KJZZ News

Star Wars Rogue One
The new Star Wars movie, "Rogue One," opened today, with, of course, much fanfare. A Valley auction house is hoping to capitalize on that with a sizeable collection going up for bid tomorrow.
Dec. 16, 2016
border fence
Immigration reform was a significant and controversial issue during the presidential race.
Dec. 16, 2016
students
Even as Prop 206 is challenged in court, Arizona school districts are preparing to boost wages to the required $10 in January.
Dec. 16, 2016
Vector Space System logo
Through a grant from NASA as well as economic incentives from Pima County and the state of Arizona, Tucson-based Vector Space Systems is planning to build 100 rockets a year dedicated to microsatellites.
Dec. 16, 2016
cyber security
A new survey released by the University of Phoenix finds many people are willing to overlook cybersecurity risks for the sake of convenience. Sixty percent of respondents who use unsecure, open Wi-Fi networks say they don’t trust the networks’ security to protect their personal information, but admit the convenience outweighs the risks.
Dec. 16, 2016
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Dec. 15 in two cases involving uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park. In 2012 the Interior Secretary banned all new mining claims on a million acres surrounding the park for 20 years.
Dec. 16, 2016
Arizonans who want to buy health coverage for next year on the Affordable Care Act’s exchange have four more days to do so. The deadline has been extended to Dec. 19.
Dec. 16, 2016
minimum wage
A lawsuit challenging the new voter approved law raising the state minimum wage is set for its first hearing Friday. Opponents of the law say Proposition 206 saddles the state with new costs without identifying a funding source.
Dec. 16, 2016
It takes 270 Electoral College votes to elect a president. Eleven of those votes come from Arizona. And for more than a month, members of the Electorate have been hounded to cast their ballot for anyone but President-elect Donald Trump.
Dec. 16, 2016
police
The department is reorganizing manpower to make up for a shortage of first responders.
Dec. 16, 2016
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has closed what was perhaps his most infamous investigation. Citing two separate forensic examiners, Arpaio and his chief investigator Mike Zullo allege President Obama's birth certificate is fake.
Dec. 16, 2016
school education classroom
About 8 percent of low income children in Arizona are enrolled in federal Head Start early childhood education programs. That’s below the national average of 10 percent.
Dec. 16, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump appears to have fossil fuels on his mind as he makes his Cabinet picks. But in red, sunny states, conservatives say renewables like rooftop solar also fit into the conservative agenda.
Dec. 16, 2016
Solar panels
Elected officials from Arizona’s cities and towns are encouraging the state’s energy regulators to keep rooftop solar viable.
Dec. 16, 2016
Mark Brnovich
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking President elect Donald Trump to dismantle President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
Dec. 15, 2016
Secretary of Education John King visited the Valley on Thursday to chat with college students about inequity in higher education.
Dec. 15, 2016
bull rider about to be released
Listen to the sounds of John and Helen Macfarlane watching bull riders in Cave Creek.
Dec. 15, 2016
Crista Johnson-Agbakwu
Arizona is one of the top ten states in the country for new arrivals of refugees from all over the world. And, most of them are women and children.
Dec. 15, 2016
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced an increase in interest rates — and that more hikes could be coming in the new year.
Dec. 15, 2016
classroom
Gov. Doug Ducey’s Classrooms First Initiative Council closed up shop this week by calling for teachers in Arizona to make more money and a school-funding system that is more “predictable and equitable.”
Dec. 15, 2016

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