KJZZ News

Sethuraman Panchanathan
The two finalists in the search for University of Arizona’s next president will be meeting with the Arizona Board of Regents today. The board hopes to make a final choice next week. Today's meeting begins the final phase of the hiring process.
Mar. 6, 2017
An 18-year U.S. Army veteran has won a roughly $2.6 million judgement in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the Phoenix VA Health Care System.
Mar. 6, 2017
Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples got her start in 1950 singing in churches with her father Roebuck “Pops” and her siblings as The Staples Singers. Now, more than 60 years later, she’s still singing.
Mar. 6, 2017
University of Hawaii-Maona
Across the globe, there are 6,861 living languages. That seems like a lot — until you consider that 3,116 are endangered. Professor Lyle Campbell of the University of Hawaii-Manoa is co-founder of the Endangered Language Catalog.
Mar. 6, 2017
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North Korea fired ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's northwest coast Monday morning. Will the Trump administration be able to stand up to Kim Jong-un?
Mar. 6, 2017
Rick Perry
Former Texas governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry has been sworn in as the new federal Energy secretary. We speak with Sheldon Trubatch, professor of practice of Renewable Energy Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.
Mar. 6, 2017
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We had our usual weekly conversation with the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones as he helped us preview the week in international news.
Mar. 6, 2017
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Elyse Hunt hit rock bottom last summer. She had pummeled deeply into an already serious depression, leaving her bedridden and contemplating suicide.
Mar. 6, 2017
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At least seven transgender people have been murdered in 2017. The killings are outpacing last year's frightening homicide rate, which was the highest on record.
Mar. 6, 2017
Handgun
In 2000, Arizona lawmakers passed “Shannon’s Law,” in the wake of the death of 14-year-old Shannon Smith who died after she was hit by a bullet that had been fired into the air, seemingly at random. But now two bills that would narrow the scope of that landmark law are moving through the state Legislature.
Mar. 6, 2017
Adrian Fontes
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes is searching for a new elections director. But current legislation being considered could limit Fontes’ power to do that.
Mar. 6, 2017
State lawmakers continue their work at the Capitol this week, but one issue that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention since the start of the session is the state budget. We talk with reporter Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times.
Mar. 6, 2017
Threadfin shad
Thousands of fish have died in Apache Lake due to a plant toxin, the Arizona Game and Fish Department announced Monday. The same problem afflicted fish in Saguaro, Canyon and Apache lakes 10 to 15 years ago.
Mar. 6, 2017
Roicia Banks with her mom
Roicia Banks grew up primarily on a reservation. She’s culturally Hopi and registered in a tribe. She's also, as she describes it, "racially identifiable as black." And that has not been easy.
Mar. 6, 2017
Juan Federico
An agreement that dates back 11 U.S. presidents could serve as a template for future energy trade deals.
Mar. 6, 2017
health
The Arizona Legislature passed Senate Bill 1092 in 2015 requiring all "able-bodied adults" receiving Medicaid to be employed, looking for a job or in school.
Mar. 6, 2017
Arizona DOT
The Arizona Department of Transportation is starting work Monday on a $62 million project that will widen a section of State Route 260 in the Verde Valley.
Mar. 6, 2017
Meetkumar Desai
A Phoenix man is now out of jail, but still facing charges and scrutiny after he took advantage of a cybersecurity flaw in the national 911 system.
Mar. 6, 2017
After months of major construction, road closures and details, the overpass construction at Bell Road and Grand Avenue is nearly complete. Now that the Bell Road and Grand Avenue interchange is open for business, Surprise city officials say the surrounding shops fared better than expected.
Mar. 6, 2017
IT department
Cities generate a lot of information, and much of it is legally open to the public. Tempe is one Valley city hoping to make that information easier to access.
Mar. 6, 2017

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