KJZZ News

When Celebrities Get Into The Education Business
From LeBron James to Michelle Obama to Oprah, what kind of effect can celebrities have in the education realm? And is it all a good thing?
Dec. 12, 2018
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Congress approved the Affordable Care Act more than eight years ago, and it continues to be a political flash point both here in Arizona and in Washington, DC. The health care law has been loved and loathed, but is it working?
Dec. 12, 2018
Holiday Letters Need Mailing My Monday For Christmas Delivery
Ben Akaby oversees distribution operations at USPS' central Phoenix office and said Valley customers should plan on getting their letters to the post office by Monday, Dec. 17, if they hope to have deliveries made by Christmas.
Dec. 12, 2018
Phoenix City Council Plans To Postpone Vote On Phoenix Suns
A vote on the future of Phoenix’s downtown arena will likely be postponed. The City Council was expected to decide on a $230 million renovation proposal between the city and the Phoenix Suns.
Dec. 12, 2018
Driverless Taxi Service Debuts In Arizona, Promises Slow Rollout
The country’s first commercial, driverless taxi service made its debut in Arizona this month. Waymo — the autonomous vehicle company that began as a Google project — has many people excited, but don't plan on ordering a ride anytime soon.
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Dec. 12, 2018
The Takeaway: Legal Hemp And No Food Stamp Restrictions — What The New Farm Bill Looks Like
On Tuesday evening, the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor for the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill. Eighty-three Senators voted in favor of the bill, with only 13 Republicans voting against it.
Dec. 12, 2018
MCSO Deputy Accused Of Stealing Cash From Dead Person
A Maricopa County sheriff's deputy is accused of stealing cash from a dead person while on duty. The Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Gregory Todd Johnson was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of theft in an Oct. 28 incident in the Mesa area involving a call about a death.
Dec. 12, 2018
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Files Defamation Suit
Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $300 million against three news organizations, alleging their inaccurate references to his criminal case have hurt his chances at possibly running in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John McCain.
Dec. 12, 2018
Stina Sieg Bids Farewell To KJZZ — And You
For nearly six years, you’ve been hearing the voice of reporter Stina Sieg. Now, she’s leaving for a new adventure in Grand Junction, at Colorado Public Radio. Here she is, in her own words.
Dec. 12, 2018
Two Guys On Your Head: Why Leaders Who Want To Be Liked Aren
If you're in a leadership position, you have to make some difficult decisions. Some of those decisions might put you in the doghouse for a while, but if you are motivated by the good of the group, as opposed to the need to be liked, things tend to work out better.
Dec. 12, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump And The NRA Are Likely To Have Violated Campaign Finance Law, New Report Shows
The NRA, which spent millions on efforts to elect Donald Trump, played an outsized role in producing commercials. And while it's not illegal for outside groups to spend money on behalf of a particular candidate, it is illegal for that group to coordinate with the actual campaign.
Dec. 12, 2018
Justice John Pelander Retiring From Arizona Supreme Court
Arizona Supreme Court Justice John Pelander announced Tuesday that he plans to retire, giving Republican Gov. Doug Ducey the chance to appoint his fourth justice to the seven-member high court.
Dec. 12, 2018
Phoenix Council To Vote On 12 Percent Water Rate Hike
Residents and business owners in Phoenix can share their opinions about a water rate hike Wednesday. That’s when the city council is scheduled to vote on a 12-percent increase.
Dec. 12, 2018
Report: Drug Overdose Deaths Rose 54 Percent From 2011-2016
The National Center for Health Statistics has released a comprehensive analysis of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. from 2011 through 2016. The findings are based on the written documentation or “literal text” on death certificates.
Dec. 11, 2018
Last Arizona JUCO Football Program Shuts Down
“It was quite a difficult decision for our executive leadership to make because of the drastic changes that took place in the Western States Football League,” said spokesman Kris McBride. “It became obvious that a schedule really wasn’t feasible for us.”
Dec. 11, 2018
U.S. Immigration Officials
A new study finds that the U.S. government has had to coordinate with Mexico to handle a large influx of asylum seekers at the southern border. The coordination still leaves a chaotic process for people trying for a better life in the U.S.
Dec. 11, 2018
Mesa Considers Lawsuit Against Ban On Service Taxes
The City Council voted unanimously to “authorize the city’s legal council to file a lawsuit on behalf of the City of Mesa to challenge the legality and the applicability of proposition 126.”
Dec. 11, 2018
State Dept. To Auction Off Safety Deposit Box Contents Friday
The contents of abandoned safety deposit boxes are going up for auction Friday morning by the Arizona Department of Revenue.
Dec. 11, 2018
Cooler Temperatures Signal Atmospheric Inversion, No Burn Days Ahead
As the cooler temperatures roll into the valley, so does the pollution. With that, Maricopa County faces "No Burn" days ahead as atmospheric inversion effect begins.
Dec. 11, 2018
Flagstaff City Council OKs Changes To Vaping In Public
The city of Flagstaff is reducing the number of places e-cigarette smokers may vape. Councilman Jim McCarthy said a new ordinance that takes effect Jan. 10 will treat vaping like traditional tobacco products.
Dec. 11, 2018

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