KJZZ News

Phoenix VA Medical Center Still A 1-Star Facility
The Department of Veterans Affairs released its end of fiscal year 2018 hospital star ratings, which looks at quality of care at VA Medical Centers across the country. Several centers made significant improvements, but Phoenix wasn’t one of them.
Oct. 4, 2018
SRP: Record Rainfall Didn
Remnants of a tropical storm dropped a record amount of rain on Arizona on Tuesday. So what going to happen to the state’s reservoirs?
Oct. 4, 2018
Modest Fashion Meets High End Fashion
Modest fashion used to be something associated with certain religions. Not anymore. Big name brands like DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry have all begun to incorporate modest looks into their lines.
Oct. 4, 2018
Fife Symington Considering Run For Arizona Senate Seat
Fife Symington, Arizona's 19th governor, is considering re-entering politics. The once pardoned politician could go head to head with a former foe over John McCain's open U.S. Senate seat.
Oct. 4, 2018
The History Of Politics In Supreme Court Nominations
The U.S. Supreme Court, or at least the nomination and confirmation steps, have been highly partisan, off and on, for more than a century.
Oct. 4, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Instrument Maker
Listen to Joe Willie Smith, playing sonic sculptures he constructed out of found material. Some of his work is on display now, at the Mesa Arts Center.
Oct. 4, 2018
Companies Turn Inward Brand Ambassadors
Last year, advertisers spent more money on digital advertising than television spots. And social media ‘influencers’ on YouTube and Instagram are a big part of that. So some companies, like Macy’s, are turning to their own employees to be their online brand ambassadors.
Oct. 4, 2018
The Changing Face Of Retail — Through A Camera Lens
Drive around the Phoenix area and you can see plenty of empty, large, often-times brown buildings that used to house superstores. Photographer Jesse Rieser has been doing this and documenting what he’s calling “the retail apocalypse."
Oct. 4, 2018
Attempt To End Immigration Program Blocked By Federal Judge
A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s attempt to end a federal immigration program known as temporary protected status.
Oct. 4, 2018
Law Professors Concerned Over Kavanaugh Testimony
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. came out swinging last week following the testimony of one of his accusers — Dr. Christine Blasey Ford — and that has hundreds of law professors from across the country concerned.
Oct. 4, 2018
Fewer Working In Gig Economy Than Assumed
There are more Americans working in the so-called gig economy now than five years ago. But even with those gains, just 1.6 percent of workers nationally have taken part.
Oct. 4, 2018
Conference Focuses On Women Of Color In STEM Fields
Women of color face especially unique challenges when it comes to the business world, and those challenges are even more dramatic in the realm of STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Oct. 4, 2018
Millennials,Gen Xers Driving A Drop In U.S. Divorce Rate
You’ve probably heard the oft-quoted statistic that half of all marriages end in divorce. But the Baby Boomers’ kids — Millenials and Gen Xers — are doing things a little differently. They're staying married.
Oct. 4, 2018
Data Shows Life Expectancy Varies Within Phoenix, Other Cities
The new city health dashboard takes data from a number of metrics, including education, income, unemployment, access to parks, smoking and access to health care.
Oct. 4, 2018
Federal Trial Goes Behind Curtain Of College Basketball Recruiting
A trial is underway in federal court in New York, which threatens to expose a dark side of college basketball. This stems from an earlier investigation, which included former University of Arizona assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson.
Oct. 4, 2018
Woman Accused In Tempe Mosque Vandalism Pleads Guilty
One of two Arizona women charged with burglarizing and defacing a Tempe mosque this past March, has now changed her plea.
Oct. 4, 2018
Research Ties Urban Flu Patterns To Population Density, Climate
More than four-fifths of Americans live in urban areas, and city populations are growing faster than rural ones. Now, a new report looks at the impact urbanization could have on flu epidemics.
Oct. 4, 2018
Hundreds Of Undocumented Immigrants Arrested
Early Tuesday morning, Border Patrol agents found a group of 61 immigrants they’d searched for since Monday night in the Lukeville, Arizona, area. A member of the group had called Mexican police for help who in turn called the Border Patrol.
Oct. 4, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Serial Season 3 — You
This season, Serial is trying to understand the American Justice System. To do that, they spent a year recording ordinary cases in the Cleveland Criminal Courthouse. Let’s hear from one of those judges and how he puts a lot of stock in people taking responsibility for their actions.
Oct. 4, 2018
The Takeaway: How Fair Is America
Most Americans think they're paying their fair share of taxes but that corporations and the wealthy don't, according to a recent Gallup poll.
Oct. 4, 2018

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