KJZZ News

Bloomberg Holds His Largest Campaign Rally Ever
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg held a rally in Phoenix on Saturday. It was Bloomberg's first visit to Arizona as a presidential candidate. Though the crowd lacked the energy of a Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders rally, the more than 1,500 attendees made it the largest campaign event Bloomberg has hosted since announcing his campaign in November 2019.
Feb. 2, 2020
Yavapai Supervisors Plan Vote On Gun Rights Measure
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors plans to vote Wednesday on whether to designate the county as a Second Amendment sanctuary. According to the Prescott Daily Courier, the board has heard testimony from dozens of people on both the pros and cons of the proposal.
Feb. 2, 2020
Cold Weather Headed To The Phoenix Area This Week
The nice weather is on its way out as a cold front moves in to the Phoenix area. National Weather Service Meteorologist Ken Daniel says to expect much colder temperatures across the state early this week, starting Sunday.
Feb. 2, 2020
U.S. Senate Votes Not To Allow Additional Witness Testimony In Impeachment Trial
The U.S. Senate on Friday voted 51 to 49 not to allow additional witness testimony in the impeachment trial of President Trump.
Jan. 31, 2020
Brnovich Asks For Stay Of Ballot Collection Decision
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to put a stay on a lower court decision striking down a state election law banning third parties from collecting ballots for people. He intends to eventually appeal the ruling, but wants the justices to stop any immediate change.
Jan. 31, 2020
What We Know – And Don’t Know – About The 2019 Novel Coronavirus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported six cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus, including one in Arizona. Recently, it confirmed the first person-to-person transmission in the U.S., even as global cases climb toward 10,000. Here’s what we do – and don't – know.
Jan. 31, 2020
Send Your AZ Poem For National Haiku Writing Month
February is National Haiku Writing Month — and The Show wants your haiku! Your haiku may be read on air or featured on the Word podcast. We’ll randomly choose one poet on The Show on Feb. 28, 2020, who will receive a KJZZ prize.
Jan. 31, 2020
TGen Encourages Students To Get Into The Lab
There has been an increased emphasis in recent years on the so-called STEM subjects in schools. Phoenix-based TGen is also looking to help students interested in the sciences, with a pair of programs aimed at getting them into the lab
Jan. 31, 2020
Lawmaker Proposes $5 Million To Shelter Homeless Seniors
State Sen. David Livingston has introduced a bill seeking emergency funding to house homeless seniors. I spoke with the senator earlier and started by asking him how we got here and when he became aware of the problem.
Jan. 31, 2020
Symphonys President Wants To Make Art Accessible To Everyone
The Phoenix Symphony is on the cusp of celebrating 75 years at the core of the Valley’s arts community. Like most if not all nonprofits, the symphony is looking to the future and trying to build the next generation of patrons and donors, while continuing to offer a growing variety of musical options. To that end, the Phoenix Symphony has a new president and CEO, Suzanne Wilson.
Jan. 31, 2020
All-Female ASU Comedy Show Aims For Laughs — And Empowerment
Bella Tindall wants to be a comedian. The recent Arizona State University graduated created “Funny for a Girl” while she was in school, acting, writing sketches and doing stand-up, among other things.
Jan. 31, 2020
Navajo Code Talker Dies Joe Vandever Dies At 96
One of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers has died. Joe Vandever died Friday. He was 96. Joe Vandever enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps in Santa Fe in 1943. He served as a Code Talker during World War II in Guam, Okinawa, and the occupations of both Japan and China.
Jan. 31, 2020
Arizona On Short List For DLCC Spending
Many political observers expect Arizona to live up to a purple label it claimed in the 2018 election cycle. That’s one reason why the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee has included the state on its short list of seven where it will spend money to flip the House and Senate to Democratic majorities.
Jan. 31, 2020
Bipartisan Push For Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Protections
State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle want to extend the state’s non-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identification. Existing law already prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin, and extends to employment, housing and public accommodations.
Jan. 31, 2020
The Takeaway: Politics With Amy Walter — Caucus Time
In the second installment of Politics with Amy Walter from Iowa, we contextualize the caucuses set to take place on Monday. Plus, a look at the role gun advocacy organizations will play come November 2020.
Jan. 31, 2020
The Friday NewsCap Jan. 31, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes and Marcus Dell’Artino of First Strategic.
Jan. 31, 2020
Dick Jacobs, ASUs Original Sun Devil Mascot, Dies At 91
The original Sparky is dead. Not the mascot itself, but the first person to put on the Sun Devil characectiture. His name is Dick Jacobs. He died Tuesday at the age of 91.
Jan. 31, 2020
Tempe Officer Won’t Be Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 14-Year-Old
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel says prosecutors wouldn't have likely won a conviction against Officer Joseph Jaen in January 2019 shooting of Antonio Arce in an alley in Tempe.
Jan. 31, 2020
ASU Coach Edwards Receives Salary Increase To $3.5M
The Arizona Board of Regents on Thursday voted to increase Herman Edwards’ annual salary to $3.5 million. According to the deal, his contract will also be extended until Dec. 31, 2024.
Jan. 31, 2020
KJZZ Explains: Impeachment — Trump And What’s Next
In December, the U.S. House of Representatives voted along party lines to impeach President Donald Trump. He’s not the first president to go through this. And he will likely serve out the remainder of his term anyway. But why? And has anyone ever been both impeached and removed from office?
Jan. 31, 2020

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