KJZZ News

Could Unrest In Nicaragua Lead To U.S. Migration?
A general strike was called on Friday in Nicaragua as protesters continue to call for President Daniel Ortega to step down. Ortega, though, has said he will not call early elections in the midst of protests that have been going on since April.
Jul. 13, 2018
How Is The Opioid Crisis Affecting Children?
The opioid crisis has been devastating to a generation of Americans. In Arizona alone, 790 people died of opioid overdoses in 2016. But what about the effects on their children? What do we know about their life trajectory and how it affects their development and cognitive skills?
Jul. 13, 2018
Arizona Water Paradox: Population Up, Use Down
Arizona water leaders are working on a drought contingency plan to present to lawmakers next year, and there’s been a lot of talk about the potential of a shortage declaration on Lake Mead, which would trigger water cut-backs.
Jul. 13, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Frank Riggs - Superintendent
Frank Riggs, a former California congressman, is running for superintendent of public instruction, a position currently held by incumbent Diane Douglas. He says it’s time for a change in our state education department.
Jul. 13, 2018
Diamondbacks Maintain Relationship With Local Papa John
Major League Baseball has indefinitely suspended its Papa Slam promotion with Papa John’s Pizza following a racial slur from its founder. The Arizona Diamondbacks said they will continue their relationship with the chain, stating their partnership is with local owner/operators in Phoenix.
Jul. 13, 2018
Hackers Take Aim At State, Including Elections
Arizona's sensitive databases are under constant cyberattack, state officials say. "As a state, we get attacked about 8.5 million times a month," said Mike Lettman, co-chair of the Arizona Cybersecurity Team.
Jul. 13, 2018
Lawsuit Challenges Clean Election Ballot Measure
A judge will decide whether lawmakers can ask voters to approve two changes in a law in a single act.
Jul. 13, 2018
Phoenix Foreclosure Rate Up In First 6 Months Of 2018
Foreclosure filings nationwide for the first half of 2018 dropped 15 percent from the same period last year. But, counter to the national trend, a handful of U.S. cities posted an increase in foreclosures in the first six months, Phoenix among them.
Jul. 13, 2018
Quality Oral Care A Concern For Older Adults In Long-Term Care
In 2014, 1.4 million Americans lived in a long-term care facility, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Long-term care is a growing business, and families who rely on that care, often assume that every need is being met, and most of the time, it is. However, there are a few cracks in the system.
Jul. 13, 2018
The Takeaway: What Does Putin Want from Trump?
When President Trump meets with Putin on Monday, he'll be the fourth president to have met with the Russian president. And just like past presidents, the expectations are high.
Jul. 13, 2018
Migrant Mother Plans Journey To See Her Sons
An undocumented mother from Guatemala planned to catch a red-eye flight from Phoenix to New York, where she hoped to see her two sons for the first time in months.
Jul. 12, 2018
Kids Under 5 With Deported Parents Yet To Be Reunited
The American Civil Liberties Union wants the government to pay for counseling for kids separated from their migrant parents after the government missed Tuesday's deadline to reunite some families.
Jul. 12, 2018
Partnership For Immunization To Partner With Fire Departments
Arizona is among five states to receive grants this year from United Healthcare. The bulk of the money, about $1 million, will expand dental and vision screenings through mobile clinics and efforts within schools districts.
Jul. 12, 2018
Police Group Rebukes Rep. Who Bragged About Speeding
In the body camera video, Rep. Paul Mosley can be heard saying he sometimes drives 140 mph, claiming legislative immunity. The Arizona Fraternal Order of Police withdrew their endorsement of Mosley after the video was released.
Jul. 12, 2018
Women Win Big In Mexico
While the focus of Mexico’s elections this month was mostly on the man who won the presidency, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, women also won big across the board.
Jul. 12, 2018
Sounds Of The City: A Trip Around The World Through Folk Dancing
Listen to the sounds of JoAnne Magninie dancing with the Phoenix International Folk Dancers at the Irish Cultural Center in downtown Phoenix. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.
Jul. 12, 2018
Do You Have Too Many Unused Cellphone Apps?
Ten years ago, the App Store icon debuted on the iPhone. At the time there were 500 apps total. Today, there are more than two million apps available.
Jul. 12, 2018
Debate Over Increasing Prominence Of Nurse Practitioners
Think back to the last time you went to the doctor. It’s becoming more and more likely that you didn’t actually see a doctor. Nurse practitioners now have full practice authority in 22 states around the country.
Jul. 12, 2018
Study Finds Support For Increased Legal Immigration
There’s been a lot of focus on illegal immigration in the U.S. right now as the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy plays out at the border. But, a new study from the Pew Research Center turns our attention to legal immigration.
Jul. 12, 2018
How Arizona Businesses Are Becoming More Inclusive
Some Phoenix area business leaders are vowing to push the next governor and legislators to amend Arizona’s anti-discrimination laws. While several cities have ordinances that protect people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender from discrimination, there is no state law.
Jul. 12, 2018

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