KJZZ News

Now we turn to our regular Monday preview of international news coming up this week.
Feb. 27, 2017
Jessica Stago and Duran Washburn
A competition is aimed at getting Native American entrepreneurs thinking about how to solve problems across the reservation. The Native American Business Incubator Network, or NABIN, a virtual business incubator for Native American-owned businesses, is helping to sponsor the Innovation Challenge.
Feb. 27, 2017
downtown Phoenix
Last year was a record year for the film and television industries in Phoenix. More than 700 productions came to town, bringing more than $32 million into the local economy.
Feb. 27, 2017
Solar panels
The solar energy market in the U.S grew by 95 percent last year, according to a new report from analysts at Greentech Media. We talk to Martin Pasqualetti, senior sustainability scientist in ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and a former chair of the Governor’s Solar Energy Advisory Council, about what that means.
Feb. 27, 2017
Homeless panhandler poverty
When you’re homeless, having a safe place to sleep and to keep your things can be life-changing. That’s the motivation behind a new proposal being considered at the Tucson City Council that would allow businesses, churches and nonprofit organizations to set up structures in their parking lots for homeless people to spend the night.
Feb. 27, 2017
university of arizona museum of art
There’s a growing trend of art museums turning more toward contemporary exhibitions and items. To learn more, we spoke with James Burns of the University of Arizona Museum of Art and arts journalist Jenna Duncan of Java magazine.
Feb. 27, 2017
the takeaway logo
After a tight and hotly contested race, Tom Perez was voted in as new chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday.
Feb. 27, 2017
photo radar
Let’s talk a bit more now about that proposal to ban photo enforcement cameras across the state. With me to talk about this is Will Humble. He’s the incoming executive director of the Arizona Public Health Association and a former director of the state Health Department.
Feb. 27, 2017
After a busy week with lots of votes last week, state lawmakers are back at the Capitol today. With me now to talk about what to expect this week at the Capitol is Rachel Leingang, who covers the Governor’s Office for the Arizona Capitol Times­.
Feb. 27, 2017
Phoenix VA hospital
A civil trial is getting underway this morning in a case accusing the Phoenix VA of medical malpractice. We speak with Dennis Wagner, a reporter for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com who broke the story of the Phoenix VA scandal, and Dr. Sam Foote, whose whistleblowing is one of the key reasons the problems at the Phoenix VA became known.
Feb. 27, 2017
Phoenix VA hospital
A full courtroom heard opening statements Monday morning in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by a Veteran against the Phoenix VA Health Care System.
Feb. 27, 2017
Mesa Verde National Park’s Sun Temple
A sacred site built in southwest Colorado around 800 years ago hints that the ancestral Pueblo people might have used geometry, even though they lacked a written language or system of numerals. The author says the Sun Temple at Mesa Verde National Park offers the first hard evidence that a prehistoric North American society possibly employed such figures in construction.
Feb. 27, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is in Washington D.C. where he and other state executives are discussing their priorities with President Trump.
Feb. 27, 2017
Bathroom Sign
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas said her office will not be weighing in on the question of which bathroom a transgender student in Arizona should use.
Feb. 27, 2017
Football field
Tempe star recruit for University of Arizona is first full scholarship openly gay football player in major-college football history.
Feb. 27, 2017
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
The Arizona House has given its initial approval to a new bill on undocumented immigrants that require local governments to cooperate with federal immigration agents in their pursuit of them.
Feb. 27, 2017
Ted Diethrich
A pioneering Phoenix heart surgeon has passed away after a long battle with brain cancer.
Feb. 27, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey
The National Governor’s Winter meeting became sharply divided Saturday over Medicaid. Republicans, including Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, argued the Affordable Care Act is failing the Medicaid system and needs reforming.
Feb. 27, 2017
The Affordable Care Act has brought Medicaid coverage to more than 400,000 people in Arizona, but plans in Congress to repeal the law and reform Medicaid could force Arizona to restrict or roll back coverage.
Feb. 27, 2017
At last night’s Academy Awards Emma Stone won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in "La La Land." With the award, she also becomes the first Arizona native to win an Oscar for acting.
Feb. 27, 2017

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