KJZZ News

For our Friday NewsCap, we discussed former Sheriff Joe Arpaio being found guilty of criminal contempt and the reaction to Senator Jeff Flake’s new book "Conscience of a Conservative." Our guests were former GoDaddy executive and former congressional candidate Christine Jones and former legislative leader Chris Herstam.
Aug. 4, 2017
A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances announced today that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory's history.
Aug. 4, 2017
There’s always one, right? You know, that person, who’s kind of a jerk, and probably doesn’t care about it? Well, as it turns out, that person may be on to something, at least in the short term — is polarizing the new popular?
Aug. 4, 2017
Arizona has had its fair share of accusations that it’s a place that fosters racism. Now, a new documentary is telling the stories of minorities in our state — and exploring issues of racism, sexism, and bigotry here. It’s called “You Racist, Sexist Bigot.” And it was made by Pita Juarez and Matty Steinkamp.
Aug. 4, 2017
School is back in session in some districts; others will be starting back up soon. And tonight in Scottsdale, a panel will debate the future of education in Arizona.
Aug. 4, 2017
Supreme Court justices had been thought to be separate from the court of public opinion — in the equivalent of their ivory tower and not being influenced by current events.
Aug. 4, 2017
Legal experts are warning businesses employing immigrant workers to make sure their paperwork is up-to-date and correctly filled out.
Aug. 4, 2017
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is reminding drivers that the grace period for a county-wide hands-free ordinance for cellphones is over.
Aug. 4, 2017
Scientists Will Simulate Asteroid Impact With The Real Thing
The University of Arizona this fall will lead a global exercise using an Earth-approaching asteroid to simulate how the world would respond to a space-rock impact.
Aug. 4, 2017
Arizona Lawmaker Calls On Sen. Jeff Flake To Support Higher Ozone Standards
The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a delay on EPA standards passed during the Obama administration. The change would lower the acceptable levels for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion from the current standard, passed in 2008, which allowed 75 parts per billion.
Aug. 4, 2017
The Takeaway: NAACP Travel Advisory Conjures Fears From Years Past
The travel advisory for the state of Missouri brings back memories of The Green Book, a guide started in the 1930s that helped black travelers seek out safe locations.
Aug. 4, 2017
The Takeaway:  Making Sense Of The Economy In The Trump Era
From the Russia investigation to continued staffing shake-ups, why are the markets performing so well when the country continues to face political turmoil?
Aug. 4, 2017
Teen suicide has risen more than 80 percent in Arizona in recent years. One school district in the Valley is trying to change that — with one simple change to student IDs.
Aug. 4, 2017
Searing summer temperatures have led to soaring revenues for Arizona’s primary electric utility.
Aug. 4, 2017
The Tucson native started riding professionally at 16 years old and went on to win 3,769 races and purse earnings of more than $205 million. Friday, he will receive horse racing’s highest honor, an induction into the sport’s Hall of Fame.
Aug. 4, 2017
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Maricopa County in a federal wiretapping case.
Aug. 3, 2017
The director of the Department of Corrections is challenging a recent court order prohibiting retaliation against inmates in Arizona prisons.
Aug. 3, 2017
A new poll of Arizonans shows that despite his new book and recent pushback against President Donald Trump, the state’s junior senator remains deeply unpopular.
Aug. 3, 2017
Listen to the sounds of Tyler Osby playing with his daughter at the Children's Museum of Phoenix.
Aug. 3, 2017
The University of Arizona has hired a new dean for its Honors College. And though he’s been a longtime academic at the University of Hawaii and currently at the University of Oregon, Terry Hunt is best known internationally for the research he’s done on Easter Island.
Aug. 3, 2017

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