KJZZ News

Fear Steps In The Way Of Mexico’s Hunt For Human Traffickers
Mexican authorities have been grappling with their own immigration issues, including trying to stop humans from being smuggled into their country. It’s a problem that statistics may not be able to capture.
Jan. 6, 2020
County May Issue Written Opinion On Petersen Appeal
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors may give a more formal explanation of its vote to keep in place the suspension of Paul Petersen.
Jan. 6, 2020
Sustainable Products Hot At Consumer Electronics Show
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas starts Tuesday. Hot this year are products that focus on sustainability. Circularise, an information technology company out of Holland, is creating digital versions of plastic materials that manufacturers can then use to share details on products.
Jan. 6, 2020
Gosar Tweets Manipulated Photo Of Obama
An Arizona congressman has tweeted out what appears to be a manipulated image of former President Barack Obama and Iran’s President. But that fake photo has been around since 2015.
Jan. 6, 2020
How Was South Mountain Freeway On Its First Day?
Monday was the first full day of morning traffic for the new Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. The final stretch of the freeway opened right before the holidays.
Jan. 6, 2020
Navajo Request Federal Funding To Hire Coroners
The Navajo Nation Council said it’s working with Congress to fund a medical examiners department. If successful, the tribe will be the first in the country with such a department.
Jan. 6, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History: Jan. 5-11
This week in 1975, Raul Castro became Arizona’s first Hispanic governor. Read a collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Jan. 6, 2020
How Your Car Is Collecting And Sharing Your Data
Washington Post technology reporter Geoffrey Fowler recently broke down a 2017 Chevy Volt to see what information its on-board computers were gathering and what was being done with it.
Jan. 6, 2020
Boas: The Women Who Shaped Arizona
To start 2020, the Arizona Republic published a front-page essay by former Arizona Board of Regents President Eileen Klein on the long-term impact of female politicians and government leaders over the course of the state’s history.
Jan. 6, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: The World Reacts To Soleimanis Death
The aftermath of the killing of top Iranian general Major General Qassim Soleimani in Iraq last week will remain one of the top international stories in the coming days
Jan. 6, 2020
Efforts In Arizona Underway To Recruit Women To Corporate Boards
Last year, California became the first state in the country to enact a law requiring publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors. Meanwhile, there are other efforts to get more women on corporate boards, as well. Kathleen Duffy is part of one of them. She’s president and CEO of Phoenix-based Duffy Group, a recruitment firm.
Jan. 6, 2020
One Student Still Living With Hamilton Hazing Fallout
Hamilton High School in Chandler has a tradition of winning football. But, in 2017, police arrested five students from the school and one from a nearby charter school. John D’Anna, senior reporter with the Arizona Republic, has written a multipart series on what happened and what’s continuing to happen.
Jan. 6, 2020
Game And Fish To Conduct Annual Survey Of Big Game
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is conducting its annual aerial survey of big game population in the state. "The data obtained will help us determine how many hunting tags to let out in a given year," he said. "We have to balance out the number of animals in the field with the number of permits we let so the harvest is sustainable."
Jan. 6, 2020
Points Of View: Protecting Vulnerable Arizona Adults
The Show sat down with Lindsay Ashworth of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Christopher Tiffany with the social services group Raising Special Kids and KJZZ’s Kathy Ritchie.
Jan. 6, 2020
Yavapai County Board Postpones Second Amendment Sanctuary Vote
Last year, the Mohave County Board of Supervisors officially declared the county a "Second Amendment Sanctuary," adopting measures they say are meant to protect the right to gun ownership. Yavapai County's Board of Supervisors postponed a similar vote.
Jan. 6, 2020
The Case For And Against $12 Minimum Wage
Minimum wage earners in Arizona got a raise this year as the state’s $11 minimum has gone up to $12. Advocates say this hike is a long time coming, that inflation has rendered the $7.25 an unacceptable living wage. Critics, on the other hand, say it belies the spirit of the free market and needlessly burdens employers.
Jan. 6, 2020
Personal, Political And Professional: Everyone Has A Hair Story
Hair is ASU English professor Neal Lester’s domain. His research focuses mainly on African Americans and hair, but Lester argues you could fill that blank in with just about any other group.
Jan. 6, 2020
The Takeaway: The Aftermath of Soleimani
Congress is back in session today, facing the aftermath of a major shift in global geopolitics. Last week, President Trump ordered the assassination of Iran's top military leader, Major General Qassim Soleimani, who commanded the Islamic Republic’s feared Revolutionary Guard.
Jan. 6, 2020
Audit: NAU President Spent $40,000 In Policy Violation
Northern Arizona University paid out more than $40,000 in travel expenses that did not comply with university policies. A state audit shows the funds were given to Rita Cheng, the school’s president, and her husband. The report, released by the Arizona Auditor General on Friday, shows the school’s use of the money did not comply with policies established by the Arizona Board of Regents.
Jan. 6, 2020
This Years Flu Strain Affecting Arizona Children
Public health officials have reported more than 6,800 cases of the flu in Arizona so far this flu season. Terri Farneti is with the Yavapai County Health Department. She says the number of flu cases hasn’t peaked in that county yet, and the strain is affecting younger patients.
Jan. 6, 2020

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