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Lawmaker Aims To Move Voucher Oversight To A Private Group
On Wednesday, Arizona lawmakers debated a proposal from Republican Sen. David Livingston to sweep oversight of the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program — more commonly known as vouchers — from the Department of Education and hire a private company to oversee it.
Feb. 13, 2019
Tobacco Use On The Rise Among Teens Due To Vaping
E-cigarettes and vaping have apparently made smoking cool again, as the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show tobacco use by young people is on the rise.
Feb. 13, 2019
The Questions People Have For Phoenix’s Next Mayor
KJZZ’s hour-long forum with Phoenix’s mayoral candidates Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela was last night at Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix. We had a packed room and almost 70 submitted questions! We couldn’t get to all of them during the event, so here’s are some of the major topics.
Listen To The Phoenix Mayoral Forum
Feb. 13, 2019
Phoenix Mayoral Candidates Debate Issues At KJZZ Forum
Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela joined KJZZ's Christina Estes and Mark Brodie at Burton Barr Central Library. There, the candidates answered questions from the hosts as well as some submitted by the audience. Estes joined The Show to talk about the evening.
Feb. 13, 2019
Arizona Will Soon Have A New Permanent U.S. Attorney
Arizona hasn’t had a permanent U.S. attorney since President Trump took office more than two years ago. Now we’ve learned that the state finally has a nominee to hold the position with the official title.
Feb. 13, 2019
State Of The Indian Nations Given By NCAI President
Last month, President Trump stood in the House of Representatives and gave his second State of the Union address. But many of you might not know about another national address that takes place every year — the State of the Indian Nations.
Feb. 13, 2019
Mesa Historical Museum Returns To The Old Lehi School
The Mesa Historical Museum had its grand reopening a few days ago — in a very familiar site. The Old Lehi School was originally built in the 1880s, and it housed the museum from 1987 to 2012. Now with a new director and a renewed mission, the museum is back with an exhibit called "Gizmos, Gadgets and Greatness."
Feb. 13, 2019
The Takeaway: The Next Chapter For The Mexican Drug War
The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán now faces life in prison. But for many in Mexico, El Chapo's capture and trial appeared to be more of a charade.
Feb. 13, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Occam
From seeing a UFO to advancing a conspiracy theory, often the simplest explanation is the most likely one. Yet we still tend to fancy convoluted ideas with lots of moving parts, just because they sound good to us.
Feb. 13, 2019
More Video Released After Lawsuit Filed Against Glendale Police
A 2017 Glendale traffic stop that has resulted in a lawsuit against the city’s police department has prompted the release of additional body cam footage — this time an interview with one of the arresting officers.
Feb. 13, 2019
Scottsdale District Taps Longtime Adminstrator Kriekard To Lead Schools
The Scottsdale Unified School District has a new leader. Interim Superintendent John Kriekard’s face broke into a grin as the governing board voted unanimously to extend his contract to 2020. Dozens of educators in the audience clapped and cheered.
Feb. 13, 2019
Schools And Agencies Allowed To Be Subject To Lawsuits
A panel of Arizona lawmakers voted this week to let anyone file suit if they believe public tax dollars are being used to influence elections.
Feb. 13, 2019
Beetles Vs. Birds: When Fighting Nature With Nature Backfires
Fighting nature with nature seems like a good idea – unless nature doesn’t care about geography. The effects of a federal decision made 20 years ago to use Asian beetles to slow the spread of an invasive shrub across the West are reducing nesting habitat for an endangered songbird – the southwestern willow flycatcher.
Feb. 13, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven: The Bow Tie
KJZZ medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven looks at the possible health issues associated with wearing a tie — from a decrease in blood flow to the brain to the risk of infection.
Feb. 13, 2019
LISTEN: KJZZ Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Forum
Tuesday night was KJZZ's Phoenix Mayoral Forum, featuring candidates Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela. A runoff election between Gallego and Valenzuela, is being held to fill the city’s vacant mayoral seat on March 12.
Feb. 12, 2019
Bill Would Allow Out-Of-State License Holders In AZ
Arizona could be the first state in the country to allow people with out-of-state occupational licenses to practice here without taking an exam. The objective of the bill is to encourage more people to come to the state and find work easily.
Feb. 12, 2019
2018 Crop Production Fell In AZ, USDA Summary Shows
The United States Department of Agriculture's annual summary showed that in 2018 Arizona crop production fell across the board, except for lemons.
Feb. 12, 2019
One Scooter Company Leaves Tempe
“This is kind of a unique system where they’re using public property to stage and operate their business, and there’s gotta be some sort of cost that goes along with that,” said Randy Keating, a Tempe councilman who helped craft the regulations which include fees and data sharing with the city.
Feb. 12, 2019
GOP Bill Aims To Reclassify And Reduce Student Wages
GOP State lawmakers are taking another swing at the voter mandated minimum wage law. State Rep. Travis Grantham's bill re-classifies employees who are students, under age 22, and working less than 20 hours a week, as "casual basis" hires.
Feb. 12, 2019
Reactions To Mark Kellys Senate Run
Mark Kelly — husband of Gabrielle Giffords — said he will be taking the Senate plunge, running for office for the first time.
Feb. 12, 2019

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