KJZZ News

Q&AZ: Arizonas Potential Electoral College Gains
KJZZ listener Enrique reached out to us through our Q&AZ program to ask if Arizona will receive more Electoral College votes after the 2020 census and what impact that will have on our status as a potential swing state.
Nov. 7, 2019
Self-Driving Car That Killed Pedestrian Could Not Detect Jaywalkers
A report by the National Safety Transportation Board found that a self-driving Uber SUV was not programmed to detect jaywalkers when it hit and killed a woman who was crossing Mill Avenue in Tempe three years ago.
Nov. 7, 2019
Micro Estates Planned To Bring A Community Together
We’ve all heard of tiny houses — or at least seen them on HGTV. Well now, there’s an effort right here in the Phoenix metro area to build something a little different — micro estates. The idea here is more about community, not just about the size of the home.
Nov. 7, 2019
How Climate Change Threatens National Security
Climate change has become a national security issue. The Pentagon acknowledges that flooding, drought and extreme storms can disrupt U.S. military capabilities and threaten military facilities worldwide.
Nov. 7, 2019
Stanton, Lesko Facing Recalls For Their Impeachment Stances
As the formal impeachment process against President Donald Trump heats up, two members of Arizona’s congressional delegation now find themselves in the crosshairs, too — sort of.
Nov. 7, 2019
Tucsons Mayor-Elect Discusses What She Wants To Accomplish
This week, Tucson voters elected Democrat Regina Romero to serve as the city’s next mayor. Her victory over her Independent and Green Party challengers was widely predicted, but Romero’s tenure will now mark several firsts for the second largest city in Arizona. She is the first woman to hold the job, and the first Latina to claim the seat.
Nov. 7, 2019
Online Video Watching Doubles Among Teens And Tweens
More than twice as many tweens and teens watch online videos every day than in 2015. When those kids watch, they’re also spending about twice as much time doing so than they did four years ago. And YouTube seems to be the most popular destination.
Nov. 7, 2019
Stand-Up Sit Down: Chris Bennett
Most weekends in the Phoenix metro area, you can find nationally-known stand-up comics performing at a club or a resort, but those are just quick drop-ins before they land in Denver or San Diego for the next gig.
Nov. 7, 2019
Lucid Motors Begins Plant Construction In Casa Grande
A major economic development in Pinal County is moving closer to fruition with the official groundbreaking this week of the Lucid Motors plant in Casa Grande.
Nov. 7, 2019
Tempe Town Lake Celebrates 20 Years
This week marks the 20-year anniversary of Tempe Town Lake being filled,and the city is celebrating with lakeside events Friday afternoon and Saturday. The process of creating a lake in the middle of the Phoenix metro area was a long one, with some ups and downs along the way.
Nov. 7, 2019
The Pulse: Déjà Vu And How We Experience Time
When you experience déjà vu, you feel like a time traveler for a moment. Like you've been in exactly this place and experienced exactly this conversation before. You know what's going to happen next. But what's really going on when we experience déjà vu, and how does it relate to our experience of time?
Nov. 7, 2019
The Takeaway: Is the Term "Latinx" Unifying, or Divisive?
There are nearly 60 million people in the United States who can trace their roots back to Latin America or Spain, according to data from the Pew Research Center. One term that recently made its way into the demographic lexicon is getting lots of attention, and pushback: Latinx.
Nov. 7, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Row, Row, Row Your Boat Down Tempe Town Lake
Listen to the sounds of Emily Burkett coaching a group of rowers on Tempe Town Lake.
Nov. 7, 2019
New Digital Medical Marijuana ID Cards On The Way
Beginning next month, Arizona will stop issuing physical cards for those who can buy medical marijuana. New cards will be sent as an image via email. The Arizona Legislature mandated the electronic registry card program earlier this year. ID cards cost $150 and are now good for two years instead of one.
Nov. 7, 2019
1 In 2 Seriously Ill Medicare Enrollees Struggles With Bills
More than half of seriously ill Medicare enrollees face financial hardships with medical bills, with prescription drug costs the leading problem, according to a study published Monday.
Nov. 7, 2019
AZ Supreme Court Backs Down On Photo Ban At Courthouse
The Arizona Supreme Court has backed down from an order banning photography and videos outside the courthouse. Instead, Chief Justice Robert Brutinel replaced the order with another, specifically banning activity threatening a person, disrupting court operations, or compromising security in and around the court.
Nov. 7, 2019
Study: People With Disabilities Are Untapped Labor Force
A new study has found an untapped labor pool that could strengthen Arizona's economy. It found that by adding more people with disabilities to the workforce, the state’s gross domestic product and tax revenues could get a boost. The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council commissioned the study.
Nov. 6, 2019
Mexico Will Work With U.S. After Sonora Mormon Murders
After Monday’s attacks in Sonora, Mexico, where three women and six children from a binational Mormon community were murdered, the Mexican government has promised to reinforce gun trafficking operations, while collaborating with its American counterparts.
Nov. 6, 2019
Maryvale Opens Business Center To Draw Companies
Maryvale is one of Phoenix’s 15 villages and one of the area’s more diverse communities, but the general perception is that Maryvale has largely been left behind in the economic revival of the past decade.
Nov. 6, 2019
How Effective Is The U.S. In Fighting Mexican Drug Cartels?
The United States has assisted Mexico on the war on drugs for years, providing training, intelligence and equipment. The question is what more can the U.S. do? How effective have we been in dealing with the cartels?
Nov. 6, 2019

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