KJZZ News

Nervous About Electric Vehicle Road Trips? You’re Not Alone
The American West is known for its wide open spaces. Those open spaces can make for some pretty epic road trips, unless, that is, you have an electric vehicle and you’re stuck hours away from a charge.
Dec. 11, 2017
Phoenix-Area Organizations Use Art To Help People With Alzheimer
Art is being used to help people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias decrease stress, even communicate. And around the Valley, organizations, including Scottsdale Arts, are creating programs to help improve quality of life.
Dec. 11, 2017
SRP Employees Deploy To Puerto Rico To Help Rebuild Power Grid
Arizona Salt River Project (SRP) employees deployed over the weekend to help guide and coordinate ongoing efforts to rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s devastation.
Dec. 11, 2017
U.S. Embassy In Mexico Pushes For Press Freedom
This year, five journalists have been killed in Mexico as a result of their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico is becoming a more active advocate for freedom of the press.
Dec. 11, 2017
 Tax Bill Causing Consternation Across U.S. For Graduate Students
The federal tax bill currently moving through Congress is causing consternation for graduate students across the nation.
Dec. 11, 2017
Phoenix Joins Cities For Citizenship Campaign
Phoenix is joining a nationwide campaign to get millions of people to apply for citizenship, Mayor Greg Stanton announced Sunday.
Dec. 10, 2017
Gold Star Father Khizr Khan Addresses Backlash Against Muslims
Khizr Khan — a Gold Star father and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump — said Arizona, like much of the country, must reject anti-Muslim attitudes. On Sunday, Khan met with Muslim leaders in Phoenix to discuss backlash against the community.
Dec. 10, 2017
Arizona Starts New, More Strict SNAP Program To Discourage Fraud
This two-year waiver gives the Arizona Department of Economic Security power to require contact after a SNAP recipient asks for a replacement card more than twice in a year.
Dec. 10, 2017
Attorneys Assist With Claims Against MCSO For Unlawful Detentions
Saturday afternoon, people who say they were targeted by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s unlawful immigration policies attended a clinic where they could get legal advice on how to process a claim against the county.
Dec. 9, 2017
 Last Weekend To Enroll In Affordable Care Act Coverage
This is the last weekend to enroll in Affordable Care Act coverage before the deadline on Dec. 15. Arizona health care specialists are helping others enroll before time runs out.
Dec. 9, 2017
Competition Looks To Add 50 Bike Racks With Local Artists
Fifty new bike racks are being added to downtown Phoenix, and local artists are invited to help design them. Two winners will be chosen and each will receive a $4,000 prize. The winners’ designs will be showcased in the downtown area.
Dec. 9, 2017
Former Priest From Scottsdale Sentenced To Life In Prison For 1960 Murder
A former priest from Scottsdale has been sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of a woman nearly 60 years ago.
Dec. 8, 2017
 McSally Won
Congresswoman Martha McSally says she’s not commenting on allegation of sexual harassment against politicians like Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore.
Dec. 8, 2017
Prescott Valley Police Chief Who Lost Gun Is Suspended
The police chief who lost his handgun last month has been suspended for two days. According to the Prescott Daily Courier, Prescott Valley’s town manager issued the punishment, which also requires Chief Bryan Jarrell to complete a certified firearm safety course and pay the cost to replace the handgun.
Dec. 8, 2017
Analysis: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Tops Mexico In Immigration
Immigration to the United States from Central American countries known as the “Northern Triangle” has far outpaced immigration from Mexico in recent years, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.
Dec. 8, 2017
Arizona Man Who Posed As A Doctor Sentenced
For two years, Craig Allen Scherf illegally bought and injected more than 30 patients with cosmetic drugs Juvederm and Botox at a clinic in Tempe.
Dec. 8, 2017
 Phoenix-Area Homebuilder Works To Set Themselves Apart From Competition
Homebuilding is a major part of the Valley’s economy, and builders and their projects, obviously, have to try to set themselves apart from the competition.
Dec. 8, 2017
 Phoenix To Host National Immigrant Integration Conference On Sunday
At a time when negotiations continue on whether DACA recipients will be able to remain in the U.S. under some sort of legal status — and with a reduction in the number of refugees the country will accept — Phoenix is hosting the National Immigrant Integration Conference beginning on Sunday.
Dec. 8, 2017
 Local Support In U.S. Part Of NAFTA Strategy For Mexico
Mexican trade negotiators are hopeful local American leaders will help persuade them to convince the U.S. administration to not scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico’s chief negotiator said.
Dec. 8, 2017
KJZZ
It’s time for our Friday Newscap segment. Joining us are Kevin DeMenna of DeMenna Public Affairs and David Lujan, former lawmaker and currently director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress.
Dec. 8, 2017

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