KJZZ News

Tiny Desert Concert: Flamenco Por La Vida
Welcome to the Tiny Desert Concert. This is when we bring local Arizona bands into the KJZZ studios to play a couple songs for us and talk a bit about the music. For this month, we hear from Flamenco Por La Vida.
Feb. 13, 2018
 Death Of
There are thousands of homeless people on the streets who we pass by everyday. And, when they die, they often go unaccounted for — their stories untold. Now, a recent story in The Arizona Republic tells one of them. She was known as the Safeway Lady, a homeless woman who lived —- and died — near a Safeway in central Phoenix.
Feb. 13, 2018
Interior Department
As the #MeToo movement continues to reverberate, one reporter uncovered a story totaling years of allegations of sexual harassment — and even rape — at a school run by the federal government. We spoke more about this with Eric Katz, reporter with the Atlantic Group’s “Government Executive,” who uncovered this story.
Feb. 13, 2018
Trump Cuts $200 Million From
When the Trump administration released its budget it included $200 million in cuts to the SNAP program, that’s the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known colloquially as “food stamps.”
Feb. 13, 2018
 Midterm Elections Can Go Poorly For President
Usually, the midterm — or off-year — congressional elections go very poorly for the party of the president. Seats — sometimes a lot of them — are lost, and even control of the House or Senate can be lost. With me to talk about that is Zach Messitte political scientist and president of Ripon College in Wisconsin.
Feb. 13, 2018
Parents, Teachers, Students Expected To Rally Against SUSD Leadership
A group calling itself ACT Now – which stands for Accountability, Community and Transparency – will hold a rally this afternoon ahead of a Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board meeting. Members have a number of concerns with the district’s leadership.
Feb. 13, 2018
What Is TPS And What Does Status Mean?
The Department of Homeland Security late last month renewed Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for another 18 months for Syrians living with that designation in the U.S.
Feb. 13, 2018
Reporter Writes About Ex-Mexico City Police Chief
Sometimes, the real truth of a story takes decades to unveil. And when that story involves drug running, police corruption in Mexico and the Iran-Contra affair, maybe it’s amazing that the wait is only a few decades.
Feb. 13, 2018
 Bill Would Give Voters Chance To Weigh In On Marijuana Legalization
Rep. Mark Cardenas, a Democrat from Phoenix, and Tucson Republican Todd Clodfelter have introduced a new bill that would give voters another chance to weigh in on legalization. Arizona voters narrowly rejected a legalization effort in 2016 that was a citizen initiative, but Cardenas and Clodfelter say if voters are going to eventually pass this anyway, they’d rather it start in the Legislature.
Feb. 13, 2018
 Trump Unveils 10-Year, $1.5 Trillion Proposal To Fund Infrastructure
One of the few points of agreement between President Trump and Democratic leaders in the Senate was supposed to be funding for infrastructure. But the practicality of that is off to a rough start.
Feb. 13, 2018
 Senate Begins Debate On Fate Of DREAMers
The Senate voted 97-1 Monday night to start debating immigration, but that sort of overwhelming agreement won’t be seen during the debate itself this week.
Feb. 13, 2018
Untold Arizona: The Only Boy Scout Troop Behind Bars
Adobe Mountain is home to the only Boy Scout troop in the country behind bars.
Feb. 13, 2018
The Takeaway: The Dark Side Of The Olympics
Sports journalist Dave Zirin argues that the Olympic Games bring "debt, displacement, and the militarization of public space."
Feb. 13, 2018
Committee Votes To Send Minimum Wage Law Back Voters
An Arizona House committee backed a plan to send the 2016 voter-approved minimum wage hike and paid sick leave initiative back to the ballot.
Feb. 13, 2018
Deportation Of Man With Son Fighting Cancer Gets Postponed
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has decided to postpone the deportation of an undocumented Mexican man whose son is fighting cancer.
Feb. 13, 2018
Financially Embattled Murphy Elementary Board Votes Down 5% Teacher Pay Cut
This year, Murphy Elementary district overspent more than $2 million.
Feb. 13, 2018
First Generation College Students Face Obstacles to Graduation
There is no difference in employment rates and salaries between first-generation college students and their peers, but those first-generation students face hurdles to graduation.
Feb. 13, 2018
Bill Would Require Voters To Update Address Or Risk Losing Driver
Voting rights activists are expressing concerns over HB2397, which will be heard in committee Tuesday.
Feb. 13, 2018
Untold Arizona: Arizona-Grown Tepary Beans Preserve The Past, Hold Promise For The Future
Arizona’s earliest residents grew teparies for thousands of years, but in recent history, the beans were at risk of shriveling into obscurity.
Feb. 13, 2018
Arizona Receives A
A new 50-state election security report from the Center for American Progress finds that most election systems remain vulnerable to hacking and other interference by foreign governments.
Feb. 13, 2018

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