KJZZ News

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The graduation rate among English Language Learners is lagging behind that of non-ELL students in the United States. A report by NPR shows ELL students in Arizona have the worst graduation rate in the country.
Feb. 27, 2017
Sheriff Paul Penzone
The change comes just one week after MCSO said it would no longer perform courtesy holds for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Feb. 27, 2017
ACA Rally
More than a hundred people who work in health care were protesting Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Saturday in Phoenix.
Feb. 27, 2017
Palo Verde golf course
Nearly four years after approving a $17 million plan to keep city-owned golf courses open, Phoenix leaders could once again debate whether to stay in the golf business. The Parks and Recreation Department says more rounds are being played, but program remains in the red.
Feb. 27, 2017
Phoenix VA hospital
Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in a civil trial accusing the Phoenix VA Health Care System of medical malpractice. Steven Cooper, an 18-year U.S. Army veteran, has accused the VA of failing to diagnose him with prostate cancer.
Feb. 27, 2017
Community outrage over a deal between the city of Phoenix and Grand Canyon University led to big changes several years ago. But, now one councilmember thinks the process may have too many hoops.
Feb. 27, 2017
One of Phoenix’s largest outdoor shopping centers is undergoing a $15 million makeover. When Desert Ridge Marketplace opened in 2001, the open-air shopping project was considered innovative.
Feb. 25, 2017
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A January survey of anxiety by the American Psychological Association said stress levels are at a 10-year high, in part because of information overload. One group at ASU is trying to understand the effects.
Feb. 24, 2017
A section of Interstate 10 will be closed for road work starting tonight. The Arizona Department of Transportation says eastbound I-10 between 75th and 51st avenues will be closed until 2 p.m. Saturday.
Feb. 24, 2017
It’s time for the KJZZ Friday Newscap. Our special guest panelists this week are Laurie Roberts, a columnist at The Arizona Republic, and Jim Nintzel, a columnist at the Tucson Weekly.
Feb. 24, 2017
A top Mexican government official is taking a tough stance on potential U.S. policies, saying that the country will not receive deportees from countries other than Mexico and that his country does not need financial aid from the U.S.
Feb. 24, 2017
Helga Ball
The Vikings liked to play games as much as any of us, but they didn’t have a sporting goods store around the corner to buy equipment. We’re guessing that’s why they went to the garden to find the right gear for a game called Helga Ball.
Feb. 24, 2017
In 2006, Al Gore’s documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" largely introduced the country to climate change and its effects. But in the last several years, documentary films that have been nominated at the Academy Awards haven’t been so much about addressing these big issues but about people. So is this the rise of the biopic?
Feb. 24, 2017
Cubs World Series trophy
Back in January when spring training tickets went on sale, hundreds lined up hours before the sunrise just to make sure they saw their beloved Cubbies in the desert. KJZZ’s Katherine Fritcke was there in January and this morning, Cubs fans lined up again. But this time, to see the team’s World Series Trophy.
Feb. 24, 2017
The Homeland Security Department announced Friday morning that it will begin taking bids for a wall along the border with Mexico.
Feb. 24, 2017
cyber security
The market for cyber security jobs is growing. And the Valley is becoming a hot spot for those positions.
Feb. 24, 2017
Alicia Ratan and Meredith Howell
When Alicia Ratan and Meredith Howell met doing improv at The Torch Theater in midtown Phoenix, they said that a lot of the comedy they were seeing was what they called “boy humor.”
Feb. 24, 2017
Corn
A new campaign in the U.S. is trying to get the Mexican government to stop buying American corn as an economic boycott to protest the Trump Administration’s immigration policies and rhetoric.
Feb. 24, 2017
Wednesday's SB 1070 opposition protest 17
The Trump administration’s new immigration-enforcement priorities are giving some observers a sense of déjà vu. And, they’re stepping into the way-back machine, traveling back to Arizona, circa 2010, when then-Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law.
Feb. 24, 2017
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The nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute has published a brief this week to provide context for some of the major provisions of the Trump Administration's executive orders.
Feb. 24, 2017

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