KJZZ News

AZ Becomes Battleground For Political Endorsements
Arizona has been a hotspot for political heavyweights making their way here to endorse candidates or talk more generally about the importance of next month’s election. President Donald Trump was just in Mesa, and former President George W. Bush and former presidential nominee Mitt Romney were also here in support of U.S. Senate nominee Martha McSally.
Oct. 22, 2018
New Report Uses Hard Facts To Assess Arizona
This political season, there is a lot of debate about our state’s economy. Have the governor’s policy’s done us well? Have President Trump’s tax cuts hurt or helped local businesses? Even at the city level, the issue of pension reform is part of the conversation leading up to November.
Oct. 22, 2018
Death Of A Journalist: Why Khashoggi
The death of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi has garnered international headlines. But why has the death of one journalist resulted in such intense reaction when so many are dying around the world?
Oct. 22, 2018
NPS Considers Charging Protesters In National Mall
The National Park Service is looking to change regulations regarding demonstrations and special events. They recently asked for public feedback to look at ways to recover costs for ensuring public safety and security during demonstrations in and around the National Mall.
Oct. 22, 2018
Phoenix VA Chief Of Staff: Hospital Getting Better Despite Low Score
The Phoenix VA Medical Center got the lowest score possible on an annual ranking of VA facilities. To talk about where the hospital is now, The Show spoke with Maureen McCarthy, chief of staff at the Phoenix VA Medical Center.
Oct. 22, 2018
Sheriff Paul Penzone Reflects On His Time On The Job
Since taking over, Penzone has closed Tent City and has worked to improve relations between his agency and the greater community. Some have criticized Penzone for continuing to work with ICE, but he has generally stayed out of the headlines that his predecessor continues to make, even as a former sheriff.
Oct. 22, 2018
AZ Vaccination Program Cancelled After Parent Backlash
The Arizona Department of Health Services cancelled a vaccination education program after getting hit with backlash from parents who don’t immunize their school-age children. Arizona was one of only three states piloting this program.
Oct. 22, 2018
Tiny Desert Concert: koleżanka
Tiny Desert Concerts is a series in which we bring local bands and musicians into the KJZZ studios to play a couple songs and talk about the music. This month we hear from koleżanka — a four-musician band fronted by Kristina Moore.
Oct. 22, 2018
BBC Look-Ahead: Mexico
While the world listens to the story of the migrant caravan of thousands heading toward the U.S. border through Latin America, Mexico is holding an important national referendum that will test the new president's populist power.
Oct. 22, 2018
Boas On The Republic Endorsement Of Kyrsten Sinema
On Sunday, what is arguably the most significant Arizona Republic endorsement was released when Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema got the nod for U.S. Senate over Republican Rep. Martha McSally.
Oct. 22, 2018
AZ Education Leaders Adopt New Standards
The Arizona State Board of Education voted Monday to adopt science, social studies and history standards developed in a multi-year process by educators and parents in the state.
Oct. 22, 2018
The Takeaway: New Report Shows Trump
A new report breaks down the beneficiaries of the Trump tax bill by race and income. The numbers show that tax cuts are benefiting wealthy whites, who come out the furthest ahead, while black Americans receive less of a benefit at every level of income.
Oct. 22, 2018
Patricia Castro, Wife Of Former Gov. Raul Castro, Dies
Patricia Castro, the wife of former Arizona Gov. Raul Castro, died on Saturday. She passed away at the age of 94 due to kidney disease. Her husband died in 2015 at the age of 98. He served from 1975 to 1977 as Arizona governor.
Oct. 22, 2018
Bighorn Sheep Population Thriving On Range Near Tucson
More hikers trekking through the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson have noticed the presence of the bighorn sheep, showing that an effort to reintroduce the animals is paying off, state wildlife officials said.
Oct. 22, 2018
Understanding Proposition 305, A Referendum On School Vouchers
We go back to the legislation that created Arizona's empowerment scholarship accounts, sometimes called ESAs or school vouchers, look at who's used them and why people want the measure to pass or fail.
The Case For And Against Proposition 305
Oct. 22, 2018
Mars Could Support Oxygen-Breathing Microbes
A new study in the journal Nature Geoscience reports that briny waters near the surface of Mars could support oxygen-breathing microbes and even simple multicellular life, such as sponges. The results could also explain how oxidized rocks found by Mars rovers might have formed under current conditions.
Oct. 22, 2018
U.S. Nonprofit Offers Help In Mexico After Quakes
In September last year, the two devastating earthquakes in Mexico attracted millions of dollars in donations from all over the world, but a significant part of the money went missing or was spent on short-term projects. Now, a U.S.-based organization is working on post-catastrophe projects in Mexico, with the hopes of making donations effective.
Oct. 22, 2018
UPS Looking For 3,000 Seasonal Employees In Phoenix
A new survey finds many major U.S. retailers plan to hire more seasonal employees than last year. And, it’s not just in stores.
Oct. 22, 2018
Potential Closure Brings Change For Navajo
For four decades Navajo and Hopi tribes have relied heavily on the coal industry. It’s the best-paying job around. Even so, many of its employees aren’t waiting for a new owner.
Oct. 22, 2018
Mayo Clinic Rolls Out Record System Upgrade In AZ
The Mayo Clinic has been creating medical records for more than 100 years and the latest update to the system costs $1.5 billion dollars and took years to unfurl.
Oct. 21, 2018

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