wall prototypes to begin this summer.
May. 16, 2017
Border wall
Customs and Border Protection started the groundwork calling for proposals for the border wall in March. At least 200 companies expressed interest. Dennis O’Leary of Scottsdale-based DarkPulse Technologies says his company proposed using sensors in addition to a physical barrier.
May. 16, 2017
Navajo Generating Station
The public is invited to "listening sessions" to hear future plans for the Navajo Generating Station.
May. 16, 2017
glucose meter
A San Diego-based medical device company is ramping up operations at a new production facility in Mesa.
May. 16, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling in a military divorce case out of Arizona. The issue surrounded how and if an ex spouse should be reimbursed when a retired service member receives VA disability payments.
May. 16, 2017
A former FBI agent with controversial views on Muslims will participate in a police training session in Mesa that one advocacy group has asked officials to cancel.
May. 16, 2017
Protesters march to the Phoenix Police Department
Local and state lawmakers say repeated police calls to local Walmarts are a drain on resources, but the company said it’s investing in people and technology to enhance security at its stores.
May. 16, 2017
Maricopa County manages roadways throughout the Valley, and transportation officials have written up a new plan to deal with more growth and traffic on the streets for the next 20 years. But, the major roadblock is how to fund the new system.
May. 16, 2017
Tempe Public Library's seed library contains packs of seeds specialized to the region and season, meaning right now they're filled with plants that thrive in higher temperatures. In less than a month, more than 400 packets have been checked out.
May. 15, 2017
America’s health care system has been a contentious topic for a while now. Denis Cortese, a retired physician and former president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, argues one of the key elements to fixing what needs fixing is leadership.
May. 15, 2017
According to researchers, Americans smile more than residents of other countries, and those other countries don't seem eager to follow our grins. For some, persistent American smiling can be disconcerting.
May. 15, 2017
A group of geophysicists from Arizona are headed to Nevada to help one company drill for lithium brine, the raw material used to make cell phone batteries. The desert Southwest is the nation’s only home to the resource.
May. 15, 2017
Phoenix is usually associated with never-ending sprawl and strip malls, but a recent article in Architectural Digest magazine calls Phoenix an “under-the-radar city” that’s now a major design hub. What’s changed? Quite a bit.
May. 15, 2017
Mesa Mayor John Giles
Mesa has been quietly going through a transition phase. In the past few years, Arizona’s third largest city has seen the addition of light rail, bringing new people to its downtown — and it has spent significant capital to bankroll a 100-million-dollar new ballpark. Mayor John Giles talks with KJZZ about the investments, and the biggest challenge facing the city: recruiting new teachers.
May. 15, 2017

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