KJZZ News

Two Guys On Your Head: Why It Takes A Stronger Person To Create Than Criticize
Tearing down something is quick, easy and often gratifying. What's more time-consuming and difficult is creating, building and constructing. However, the reasons why we are more likely to criticize than create aren't just about effort.
Mar. 7, 2018
The Takeaway: Teachers Reflect After West Virginia Strike
Public school students in West Virginia head back to school today after a statewide teacher strike that spanned three weeks finally ended on Tuesday. Educators and other state employees finally struck a deal on a pay increase with lawmakers in Charleston. Two teachers from the state give their assessment of the deal.
Mar. 7, 2018
Singer-songerwriter Chris Thile and his show Live From Here, which airs on KJZZ, will be in Tempe on Saturday. We caught up with him ahead of his performance in the Valley.
Mar. 7, 2018
Educators around the state Wednesday are wearing red to raise awareness about the issues teachers face from low pay to under-stocked classrooms. “I’ve not seen this many teachers this frustrated since I’ve been in Arizona,” said Joe Thomas, who’s taught for more than two decades and now president of the Arizona Education Association.
Mar. 7, 2018
Doctors are taught that we shouldn’t practice medicine on family members — but who is family? KJZZ medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven considers the question.
Mar. 7, 2018
State lawmakers are moving to close a loophole that allows some people to escape serious punishment when they cause a serious car crash.
Mar. 7, 2018
Ranchers and livestock producers in Navajo and Apache counties may be eligible for 2018 drought disaster assistance, with something called the Livestock Forage Disaster Program, or LFP.
Mar. 6, 2018
Lawyers Ask Court to Declare Jailed Mexican Journalist
Human rights attorneys are fighting for a Mexican journalist jailed after seeking asylum in the United States to be freed from an immigration detention center in El Paso, Texas.
Mar. 6, 2018
Storytelling has been a part of the human experience for as long as anyone can remember. In his book, "The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization," Harvard professor Martin Puchner writes about the continuing power of storytelling and why the classics endure.
Mar. 6, 2018
Schools have a hard time supplying feminine hygiene products for their students, and many families simply can’t afford them. So, Demetra Presley decided to do something about it.
Mar. 6, 2018
The Trump Administration recently announced infrastructure funding plans, but the approach is different from what we’ve seen in the past. And that has leaders in some larger U.S. cities and communities wondering what that could mean for some of their larger, more expensive and more impactful projects and proposals.
Mar. 6, 2018
North Korea has suggested it’s open to talks with the United States, which could include steps to curb North Korea’s nuclear program. Here to talk more about this latest development is Washington Post reporter Brian Murphy.
Mar. 6, 2018
"God's Army" plans to live off of Shadow Mountain, whether the City of Phoenix allows them to or not, to help raise homeless awareness.
Mar. 6, 2018
The latest round of talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement wrapped in Mexico City yesterday.
Mar. 6, 2018
Legal issues between Arizona utilities and solar companies have been brewing for several years. Now one of the suits — between Salt River Project and Tesla-owned SolarCity — could be on the road to a settlement. The U.S. Supreme Court has oral arguments in the case on its docket for this month.
Mar. 6, 2018
We’ve heard a lot in recent years about the need to get more girls into STEAM fields. That’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. So, one local all-girls high school is doing something about it.
Mar. 6, 2018
A worldwide cacao shortage is making a lot of people nervous. One option to fill part of the void is popping up in Hawaii.
Mar. 6, 2018
Two Southern California cities, LA and Long Beach, are looking for ways to penalize trucking companies they say are underpaying drivers.
Mar. 6, 2018
Since 2004, Grand Canyon University has been a for-profit university, a move in response to the crushing $20 million debt the school once held.
Mar. 6, 2018
A new committee Tuesday re-selected Chasse Building Team, the original winners of the construction manager contract for the Cheyenne project.The AG's lawsuit claims the district broke the law in part because its architect, Brian Robichaux, was not licensed at the time and unfairly influenced the selection of construction companies.
Mar. 6, 2018

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