KJZZ News

Jeff Flake
U.S. Sen. Flake’s meeting last night is not thU.S. Sen. Flake’s meeting last night is not the first raucous town hall. They have been popping up across the country. Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer is the executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona, an organization with an aim to reduce political dysfunction and incivility in our political system.
Apr. 14, 2017
Steven Jones
In Flagstaff, a trial is ongoing for a man accused of shooting four fellow Northern Arizona University students – and killing one.
Apr. 14, 2017
Peoria Unified School District
The district changed boundaries this week to avoid overcrowding in elementary schools in the northern part of the city.
Apr. 14, 2017
JD Mesnard
Republican state lawmakers on Thursday agreed to impose two new sets of restrictions on initiatives that opponents say in combination with already-approved measures will effectively deny the ability of voters to propose their own laws.
Apr. 14, 2017
wheelchair user
The Arizona House voted Thursday to make it more difficult for people with disabilities to sue businesses for violations stemming from the Americans with Disability Act.
Apr. 14, 2017
Optimal Robotics Team
Students from Tucson’s Palo Verde High Magnet School will head to Houston next week to put the robot they built to the test against others from around the world.
Apr. 14, 2017
General Motors logo
General Motors said Thursday $8 million in tax credits from California will go towards expanding its self-driving car program over the next five years. Testing is already underway in California, Michigan and Arizona.
Apr. 14, 2017
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
A federal judge has set new dates for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's trial on a criminal contempt-of-court charge.
Apr. 14, 2017
Jeff Flake
For the first time this year Senator Jeff Flake held a town hall in Arizona on Thursday night
Apr. 14, 2017
Shiprock High School
As the tech sector continues to expand in the valley, a growing number of high schools are upping their game with computer science class, going beyond just typing, to cover everything from CSS to the basics of JavaScript. At Shiprock High School on the Navajo Nation officials are trying the same thing.
Apr. 14, 2017
Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego
Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego was in Phoenix Thursday for a forum on immigration.
Apr. 14, 2017
graduates
The dream of a career in the big leagues draws thousands of teens out of Dominican public schools and onto the baseball diamond. When players report to major league academies they’re expected to bring their bats and now, their books.
Apr. 14, 2017
Home marked for demolition
For years, Tempe has offered residents a rebate to save money on building permits required to renovate their homes. The program came to an abrupt halt earlier this year when staff discovered the portion of city code that enacts the program had been deleted.
Apr. 14, 2017
phoenix suns logo
The season is mercifully over for the Phoenix Suns, who have missed out on the playoffs for a seventh-straight season, finishing with the worst record in the NBA’s Western conference at 24-58, reflecting only a one game improvement over last season. But as KJZZ’s Phil Latzman reports, according to team officials, the youth movement is working and fans have a lot to look forward to in the future.
Apr. 13, 2017
Arizona Lottery logo
The Motor Vehicle Division is partnering with the Arizona Lottery in a pilot program. The lottery has installed vending machines at MVD locations in Glendale and Scottsdale.
Apr. 13, 2017
Bruce Hungate
How do you put a dollar value on something that in some ways is priceless? Like the Mona Lisa? Or biodiversity?
Apr. 13, 2017
Adie Tomer
Throughout his campaign, and in his first months in office, we’ve heard a lot of talk about a grand “infrastructure bill” — President Trump’s vision of rebuilding America’s roadways, pipes and dams. But just how realistic is this $1 trillion vision?
Apr. 13, 2017
Amazon has started collecting taxes in every state in which there is a sales tax. That’s a departure from the past, when the online retailer balked at collecting sales taxes, including in Arizona.
Apr. 13, 2017
classroom
Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey signed into a law a bill that will expand the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program, otherwise known as school vouchers. Some public-school teachers and education advocates felt it was a slap in the face by the governor after they partnered with him to pass Prop 123 to increase funding for public education last year.
Apr. 13, 2017
The long-running saga of the government’s gun-walking operation Fast and Furious added a new chapter this week when authorities announced the arrest of a suspect in the 2010 murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. KJZZ’s Michel Marizco has long reported on Fast and Furious and joins us with an update.
Apr. 13, 2017

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