KJZZ News

Will Legislature Act Quickly On Drought Plan?
Stakeholders in Arizona have worked all year to come up with a framework for a deal to cut back on water. Significant work still needs to be done, but the big question is: will the state Legislature want to do even more?
Dec. 20, 2018
Medical Pot Patient, Cancer Survivor Facing Prison For Cannabis Oil
Adam Wanko didn’t hide his medical marijuana from the officer who pulled him over. A cancer patient, Wanko could serve years in prison for a product he purchased legally from a dispensary. His fate could hinge on a case now in front of the Arizona Supreme Court.
After Court Ruling, Uncertainty Looms Over Arizona Medical Marijuana Industry
Dec. 20, 2018
The Takeaway: A Bipartisan Moment For Criminal Justice Reform
On Tuesday, the Senate overwhelmingly passed one of the most significant changes to the country’s criminal justice system in decades.
Dec. 20, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Making Tamales — Christmas Gifts Wrapped In Corn Husks
Listen to the sounds of Natividad Gutierrez making tamales with her son, Alex, at home. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
Dec. 20, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Chapo — Kingpin On Trial
Joaquin Guzman started from humble beginnings, born in a remote village in Sinaloa, Mexico. He started in the drug trade in the 1980s, and today is accused of being one of the world's biggest drug kingpins.
Dec. 20, 2018
Garagiola Jr. Returns to D-backs In Front Office Role
The Arizona Diamondbacks are bringing back one of the team’s early architects to the front office.
Dec. 20, 2018
Health, Community Advocates Denounce Trump
A coalition of health and community advocates met Wednesday in Phoenix to object to the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back fuel efficiency standards. They argued the move would make the Valley’s air dirtier than it already is.
Dec. 19, 2018
Ducey Signs Cross-Border Agreement On Natural Gas
The governors for Arizona, New Mexico and the state of Sonora, Mexico, signed an agreement Wednesday promoting the transport of natural gas to Asia.
Dec. 19, 2018
Tree Ring Study Dials In Future Forest Growth
A previously unanalyzed trove of tree rings has given researchers a new perspective on how climate change might affect forests in the Southwest. The news is better, but far from good.
Dec. 19, 2018
Genetic Data Inspires Rethinking Of Corn Domestication
Corn, or maize, took a 9,000-year journey of domestication on its way to our holiday tables. But new research suggests that the path took more twists and turns than once thought.
Dec. 19, 2018
Mexican Border Minimum Wage Set To Double Jan. 1
The minimum wage along Mexico’s northern border is about to rise dramatically. From the current 88 pesos — or $4.40 a day — it will jump to nearly 177 pesos, or roughly $9.
Dec. 19, 2018
Criminal Justice Advocates See Opportunities
Arizona advocates say federal reforms are generating momentum for changes at the state level.A study from the Prison Policy Initiative shows that more than half of the 2.3 million people incarcerated in America are serving time in state prisons.
Dec. 19, 2018
Save Our Schools AZ Sets Sights On 2019
Arizona voters handily defeated Prop 305 last month, blocking a state law that would have expanded Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, sometimes referred to as vouchers.
Dec. 19, 2018
Phoenix Punk Scene Gather To Help One Of Their Own
Wednesday night at Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix, musicians from Phoenix’s punk scene will gather together for one of their own: longtime Phoenix musician and artist Steve Davis — better known as Stevie D.
Dec. 19, 2018
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During this winter holiday season, maybe you’ve turned on the television or dialed up a subscriber service to catch one of the old classics — like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." But some on social media are saying that Rudolph, in particular, has racist and bigoted elements and is out of step with our current sensibilities.
Dec. 19, 2018
Time Running Out For Drought Contingency Plan
How soon will Arizona go forward and officially adopt a Drought Contingency Plan in accord with the other states that rely on Colorado River water? Are stakeholders and lawmakers fully on board with the need to act quickly? The head of the Bureau of Reclamation has made it clear that a deadline is rapidly approaching.
Dec. 19, 2018
Grand Canyon Education Acquires Health Education Program
Grand Canyon Education is buying Orbis Education Services for $362.5 million. Orbis is a provider of health education programs for a number of universities across the country, including Marquette and Northeastern.
Dec. 19, 2018
New Dinosaur Discovered In Arizona
There’s a new dinosaur on the block, although its name is a bit of a mouthful. Crittendenceratops krzyanowskii doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. But what kind of dinosaur is it?
Dec. 19, 2018
Columnist Says Preexisting Conditions Can Be Done — Affordably
A federal judge in Texas this week struck down the entire Affordable Care Act, declaring its mandate requiring everyone buy health insurance unconstitutional. But now that the ACA has been law for six years, both parties agree that parts of the law that are particularly popular should stay around.
Dec. 19, 2018
AI Becoming More Prevalent In Self-Service Health Care
Do you remember when self-checkouts at the grocery store were the new thing? Now no one can remember living without it. That’s how the makers of a new self-guided medical clinic are hoping people adapt to their idea.
Dec. 19, 2018

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