KJZZ News

John Boelts
Arizona agriculture leaders are hopeful the new leadership in Legislative District 13 marks a swing in rural interests having a bigger role in the Legislature.
Feb. 22, 2018
Caregiver and patient
Caregiving can cause a lot of financial strain. According to AARP, caregivers spend roughly $7,000 a year on their loved one’s care. If that person has dementia, the out-of-pocket costs can be even higher.
Feb. 22, 2018
Student loan debt
It used to be most student loan debt was held by graduate students who tend to take higher-paying jobs after graduation. However, expanded borrowing has lead to more debt and across-the-board.
Feb. 21, 2018
Denise Birdwell
The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board placed the district’s top administrator on paid leave last night following months of controversy about school building projects and conflict of interest.
Feb. 21, 2018
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey said he has no clear idea of how to prevent mass shootings at schools. But he said he will protect the Second Amendment and will not politicize the school massacre in Florida.
Feb. 21, 2018
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Forum
One week ago, a gunman walked into a Florida school and killed 17 people. The shooting is one factor influencing the race for the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Feb. 21, 2018
A sightseeing helicopter made at least two 360-degree turns before crashing in the Grand Canyon and killing three British tourists, according to a preliminary report released Feb. 21.
Feb. 21, 2018
Safwat Saleem's art
Visual artist Safwat Saleem likes to use satire — sometimes dark satire — in his work. He’s a Pakistani-American who became a U.S. citizen last year. And as he watched the 2016 election unfold, that wit came out in a series of soliloquies that he’s put onto paper in his new exhibition at Chandler’s Vision Gallery, “Concerned, but Powerless.”
Feb. 21, 2018
president donald trump
After the mass shooting that left 17 high schoolers dead in Florida last week, President Trump’s response was criticized as slow after the president waited until overnight to address the country. It came after a week that was riddled with controversy over the White House’s response to the scandal over former top aide Rob Porter, who was accused of domestic abuse.
Feb. 21, 2018
Steve Montenegro
12News just broke a story that might shake up the highly-watched Congressional District 8 race. The station’s Brahm Resnik reported on text messages that raise concerns about conservative Republican Steve Montenegro’s relationship with a female staffer at the state Legislature.
Feb. 21, 2018
video still from mesa high walkout
A spokeswoman for Mesa Public Schools said​ students went to a local park where they held a vigil and sang songs for the 17 victims of the massacre. The students returned to school after about 30 minutes.
Feb. 21, 2018
Faculty members at the Maricopa Community College District are upset about a proposed change in the way administrators and the faculty communicate. The governing board will consider a resolution next week that would do away with the ‘meet and confer’ process, which has been in place for many years.
Feb. 21, 2018
America is doing a great job of creating renewable energy, but we don’t always have the infrastructure to use it. Whether it’s transporting that energy or storing it, Paul Denholm, is principal energy analyst with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, says we need to invest in building the systems that can bring this energy to consumers.
Feb. 21, 2018
Arizona voters may be asked to make changes to the state constitution this fall in a number of areas. Author Maya Van Rossum would also like voters here, and across the country, to have the chance to add constitutional protections for the environment.
Feb. 21, 2018
The value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have been on a bit of a wild ride over the past several weeks. And that’s led more people to pay attention to this currency system, and ask questions about it — including, what is the blockchain?
Feb. 21, 2018
Russian flag
Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian entities last week, accusing them of interfering with U.S. elections in 2016.
Feb. 21, 2018
Bus
As autonomous vehicles become a more common sight on Valley roads, transit officials are thinking about how this new technology might fit into their future plans. Here to talk about that is Scott Smith, the CEO of Valley Metro.
Feb. 21, 2018
Arizona State Capitol
On the same day the Florida legislature declined to take up a gun control bill, Democrats in the Arizona House of Representatives tried to get that chamber to vote on a measure to ban bump stocks. Here to talk about that, as well as some new comments from Governor Doug Ducey on this issue is Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Feb. 21, 2018
flagstaff seal
Flagstaff has a housing problem. Rents in the college ski town are sky high. So the city came up with a plan for high-occupancy housing, an effort mainly focused on student housing from the overflowing Northern Arizona University campus.
Feb. 21, 2018
Maricopa Community Colleges building
Hundreds of people packed Tuesday night’s meeting of the Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board.
Feb. 21, 2018

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