KJZZ News

The Takeaway: CHIP Funding - A Year-End Promise Broken
Congress pledged to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program, which serves 9 million children, before the end of the year. That now appears increasingly unlikely.
Dec. 22, 2017
Hickman's Family Farms faces lawsuits from neighbors who are hoping to get relief from living near a relatively new chicken facility which houses 4 million hens. And they are asking the judge to say they're operating legally.
Dec. 22, 2017
The 2018 wildflower season is expected to be more subdued than previous years. A dry fall season is to blame.
Dec. 22, 2017
Two state lawmakers hope to do what has proven politically impossible for decades: Convince colleagues to consider prison sentencing reform for non-violent offenders.
Dec. 22, 2017
There are too many wild horses and burros on Western range land, according to the federal government. So far, the main strategy to control the population has been “roundups:” corralling the animals and taking them to large ranches to live, all at government expense. Horse and burro people hope to shift to another strategy: birth control.
Dec. 22, 2017
Best Of: Holiday Movies To Get Into The Spirit
Welcome back to our special edition of The Show, giving you some of our favorite stories that celebrate all things holidays. So, of course, we’d be remiss not to include this gem from 2015: KJZZ staff favorite holiday movies.
Dec. 21, 2017
 A Phoenix Church That Practices Dinner, Not Worship
Only about a quarter of millennials attend church on a weekly basis, this according to Pew research. So in 2015, KJZZ’s Stina Sieg found a church that was looking to buck that trend ... but not with church. With dinner.
Dec. 21, 2017
What Is A Humanist, And What Do They Believe?
Not everyone ascribes to a religious viewpoint these days and these non-believers are a growing demographic in our country. They’re called “Nones,” as in N-O-N-E-S, and it means someone who identifies with no religion. Dr. Tracy Fessenden is a professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at ASU. And she says this category of no religious belief is young, diverse, and coming out of the shadows.
Dec. 21, 2017
V Encuentro Seeks Feedback From Catholic Latinos
At the beginning of 2017, the Catholic Bishops of the U.S. launched the Quinto Encuentro or “Fifth Encounter” for their Hispanic/Latino ministries.
Dec. 21, 2017
U.S. Officials: Federal Prison Populations Show Need for Border Wall, Immigration Reform
The Trump Administration released a report Thursday outlining how many immigrants it currently has detained in the U.S. federal prison systems.
Dec. 21, 2017
We all have our favorite movies, films that touch our hearts or blew our minds. And chances are one of your favorite movies might be in the National Film Registry. The Registry is part of the Library of Congress, and the movies they pick are earmarked for preservation. Each year thousands of films are considered but only 25 are picked at a time.
Dec. 21, 2017
Listen to the sounds of Natividad Gutierrez making tamales with her son, Alex, at home.
Dec. 21, 2017
There’s a change coming at the top at The Arizona Republic. Publisher Mi-Ai Parrish is leaving, to take a faculty position at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Dec. 21, 2017
ACLU of Arizona Executive Director Alessandra Soler said her chapter is part of a larger national effort called Campaign For Smart Justice.
Dec. 21, 2017
There are more than 56 million acres of Native American lands nationwide and many of them are feeling the effects of the encroachment of invasive species.
Dec. 21, 2017
Will they or won’t they? That’s the question floating on Capitol Hill on Thursday as the Friday, Dec. 22, deadline looms for Congress to fund federal agencies with a budget, or face a government shutdown.
Dec. 21, 2017
The city of Glendale and the Coyotes have agreed that the team will play at least one more year at Gila River Arena. The Show’s Steve Goldstein spoke with Mike Sunnucks of The Phoenix Business Journal and asked him, after all of the conflict, why are the Coyotes remaining in Glendale for the time being?
Dec. 21, 2017
An explosion Thursday morning at a house just west of downtown Phoenix rocked part of the city.
Dec. 21, 2017
Snowbowl Still Open, Has Longest Season In History
Last year was officially the longest season Snowbowl has ever had in its history.
Dec. 21, 2017
Rep. Salman Discusses Saying Humanist Prayer, Protest
Does a prayer have to invoke God, or some kind of higher power? According to the Arizona state Legislature, the answer is yes.
Dec. 21, 2017

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