KJZZ News

Mexico corn
Legislation has been proposed in Mexico City to boycott U.S. corn in response to a suite of economic threats against Mexico voiced by President Donald Trump. A boycott would also hurt U.S. corn growers from the Dakotas to the Midwest to Arizona, California and Texas.
Apr. 21, 2017
A Republican state lawmaker is bucking her own party by standing in opposition to the Arizona’s newly-passed school voucher expansion law. Kate Brophy-McGee is questioning the plan’s logic and its funding methods.
Apr. 20, 2017
snow sledding
Record-breaking snowfall this winter means those who want to hit the slopes at Arizona Snowbowl now have until May 7. Winter storms brought 328 inches to the area. That was a similar scene at many ski resorts across the West.
Apr. 20, 2017
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Both Mesa PD and the Fire and Medical Departments are hiring more civilians to reduce costs.
Apr. 20, 2017
Woman with cold
If you haven’t been hit with the flu, you just might be out of the woods. The number of lab-confirmed flu cases is down compared to last year at this time.
Apr. 20, 2017
We’re still a couple of months away from our first haboob of the year, and most of us try to avoid being in the middle of the huge dust storms.
Apr. 20, 2017
Who Killed Bob Crane?: The Final Close-Up
Bob Crane was the star of the popular 60s TV show "Hogan’s Heroes," which borrowed from the premise of the film "Stalag 17" and put a group of allied prisoners of war in a German camp.
Apr. 20, 2017
Bottle of prescription medication
President Trump recently signed into law a measure that’ll allow states to require drug tests for more residents who apply for unemployment benefits. But ASU's Adam Chodorow says that testing should be expanded — to anyone who gets any government benefit of any kind.
Apr. 20, 2017
Athena Salman
Does a prayer have to invoke God, or some kind of higher power? According to the Arizona state Legislature, the answer is yes. Earlier this week, Rep. Athena Salman, a Democrat from Tempe, read a humanist prayer to open the House’s floor session.
Apr. 20, 2017
If a public health emergency hit Arizona, would we be ready? That’s the question posed in the new National Health Security Preparedness Index released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Apr. 20, 2017
cheerleading poms
Listen to the sounds of Zamya Nevaeh Smith cheering at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Phoenix.
Apr. 20, 2017
Immigration Forum
Immigration rights are also in the headlines right now with news of the recent lawsuit filed by Juan Manuel Montes. Montes is believed to be the first immigrant protected from deportation under a policy known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, to be deported during the Trump administration. We talk to KJZZ's Carrie Jung.
Apr. 20, 2017
Business people
Most people expect millennials to be increasingly accepting and tolerant of social changes — especially when it comes to race and gender.
Apr. 20, 2017
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Rolling Stone named Maria Bamford one of their 50 Funniest People in 2013. In 2016, she starred in her own Netflix series, Lady Dynamite, and, if you didn’t catch her there, you can catch her in her new Netflix special “Old Baby,” which premiers on May 2. She’s appearing at Stand Up Live here in Phoenix on Friday night.
Apr. 20, 2017
Colorado City sign
A ruling was issued this week in the case of United States v. Town of Colorado City.
Apr. 20, 2017
Great Hearts Academies
Supporters of LGBTQ rights are urging the city of Scottsdale not to partner with one of Arizona’s most prominent charter school organizations on some sports facilities because of what the group calls its “anti-transgender” policy.
Apr. 20, 2017
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Trash talk, smack, jawboning ... in the world of sports it's known as a "chirp." Host Perdita Felicien questions the power of a stadium-wide 'BOO!' and hears the worst chirping from parental yaps, plus a few vintage NHL wisecracks.
Apr. 20, 2017
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The First Daughter's brand has flourished since her father took office.
Apr. 20, 2017
medical insurance form
Arizona House members passed a "surprise billing" measure to keep hospital patients from receiving unanticipated medical charges not covered by their insurance policies.
Apr. 20, 2017
texting and driving
Arizona lawmakers have given preliminary approval to legislation that would make it illegal to use a cell phone while driving. But it would only apply to certain people.
Apr. 20, 2017

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