KJZZ News

Moving: For Better Homes? Yes. Jobs? Not So Much
A new study looks at what sparks first-time home buyers and current owners to trade-up.
Feb. 22, 2019
Coyotes To Retire Star Player Shane Doan
The Arizona Coyotes have had a less than smooth experience over the team's two decades in the desert — both on and off the ice. But one stabilizing force for the team during nearly all of those seasons was the player who became known as “Captain Coyote” — Shane Doan.
Feb. 22, 2019
U.S., Arizona Boost Pre-K Funding In Last School Year
Funding for pre-kindergarten programs was up nationwide in the 2017-18 school year — that’s according to a new analysis by the group Education Commission of the States. All together, states spent more than $256 million more than the previous year.
Feb. 22, 2019
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To talk about the latest legislative news and whether we’ll have another entrant into Arizona’s U.S. Senate race sometime soon and more, Jaime Molera of Molera Alvarez and Sam Richard of Creosote Partners joined The Show.
Feb. 22, 2019
AZ To Add Nearly 166,000 Jobs By Middle Of 2020
The state is projecting to add nearly 166,000 jobs between the third quarter of last year and the end of the second quarter next year — that translates to 2.7% job growth over the two-year period. The Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity also forecasts job gains in all 11 sectors.
Feb. 22, 2019
APS To Invest In Battery Storage, Solar Power
Arizona Public Service — the state’s largest utility — has announced a significant move toward massive batteries and, likely, away from coal power. With that, it will also capture solar energy and add that alternative power to the grid.
Feb. 22, 2019
Winter Storm Brings Record Snowfall, Rain To Parts Of Arizona
A winter storm that swept through the Southwest and brought a rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip and the mountains above Malibu in California pounded north-central Arizona with record amounts. Phoenix on Thursday set a record for the day with 1.01 inch of rain, eclipsing the old mark of 0.73 inch set in 1973.
Feb. 22, 2019
New Arizona Measures Could Result In Fewer Vaccinations, Despite Medical Objections
Arizona lawmakers approved three measures that could result in fewer children being vaccinated, this, despite objections from doctors and other medical professionals who say the changes could undermine public health.
Feb. 22, 2019
Border Agency Turns to Private Contractor to Install Wire
Since late last year, a key aspect of federal border security has been not only border fences but also the installation of concertina wire on that fencing. It’s a contentious issue, one that Arizona cities are fighting back against. But now there’s quietly been an expansion of the concertina wire project along the border.
Feb. 21, 2019
Federal Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Migrant Aid Volunteers
Activists say federal prosecutors dropped the charges against four members of their group Thursday who were working to find immigrants who were lost in the desert after crossing the border illegally.
Feb. 21, 2019
Congenital Syphilis On The Rise In Maricopa County
More babies are being born with congenital syphilis in Maricopa County, according to new numbers from public health officials.
Feb. 21, 2019
First Study On Marijuana As PTSD Treatment Done
An Arizona researcher has completed the first ever clinical trial of marijuana to treat PTSD.
Feb. 21, 2019
Caregiver Training Bills Pulled, But Governor
Earlier this month, Gov. Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order calling for more protections for people with disabilities. Shortly after, an Arizona lawmaker sponsored two bills that would address parts of the order. But, those bills will not be going to the governor’s desk.
Feb. 21, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: Sundressed
Loud, expressive and multi-layered, local indie-punk band, Sundressed, is used to laying it all bare when they take the stage. So when lead singer and songwriter, Trevor Hedges, was asked to perform acoustically, the performance had a new level of rawness.
Feb. 21, 2019
Reporter Talks About Yemen
Yeme's civil war — combined with economic struggles — have pushed the nation into a humanitarian crisis. Journalist Iona Craig has been reporting from Yemen for nearly a decade, and she is in the Valley for a presentation Thursday evening.
Feb. 21, 2019
How
Most people don’t have jobs where they’re able to challenge the status quo or do things that don’t fit neatly into a corporate package. Often the emotional response can range from throwing up your hands and looking for another place to work or even, finally, follow your dream.
Feb. 21, 2019
Texting-While-Driving Ban Moves Through Legislature
Arizona is one of three states without an explicit ban on texting while driving, although the issue has come up at the Arizona Legislature each of the past several years.
Feb. 21, 2019
Census To Go Online For The First Time In 2020
For the first time ever, the 2020 Census will allow Americans to respond online. The U.S. Census Bureau thinks the change could save some money, but there are also challenges with the move.
Feb. 21, 2019
New Bill Could Restrict Citizen Initiatives And Circulators
Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill forward at the Arizona Capitol that would place new restrictions on citizen initiatives and the people hired to gather signatures to get them on the ballot.
Feb. 21, 2019
Arizona Moves To Regulate Peer-To-Peer Car Rentals
Arizona lawmakers are weighing what kind new regulations they should put on what's becoming the Lyft and Uber of car rentals. The proposal by Sen. David Livingston, R-Peoria, would set standard for things like insurance and safety when individuals choose to rent out the cars they own to others.
Feb. 21, 2019

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