KJZZ News

Fewer Working In Gig Economy Than Assumed
There are more Americans working in the so-called gig economy now than five years ago. But even with those gains, just 1.6 percent of workers nationally have taken part.
Oct. 4, 2018
Conference Focuses On Women Of Color In STEM Fields
Women of color face especially unique challenges when it comes to the business world, and those challenges are even more dramatic in the realm of STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Oct. 4, 2018
Millennials,Gen Xers Driving A Drop In U.S. Divorce Rate
You’ve probably heard the oft-quoted statistic that half of all marriages end in divorce. But the Baby Boomers’ kids — Millenials and Gen Xers — are doing things a little differently. They're staying married.
Oct. 4, 2018
Data Shows Life Expectancy Varies Within Phoenix, Other Cities
The new city health dashboard takes data from a number of metrics, including education, income, unemployment, access to parks, smoking and access to health care.
Oct. 4, 2018
Federal Trial Goes Behind Curtain Of College Basketball Recruiting
A trial is underway in federal court in New York, which threatens to expose a dark side of college basketball. This stems from an earlier investigation, which included former University of Arizona assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson.
Oct. 4, 2018
Woman Accused In Tempe Mosque Vandalism Pleads Guilty
One of two Arizona women charged with burglarizing and defacing a Tempe mosque this past March, has now changed her plea.
Oct. 4, 2018
Research Ties Urban Flu Patterns To Population Density, Climate
More than four-fifths of Americans live in urban areas, and city populations are growing faster than rural ones. Now, a new report looks at the impact urbanization could have on flu epidemics.
Oct. 4, 2018
Hundreds Of Undocumented Immigrants Arrested
Early Tuesday morning, Border Patrol agents found a group of 61 immigrants they’d searched for since Monday night in the Lukeville, Arizona, area. A member of the group had called Mexican police for help who in turn called the Border Patrol.
Oct. 4, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Serial Season 3 — You
This season, Serial is trying to understand the American Justice System. To do that, they spent a year recording ordinary cases in the Cleveland Criminal Courthouse. Let’s hear from one of those judges and how he puts a lot of stock in people taking responsibility for their actions.
Oct. 4, 2018
The Takeaway: How Fair Is America
Most Americans think they're paying their fair share of taxes but that corporations and the wealthy don't, according to a recent Gallup poll.
Oct. 4, 2018
Dangers Of Road Haven’t Deterred Pilgrimage
Every year, thousands of Catholics make their way to a small town in Sonora, Mexico, to honor a revered saint. Many come on foot as part of their sacrifice to the saint. But ongoing highway construction between Nogales and Magdalena has made the journey more dangerous for some this year.
More News From The Fronteras Desk
Oct. 4, 2018
Plan For Street Repairs Could Kill Light Rail Project
Complaints from residents and business owners are driving Phoenix city council members to find ways to speed up street repairs.
Oct. 3, 2018
Mexico’s Lopez Obrador And Trump Talk Immigration
Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and U.S. President Donald Trump over the phone about investing in economic opportunities in Central America to stem migration.
Oct. 3, 2018
Maricopa County Recorder Warns About Voter Registration Scams
The deadline is fast approaching to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election. But you can never register through a phone call.
Oct. 3, 2018
New Trade Agreement
The executive branches of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. reached a new trade agreement earlier this week. But to put it into action, the congresses from the three countries still have to have to pass it — and in the U.S., the Democratic Party will play an important role.
Oct. 3, 2018
Crews Sent For Road Repairs Throughout The Valley
Following Tuesday’s heavy rainfall, the City of Phoenix has dispatched crews to clear downed trees, mud and fix potholes. And the intersection of 35th Avenue and Cactus Road remains closed due to a massive sinkhole.
Oct. 3, 2018
Flake Political Future In Limbo With SCOTUS Vote
Political analyst predicts Sen. Flake's political ambitions rest on his upcoming vote for or against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Oct. 3, 2018
Officials Monitoring Border Dam For Possible Breach
Authorities in Southern Arizona are waiting to see whether a dam near the U-S Mexico border will be breached following Tropical Storm Rosa.
Oct. 3, 2018
Questions People Have For The Next Arizona Schools Chief
At Tuesday night’s Arizona superintendent of public instruction debate, KJZZ asked the audience to write questions for candidates Kathy Hoffman and Frank Riggs. Here’s a look at what attendees are thinking about Arizona education ahead of the November election.
Superintendent Candidates Tackle Education Issues, Favorite Books
Oct. 3, 2018
How Punk Brought Down The Berlin Wall
In his new book, "Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall," music journalist Tim Mohr uncovers the little-known story of a group of punk rockers in East Berlin whose teenage rebellion became the spark that proved the power of resistance.
Oct. 3, 2018

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