KJZZ News

Space
And next we bring you a story about the challenges of baking bread — in space, which turns out to be harder than you might initially think. A German company called Bake in Space has spent the last year tackling the rather complex problem of how to bake and eat bread in space.
Jul. 24, 2017
"The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class" book
For most observers over the decades, the so-called “elite” were people who were extremely wealthy and had access to essentially anything they wanted. But a new book, "The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class," argues that the elite are defined less by how much money they have and more on what is labeled "cultural capital."
Jul. 24, 2017
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The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that they’ll essentially double the cap on this year’s quota for these H-2B non-agricultural visas with an increase of 15,000 a year. But many think that increase is too little, too late. So what is the Department of Homeland Security’s motivation here?
Jul. 24, 2017
The most extreme monsoon storms are growing more intense in central and southwestern Arizona, according to a study by the University of Arizona and the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Jul. 24, 2017
Border wall
Since President Trump took office, illegal immigration has gone down on our southern border. But over the weekend, nine migrants died in the back of a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas, in an incident that will be tried as a human-trafficking crime.
Jul. 24, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
Protests, presidential visits and a major HIV conference are among the top stories on the international stage coming up this week. With me for our weekly look-ahead is the BBC’s Rich Preston.
Jul. 24, 2017
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There are services for razors, makeup samples, Japanese import snacks and socks, all delivered to doorsteps across the country. But which will last?
Jul. 24, 2017
Fire Station 7
The Daily Courier reported the Prescott City Council will vote Tuesday whether to sell Fire Station 7, former home of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, to a local plumbing company.
Jul. 24, 2017
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Our current political cycle isn’t one that many would label in extremely positive terms. But 200 years ago with President James Monroe at the helm of the ship of state, the U.S. entered a period known as the Era of Good Feeling. Erick Trickey, contributor to Smithsonian.com, wrote about the era.
Jul. 24, 2017
Marijuana
The state health department reports there were more than 850 possible opioid overdoses between mid-June and mid-July, with 10 percent of them fatal. The state, and the country as a whole, are trying to deal with the opioid epidemic, and there seems to be a growing consensus that there’s not a one-size-fits all approach to treating those who are addicted.
Jul. 24, 2017
Phil Boas
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Our focus was on the Trump administration’s review of national monuments, including four in Arizona. U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva wrote a column criticizing the effort.
Jul. 24, 2017
The Arizona Driver’s Manual was recently updated. Toward the back of the new manual, you’ll now find a section on traffic stop safety, including what to do if you’re a driver carrying a firearm.
Jul. 24, 2017
KJZZ examines what "high-wage" and "quality" jobs mean, where the jobs are today, where they'll be in the future and what elected officials are doing to attract jobs.
Jul. 24, 2017
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Congress has come to an agreement on new sanctions against Russia. The sanctions are relatively straightforward, but the bill also constrains President Donald Trump’s executive powers.
Jul. 24, 2017
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The last of 17 hikers stranded by a flash flood this weekend in Arizona have been rescued. A rescue helicopter picked up the last two people this morning after they spent the night in a scenic canyon popular with hikers on the outskirts of metro Tucson.
Jul. 24, 2017
With the threat of a lawsuit looming, Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants members of the Arizona Board of Regents to explain why they think they can let "DREAMers'' pay the same tuition as other Arizona residents.
Jul. 24, 2017
Desert Diamond West Valley casino
The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a set of changes to the Arizona Gaming Compact. The update means the Tohono O’odham Nation can now offer Class III gaming at its casino near Glendale.
Jul. 24, 2017
The Coronado National Forest has received funding to start aerial seeding of more than 1,000 acres that were burned in a recent wildfire in southern Arizona.
Jul. 24, 2017
Almost two decades ago, water lapped at the barren shores of Tempe Town Lake for the first time. Now, shimmering glass high-rises tower over the lake. Many were built with the help from a controversial Arizona economic development incentive called the GPLET. One lakeside project has landed Tempe in the middle of a $5.6 million legal problem.
Jul. 24, 2017
Percy Piestewa
Indigenous athletes came to the Valley from as far away as Quebec to take part in the Lori Piestewa National Native American Games last weekend.
Jul. 24, 2017

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