KJZZ News

Sounds Of The City: Learning Figure Skating During The Winter Olympics
Listen to the sounds of Mirela Ananieva teaching figure skating at AZ Ice Arcadia.
Feb. 15, 2018
Rural Arizona School Districts Losing Students, State Money
Many rural school districts in Arizona are losing students, which means they’re also losing state funding. Numbers compiled by the Arizona School Boards Association find counties with declining enrollment have lost more than $13 million since 2015.
Feb. 15, 2018
 Veteran Journalist Donna Rossi Announces Her Retirement
Donna Rossi has been a fixture on TV news in Arizona for three decades. She’s worked in Flagstaff, Tucson and in Phoenix at CBS5, and has covered every major story in our state in that time. And, last week, she announced her retirement.
Feb. 15, 2018
 What Do Candidates
Arizona doesn’t have a huge Asian-American population, but the current political cycle features four candidates with that background. Three of them are Democrats: congressional candidates Dr. Hiral Tipirneni and Anita Malik, and state House candidate Amish Shah. The fourth is longtime Republican state lawmaker Kimberly Yee, who is running for state treasurer.
Feb. 15, 2018
 Ruling Expected In Lawsuit Challenging Border Wall
A ruling is expected anytime now in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s efforts to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Feb. 15, 2018
VA Inspector General Accuses Secretary Shulkin Of Misusing Public Money
The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department’s Inspector General is accusing Secretary David Shulkin of misusing public money, and his chief of staff of doctoring an email to justify a trip Shulkin and his wife took to Europe. The Inspector General’s report, released on Wednesday, also accuses Shulkin of improperly accepting gifts on that trip.
Feb. 15, 2018
 Supreme Court Consider Redistricting Cases That Would Affect 2 States
Gerrymandering and redistricting have been a part of electoral politics in the U.S. for generations, and their power to influence who controls the House and Senate are even more in the spotlight now.
Feb. 15, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers Considering Potential Changes To Redistricting Process
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission would be expanded — and state lawmakers would be able to ask voters to overrule the maps the commission drew, under a measure moving through the state Legislature this week.
Feb. 15, 2018
 What
On Wednesday, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced that his office wouldn’t be charging Hamilton High School administrators after an ongoing hazing investigation.
Feb. 15, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Science Vs: What Is Love?
What is love? Infidelity is widespread, and half of first-time American marriages end in divorce before the 20 year mark. So Science Vs asks: have we been lied to by our love songs? Click here to listen to the full episode.
Feb. 15, 2018
The Takeaway: Zuma Resigns: What
Embattled and defiant South African President Jacob Zuma has resigned after his party, the African National Congress, pressured him for two months to step down.
Feb. 15, 2018
Love At The Landfill: Tucson Offers Valentine
It just takes a quick scroll through Facebook to know what your friends were up to on Valentine’s Day. What you likely didn’t see was a giddy post about garbage. Unless, of course, you’re friends with KJZZ’s Stina Sieg.
Feb. 15, 2018
Arizona Health Official Calls Flu Season Deaths Alarming
Arizona’s flu rate continues to climb.
Feb. 15, 2018
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake Says U.S. Needs
Some United States Senators are trying to break a log jam that stalled the immigration debate before it got started.
Feb. 15, 2018
Bill Banning Child-Like Edibles Moves Through Arizona Legislature
Bill banning child-like packaging on medical marijuana products has bi-partisan support.
Feb. 15, 2018
Insys Therapeutics Responds To U.S. Senate Report On Drugmaker Donations
A report Monday from U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Phoenix-based Insys Therapeutics is one of five opioid manufacturers that paid more than $10 million to advocacy groups and doctors tied to them, and as a result, play a significant role in contributing to the opioid epidemic.
Feb. 15, 2018
Phoenix Business Owner, DACA Recipient Dreams Of Canada
DACA recipients are at the center of the debate over immigration reform, and some "Dreamers" have described the back-and-forth fight between Democrats, Republicans and President Donald Trump as exhausting.
Feb. 15, 2018
 Wildlife Biologist
There are love songs from rosy-faced lovebirds, a bright green, parakeet-type bird you might have seen flying in your local, city park. They were first observed in Phoenix in 1985. In fact, they are the only feral lovebird colony in the United States — and there’s about 3,000 of them flying around.
Feb. 14, 2018
No Charges Against Hamilton High Staff After Hazing, Assault Incidents
There will be no charges against school administrators for not reporting alleged physical and sexual assault at Chandler’s Hamilton High School.
Feb. 14, 2018
Hunting For New Species Of Agave
Agaves have played an important role in the southwest for centuries. But researchers still don’t know all the ways they’ve been used over the years. Wendy Hodgson, though, is trying to figure it out. She’s a senior research botanist and herbarium curator at the Desert Botanical Garden. She spends a lot of time hunting for agaves, including new species.
Feb. 14, 2018

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