KJZZ News

Will Public Health Declaration Help Arizona Fight Opioid Epidemic?
On Thursday, President Trump declared the country’s opioid epidemic a public health emergency. Here to talk about what this means for Arizona is Will Humble, director of the Arizona Public Health Association and a former director of the state Department of Health Services.
Oct. 27, 2017
New Neighbors: Shifting Communities In The Valley Of The Sun
The New Neighbors project is a collaboration between KJZZ and the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting that looks at how the Valley of the Sun has changed since the economic downturn a decade ago. Today, we’re in the middle of a real estate and rental market boom, our cities are centralizing, and it’s all changing the face of our communities Valley-wide. Here, you’ll find the people who tell the stories behind this change.
Oct. 27, 2017
Fate Of Arizona
The state Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday about the fate of Arizona’s Medicaid expansion plan.
Oct. 27, 2017
The Takeaway: Predicting Crime And Enforcing Law Through Big Data
Cutting-edge technology that uses big data is changing the face of law enforcement, and in ways many Americans don’t know about.
Oct. 27, 2017
The Pulse: For This Couple, Starting A Family Turned Into Planning Brain Surgery
About four years ago, Jeremy Hoffman, who was 30 at the time, told his wife Rebecca about some weird symptoms he was having — he felt a tingling on the left side of his body, he was getting headaches and he felt exhausted.
Oct. 27, 2017
More Questions Than Answers For Frustrated Ahwatukee Water Customers
More than 70 residents filled the Pecos Community Center for a town hall meeting with Councilman Sal DiCiccio and staff from the city’s Water Services Department. At least two people stormed from the room prompting the arrival of Phoenix Police officers.
Oct. 27, 2017
Navajo Lawmaker Appeals To Trump To Save Monuments
In a television advertisement airing Thursday, a Navajo Nation lawmaker implores President Donald Trump to protect national monuments.
Oct. 27, 2017
 ASU Students Protest Lawsuit Against In-State Tuition For DACA Recipients
A group of Arizona State University students has a bone to pick with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
Oct. 27, 2017
Learning About
For many caregivers of people with dementia, grieving a loved one while they’re still alive is not only traumatic, but confusing. But many caregivers are learning to understand this ambiguous loss is changing how caregivers look at life and loss.
Oct. 27, 2017
Solar Industry On Edge, Waiting To See If Trump Will Impose Tariffs On Panels
The U.S. solar industry is on edge - waiting to see whether the Trump administration will impose steep tariffs on foreign made solar panels. Unease over the looming decision is already affecting the market. Federal regulators are set to make their recommendations to the President next week
Oct. 27, 2017
Profit Rises Despite Storms, Quakes For Concrete Maker Cemex
Mexican construction materials maker Cemex posted a small increase in profits over the last three months, thanks to higher sales and lower financial costs that helped offset the impact of natural disasters in Mexico and the U.S.
Oct. 26, 2017
Founder Of Arizona-Based Opioid Maker Indicted
A federal grand jury in Boston has brought a fraud and racketeering case against the founder of the Arizona-based opioid maker Insys.
Oct. 26, 2017
Study: Pest Resistance To Genetically Modified Cotton Surging
In places like India, where pest resistance management strategies aren't used, the bugs have evolved to be unaffected by crops bred to kill them.
Oct. 26, 2017
Natural Disasters Cause St. Mary’s Food Bank To Cut Back In Arizona
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance has sent a message to its partner agencies that it will be reducing food disbursements over the next few weeks. The announcement is due to reduced donations and high trucking costs after recent natural disasters around the country.
Oct. 26, 2017
Helping Hands For Freedom To Hold Benefit Concert For Soldiers
This Veterans Day, the Phoenix-based nonprofit Helping Hands for Freedom will hold a benefit concert for families of the fallen, wounded and deployed. It’s called Freedom to Rock, and it’s being billed as a tribute America’s Heroes featuring the music of the 1980s.
Oct. 26, 2017
Peoria School District Opens Second Family Resource Center In Glendale
The new center will be in Glendale and is funded by state-run group First Things First, which gives the district $200,000 yearly to help run both centers.
Oct. 26, 2017
Former Arizona Republic Editor Reflects On Sexual Harassment In Boomer Generation
The sexual harassment allegations against film executive Harvey Weinstein and the revelations that former Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly settled a series of complaints against him for more than $30 million have reignited concerns about what women face in many situations — including the workplace.
Oct. 26, 2017
Did Russian Interference Aim To Manipulate U.S. Public Discourse?
Russian interference in the U.S. elections went far and wide, and attempts were even made to access and potentially manipulate voter registration data.
Oct. 26, 2017
Some Great Lakes Fish Show Higher Levels Of Anti-Depressants
Some fish in the Great Lakes region are coming up with higher levels of anti-depressants in their brains. Scientists suspect the meds are getting past water treatment facilities.
Oct. 26, 2017
Pharmacists Look To Play Bigger Role In Tackling Opioid Crisis
In Arizona, the state health department reports 471 suspected opioid-related deaths, and nearly 3,600 suspected overdoses between mid-June and mid-October. The University of Pittsburgh is trying to get a handle on the epidemic by getting pharmacists more involved in screening patients who may be misusing their medications.
Oct. 26, 2017

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