KJZZ News

Tomato Prices Projected To Increase By 40 Percent, ASU Professor Says
“If we look on an annual basis, that will impact some of the most important tomatoes imported from Mexico by almost double. You know, we're looking at 95 percent increase for it's called tomatoes on vine, 70 percent for buying ripe tomatoes and 100 percent for Roma tomatoes.”
April 26, 2019
Judge Rules Against Former Theranos Exec During SEC Trial
A principal of former blood-testing company Theranos Inc. is back in court again. This time the hearing involves the company's former president hounding employees. Theranos President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani was blocked by a judge from collecting information after clinic employees reported his behavior.
April 26, 2019
May Road Closures Planned For Loop 202 Repairs
The Arizona Department of Transportation will be making freeway improvements next month that will cause a complete closure of portions of the Loop 202.
April 26, 2019
Teachers Who Struck Still See Needs In AZ Classrooms
As Arizona legislators work on the state budget, teachers are starting to organize to raise awareness about outstanding needs in schools. “The teaching crisis is real,” teacher Maria Leyva said. “We have full-time subs, emergency certified people, contracted people from outside the district, it’s hitting the more affluent areas.”
April 26, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: A National Perspective
It’s been one year since tens of thousands of teachers walked out of their classrooms and marched on the Arizona state Capitol, in what became a week-long strike. Arizona was just one of many states that saw teachers harnessing their political power last year as they demanded higher pay..
April 26, 2019
#RedForEd One Year Later: Getting On The Ballot
The #RedForEd strike ended when lawmakers approved a new state budget, which included Gov. Ducey’s proposal for a 20 percent teacher pay raise by 2020. But many people in the education world said, and continue to say, that the plan wasn’t enough.
April 26, 2019
Latino Group Wants To Clear Up Misperceptions In America
As tension over immigration reform and border security continues to boil over, a number of Latinos feel there is a misperception about how American they may be.
April 26, 2019
Clarendon Hotel Is Renovating Memorial To Journalist Don Bolles
Most Arizonans know the story. In June 1976, Arizona Republic investigative reporter Don Bolles was murdered when his car was blown up after a career of exposing organized crime. Since then, the Clarendon has been deemed a historic site in journalism.
April 26, 2019
Cardinals Get First Draft Pick After Abysmal Season
The Arizona Cardinals had the first pick in last night’s NFL Draft — because they had the worst record in the league last season. Despite choosing a quarterback — Josh Rosen — in last year’s first round, the team did it again, making Heisman Trophy-winner Kyler Murray of Oklahoma the top choice.
April 26, 2019
Center On The Future Of War Holds Conference On Security
Security is a word and concept that has become increasingly prevalent in our lives as more of us are tied to our smartphones and the internet almost every minute we’re awake. But in the bigger picture, security also encompasses the military, international conflicts and foreign policy.
April 26, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap April 26, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with communications consultant Julie Erfle and Doug Cole, Chief Operating Officer at HighGround.
April 26, 2019
Lemonade Might Be The Official AZ Drink After All
Reversing course, state senators agreed to give a Gilbert teen one more chance to make his case that lemonade is the best drink to represent Arizona.
April 26, 2019
Number Of Mexican Gray Wolves In The U.S. Is Growing
This is a slight increase over previous years. The numbers are fairly fluid, but average around 10 percent. There are about 131 Mexican wolves in the country, of which 64 are in Arizona. The rest are in New Mexico, the only state where these wolves live.
April 26, 2019
NASA Announces First Detection Of A ‘Marsquake’
NASA has announced the first clear detection of a quake on Mars. The red planet joins Earth and the moon as one of only three bodies where humans have measured seismic activity.
April 26, 2019
Phoenix’s All About Comics: All About Pop Culture And Collectibles
In the era of Amazon, running a brick and mortar bookstore is more challenging than ever. Several local, independent stores are succeeding by offering events and creating community spaces. For one store in central Phoenix, it’s about filling a niche in the market — a niche that may not be as profitable for the next generation.
The Business Of Books: Phoenix-Area Bookstores Connecting Communities
April 26, 2019
Prescott Sues Opioid Manufacturers Seeking Injunction
Prescott is suing pharmaceutical companies alleging the pain pills they manufacture have harmed the city. Attorneys for the city filed a lawsuit in Yavapai Superior Court on Tuesday against 18 defendants including manufacturers, distributors and two individual doctors.
April 25, 2019
New Analysis: Latinos Grew As Percentage Of Arizona Electorate
The polling firm Latino Decisions and the progressive data company Catalist compared last year’s Senate races to House races in the 2014 midterms..
April 25, 2019
Arizona Sees Slight Decrease In Prison Population
The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report Thursday on federal and state prison numbers from 2016 and 2017 showing an overall decrease of the total population to slightly less than 1.5 million people.
April 25, 2019
Councilwoman Explains Why She Voted Against Vision Zero
On Wednesday, The Show told you about a decision by the Phoenix City Council not to go forward with a proposal to consider adopting the so-called “Vision Zero” pedestrian safety plan. This came in the face of sobering statistics here in Arizona, which has the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation.
April 25, 2019
Arizona Ups Oversight Of Groups That House Migrant Children
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill to increase state oversight of federally funded facilities that house migrant children who come to the United States alone, and most of the new law’s provisions take effect immediately.
April 25, 2019

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