KJZZ News

The Takeaway: PG&E Proposes A Wildfire Victim
On Wednesday, Pacific Gas & Electric proposed a $150 million fund to offer victims of California's devastating wildfires with housing and living expenses.
May 7, 2019
Q&AZ: Why Don’t We See More Baby Saguaros?
For Arizona hikers, saguaro cacti are an essential part of a Sonoran Desert trek. But one listener said she sees far more young, "saguaro-like" cacti than true fledgling saguaros on her hikes and wanted to know why.
May 7, 2019
Arizona Senate Passes Bill That Fines Operators Of Party Houses
Some Arizona legislators want to crack down on rental homes that hold special events. The legislation which began as House Bill 2672 and passed the Arizona Senate on Monday would ban operators of vacation and short-term rental homes from holding special events that would otherwise require a license.
May 7, 2019
Ducey Rejects Using Tax Windfall To Reduce Debt
Calling an economic downturn "inevitable,'' Gov. Doug Ducey is pushing back against demands by lawmakers from his own Republican Party to use an unexpected cash windfall to pay down debt.
May 7, 2019
Arizona Congressional Delegation Mixed On Infrastructure Plan
Arizona’s congressional delegation has a mixed reaction to President Trump’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan.
May 7, 2019
Arizona Joins Growing AG List Applying Pressure On FCC To Curb Robocalls
On Monday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined 41 other state attorneys general to apply pressure on the Federal Communications Commission to cut short the growing illegal robocalls and spoofing industry.
May 7, 2019
Major Biodiversity Report Sounds Dire Warning Of Species Declines And Extinctions
An independent intergovernmental body has issued a dire assessment of biodiversity, describing an “unprecedented” decline and “accelerating” species extinction rates.
May 7, 2019
Mexico’s American Gun Problem
As President Donald Trump fights drugs and migrants pouring into the United States, Mexico is reeling from bloodshed fueled by American guns, bullets and grenades flowing into Mexico. More than 33,000 people were murdered in Mexico last year, an all-time high. The police chief of Tijuana, Mexico’s most violent city, told KPBS “nearly all” of the more than 2,000 weapons seized in the city since 2016 were American-made: AK-47s, AR-15s, Glocks and more.
May 7, 2019
Orthopedic Surgeon Moves To Treat E-Sport Gaming Injuries
When we think of defining traditional athletes, team sports like basketball and football usually come to mind. But along with those, there has been an ongoing debate about whether golfers or race car drivers fit also the definition of athlete. That debate has also recently started including e-sports gamers.
May 6, 2019
Phoenix City Council Elections: Betty Guardado
The Phoenix City Council is in the midst of a shakeup more than a month after Kate Gallego was sworn in as the city’s new mayor.
May 6, 2019
Trump Tweets About Raising Tariffs On China Raise Concerns
The latest tweets from President Trump are causing a stir on Wall Street. Last December, trade talks between the U.S. and China lifted the stocks of both nations and it was believed trade negotiations were going well. Edward Alden is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
May 6, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Trade Tensions Between China And The U.S.
Representatives from the U.S. and China are set to meet this week to talk trade. It seemed that the two countries were making progress toward a deal.
May 6, 2019
Boas On Police Shooting And Anti-Semitism Statistics
The incidences of anti-Semitism in Arizona are on the rise, and Phoenix police shootings hit a record high. The Show checks in with the Arizona Republic Editorial Board.
May 6, 2019
Gallego: Mental Health Calls Have Been Stress On Police
The city of Phoenix wants to improve how residents get connected to mental health services. This comes after a recent report on police officer-involved-shootings, which spiked in 2018 at 44. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego told KJZZ’s The Show the city is evaluating its mental health response.
May 6, 2019
Tucson, Metro Phoenix Hit With Hepatitis A Outbreak
About 240 Arizonans have been diagnosed with Hepatitis A in 2019 — a drastic surge from the five-year average of 10 cases. Pima and Maricopa counties have been hardest hit.
May 6, 2019
2018 Saw Massive Turnout From Women, Latino Voters
The 2018 midterm elections were record-breaking on many fronts. Now, new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau show the trends were stark.
May 6, 2019
Study Suggests Phoenix Is Unpopular Among Millennials
A new study from the National Realtors Association looked at employment gains, population trends, income levels and housing conditions in the 100 biggest metro areas in the country and came up with a list of the top 10 cities for millennials.
May 6, 2019
Judge Threatens More Fines In Prison Health Case
A federal judge is threatening additional fines against the Arizona Department of Corrections over the continued failure to meet health care standards in state prisons.
May 6, 2019
UA Mens Basketball Continues To Be Part Of Bribery Trial
Late last week, a spokesperson for the University of Arizona said the NCAA had started an investigation into the school’s men’s basketball program. Ryan Finley, sports editor for the Arizona Daily Star, joined The Show to talk through this latest news on the embattled program.
May 6, 2019
The Takeaway: President Trump Picks Former Obama Administration Official To Lead ICE In New Direction
On Sunday, President Trump announced on Twitter that he’ll be selecting Mark Morgan, a former director of Customs and Border Protection, as his next head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
May 6, 2019

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