KJZZ News

Cuba's flag
At least 21 diplomats from the U.S. and more from Canada have been afflicted with what U.S. government officials have deemed “health attacks.” To find out more, I went to a former senior adviser at the National Security Council Mark Feierstein. He's now at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Sep. 22, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
The federal government is doubling down on its motion to throw out former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal conviction.
Sep. 22, 2017
Steven Jones
Attorneys for a former Northern Arizona University student charged in a 2015 fatal shooting on campus want the county attorney's office disqualified.
Sep. 22, 2017
diane douglas
A top education official is supporting the Arizona attorney general's lawsuit over steep increases in university tuition.
Sep. 22, 2017
Mexico Earthquake
After the devastating earthquake in Mexico, the trade offices of Arizona and Phoenix in Mexico City are trying to help the affected communities.
Sep. 22, 2017
pencils
A new estimate suggests it would take about $1 billion to bring Arizona’s public school teacher salaries up to the national median of roughly $56,000 a year. That's if the state decided to meet that goal within a year.
Sep. 22, 2017
Celia Cruz exhibit
Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum is debuting a new exhibit this year and it comes all the way from Cuba. In fact, much of the Latin music created in the Caribbean made its way to the Southwest through Mexico on a musical journey now on display.
Sep. 22, 2017
Biosphere 2
Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support the Biosphere 2 research facility.
Sep. 22, 2017
University of Arizona logo
Blue light is what shines on a bright, sunny day. It also beams from TVs and tablets. And it keeps you awake, which can be a bad thing at night. But it can be a great thing in the morning.
Sep. 22, 2017
Part of Arizona’s congressional delegation is demanding that the U.S. federal government step in to intervene on a cross border sewage spill that’s been leaching from Mexico into southeastern Arizona. In the meantime, the city of Bisbee is stepping in to help Naco, Sonora, a tiny border town with little infrastructure handle the raw sewage.
Sep. 21, 2017
An Arizona trade union is calling for new leadership at the state agency charged with protecting worker safety. Members of the Carpenters Union of Arizona are asking for the resignation of the head of the state Industrial Commission.
Sep. 21, 2017
Flagstaff
Flagstaff City Council passed a resolution Sept. 19 calling on Congress to support an extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program within the next six months.
Sep. 21, 2017
Steve Henry
A former candidate for Pinal County sheriff running for police chief in Colorado has just learned his stellar resume is tarnished by his association with Arizona’s SB 1070 law.
Sep. 21, 2017
With so much of our lives lived online and our personal information readily available to hackers, how can consumers protect themselves?
Sep. 21, 2017
Reinventing Reentry
There is a 60 percent recidivism rate in our state’s prisons. But, according to Sue Ellen Allen, founder and CEO of Reinventing Reentry, that is mostly to do with the many, often insurmountable challenges that former inmates face when they try to re-enter society.
Sep. 21, 2017
kitten sleeping in cage
Listen to the sounds of Thomas Schaefer spaying and neutering shelter animals in a Midwestern University mobile clinic in Phoenix.
Sep. 21, 2017
Jean Twenge
We often think about teens as in a hurry to grow up, get out of their parents house and get out of high school. But the newest generation of teens doesn’t fit that mold. Jean Twenge is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, and she looked at U.S. adolescents from 1976 until 2016 and how often they reported engaging in “adult” activities like drinking and dating.
Sep. 21, 2017
Yuma border fence
The 2,000 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border include a variety of extremely different types of terrain. Some of the areas are populous, while others don’t have humans for miles.
Sep. 21, 2017
death chamber
Arizona does not have to reveal who provides its execution drugs, a judge ruled Thursday in a lawsuit arguing that the information would help the public determine whether the death penalty is carried out humanely and promote confidence in the criminal justice system.
Sep. 21, 2017
arizona commerce authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority has unveiled its new five-year plan. The ACA’s Board of Directors approved it last week. It calls for creating 80,000 new high-wage jobs over the next five years, as well as outlining other goals.
Sep. 21, 2017

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