KJZZ News

Q&AZ: What Shapes Saguaro Cacti?
A report on the forces that shape saguaro cacti from their start as "diamond-shaped green blobs" to adulthood as towering desert sentinels. Carol Gibson asked about the sometimes whimsical desert dwellers through our Q&AZ. Carol Gibson first saw a saguaro cactus when she was 7 years old and her family moved to Arizona from Tennessee.
VIDEO: KJZZ Explains Saguaro Science
Jan. 24, 2019
Lawmakers Want To Alter Law To Avoid Income Tax Increase
Three Republican lawmakers want to alter the state’s tax law to ensure Arizonans don't pay more in state income taxes because of changes in federal law. The move would defy Gov. Doug Ducey’s effort to “conform” with federal law.
Jan. 24, 2019
Phoenix OKs Suns Arena Deal With New Details
After years of closed-door negotiations and a month-long public relations blitz, the Phoenix City Council has approved an arena renovation deal with the Suns.
Jan. 24, 2019
Consultant To Judge Inner Workings Of Southwest Key
As part of a legal settlement with the state, a nonprofit that houses unaccompanied migrant children in Arizona agreed to hire an outside healthcare consultant to grade the inner workings of its remaining Arizona shelters.
Jan. 23, 2019
Report Lists AZ Among Worst In Nation For Driver Safety
One bill at the Capitol could move Arizona out of "Worst State In The Nation" status for driver safety.
Jan. 23, 2019
Latino Group Says 9th Circuit Has No Jurisdiction In Desegregation Case
A Latino civil rights group says the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals doesn't have jurisdiction to dismiss a decades-long desegregation case.
Jan. 23, 2019
Activists Gather To Lobby For Criminal Justice Reform
The American Friends Service Committee of Arizona hosted Reframing Justice Day at the Capitol to draw attention and support to a slate of new criminal justice reform legislation.
Jan. 23, 2019
Analysis Shows Same Trend For Empowerment Scholarship Accounts
In November, voters shot down — by a 2-1 margin — Proposition 305, blocking a law that would’ve expanded the Empowerment Scholarship Account program, also referred to as vouchers. But the issue isn’t quite dead, as The Show's guest, Rob O’dell, tells us.
Jan. 23, 2019
LA Teachers Head Back to The Classroom
Los Angeles teachers are headed back to the classroom after a week-long strike. Union leaders approved a settlement with teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest school district.
Jan. 23, 2019
Sales Tax Increase To Fund Education Advances In Legislature
Arizona voters could have a choice next year over whether to increase sales taxes to support public education. The Senate Education Committee voted 5-3 Thursday to approve a measure that would let voters decide whether to replace a six-tenths of a cent tax with a penny tax. Voters approved the current tax when they voted yes on Prop 301 about two decades ago.
Jan. 23, 2019
Wildlife Photographer In Valley To Talk About His Work
Bertie Gregory has always enjoyed taking photos of wildlife. He was selected as one of the United Kingdom’s top wildlife photographers under 20, and has been named a National Geographic Young Explorer.
Jan. 23, 2019
Geologist Discusses Surviving The Government Shutdown
As the government shutdown continues, The Show's taking a closer look at the ways it’s affecting the community. Today, The Show spoke to Judd Sampson. He is the forest geologist for the Tonto National Forest, and has been furloughed for more than a month.
Jan. 23, 2019
Gig Economy Is Much Smaller Than Anticipated
Working for Uber and doing other forms of freelancing were perhaps the best options for an increasing number of Americans. But information unveiled by the Department of Labor indicates the gig economy had an effect, but not as much as originally estimated.
Jan. 23, 2019
Could TSA Go On Strike?
One of the most visible group of government workers hit by the partial shutdown are Transportation Security Administration workers, the TSA. And like other federal workers, they cannot legally strike in protest.
Jan. 23, 2019
AZ Considering Unspent Federal Child Care Money
Arizona lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey say they plan to spend $56 million in federal funds this year that was sent to the state to cover child care costs. That’s significant because Arizona got the money last year, and did not allocate it.
Jan. 23, 2019
Emotions High As Business Fights Anti-Discrimination Law
Emotions were running high at the Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday as justices there heard a challenge to a Phoenix law that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Jan. 23, 2019
Whistleblower Says Corizon Health Official Directed Him To Cheat Prison Monitors
Jose Vallejo worked for Corizon Health in the Arizona Department of Corrections for two years. He alleges the company is violating state regulations, purposefully misleading state auditors, and putting patient lives at risk.
Jan. 23, 2019
Mother Of Baby Found In Amazon Bathroom Released
The woman who left a newborn baby in a south Phoenix Amazon distribution center bathroom last week has been released without bail.
Jan. 23, 2019
The Takeaway: Greenland Ice Sheet Reaches
Greenland’s ice is melting roughly four times faster than it was over a decade ago, according to a new study published this week. And scientists say that the accelerated melting is likely to speed up sea level rise on a global scale.
Jan. 23, 2019
2 Doctors For Incapacitated Patient Who Gave Birth Leave
Two doctors who cared for an incapacitated woman who gave birth as a result of a sexual assault are no longer providing medical services at the long-term care center in Phoenix.
Jan. 23, 2019

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