KJZZ News

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will soon be switching the electronic health record system it uses.
Jun. 6, 2017
Nuverra
A Scottsdale-based engineering company is facing push back from its creditors who say terms of a proposed bankruptcy loan are insufficient.
Jun. 6, 2017
Border wall
Local governments in Southern Arizona will vote today on whether to formally oppose President Donald Trump’s plan for a border wall.
Jun. 6, 2017
fishing with bow and arrow
Arizona State University scientists begin testing blood from the healthiest hearts in the world to help fight chronic aging.
Jun. 6, 2017
Homeless outreach workers
On Wednesday, the City Council will vote on a five-year contract worth up to $2.5 million. If approved, certified outreach workers from Community Bridges will engage with people on the streets and offer medical, behavioral health and recovery services.
Jun. 6, 2017
Wallow Fire
As temperatures increase this week around the state and with June typically the driest month, the risk of dangerous wildfires is rising rapidly. We head into the heart of fire season without the federal government’s top emergency official.
Jun. 6, 2017
Mexico will hold its presidential elections next year. And for the first time, an indigenous woman is running for the office.
Jun. 5, 2017
Bottle of prescription medication
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a statewide health emergency in response to the rise in deaths from opioids. New state numbers show about a 16 percent increase in overdoses last year with nearly 800 people dying.
Jun. 5, 2017
Chase Field in downtown Phoenix
Maricopa County’s Office of Procurement Services has canceled the process to choose a new booking manager for Chase Field just weeks before the current contract ends.
Jun. 5, 2017
Nature Conservancy logo
The Nature Conservancy isn’t known for its work in cities. It’s known for working to protect some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes across the globe. But a few years ago, the conservancy shifted its focus to the urban landscape.
Jun. 5, 2017
National Council La Raza logo
The nation’s largest Latino civil rights advocacy organization, the National Council of La Raza, was founded here in Phoenix in 1968. Now on the eve of their 50th anniversary, they’re coming back to the Valley.
Jun. 5, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
President Donald Trump to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate agreement. In the past he's called man-made climate change a "hoax." Public opinion is divided on the issue, especially in one state that Trump likes to call home. The BBC's Ed Butler has been looking at Florida's climate problem.
Jun. 5, 2017
Dove Fire
The Dove Fire has burned more than 12,000 acres in northeast Arizona over the past three weeks.
Jun. 5, 2017
NAACP monument removal
“Taxpayers are paying for the wellness and maintenance of these monuments highways and statues,” said Rep. Reginald Bolding Jr. “I don’t have a choice whether or not my tax dollars go to promoting symbols of hatred.”
Jun. 5, 2017
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After defeating a $63 million bond last fall, voters may have the option of voting on three separate, lower-cost bonds in November.
Jun. 5, 2017
The Trouble with Reality
Terms like "fake news" and "alternative facts" are just a couple of the new media-related phrases that have come about during the Trump administration. In her new book "The Trouble with Reality," On the Media co-host Brooke Gladstone takes on the current battle with truth.
Jun. 5, 2017
There are a number of ways to measure entrepreneurial activity, but what about social media — and specifically Twitter? Researchers from ASU and Michigan State did just that: looking at tweets from people identifying themselves as entrepreneurs, and the connections between them.
Jun. 5, 2017
Despite increased awareness and commitment to fixing the problem, America’s opioid epidemic seems to be getting worse. To learn more, we spoke with The Arizona Republic's Editorial Department Director Phil Boas.
Jun. 5, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey faced a lot of criticism for not pushing for a higher level of funding for K-12 education, including more generous raises for teachers. And a longtime friend of the governor has been indicted as part of an alleged bribery scheme. Some believe the governor’s electoral vulnerability may be increasing.
Jun. 5, 2017
Roberto Borge
A former state governor from Mexico wanted on corruption-related charges was arrested in Panama, Mexican authorities said on Monday.
Jun. 5, 2017

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