KJZZ News

Writer: Diamondbacks Have Virtually No Wiggle Room This Season
Thursday is baseball’s Opening Day. The Diamondbacks will look a lot different this year, having lost mainstays like Paul Goldschmidt and Patrick Corbin in the off-season. To preview the upcoming season, The Show spoke to Jeff Wiser, a writer for BaseballProspectus.com.
March 28, 2019
Podcast Playlist: Podcasts That Break Down The News
In honor of President Trump setting a record for forcing the longest government shutdown in U.S. history back in January, Planet Money took a look at the very first shutdown back in 1879, and how it wasn't all that different from today.
March 28, 2019
Environmental Groups Sue To Stop Open-Pit Copper Mine In Arizona
Environmental groups on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit aimed at overturning a key permit for a proposed open-pit copper mine in southern Arizona.
March 28, 2019
2019 Cactus League Attendance Down Slightly
Each game averaged about 7,900 attendees. The Chicago Cubs are still the most popular team and the Milwaukee Brewers saw the largest increase in attendance this season.
March 28, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Marilee Lasch
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. Today's storyteller is Marilee Lasch, an artist living in Superior.
March 28, 2019
The Takeaway: Betsy DeVos Takes Heat For Special Ed Cuts
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' faced sharp rebuke from lawmakers on Tuesday regarding her proposal to cut funding for the Special Olympics in addition to programs to help students who are blind, deaf, and otherwise require special education services.
March 28, 2019
Tempe Programs For Kids With Disabilities Seek Funding
“We do our best to accommodate their needs so they can have all the recreational opportunities that any individuals should,” said Samantha Mason, coordinator for adapted recreation in the city of Tempe.
March 28, 2019
CBP Commissioner Says Border Has Hit Breaking Point
The commissioner of the nation’s border security agency says the border has hit a breaking point. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan spoke in El Paso, Texas, a region of the border where migrant detentions are rising fast.
March 27, 2019
Last Remaining Sentencing Reform Bill Would Free None Of The 41,000 In Arizona Prisons
Arizona Senate Bill 1310 would allow those convicted of drug or paraphernalia possession who don’t have a conviction for a previous violent felony to earn release credits and serve more of their sentence in the community.
March 27, 2019
Bipartisan DCP Legislation Coming To Congress Soon
A bipartisan agreement on Drought Contingency Plan legislation has been reached and lawmakers plan to introduce it “very soon.” That’s according to U.S. Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona.
March 27, 2019
How The U.S. Compares To  World In Paid Family Leave
The fact is, the United States is one of only eight countries in the world that doesn’t have paid family leave available to parents, according to Amy Raub. She researches maternity leave policies across the world, in countries rich and poor, and can compare and contrast the differences, some of which might surprise you.
March 27, 2019
Can The Democratic Candidates Overcome Polarization?
The list of candidates is already very long and includes Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. But which of them can actually appeal to independents and at least some Republicans? Is our current polarization so intense that it seems nearly impossible?
March 27, 2019
U.S. Supreme Hearing Cases On Gerrymandering
For a second consecutive term, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the issue of partisan gerrymandering, hearing arguments from North Carolina and Maryland.
March 27, 2019
Murphy School Board Discusses Administrative Options In Latest Board Meeting
One of its schools, Sullivan Elementary, is being run by an acting principal because the current principal is on at-home assignment, but the board refused to make that person the official interim principal last month.
March 27, 2019
Food Activist Teaching Slow Food Values In Fast Food Culture
Alice Waters is a chef, restaurateur, author and food activist. She’s also been involved in the "slow food" movement for many years. She’s in Arizona on Wednesday giving a talk at Arizona State University called “Teaching Slow Food Values in a Fast Food Culture.”
March 27, 2019
Women Of The West: Part 4, Elizabeth Hudson Smith
In the series, Women of the West, we explore stories of Arizona women who helped shape their communities and our state’s history.
March 27, 2019
Sponsor Of New Tuition Level Bill Still Pushing Measure
State Sen. Heather Carter plans to replace the language in an unrelated bill with the language from the tuition bill in a Senate committee Thursday. The process is called a "strike-everything" amendment and is not uncommon at the Capitol.
March 27, 2019
Yavapai Recorder Weighs In On Possible Early Voting Rules Change
The House Elections Committee voted yesterday to make changes to rules around the Permanent Early Voting List. If it passes, the bill would prohibit county officials from sending early ballots to voters who did not use them in the past two election cycles.
March 27, 2019
Congressional Bill Would Address Native American Suicide
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva is among a bipartisan group of representatives and senators sponsoring a bill called the Native American Suicide Prevention Act, but it's not the first time the bill has been introduced in Congress.
March 27, 2019
Conference Gathers Arizonas Water Decision-Makers
Arizona's uncertain water future is one of the greatest challenges that the area faces. The hotly debated Drought Contingency Plan is a step — though just one step — to prepare for that future.
March 27, 2019

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