KJZZ News

Arizona Will Soon Have A New Permanent U.S. Attorney
Arizona hasn’t had a permanent U.S. attorney since President Trump took office more than two years ago. Now we’ve learned that the state finally has a nominee to hold the position with the official title.
Feb. 13, 2019
State Of The Indian Nations Given By NCAI President
Last month, President Trump stood in the House of Representatives and gave his second State of the Union address. But many of you might not know about another national address that takes place every year — the State of the Indian Nations.
Feb. 13, 2019
Mesa Historical Museum Returns To The Old Lehi School
The Mesa Historical Museum had its grand reopening a few days ago — in a very familiar site. The Old Lehi School was originally built in the 1880s, and it housed the museum from 1987 to 2012. Now with a new director and a renewed mission, the museum is back with an exhibit called "Gizmos, Gadgets and Greatness."
Feb. 13, 2019
The Takeaway: The Next Chapter For The Mexican Drug War
The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán now faces life in prison. But for many in Mexico, El Chapo's capture and trial appeared to be more of a charade.
Feb. 13, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Occam
From seeing a UFO to advancing a conspiracy theory, often the simplest explanation is the most likely one. Yet we still tend to fancy convoluted ideas with lots of moving parts, just because they sound good to us.
Feb. 13, 2019
More Video Released After Lawsuit Filed Against Glendale Police
A 2017 Glendale traffic stop that has resulted in a lawsuit against the city’s police department has prompted the release of additional body cam footage — this time an interview with one of the arresting officers.
Feb. 13, 2019
Scottsdale District Taps Longtime Adminstrator Kriekard To Lead Schools
The Scottsdale Unified School District has a new leader. Interim Superintendent John Kriekard’s face broke into a grin as the governing board voted unanimously to extend his contract to 2020. Dozens of educators in the audience clapped and cheered.
Feb. 13, 2019
Schools And Agencies Allowed To Be Subject To Lawsuits
A panel of Arizona lawmakers voted this week to let anyone file suit if they believe public tax dollars are being used to influence elections.
Feb. 13, 2019
Beetles Vs. Birds: When Fighting Nature With Nature Backfires
Fighting nature with nature seems like a good idea – unless nature doesn’t care about geography. The effects of a federal decision made 20 years ago to use Asian beetles to slow the spread of an invasive shrub across the West are reducing nesting habitat for an endangered songbird – the southwestern willow flycatcher.
Feb. 13, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven: The Bow Tie
KJZZ medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven looks at the possible health issues associated with wearing a tie — from a decrease in blood flow to the brain to the risk of infection.
Feb. 13, 2019
LISTEN: KJZZ Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Forum
Tuesday night was KJZZ's Phoenix Mayoral Forum, featuring candidates Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela. A runoff election between Gallego and Valenzuela, is being held to fill the city’s vacant mayoral seat on March 12.
Feb. 12, 2019
Bill Would Allow Out-Of-State License Holders In AZ
Arizona could be the first state in the country to allow people with out-of-state occupational licenses to practice here without taking an exam. The objective of the bill is to encourage more people to come to the state and find work easily.
Feb. 12, 2019
2018 Crop Production Fell In AZ, USDA Summary Shows
The United States Department of Agriculture's annual summary showed that in 2018 Arizona crop production fell across the board, except for lemons.
Feb. 12, 2019
One Scooter Company Leaves Tempe
“This is kind of a unique system where they’re using public property to stage and operate their business, and there’s gotta be some sort of cost that goes along with that,” said Randy Keating, a Tempe councilman who helped craft the regulations which include fees and data sharing with the city.
Feb. 12, 2019
GOP Bill Aims To Reclassify And Reduce Student Wages
GOP State lawmakers are taking another swing at the voter mandated minimum wage law. State Rep. Travis Grantham's bill re-classifies employees who are students, under age 22, and working less than 20 hours a week, as "casual basis" hires.
Feb. 12, 2019
Reactions To Mark Kellys Senate Run
Mark Kelly — husband of Gabrielle Giffords — said he will be taking the Senate plunge, running for office for the first time.
Feb. 12, 2019
Support For Higher Education Decreases
After years of cuts to funding for Arizona’s public universities, some lawmakers want the state to chip in an extra $102 million for the upcoming school year. That number would triple over the next couple years if Senate Bill 1518 becomes law.
Feb. 12, 2019
Author: The Story Of The American Indian Is Not Just Tragedy
Dee Brown’s 1970 book "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" remains today the best-selling book about Native American life and history ever published. But, writer and scholar David Treuer knows that Native American life did not, in fact, end at Wounded Knee.
Feb. 12, 2019
How Telemedicine Could Be The Future Of Health Care In AZ
Last week, in front of the state Senate Health committee, Dr. Bart Demaerschalk used his laptop to give lawmakers a closer look at the possibilities available in telemedicine — and it’s a little more high tech than you might think.
Feb. 12, 2019
Survey: Americans Support Several Health Care Changes
Health care was a top issue for a number of voters in last year’s midterm elections. And recently, the concept of Medicare for All has emerged as a big talking point among candidates in the emerging Democratic presidential primary field.
Feb. 12, 2019

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