KJZZ News

Texas border
A federal judge has blocked part of a controversial immigration enforcement law in Texas, known as SB4. Joining me to talk about what will and will not be allowed to take effect Friday is Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor at the University of Houston.
Aug. 31, 2017
Lawyers for the state want a judge to throw out a challenge to Arizona’s school funding plan for maintenance and construction needs, saying the plaintiffs don’t have the right to sue.
Aug. 31, 2017
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Another lawsuit has been filed against one of the nation’s largest opioid drug makers, this time in its home state.
Aug. 31, 2017
Members of the Valley’s Asian community are pressuring Phoenix leaders to save the Chinese Cultural Center.
Aug. 31, 2017
As Arizona grapples with an opioid epidemic, a band of volunteers in Phoenix works under the radar to get those who are addicted clean syringes and medical care. They believe one of the biggest barriers to curbing the death toll is stigma and isolation.
Aug. 31, 2017
mosquito
The mosquito-transmitted West Nile virus is working its way through the Valley. Maricopa County has confirmed 35 cases, including two deaths, so far this year, an uptick from the same time a year ago.
Aug. 31, 2017
Phoenix City Council chambers clear out
A six-hour long city council meeting consisting of public comment ended with a withdrawal of a $45,000 contract for an independent review of the Phoenix Police Department.
Aug. 30, 2017
An Arizona judge has slapped down efforts by Republican lawmakers to block local governments from requiring private employers to provide additional fringe benefits to workers beyond the minimum that’s required by state or federal law.
Aug. 30, 2017
Senator John McCain
John McCain is heading back to work. The senator has been battling an aggressive type of brain tumor known as gliobastoma, which was discovered in July. He will be back in Washington next week when the Senate returns to works.
Aug. 30, 2017
Arizona’s gas pumps may be a little pricier than usual this week, partly from storm damage in Texas. The devastating hurricane has forced 19 percent of oil refining capacity in the Gulf Coast offline, raising the average national price by more than 6 cents per gallon.
Aug. 30, 2017
Exposure to environmental heat caused 37 work-related deaths and almost three thousand injuries in 2015. The new state data also show the hottest states are not home to the highest rate of heat deaths. For as hot as Arizona is, the state ranks fifth overall.
Aug. 30, 2017
EveryoneOn
Thirty public-housing communities in Phoenix have been selected to join a program that’s working to end the digital divide. The city’s Housing Department will work with nonprofit EveryoneOn to create a platform to provide free or low-cost internet access for families who live in public housing here.
Aug. 30, 2017
John Giles
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program could be on its way out. President Trump is reportedly considering ending the program that protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as kids from deportation, and allows them to attend school and work.
Aug. 30, 2017
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Employees of Adidas, the sportswear company, will soon be able to take online classes at ASU. It’s part of the school’s Global Sport Alliance and will start — possibly as soon as January — as a pilot program for 20-30 workers.
Aug. 30, 2017
University of Phoenix Stadium
The Valley is in the running to potentially host some World Cup contests at the University of Phoenix Stadium. That would follow on the heels of huge events like the Men’s College Basketball Final Four, college football’s National Championship game and the Super Bowl.
Aug. 30, 2017
Joe Arpaio
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will have another day in court, despite being pardoned by President Trump late last week. With me to explain what’s going on is reporter and New America Fellow Jude Joffe-Block.
Aug. 30, 2017
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Control Tower
A federal panel of appellate court judges ordered the FAA to alter flight paths into Sky Harbor. Steve Dreiseszun is a resident of Phoenix’s F.Q. Story Historic District who helped lead the charge against the FAA decision and he joins us in studio.
Aug. 30, 2017
Grandparents and granddaughter
In an unlikely partnership, southern Arizona’s two congressional representatives, Democrat Raul Grjialva and Republican Martha McSally, are pairing up today to show their support for kinship families and grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. We speak with Ann Nichols about this. She’s a retired social work professor and the state chair of the Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors.
Aug. 30, 2017
Ryan Winkle
After pleading guilty to extreme DUI, Ryan Winkle was sentenced to six days in jail and 49 days of home detention. The Mesa City Council has been moving forward with its own disciplinary plan.
Aug. 30, 2017
 Joe Dobrow
Amazon’s $13.7 billion takeover of Whole Foods became official this week, and prices on 15 products at the upscale grocer immediately took a plunge. How is Amazon going to change the culture at Whole Foods, particularly what customers experience? And is the supermarket environment about to get even more competitive, including for the Valley-based Sprouts?
Aug. 30, 2017

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