KJZZ News

U.S. Continues To Face Counter-Terrorism Challenges
Terrorism has evolved since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but is still a significant threat. That’s something Nick Rasmussen knows all too well.
Jul. 23, 2018
Gov. Ducey Executive Order Seeks To Curb Legislative Immunity
Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday issued an executive order clarifying that law enforcement officers in the state may cite lawmakers for speeding and other violations.
Jul. 23, 2018
International AIDS Conference Kicks Off In Amsterdam
The 22nd International AIDS Conference kicked off Monday in Amsterdam and will run through the end of the week. Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, will be among those in attendance.
Jul. 23, 2018
Meet Rosie Magaña, Latina Entrepreneur Of The Year
Rosie Magaña, owner of Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, and Sandra Flores, owner of Azukar Coffee in south Phoenix, has just been named the Cox Latina Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Jul. 23, 2018
California Strawberries Planted Despite Drought
About 180 miles south of San Diego, in the arid region of Baja California in an area called the San Quentin valley, there are seemingly endless fields full of strawberries. With an ongoing drought and climate change on the horizon, how will the industry sustain itself?
Jul. 23, 2018
Arizona Elections 2018: Steve Smith - 1st District
As Arizona heads toward the August primary election, KJZZ's The Show is inviting candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
Jul. 23, 2018
Tempe Will Swear Jennifer Adams Into Council Seat Thursday
The City of Tempe will swear in its newest city council member, Jennifer Adams, on Thursday. Tempe Councilman David Schapira has stepped down to run for Arizona superintendent of public instruction, the top public schools job in the state.
Jul. 23, 2018
The Takeaway: In Los Angeles, Being Retirement-Age And Homeless
Los Angles is in the throes of a homeless crisis, with nearly 40,000 people sleeping in the streets each night. But years of mounting public outcry and pressure have forced the local government to act.
Jul. 23, 2018
The Takeaway: Affirmative Action Hangs In The Balance
It's been over two years since the Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, the most significant college admissions case to reach the court in recent years.
Jul. 23, 2018
City, Fire Department Getting The Word Out About Heat Safety
Last year in Maricopa County, heat-related illnesses like stroke and heat exhaustion killed 115 people. Phoenix Fire Capt. Jake Van Hook explained what the city and the fire department are doing to get the word out about heat safety.
Jul. 23, 2018
AZ Ensures Ballots Are Secure From Hacking
With concerns over Russian interference, Secretary of State Michele Reagan reassured that Arizonans' votes are secure because ballot information is never transmitted over the internet where hackers can intercept data.
Jul. 23, 2018
Couples Fudge Numbers When Wives Earn More
A new analysis by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that couples fudge their earnings when wives make more than their husbands — and economists say that matters. The report compared what people report on Census Bureau surveys to employer records filed with the IRS.
Jul. 23, 2018
Guns And Dementia Can Be A Deadly Combination
While most Americans agree that there should be some restrictions when it comes to people with certain mental illnesses or those on federal watch lists, less attention is being paid to those with dementia.
Jul. 23, 2018
Pharmaceuticals To Provide Free Antipsychotics To County Jails
These injectable medications can be used to treat schizophrenia in the place of some oral medication. Maricopa County estimates that while 3 percent of the jail population (about 200 people) use long-acting antipsychotic drugs, the cost is 20 percent of the monthly pharmacy budget.
Jul. 23, 2018
Home Prices Keep Rising, Inventory Isn
Housing prices are still rising for metro Phoenix. The June housing report shows median prices up 9.4 percent year over year to just under $300,000, but the real concern in Valley real estate is how few homes there are for sale.
Jul. 23, 2018
Wildfires Can Overwhelm Air Quality Efforts In Northwestern U.S.
Efforts to clean up the air in the northwestern U.S. over the past 30 years have periodically been hobbled by smoke from larger and more frequent wildfires, driven in part by climate change.
Jul. 23, 2018
Phoenix Fire Responds To 4 Heat-Related Emergencies
The Phoenix Fire Department is reminding hikers to be extra cautious as the weather heats up again this week. Fire crews were called out to four separate rescues before 11 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Jul. 22, 2018
There’s A Domestic War Raging Right Now — Against A Plant
The enemy is tamarisk, a small tree with a prehistoric look to it — tall, with scaly leaves and tiny pink flowers. It looks delicate, but the kind of delicate that makes it indestructible, like if it got stepped on by a dinosaur, it might bounce right back up.
Jul. 22, 2018
AZ Sec. Of State Clarifies Reports On Voter Registration, Purging
Two new national reports in as many weeks have examined how states can improve voter turnout and protect their voting roles from purging people erroneously.
Jul. 21, 2018
Ducey Signs Order: State Reps Aren
Saying legislative immunity is being abused, Gov. Doug Ducey directed that police officers under his control have the authority to cite — and if necessary arrest — lawmakers whose bad driving is more than just simple speeding.
Jul. 21, 2018

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