KJZZ News

Wages Continue To Stagnate Despite Job Growth
Employment numbers have been relatively strong in the U.S. through the Obama and Trump administrations. But while wage growth showed some promise in this morning’s jobs report, it continues to be low, and has essentially zeroed out under inflation-adjusted numbers.
Nov. 2, 2018
Jobs Market Growing, U.S. Unemployment Decreasing
The October jobs report is out from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the news continues to be positive overall with the unemployment rate in October at 3.7 percent. The economy also added 250,000 jobs — that’s a jump from the 134,000 non-farm jobs added in September.
Nov. 2, 2018
Lesko, Tipirneni In West Valley Rematch
Arizona has nine congressional districts choosing a representative to send to Washington. In the northwest Valley, voters will get a second go-round this year with the same candidates.
Nov. 2, 2018
MCCCD Chancellor Responds To Faculty Complaints
The Chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District has responded to a formal complaint filed by the Faculty Association in September.
Nov. 2, 2018
Arizona Had 127 Confirmed Cases Of Flu In First Month Of Season
If you were planning to get a flu shot, it’s not too late — and now the Arizona Department of Health has a better idea of where we’re headed this flu season after the latest report.
Nov. 2, 2018
AAA Study Reveals Costly Repairs For Safety Features
When buying a car, the benefits of added safety features are obvious — but those features can also lead to more costly repairs. According to a AAA study released recently, safety features can double or triple the costs for minor repairs.
Nov. 2, 2018
AARP Surveys Different Generations On Attitude Towards Voting, Loans
A new survey commissioned by AARP talked to Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials about their attitudes when it comes to voting, student loan debt and social security.
Nov. 1, 2018
3 Candidates Vie For States Top Job
Three candidates are vying for the state’s top job. Green Party Candidate Angel Torres and Democrat David Garcia are both trying to unseat Gov. Doug Ducey, as the incumbent seeks a second term in office. Education, immigration and energy are among the top issues for Arizona voters.
More Arizona Election Coverage
Nov. 1, 2018
CAP Parent Agency Approves Deal With GRIC
The agency that runs the Central Arizona Project on Thursday approved a deal to acquire water from the Gila River Indian Community.
Nov. 1, 2018
Study: Coconut Oil Repel Insects Better Than DEET
A federally funded study has found a pantry ingredient contains a naturally produced chemical that repels some insects better than DEET. It's considered to be the most effective insect repellent on the market, used in bug sprays and to keep biting flies away from livestock.
Nov. 1, 2018
School District Working With Southwest Key Programs Prepares For Layoffs
The closure of two Southwest Key Programs shelters for undocumented immigrant children is expected to have big consequences for educators that serve vulnerable populations.
Nov. 1, 2018
How Changing Our Diets Could Help The Environment
There are a lot of efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change, from using renewable energy to changing how and where we drive. But a new campaign is focusing on our diets.
Nov. 1, 2018
The Untold History Of Mexican Workers In Arizona
In Arizona’s business community, we often hear the line that our number one trading partner is Mexico. But the impact of Mexican workers in our state also has shaped our state’s economy for longer than our state has been a state.
Nov. 1, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Gem Cutting Like Father, Like Son
Listen to the sounds of Darryl Alexander cutting gemstones with his son, Nick.
Nov. 1, 2018
Growing Interest In What Some Call Internets Most Boring Videos
There are obviously lots of videos one can watch online, from sports, to music, to cats.
Nov. 1, 2018
AZ Has New Health Care Options Through ACA Marketplace
Arizonans will have a new and improved marketplace when they shop for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace. And the time to buy that health cover begins Thursday, which marks the beginning of the enrollment period for 2019 plans.
Nov. 1, 2018
Investigation Into Zinke Referred To Justice Department
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the Interior Department’s internal watchdog had referred an investigation into Secretary Ryan Zinke’s behavior to the Justice Department — that’s according to the Washington Post and CNN who cite anonymous sources familiar with the matter.
Nov. 1, 2018
Leaders Concerned About Possible Community Reinvestment Act Changes
A growing coalition of community leaders in south Phoenix will hold a press conference to highlight the effect of the Community Reinvestment Act there.
Nov. 1, 2018
How Complex Is Arizonas Political Landscape?
Arizona has been famously — or infamously — called ‘the meth lab of American democracy’. But, though our state is known nationally as a hard-line conservative bastion a new piece for Politico makes the argument that our political landscape is actually much more complicated.
Nov. 1, 2018
The History Of Voting And Voter Suppression In The U.S.
With Election Day less than a week away, fears of voter suppression have popped up in most — if not all — areas of the country. Will some voters be turned away? How large a role could provisional ballots play? And why is it so challenging for voting laws to be consistent?
Nov. 1, 2018

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