KJZZ News

Are We Using The Wrong Words To Talk About Our Water Supply?
There’s been a lot of talk about drought recently across Arizona and the West – especially with the relatively dry winter we’ve been having. But my next guest wishes we didn’t use the “d” word as much as we do.
Feb. 14, 2018
The Takeaway: College Campuses: The New Recruiting Ground for White Supremacists
Earlier this month, the Anti-Defamation League released a report that found that white supremacist propaganda on college campuses increased by 258 percent between fall 2016 and fall 2017. The incidents range from flyering, to unveiling posters, to marches, and direct confrontations with students.
Feb. 14, 2018
Scottsdale Education Community Rallies As Another District Administator Resigns
During the meeting, Birdwell announced another top administrator, chief operations officer Louis Hartwell, would be leaving the district. Hartwell’s departure follows the district’s chief financial officer last month.
Feb. 14, 2018
Tim Dunn Sworn In As New Arizona House Representative
Don Shooter’s replacement was sworn in Tuesday, after the former state Representative was expelled following sexual harassment claims.
Feb. 14, 2018
Arizona Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On In-State Tuition For DACA Students
The Arizona Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether students with DACA status are eligible for in-state tuition.
Feb. 14, 2018
Poll: Climate Ripe For Progressive Politics In Arizona
A new poll suggests the pump is primed for progressive political candidates in Arizona in 2018.
Feb. 14, 2018
Study Finds Arizona Children At Higher Risk Of A Lifetime Of Hardship
A newly released national study has found Arizona kids, on average, face far more adversity while growing up than most children in our country.
Feb. 14, 2018
Untold Arizona: Who Is Buried In Juan Bautista De Anza
For more than 50 years, historians have been uncertain whether the body of the Basque explorer for the Spanish Crown was actually who everyone assumed it to be. A single clerical error led to a centuries old mystery in northern Mexico.
Feb. 14, 2018
Bookend Storms Dumping Snow Over Northern Arizona Mountains
This week's active storm system has delivered several inches of much needed snow to Northern Arizona's mountains.
Feb. 14, 2018
Phoenix Sanctuary Leader Decided Not To Finish Vetting Process
The senior minister of a north Phoenix church said he did not follow the normal vetting process when he recently offered sanctuary to an undocumented Mexican man with a son fighting cancer.
Feb. 14, 2018
Untold Arizona: A Paradise For Parrots In Need Of A Home
If you drive north from Benson long enough, past where the road turns to dirt, you’ll reach the tiny community of Cascabel.
Feb. 14, 2018
Pay Your Mesa Bills With Card? There
“You want the people that are actually using those credit cards and incurring those costs to actually pay for the cost of using the credit card, not the entire customer base,” said Mesa spokesman Steven Wright.
Feb. 14, 2018
Wet Weather Will Not Make Big Impact On Fire Season
Arizona officials warned earlier this year that unusually warm and dry conditions are making for an earlier, stronger fire season. But now that the state is receiving some moisture, is any of that changing?
Feb. 14, 2018
Department Of Corrections Seeks Billion Dollar Budget
Director Charles Ryan said health care costs are driving a $30 million increase in the FY 2019 budget.
Feb. 13, 2018
Appeals Court: Lawsuit Seeking Access To Arivaca Checkpoint Raises Legitimate Questions
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a lawsuit seeking access to a Border Patrol checkpoint near Arivaca should not have been thrown out, and the plaintiffs will now get another shot to prove they’re entitled to be close enough to the checkpoint to see what happens.
Feb. 13, 2018
Should Half Of Arizona
Arizona voters could soon be faced with a question — should half of the state’s energy come from renewables?
Feb. 13, 2018
Plan To Install Travel-Time Signs in Phoenix Hits Roadblock
The trouble started on a Monday night in late January when residents along Seventh Avenue between Glendale and Northern heard construction work.
Feb. 13, 2018
Tiny Desert Concert: Flamenco Por La Vida
Welcome to the Tiny Desert Concert. This is when we bring local Arizona bands into the KJZZ studios to play a couple songs for us and talk a bit about the music. For this month, we hear from Flamenco Por La Vida.
Feb. 13, 2018
 Death Of
There are thousands of homeless people on the streets who we pass by everyday. And, when they die, they often go unaccounted for — their stories untold. Now, a recent story in The Arizona Republic tells one of them. She was known as the Safeway Lady, a homeless woman who lived —- and died — near a Safeway in central Phoenix.
Feb. 13, 2018
Interior Department
As the #MeToo movement continues to reverberate, one reporter uncovered a story totaling years of allegations of sexual harassment — and even rape — at a school run by the federal government. We spoke more about this with Eric Katz, reporter with the Atlantic Group’s “Government Executive,” who uncovered this story.
Feb. 13, 2018

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