KJZZ News

The Takeaway: Senate Confirms Robert Wilkie As New VA Secretary
Longtime government official Robert Wilkie will head the Department of Veterans Affairs after the Senate confirmed his nomination on Monday.
Jul. 24, 2018
Phoenix Braces For Extreme Heat Wave
The forecast for Tuesday is forecast for 117 — and Phoenix utilities and city officials are preparing for the worst. Phoenix city officials have been handing out visors and fans to downtown commuters, and the Salvation Army has over a dozen “hydration stations.”
Jul. 24, 2018
Spring Training Brings In $644 Million During 2018 Season
Spring training generated $644 million during the 2018 season, an 11 percent increase since 2015. The study from the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business also found the sport added $373 million for Arizona’s gross domestic product.
Jul. 24, 2018
How Arizona
You can thank the San Francisco volcanic field north of Flagstaff for some of the area’s best-known natural attractions such as Humphrey's Peak or Sunset Crater. But nearby is another, far less famous geologic feature, whose full name we can’t even write out.
Jul. 23, 2018
Arizonans Speak Out About Veteran Suicide
As the U.S. Senate confirmed a new Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, some in Arizona took the opportunity to push for better statistics of suicide among vets.
Jul. 23, 2018
One Child
One of the most common statistics that comes up in conversations around plastic straw waste comes from a study conducted by Milo Cress when he was just 9 years old.
Jul. 23, 2018
Arizona Department Of Corrections Appeals Federal Sanction
On Saturday attorneys for the state filed a notice of appeal in the Parsons vs. Ryan prison health care settlement, indicating they would challenge Magistrate Judge David Duncan’s contempt order, sanction and additional oversight measures.
Jul. 23, 2018
Government Approaches 1,200 Family Reunifications
Federal officials continue to reunite migrant families as Thursday’s court-ordered deadline looms.
Jul. 23, 2018
Chandler Police Urge Caution As School Year Begins
The Chandler Police Department reminded motorists to focus on pedestrians and follow school zone and bus restrictions as Chandler Unified School District, one of the state's largest school districts, started its academic year Monday.
Jul. 23, 2018
Boas On Clarifying Legislative Immunity
Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic. It’s a regular segment where we talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Jul. 23, 2018
Volunteers Mobilize To Save Arizona
High temperatures and drought conditions are pushing volunteers to step up their efforts to protect Arizona’s wild horse population.
Jul. 23, 2018
U.S. Continues To Face Counter-Terrorism Challenges
Terrorism has evolved since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but is still a significant threat. That’s something Nick Rasmussen knows all too well.
Jul. 23, 2018
Gov. Ducey Executive Order Seeks To Curb Legislative Immunity
Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday issued an executive order clarifying that law enforcement officers in the state may cite lawmakers for speeding and other violations.
Jul. 23, 2018
International AIDS Conference Kicks Off In Amsterdam
The 22nd International AIDS Conference kicked off Monday in Amsterdam and will run through the end of the week. Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, will be among those in attendance.
Jul. 23, 2018
Meet Rosie Magaña, Latina Entrepreneur Of The Year
Rosie Magaña, owner of Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, and Sandra Flores, owner of Azukar Coffee in south Phoenix, has just been named the Cox Latina Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Jul. 23, 2018
California Strawberries Planted Despite Drought
About 180 miles south of San Diego, in the arid region of Baja California in an area called the San Quentin valley, there are seemingly endless fields full of strawberries. With an ongoing drought and climate change on the horizon, how will the industry sustain itself?
Jul. 23, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Steve Smith - 1st District
As Arizona heads toward the August primary election, KJZZ's The Show is inviting candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
Jul. 23, 2018
Tempe Will Swear Jennifer Adams Into Council Seat Thursday
The City of Tempe will swear in its newest city council member, Jennifer Adams, on Thursday. Tempe Councilman David Schapira has stepped down to run for Arizona superintendent of public instruction, the top public schools job in the state.
Jul. 23, 2018
The Takeaway: In Los Angeles, Being Retirement-Age And Homeless
Los Angles is in the throes of a homeless crisis, with nearly 40,000 people sleeping in the streets each night. But years of mounting public outcry and pressure have forced the local government to act.
Jul. 23, 2018
The Takeaway: Affirmative Action Hangs In The Balance
It's been over two years since the Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, the most significant college admissions case to reach the court in recent years.
Jul. 23, 2018

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