KJZZ News

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams made another urgent plea Monday to fill empty public safety positions and increase department diversity. KJZZ’s Paige Phelps spoke with Chief Williams this morning, and she said the department is trying to make up for the six years that the department could not hire any people at all.
Oct. 17, 2017
Gabby Giffords
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Captain Mark Kelly are no strangers to the gun debate in this country. The two formed Americans for Responsible Solutions, a gun-control advocacy group. Today, they're announcing that they’re rebranding their nonprofit “Americans for Responsible Solutions” as just “Giffords.”
Oct. 17, 2017
Regina Revazova
There are stories on every street corner of the city. One audio producer drives a cab around the Valley and records some of the people she meets.
Oct. 17, 2017
According to the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, 73 schools are appealing the letter grades given to them by state officials. Their reasons for the appeal include incorrect data used to calculate their grade and a flawed system.
Oct. 17, 2017
In the more general sense, the U.S. has seen an amping up of activism, social movements and protests over the past year — owed in part to strong reactions to statements and tweets by President Trump. And social media has played a significant in attracting more people to protests — both for and against the issue in question.
Oct. 17, 2017
Jennifer Grygiel
Let’s talk now about how social media is changing the conversation around normally unspoken issues. Sexual harassment and assault have traditionally been issues that are unspoken — shameful, even, for many women. But this #metoo campaign has flipped that on its head.
Oct. 17, 2017
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
the takeaway logo
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
police
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

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