KJZZ News

The future of the Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix remains uncertain. The City Council had planned to meet in executive session on Wednesday to discuss arena negotiations with the Phoenix Suns, but late Monday we learned that meeting was canceled. KJZZ’s Christina Estes joins me now.
Oct. 17, 2017
Truck at Mexico port
Round four of the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations among the U.S., Mexico and Canada is concluding today. With me to talk about where the agreement — and renegotiations — stand is Pamela Starr, associate professor of International Relations and Diplomacy at USC.
Oct. 17, 2017
Phoenix police policy does comply with Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, the immigration enforcement law. That’s the assessment of state Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Brnovich’s investigation was triggered by state Sen. John Kavanagh, using a state law that allows lawmakers to ask the AG to look into whether city ordinances violate state law.
Oct. 17, 2017
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With Harvey Weinstein, the nation has learned that yet another man has used his position of power to intimidate and exploit women. Across America, people are speaking out.
Oct. 17, 2017
While the White House urges Congress and U.S. Allies to address serious flaws in the Iran nuclear deal before President Trump certifies it, Arizona delegates are sounding off.
Oct. 17, 2017
John McCain
The 2017 Liberty Medal, which recognizes leadership in the pursuit of freedom, has been awarded to Arizona’s Senior Sen. John McCain.
Oct. 17, 2017
Tom Horne
A three-year investigation of former Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has found he used his office staff to work on his failed 2014 re-election effort but that no criminal charges are warranted and he won't have to pay back additional money.
Oct. 17, 2017
Arpaio
Four legal-advocacy groups have asked the judge in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal case to appoint a lawyer to appeal the judge's decision to let the lawman's pardon stand.
Oct. 17, 2017
Aging Series
For people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, short-term memory fades first. While this may not seem like the best time in a person’s life to start learning a new skill, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are realizing that learning a new procedure or habit could have long-term benefits for patients as their dementia progresses.
Oct. 17, 2017
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Several city and state-based law enforcement agencies say filling sworn officer vacancies has become a top priority. Part of that effort involves new partnerships with high schools and colleges.
Oct. 17, 2017
Sonoran Desert
The Arizona desert is the latest testing ground for climate change.
Oct. 17, 2017
police
The Phoenix Police Department’s recently revised immigration enforcement policy does not violate state law, the Arizona attorney general has concluded.
Oct. 16, 2017
Phoenix Fire Department
Former Phoenix Fire Chief Alan Brunacini died suddenly on Sunday at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Shelly Jamison, assistant chief of the Phoenix Fire Department, says Brunacini was an incredible presence in the firefighting community.
Oct. 16, 2017
As fall brings more crowds to the trails, local officials want hikers to stay prepared.
Oct. 16, 2017
What Great Brands Do
As online retailers like Amazon continue to show their retail might and shopping malls around the country are shutting their doors, it might seem like the days of brick-and-mortar stores are numbered. But according to Denise Lee Yohn, author of the book "What Great Brands Do," there are still things that physical retail stores can do — and are doing — to bring in customers. And it’s all about the experience.
Oct. 16, 2017
The Department of Health Services rolled out a new online system this month to register deaths. A survey by Maricopa County officials found more than 200 delayed burials and cremations, according to the Associated Press.
Oct. 16, 2017
BBC Look-ahead
World leaders have condemned this weekend’s bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu that killed hundreds of people.
Oct. 16, 2017
Phil Boas
We did our regular check-in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Phoenix residents — with or without a person connection to our nation’s veterans — have become very aware of the VA healthcare scandal, which has left many of our service members without adequate medical care and stuck on lengthy waiting lists.
Oct. 16, 2017
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Last week, President Trump announced the federal government would end the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing subsidies, which help lower-income people afford coverage.
Oct. 16, 2017
Hamilton musical
Many actors and singers struggle for a very long time with their craft and never quite achieve the level of success they were hoping for. In fact, a huge percentage end up deciding that the dream won’t come true, and it’s time to try another career. That was almost the story of Leslie Odom Jr. — until he was cast in the musical Hamilton by its creator Lin Manuel Miranda. He will be singing at ASU West tonight at 7:30, and he joins me.
Oct. 16, 2017

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