KJZZ News

wildfire
Senator Jeff Flake asking the Interior Department to exempt the Bureau of Land Management’s seasonal firefighter program from the current federal employee hiring freeze. The move comes during the time that pre-fire season recruiting typically gets underway.
Feb. 13, 2017
protest in Mexico
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied simultaneously on Sunday in several cities in Mexico. An estimated 20,000 protested in Mexico City alone.
Feb. 13, 2017
Raúl Grijalva
The National Congress of American Indians is holding its Winter Executive Council meeting this week in Washington, D.C.
Feb. 13, 2017
gold coins
Arizona lawmakers are moving to allow residents to invest in gold coins and not have to pay state taxes on any profits they make when they sell them.
Feb. 13, 2017
DAPL
With Donald Trump as president, the Dakota Access Pipeline will get a permit. While North Dakotans welcome the news, the tribe fighting the project promises a legal challenge, and protesters remain defiant in opposition.
Feb. 13, 2017
Monday is the last day to register to vote in the March 14 runoff election for Council District 3 in Phoenix.
Feb. 13, 2017
Sen. Armando Ríos Piter
A delegation of Mexican senators was in the Valley over the weekend to prepare for the possibility of mass deportations, and the removal of Guadalupe García de Rayos heightened the group’s sense of urgency.
Feb. 13, 2017
Earth+Bone
The San Carlos Apache reservation has shrunk in size five times to accommodate the mining industry. So when Resolution Copper recently made plans to develop the largest copper mine in North America on Oak Flat, land considered sacred ground, tribal members said enough.
Feb. 13, 2017
Susan Bastian and her family
Last month, hundreds of thousands of Arizonans got a raise. That’s thanks to the voter approved ballot measure Proposition 206, which boosted the state’s minimum wage. But for businesses that care for people with developmental disabilities, this wage hike could be devastating.
Feb. 13, 2017
Bottle of prescription medication
A Feb. 1 report from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said China is the main supplier of fentanyl to the U.S. and to Mexico.
Feb. 13, 2017
people holding signs
Several hundreds gathered at a rally yesterday in northern Phoenix to show support for the Muslim community in the wake of President Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration.
Feb. 12, 2017
$10 minimum wage
Republican lawmakers advanced four measures on Thursday that would effectively curb the right of individuals to propose their own laws without legislative interference.
Feb. 11, 2017
phoenix council budget vote
Phoenix officials are advising the City Council to deny a resident's petition to adopt so-called sanctuary policies to shield immigrants.
Feb. 11, 2017
the show logo
It’s time for the KJZZ Friday Newscap. Our special guest panelists this week are Vanessa Ruiz of Channel 12 in Phoenix and Barrett Marson of Marson Media.
Feb. 10, 2017
A local community garden at Central Avenue and Indian School Road that lost its land to the U.S. Department of Interior has now found a new home.
Feb. 10, 2017
 nearside of the moon
Tonight is going to be a big night, astronomically speaking. To help break down the night-sky fun, I’m joined by Patrick Young, an associate professor in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration and a researcher in astronomy, astrophysics and astrobiology.
Feb. 10, 2017
Out Of Running book
Millennials have been blamed for being lazy, for never looking up from their smartphones, for not voting, and complaining on Facebook instead. And for not stepping up to run for office. But they're not that bad, according to Shauna Shames, who wrote "Out of the Running: Why Millennials Reject Political Careers and Why It Matters.”
Feb. 10, 2017
Desert
The Sahara Desert is the third-largest desert on Earth, and the biggest hot desert. But at one time, it wasn’t covered by the sand dunes we see in photos today. A new paper looks at just how rainy the Sahara was and whether the causes of that desert turning brown could apply to others.
Feb. 10, 2017
Children play at Child Crisis Arizona's shelter
The number of children who have been removed from their families and put into Arizona’s child-welfare system remains high in our state — at more than 17,000. But many organizations are working towards bringing these numbers down by focusing on one thing: prevention. We visit Child Crisis Arizona, a child-welfare provider in Mesa, and meet their CEO, Torrie Taj.
Feb. 10, 2017
The Arizona Commerce Authority and three Arizona community college systems signed a charter on Thursday to combine forces to help bridge the gap between education and vocational careers. To find out more about this new project, Sandra Watson joins us. She’s the president of the Arizona Commerce Authority, and she tells us how this partnership came about.
Feb. 10, 2017

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