KJZZ News

Arizona Teachers Reflect On Heading Back to Their Classrooms
Teachers are returning to their classrooms across the state Friday morning after their six-day walkout ended. Organizers called for an end to the strike once Gov. Ducey signed into law the K-12 education budget bill, which includes his 20 percent pay raise by 2020.
May. 4, 2018
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Joining The Show to talk about the end of the legislative session — what got done, what didn’t get done and teacher pay raises among other things — were political consultant Lorna Romero, formerly of Molera Alvarez and Sen. John McCain’s 2016 Senate campaign, and Sam Richard of Creosote Partners.
May. 4, 2018
McCain
Arizona Sen. John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, tweeted that she is coming home to Arizona to be with her family this weekend.
May. 4, 2018
The Takeaway: How N.R.A. Fundraising Shapes The Political Landscape
The National Rifle Association’s annual conference beings today in Dallas. Around 80,000 people are expected to attend and the event is slated to feature high-profile speakers such as Texas Senator Ted Cruz, social media personalities 'Diamond and Silk,' Vice President Mike Pence, and President Donald Trump.
May. 4, 2018
Arizona Legislature Adjourns After Another Long Night
Just after midnight Friday the Arizona legislature called sine die and ended their work for 2018.
May. 4, 2018
Growing Real Estate Boom (And Concerns) In San Miguel De Allende
A small town in central Mexico is attracting tourists, immigrants and realty investors from Arizona, the U.S. and the world. But its popularity is also generating concerns among locals.
More News From KJZZ's Mexico City Bureau
May. 4, 2018
Navajo Teachers Change Rally Cry To
Not all Arizona teachers walked out this week. Many rural schools remained open but still participated in the #RedForEd movement in their own ways.
May. 3, 2018
Bottoms Up! Mexico Wants Mezcal In Arizona For Cinco De Mayo
For many, Cinco de Mayo means “party”. And for those who sell Mexican products, that’s a business opportunity. At celebrations this weekend in Tucson and Phoenix, the Mexican government will be promoting mezcal, an alcoholic drink experiencing a boom worldwide.
May. 3, 2018
AZ Food Bank Needs Donations After School Closures
St. Mary’s Food Bank distributed tens of thousands of meals to children and families while schools were closed during the teacher walkout.
May. 3, 2018
Officials Implement New Fire Restrictions In N. Arizona
As the Tinder Fire continues to burn through Northern Arizona, officials are implementing new fire restrictions in the area.
May. 3, 2018
Feuding Water Agencies To Meet Next Week
The Central Arizona Project and the Arizona Department of Water Resources will meet next week in what could be a reboot of talks that stalled last year.
May. 3, 2018
Isaac Elementary School District Opens For Half-Days During Teacher Walkout
On the sixth day of a teacher walkout, the school is working with about three quarters of its usual staff and a few extra substitutes.
May. 3, 2018
High School Senior Talks Walkout, Getting Back To School
The teacher walkout is on its sixth day, and while the teachers are marching on the capitol building, students are out of the classrooms.
May. 3, 2018
Peoria Unified School District Officials Discuss Re-Opening Schools
Peoria Unified School District officials met on Thursday morning to discuss re-opening procedures.
May. 3, 2018
Koch Foundation Donor Agreements Indicate Kochs Influenced Professor Hirings, Firings
Donor agreements indicate the foundation gave millions of dollars to have a say in whether university professors should be hired or fired. And universities in Arizona have received funding from the foundation.
May. 3, 2018
Educators Filled House, Senate Galleries To Spectate Late-Night Budget Debate
Wednesday night, educators and school staff wearing red filled the state House and Senate galleries and viewing rooms until the early hours of the morning to see the budget plan pass.
May. 3, 2018
2 Rio Salado College Executives Put On Leave
Two senior KJZZ managers have been placed on administrative leave by Rio Salado College.
May. 3, 2018
After 6 Days Out Of School, Parents Ready For Kids To Go Back
“I kind of understand the teachers’ point of view, but it’s our kids’ education, they need it,” said parent Adriana Aguilar. “I’m a single mom of five kids. It’s a big help when they’re in school for me.”
May. 3, 2018
Sounds Of The City: Singing Along With The Girls Chorus
Listen to the sounds of Lucy and Alice Lundberg doing a progress check for the Phoenix Girls Chorus before the start of their next season.
May. 3, 2018
#RedForEd Demonstrators Say Passed Budget Falls Short
Supporters gathered for a sixth day to rally at the state Capitol on Thursday. They said they’ll continue the #RedForEd movement on to the elections this fall.
#RedForEd Strike: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5
Ducey Signs Education Funding Bill After Long Night Of Debate
May. 3, 2018

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