KJZZ News

U.S. Unemployment Rate Is Now The Lowest Since 1968
The market was anticipating 190,000 new jobs from the Labor Department’s unemployment report — but today it got even better news. There were 263,000 new hires for April, and the unemployment rate is now the lowest since 1968.
May. 3, 2019
AZ Teacher Pay Still Ranks Below Most Other States
New data from the National Education Association, a teachers union, shows Arizona teachers saw the fourth biggest pay increase in the country between 2016-17 and 2017-18. But, even with that raise, teacher pay here still ranks 45th out of the 50 states and Washington, D.C.
May. 3, 2019
Fire Engine To Patrol Wickenburg, Wittman
Residents in the Wickenburg and Wittmann area used to be able to put out fires on their own with water. But according to Tiffany Davila, spokeswoman for the Department of Forestry and Fire Management, heavy rains have brought a grass crop to the Sonoran Desert, posing new risks.
May. 3, 2019
Tucson Asks Community For Help With Migrants
The city of Tucson spent $20,000 of taxpayer money to shelter asylum seekers dropped off by federal immigration agents over a weekend in mid-April. Now the city is asking the community to step in as a large monastery housing migrants will be converted to other uses this summer.
May. 3, 2019
Phoenix Suns Tap 76ers Assistant Monty Williams As New Coach
The Phoenix Suns are looking for stability after their previous coach lasted just one season. They hope Monty Williams is the man to lead their turnaround.
May. 3, 2019
Arizona Government Will Keep Tax Windfall This Year
Arizonans who paid higher state income taxes this year due to the 2017 federal tax policy changes will not get relief this session.
May. 3, 2019
KJZZ
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. To talk about Attorney General Barr’s testimony, the latest legislative news and more, Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez and Marilyn Rodriguez of Creosote Partners, joined The Show.
May. 3, 2019
Final Push To Extend Statute Of Limitations For Child Abuse Survivors
Republican state Sen. Paul Boyer has been proposing changes to Arizona’s statute of limitations for years. Now, he’s taken a stand and said he will not approve a state budget by the deadline unless his bill gets a hearing.
May. 3, 2019
Arizona Considers Stiffer Penalties For Family Pet Abuse
On a 42-18 margin, the Arizona House gave final approval to legislation to make it a Class 5 felony to intentionally or knowingly subject a pet to "cruel mistreatment'' or kill a pet without the consent of the owner.
May. 3, 2019
Chin Chosen To Replace Granville On Tempe Council
Arlene Chin is the director of scholarship advancement for the ASU Foundation. She also has a master's degree from Northern Arizona University. She will be on the Tempe City Council for the remainder of the original Granville term, which expires in July 2020.
May. 3, 2019
Podcast Playlist: The Dream
Multi-level marketing companies often promise you part time work and high salaries. But according to The Dream, it seems very few participants successfully make a living.
May. 3, 2019
Report Suggests Changes To Tribal Consultation Practices
A report has drawn the attention of federal lawmakers and tribal leaders, who are making changes to consultation procedures.
May. 3, 2019
Construction Underway On Cross-Border Pipeline Expansion
After getting a construction green light last month from the U.S. government, crews have been working on a compressor station for Kinder Morgan’s Sierrita pipeline. It runs from near Tucson to the border in Sasabe.
May. 3, 2019
Exoplanet Habitability: It’s What’s On The Inside That Counts?
Over the next decade, scientists will gather vast stores of data describing the atmospheres of distant worlds. But some of their colleagues argue that the key to a planet’s habitability might truly lie in its interior.
May. 3, 2019
Crossing Mexico: An Economy That Depends On An Open Border
The economies of two towns — dependent on each other and on the relatively easy crossing across the Suchiate River — show how the free passage between Mexico and Guatemala is a way of life along this border, similar to how it once was between the U.S. and Mexico.
Part I: Migrants Idle Long Before Reaching U.S. Border
Part II: They Cross Oceans, Mountains And Rainforests
May. 3, 2019
Military Report Details Sexual Assault In The Ranks
Six percent of women in the military said they were sexually assaulted in 2018, according to a new report from the Pentagon. The report from the military comes as Sen. Martha McSally is spearheading an effort to reduce the number of sexual assaults in the military.
May. 2, 2019
Insys Therapeutics Exec Found Guilty In Bribery Case
A jury has found one-time billionaire and drug company executive John Kapoor and his four co-defendants guilty of a racketeering conspiracy. The verdict came after 15 days of deliberations.
May. 2, 2019
Podcast Playlist: The Dream
Multi-level marketing companies often promise you part time work and high salaries. But according to podcast The Dream, it seems very few participants successfully make a living.
May. 2, 2019
Geraldine
Geraldine “Jerry" Emmett, a lively centenarian from Prescott who got to call the votes alongside Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego at the Democratic National Convention in 2016, has passed away.
May. 2, 2019
Why This Author Says It
It’s dangerous to be a boy. That’s the stark conclusion author Michael Reichert has come to after studying modern boyhood for his new book "How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Raise Good Men."
May. 2, 2019

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