KJZZ News

The fight over expanding our state’s school voucher program continues this week as a coalition of conservative activists filed a lawsuit over an attempt to delay the expansion going into effect.
Aug. 25, 2017
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has made his recommendations to President Trump on potential changes to national monuments. He’s not proposing to eliminate any of them but does want to reduce the size of some. With me to talk about the recommendations is Randi Spivak, Public Lands program director at the Center for Biological Diversity, and former Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt served as Interior secretary under President Bill Clinton.
Aug. 25, 2017
A private prison company has agreed to pay $60,000 to a former female employee in Arizona.
Aug. 25, 2017
We start the hour with our Friday NewsCap. Joining me are Doug Cole — senior vice president with Highground Public Affairs and he’s served in the administrations of former Govs. Fife Symington and Jan Brewer — and Lawrence Robinson, executive director of the Maricopa Community College District’s Center for Civic Participation.
Aug. 25, 2017
The Takeaway: Kaepernick Is Gone, But Kneeling Protests Continue
A year after Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem, other players are continuing to protest.
Aug. 25, 2017
New research shows home equity is growing. In its Q2 2017 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, ATTOM Data Solutions finds estimated market values are higher than mortgage amounts for 25 percent of properties across the U.S.
Aug. 25, 2017
A new statewide survey shows more than half of Arizonans don't want to remove a monument to Confederate soldiers now located across the way from the Arizona State Capitol.
Aug. 25, 2017
Supporters of Arizona’s expanded school voucher program have filed a second lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Aug. 25, 2017
Transgender Veterans Hope Trump Policy Won’t Erase Progress At VA
The future of transgender troops has been in question since President Trump Tweeted that they would no longer be allowed to serve.
Aug. 25, 2017
The Senator is sponsoring a bill in Congress that would move Arizona, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Washington into a newly-established 12th Circuit.
Aug. 25, 2017
Pei Wei, the fast-casual offshoot of P. F. Chang's China Bistro, will leave its longtime headquarters in Scottsdale and establish a new home base in Las Colinas, Texas.
Aug. 25, 2017
The Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona in Tucson has received a four-year, $4.8 million grant to help with the development of a vaccine for Valley fever.
Aug. 25, 2017
The country’s second-biggest waste-removal company is acquiring the nation’s largest independent recycling processor.
Aug. 25, 2017
In Mexico, Arizona Leaders
President Donald Trump said Tuesday in Phoenix his administration will probably end up terminating NAFTA. But, at the same time, other prominent Arizonans were arriving in Mexico City to pursue the opposite.
Aug. 24, 2017
Navajo Remain Invested In Coal
A Navajo coal mine in New Mexico just bought two new locomotives to deliver coal from the mine to the Four Corners Power Plant. The purchase demonstrates an investment in coal by the Navajo government at a time when natural gas has become the preferred low-cost energy source.
Aug. 24, 2017
Zinke Recommends No Eliminations, But Changes To Some Monuments
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says none of the 27 monuments under review should be eliminated but a “handful” should be changed.
Aug. 24, 2017
The Frida and Diego exhibit at the Heard Museum has extended its run until Labor Day, which means the museum has a hit on their hands. But what goes into selecting and promoting a popular museum show?
Aug. 24, 2017
You can get pretty much anything on Amazon — books, electronics, diapers — you name it, you can probably buy it. But now, there are reports the world’s biggest online retailer is looking to add another offering: event tickets.
Aug. 24, 2017
Last month, CoreCivic, formerly Corrections Corporation of America, announced it’d close one of its Central New Mexico jails. Meanwhile, this spring, Mesa agreed to contract with CoreCivic to operate its city jails. In addition, the company operates seven private prisons in Arizona.
Aug. 24, 2017
A dreamer who claims to have been wrongfully deported may get his day in court sooner than expected. For the latest on this, I got a hold of Kristina Davis, a reporter with the San Diego Tribune who has been in court watching the proceedings.
Aug. 24, 2017

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