KJZZ News

The Takeaway: Are Americans Ready For Medicare For All?
As the 2020 campaign season kicks off many of the declared and likely Democratic candidates seem to be throwing their support behind "Medicare for all." But what does "Medicare for all" actually mean? And is it achievable?
Feb. 8, 2019
Options For Hacienda HealthCare Patients Limited After Phoenix Facility Closes
After 29-year-old woman with severe disabilities was raped and later gave birth to a baby boy, the Phoenix facility where she lived announced it is closing. Hacienda HealthCare said Thursday it was shuttering its intermediate care facility (ICF).
Feb. 8, 2019
U.S. Commerce Tomato Decision Could Hurt Nogales
The U.S. Commerce Department’s decision to resume an investigation into dumping of Mexican tomatoes into the U.S. market could hurt the produce import business, and consumers.
Feb. 7, 2019
Grand Canyon Brings Superintendent Back
Grand Canyon National Park will soon have a superintendent again as federal investigators have completed their investigation and have exonerated the woman who was appointed to that position then put on leave.
Feb. 7, 2019
Douglas Mayor: ‘False Crisis’ Makes Border Issues Worse
As tensions are heat up in Nogales over concertina wire strung up across the border fence, the mayor of Douglas, Arizona says increased border militarization is making life worse for residents in his city.
Feb. 7, 2019
AZ Politicians Skirt Small Town
Arizona’s top representatives took a cautious stance Thursday after the Nogales City Council voted to demand the federal government take down the coils of concertina wire that now shroud the city’s entire border fence.
Feb. 7, 2019
State Reaches Settlement With Architect Firm
The Attorney General investigated the purchasing and contracting Scottsdale schools did for the construction of Hohokam Elementary School.
Feb. 7, 2019
AZ Prosecutor Likens Cannabis To Illegal Explosives
An Arizona prosecutor is doubling down on her argument that a popular form of medical marijuana remains illegal — even for those authorized to use the drug.
Feb. 7, 2019
Facility Where Incapacitated Woman Gave Birth To Shut Down
A long-term care facility in Arizona where an incapacitated woman was raped and later gave birth is shutting down.
Feb. 7, 2019
Cactus Spines Serve Several Purposes
The shape of a jumping cholla's spines allows them to reproduce asexually, by steadfastly sticking to an unsuspecting traveler before falling off and taking root.
Feb. 7, 2019
Congressional Subcommittee Digs Into Family Separations
Members of the new Congress aim to unravel exactly what went on inside the executive branch in 2018 when undocumented migrant families were separated at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Feb. 7, 2019
What Is Happening With The Colorado River Drought Plans?
States that rely on the Colorado River for their water supplies are currently unable to finish a series of agreements that would keep its biggest reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, from dropping to levels not seen since they were filled decades ago.
Feb. 7, 2019
CBP Responds After Nogales Condemns Border Project
The federal agency that asked the Pentagon to shore up the border fence with sharp concertina wire says it needed to add still more wire because smugglers were cutting the wire.
Feb. 7, 2019
Arizona Legislature Takes Second Look At The Nunchuck Ban
A law banning nunchucks in Arizona is now going through the process of being lifted.
Feb. 7, 2019
Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Enhancing Protections For People With Disabilities
After a 29-year-old woman with severe disabilities was raped and impregnated, allegedly by her nurse, Governor Doug Ducey yesterday issued an executive order that calls for more protections for people with disabilities …
Feb. 7, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Teaching Youth To Speak The Language Of Jazz
Listen to the sounds of Pam Morita teaching high school students how to improvise when they play jazz at The Nash in downtown Phoenix. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.
Feb. 7, 2019
Free Speech Or Discrimination? A View From AZ, CO
A central question related to LGBTQ rights may again be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court: Can businesses turn away customers because they object to what they’re asking for — weddings invitations or a cake?
Emotions Run High As Arizona Business Fights Anti-Discrimination Law
Feb. 7, 2019
Rising Consumer Debt Isn
Americans are carrying more consumer debt than almost ever before. That’s credit card debt, student loans, car loans, etc. According to the Wall Street Journal, it will all top $4 trillion in 2019. That’s bad, right? Not according to Andrew Hunter.
Feb. 7, 2019
Bill To Allow State To Pay For Part Of KidsCare Approved By Committee
A state Senate committee has approved a bill that would allow Arizona’s health care program for low-income children to continue, even if the feds stop paying for all of it. Senate Bill 1134 removes a trigger in the KidsCare program, which freezes it if federal support drops below 100%.
Feb. 7, 2019
Obesity May Be A Problem For Retiring Football Players
NFL players can often weigh more than 300 pounds and coaches can encourage them to get even bigger. Since the players are young, they may not experience health problems related to weight while they’re playing. But that may change significantly once they leave the field.
Feb. 7, 2019

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