KJZZ News

Chef Charleen Badman Reflects On James Beard Award Win
FnB chef Charleen Badman won this year’s James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest. That night, in front of the most powerful people in the restaurant industry, Badman became the first Arizona chef in 12 years to bring home the award, often called the "Oscars of the food world."
May. 17, 2019
How Retailers Are Adapting To Online Shopping
You can buy almost anything online — and many people do. But, that doesn’t mean brick-and-mortar retailers are just closing up shop.
May. 17, 2019
How Truth And Information Has Changed In The Digital Age
As cable news outlets have cemented themselves more in the national consciousness, and online sources of information have become more popular than traditional newspapers in many places, it’s increasingly difficult to find unbiased news.
May. 17, 2019
AZ Senate Bill Would Require Lab Testing For Medical Pot
The Senate unanimously approved SB 1494 earlier this year, but it’s still awaiting debate in the House.
May. 17, 2019
Construction Drives Down Arizona Unemployment Rate
Arizona added another 75,300 private sector jobs in the last year — and more than 25 percent of those were tied to the construction industry.
May. 17, 2019
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KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting and attorney and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera.
May. 17, 2019
The Takeaway: The Political Power of Teachers
The teachers’ strikes across the country that began in 2018 are a sign that teachers’ unions are stronger than ever, and 2020 Democratic candidates are competing for their support.
May. 17, 2019
B-52 Bomber Removed From Tucson
A B-52H bomber built in the early 1960s and put into retirement in an U.S. Air Force "boneyard" in the Arizona desert over 10 years ago is returning to service.
May. 17, 2019
AZ Senator Rejects Sexual Assault Bill, Budget Battle Continues
A bid by House Speaker Rusty Bowers to break Republican gridlock over the budget has been rejected by Paul Boyer, the Republican the deal was supposed to satisfy.
May. 17, 2019
ADOT Proposing Flex Lanes For Interstate 17
A tentative five-year construction plan by the Arizona Department of Transportation includes adding “flex lanes” to Interstate 17. The lanes can help alleviate traffic during peak travel times.
May. 17, 2019
Child Migrant Dies In Mexican Immigration Custody
A 10-year-old girl from Guatemala who was in custody of Mexican immigration officials died on Wednesday night after complaining about a sore throat and after seeing a doctor, officials said.
May. 17, 2019
U.S. Attempt To Improve Wildland Firefighter Shelters Fails
An effort to develop a better fire shelter following the deaths of 19 wildland firefighters in Arizona six years ago has failed. Officials at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise in a decision on Wednesday said the current fire shelter developed in 2002 will remain in use.
May. 17, 2019
Adult Day Care Worker Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Disabled Woman
A caregiver at a Gilbert group home serving developmentally disabled adults is accused of inappropriately touching a female resident with a developmental disability.
May. 17, 2019
AARP Arizona Works To Improve Digital Literacy Among Older Adults
There are a lot of stereotypes when it comes to older adults, but the one that probably gets the most play is the one about technology. Despite that, many Arizona seniors are learning to become more tech-savvy.
Survey Finds U.S. Grandparents Shatter Financial, Cultural Stereotypes
May. 17, 2019
Grumpy Cat, Who Entertained Millions Online, Dies
Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet, has died at age 7. Her Arizona owners wrote on social media Friday that she experienced complications from a urinary tract infection and "passed away peacefully" Tuesday "in the arms of her mommy."
May. 17, 2019
Longest Snowbowl Ski Season Coming To An End
The longest ski season in Arizona Snowbowl’s history comes to an end this weekend. In its more than 80-year history, Rob Linde with the park says they’ve never made it this close to Memorial Day.
May. 16, 2019
 Arizona Department Of Corrections Moves More Than 700 Inmates Over Security Concerns
In response to security problems at a state prison in Buckeye, the Arizona Department of Corrections has moved more than 700 inmates to different locations.
May. 16, 2019
ADC Accused Of Violating Inmates
"Chokehold" is a book by former prosecutor Paul Butler that calls for significant changes in the criminal justice system. The ACLU said Butler’s publisher received a notice from ADC that the book would not be allowed in Arizona prisons.
May. 16, 2019
Scientists Publish First Findings From Ultima Thule Flyby
In January, NASA’s New Horizons probe began sending observations from the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft. Now the team is reporting what that data tells them – and what it doesn’t.
May. 16, 2019
Legislation Would Help Tribes Improve Roads
Lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday about legislation that would provide funding to build and maintain roads and bridges in Indian Country. Only 17 percent of those roads are considered “acceptable” by the federal government.
May. 16, 2019

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