KJZZ News

Net Neutrality Repealed: What
As expected, the FCC voted to end net neutrality, which has been in effect since 2015. Consumer groups are worried that the new development may create a have and have-not situation when it comes to web access and use.
Dec. 15, 2017
Job, Labor Markets Changing Nationwide
The job market is evolving in this country, as is the labor market. Richard Fry is a Senior Economist with the Pew Research Center who studies this, and recently took part in a panel on it at the Western Governors’ Association meeting in Phoenix.
Dec. 15, 2017
Change, But Not Too Much, Key For Sequel Success
The Force seems to have been with the producers of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" last night — Forbes reports it brought in an estimated $45 million to 50 million on its opening night. So, what makes a successful sequel? We put that question to Subimal Chaterjee, a Professor of Marketing at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Dec. 15, 2017
KJZZ
Issues this week: Arizona’s 8th Congressional District and possibly raising the sales tax to pay for K-12 education.
Dec. 15, 2017
Lessons, Or Lack Thereof, For 2018 From This Year
Is it possible to look at these special elections in the aggregate and take anything away that could be useful to think about heading into next year’s elections?
Dec. 15, 2017
The Takeaway: Rubio Threatens Tax Bill With Push For Child Tax Credit
Senator Marco Rubio has threatened to vote “no” on the GOP tax bill unless the child tax credit is expanded, a change he introduced to the Senate version of the bill alongside Senator Mike Lee of Utah. Will this be the sticking point in the final vote on the bill?
Dec. 15, 2017
Surge In Arizona Part Of National Wave Of Citizenship Applications
The U.S. government gets a flood of citizenship applications in the months before a presidential election, and activists said the 2016 spike has carried over into this year.
Dec. 15, 2017
Sen. Farnsworth Wants To Ban Marijuana Billboard Advertising
Even though voters moved to legalize the sale of marijuana for medical uses, one Mesa Republican wants to introduce legislation that would ban billboard advertising along roadways.
Dec. 15, 2017
NAU Research Team Narrowing In On Evolution Of Deadly Bat Fungus
After U.S. scientists identified what was wiping out bat populations across North America, NAU researchers have narrowed in on where the strain first started.
Dec. 15, 2017
Tucson Re-entry Group In Talks With Federal Agencies To Expand Curriculum
The Tucson-based ATLaS Justice Center was founded by Kirstin Eidenbach and Jonathon Trethewey to help those who have been incarcerated integrate back into society.
Dec. 15, 2017
ACLU
An investigation by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona found that more than 100 public charter schools have unlawful or discriminatory enrollment guidelines.
Dec. 15, 2017
AZ Senate Dems Want More From Anti-Harassment Policy
Democrats in the Arizona Senate said Thursday the process of developing the updated policy was quick and collaborative, but they bemoaned the fact that the document doesn't mention gender identity along with race, religion and other identities explicitly protected from harassment.
Dec. 14, 2017
Valley Fever Cases Spike In November
Cases of Valley fever in Arizona spiked last month and researchers say that could indicate an increase next year.
Dec. 14, 2017
The Era of Net Neutrality Has Officially Come To A Close
The Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal net neutrality.
Dec. 14, 2017
 Film Writer Explains Why Cecil B. DeMille Made 2
Recently, archaeologists in Southern California found a Sphinx used in the 1923 version of The Ten Commandments directed by Cecil DeMille. Scott Eyman is DeMille’s biographer and is here to explain more about why the set was buried and why DeMille made two different Ten Commandments films.
Dec. 14, 2017
Private Firefighters Helping Battle Thomas Fire In Southern California
Hundreds of firefighters are battling the Thomas Fire in Southern California. But not all of the crews fighting the fire work for a governmental entity.
Dec. 14, 2017
Herm Edwards
Arizona State shook up the college football world — and faced a lot of criticism — when it hired Herm Edwards as its new head football coach. Here for a few minutes to talk about it is Anne Ryman, who covers higher ed for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.
Dec. 14, 2017
Tiny Desert Concert: The Blood Feud Family Singers
Self-described as up-tempo but down-hearted, the heart and soul of The Blood Feud Family Singers is the poetic lyrics that pluck at your emotions, and the bluesy-folk tunes take a walk down the dusty road of love and heartbreak.
Dec. 14, 2017
Phoenix City Council Approves Plan To License Sober Living Homes
The Phoenix City Council last night approved a framework for addressing the increasing number of structured sober living homes in the city, as well as a timeline to have it in place by mid-March.
Dec. 14, 2017
Sounds Of The City: Taking Care Of The Green
Listen to the sounds of Shawn Emerson maintaining the golf courses at Desert Mountain.
Dec. 14, 2017

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