KJZZ News

Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to bar Latinos who were illegally detained during patrols under his watch from testifying at his trial next month on a criminal contempt of court charge.
Mar. 24, 2017
A breach in a state database has put job seekers at risk of identity theft. Arizona is among ten states with potentially compromised records.
Mar. 24, 2017
Food Stamps
Another suspect has accepted a plea deal in a food-stamp fraud case brought against polygamists on the Arizona-Utah border.
Mar. 24, 2017
On Thursday, Phoenix-based Inventure Foods Inc. announced the sale of of Fresh Frozen Foods to The Pictsweet Company, a family-owned grower and processor of frozen vegetables. The deal is for $23.7 million in cash.
Mar. 24, 2017
Friday newscap
It’s time for the KJZZ Friday Newscap. Our special guest panelists this week are Will Stone, KJZZ senior field correspondent who specializes in health care, energy and water issues, and Jimmy Jenkins, who reports from KJZZ’s new East Valley bureau and also specializes in law enforcement.
Mar. 24, 2017
Chandler Center for the Arts
Mary Wilson, who was a founding member of The Supremes, will be on stage in Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne. She’s not portraying Horne, but she will be singing a number of her songs, while the audience learns about her life and music.
Mar. 24, 2017
National Organization of Women
The women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and '70s might seem like it was a very long time ago to young women today. But it’s part of our history that is essential for them to know, according to Pamela Stewart, a professor in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU who teaches American women’s history.
Mar. 24, 2017
After November’s presidential election, we heard a lot about how there was low voter turnout was nationwide. Well, it turns out that wasn’t the case — at least compared to our most recent election. I spoke with George Pillsbury, a senior consultant to Nonprofit Votes, more about what they found.
Mar. 24, 2017
The Show Logo
When you say the word “mime,” most people don’t have a positive reaction. They usually do a variation related to the motion of trying to escape from a box while putting out excessively emotive facial expressions. But a few mimes have had international success over the course of their careers. One of those is Robert Shields.
Mar. 24, 2017
Older woman crying
The abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults is not an easy topic. But, it turns out, even complaints about this kind of mistreatment often go unsubstantiated. Adult Protective Services closed out nearly 22,000 closed complaints last fiscal year. But, only 167 of those allegations were substantiated. That’s less than 1 percent.
Mar. 24, 2017
the takeaway logo
President Donald J. Trump issued an ultimatum to Congress on Thursday: Pass the GOP plan to repeal Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act stays. Here's what you should expect next.
Mar. 24, 2017
Neil Gorsuch
The U.S. Senate held four days of hearings this week on the Supreme Court nomination of 10th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Neil Gorsuch. With me to talk about the Gorsuch hearings and what’s next is Valley attorney James Goodnow of Fennemore Craig.
Mar. 24, 2017
DAPL
The long-running saga of the Dakota Access Pipeline seems to be drawing to a close, but there have been recent reports of vandalism against the pipeline in South Dakota.
Mar. 24, 2017
Mexican wolf
After 30-plus years of wrangling, wildlife managers have yet to agree on a revised recovery plan for the endangered Mexican wolf. As a November deadline looms, a study in the journal Biological Conservation offers guidance for finding common ground.
Mar. 24, 2017
Amy Ouzoonian is sure she wants to have her baby in a birthing center, even though it won't be covered by AHCCCS. None of the birthing centers in the Valley accept AHCCCS insurance.
Mar. 24, 2017
Squash, garden, plants
Officials say the lack of access to affordable, nutritious foods makes Maryvale a food desert, so local stakeholders will gather at school today to plant seeds for the first of 15 new community gardens.
Mar. 24, 2017
Guards patrol the juvenile section
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday approved an $11.1 million contract to install and run a new system for the next 10 years.
Mar. 24, 2017
During last month’s Urban Land Institute conference in Phoenix, a panel of builders discussed the worker shortage.
Mar. 24, 2017
Tempe is halfway to its goal of getting 20 percent of the power for city operations from renewable energy. The completion of a solar project at the Johnny G. Martinez Water Treatment plant boosts the city’s renewable energy use to 10 percent.
Mar. 24, 2017
Carl Hayden High School students
Officials at Phoenix Union High School District are allowing students at five of its schools to have a say in how part of their capital improvements budget is spent. The kids were asked to think up and vote for the projects they’d like to see tackled on campus.
Mar. 23, 2017

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