KJZZ News

House GOP Leaders Hire Attorneys To Investigate Cook
House GOP leaders hired a private law firm to investigate ethics complaints against one of their fellow lawmakers. Attorneys with Ballard Spahr will conduct an investigation of Rep. David Cook (R-Globe). Cook is the subject of two ethics complaints stemming from his alleged affair with an agricultural lobbyist.
Feb. 12, 2020
Dancer And Choreographer Liliana Gomez
Liliana Gomez has made a name for herself in the Valley’s art scene by blending the lines between dance and public art. She’s collaborated with visual artists and museums, schools and universities. And she’s paved the way for other choreographers of color in our community by bringing the BlakTinx Dance Festival to Phoenix.
Feb. 12, 2020
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Should Aging Doctors Face Cognitive Testing?
Researchers at Yale University recently released the results of a three-year study in which they tested doctors older than 70 working there to see if they were experiencing memory loss. To find out what they found and what it might mean for the medical industry, The Show turned to Dr. Joe Sirven, KJZZ’s medical commentator and a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic.
Feb. 12, 2020
Bill In AZ House Could Give People With Disabilities, Seniors More Independence
Some disability advocates are hoping state lawmakers will support a bill that could provide an alternative to legal guardianship. It’s called supportive decision making, and it would allow certain individuals to maintain their independence — with some support.
Feb. 12, 2020
The Way FICO Credit Scores Are Calculated Is Changing
The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is moving to make changes in how our credit scores are calculated — and those are expected to take effect by the end of this year. Average scores could end up going down, which would reverse a trend that’s lasted nearly a decade. Jim Triggs joined The Show to talk about what are being called FICO 10 and FICO 10 T.
Feb. 12, 2020
US presidential candidates sought the Latino vote long before 2020
In his 1960 bid for the White House, John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign wooed Latinos, who were largely ignored by other candidates. He was early in recognizing Latino voters as a growing force in American politics.
Feb. 12, 2020
Every 30 seconds, a young Latino in the US turns 18. Their votes count more than ever.
The 2020 presidential election could be the first time Latinos are the largest minority group in the electorate. Young Latinos could swing the outcome — if they come out to vote.
Feb. 12, 2020
Reporter Explains Implications Of Sanctuary City Lawsuits
The U.S. Department of Justice cited public safety as the reason behind lawsuits targeting so-called sanctuary city policies in California, New Jersey and a county in Washington state. But some see the actions as election-year politics, while others see it as a continued crackdown on unauthorized immigrants. Michelle Hackman joined The Show to talk about the implications of the lawsuits.
Feb. 12, 2020
Agency To Continue Tackling Hoarding Disorder Among Seniors
Hoarding affects about 6% of the population, and it’s a disorder that often starts when a person is young. But many people who suffer from hoarding disorder often don’t seek out treatment until later in life.
Feb. 12, 2020
Phoenix Mercury Trade Bonner, More Moves Likely
The Phoenix Mercury have made a major trade, and may not be done making moves before the WNBA season starts this spring. Yesterday, the Mercury traded DeWanna Bonner to the Connecticut Sun for three first-round draft picks.
Feb. 12, 2020
Could Religious Freedom Be Used in More Legal Cases?
A federal judge earlier this month reversed the convictions of four members of the humanitarian group No More Deaths. The judge decided the volunteers were acting in accordance with their "sincere religious beliefs."
Feb. 12, 2020
Scandals Raise Questions About Relationships Between Lawmakers And Lobbyists
State Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita (R-Scottsdale) allegedly harassed a female lobbyist, and Rep. David Cook (R-Globe) faces multiple ethics complaints stemming from his alleged affair with a lobbyist. Both cases raise questions about the boundaries between lawmakers and lobbyists.
Feb. 12, 2020
First Ever State Of Special Education Address
Every year, the superintendent delivers a State of Education address before the House and Senate education committees. This year, Kathy Hoffman broke the mold, and she plans to make it an annual tradition.
Feb. 12, 2020
Former U.S. Attorney Applauds Prosecutors In Roger Stone Case
A former Arizona U.S. attorney commends the federal prosecutors who withdrew from the Roger Stone case. One prosecutor outright quit after the Justice Department recommended a much lighter sentence.
Feb. 12, 2020
Two Guys On Your Head: The What The Hell Effect
There is an observation in psychology that looks at how people behave when they have not lived up to the expectations they set for themselves; the “What The Hell Effect.” In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about, not only what it is, but why it is.
Feb. 12, 2020
The Takeaway: What Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders won Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire with 25.8% of the vote. While last night was a strong showing for Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden once again underperformed
Feb. 12, 2020
Arias Prosecutor Placed On Paid Leave, Accused Of Misconduct
Longtime Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez has been placed on paid administrative leave. He is best-known for prosecuting convicted murderer Jodi Arias.
Feb. 12, 2020
After Raising Water Rates, Phoenix Raises Trash, Recycling Fees
After raising water rates last year, the Phoenix City Council approved higher solid waste fees. Starting in April, residential customers will pay $3.75 more each month. Then, in January 2021, their bill will go up another $3.25.
Feb. 12, 2020
Taylor Morrison Acquisition May Bring New Development To Valley
A Scottsdale-based homebuilder, considered one of the nation’s largest, is getting bigger after buying a competitor. Taylor Morrison has just purchased California company William Lyon Homes. The combined company will have a portfolio of approximately 80,000 lots to develop and about 430 neighborhoods in seven states including Arizona.
Feb. 12, 2020
Untold Arizona: Arizona University Mascots A Century In The Making
The University of Arizona kept live bobcats as mascots through the 1950s. The pope once made ASU cover up all the Sun Devil images and references at Sun Devil Stadium. And NAU's Lumberjack mascot took his name from a song the students couldn't get enough of.
Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
Feb. 12, 2020

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