KJZZ News

How 2 Notes In Jaws Can Create Such An Emotional Effect
The Hollywood classic “Jaws” turns 45 this year. And, that means, so does its iconic score. So, this got us wondering, why does music have such an emotional effect on us? The Show talked to Don Traut, a professor of theory at the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music.
May 29, 2020
Scottsdale Mayor Plans To Enforce Social Distancing
Another weekend is kicking off. And after the crowds seen across the state last weekend, many will be on the lookout for scenes of non-social distancing. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane had some choice words for party-goers who packed into Old Town Scottsdale restaurants over Memorial Day Weekend.
May 29, 2020
Coronavirus Complicates Efforts To Keep Homeless Arizonans Cool
As temperatures soar into summer, Arizonans seek ways to beat the heat. For some who find themselves homeless, however, this task isn't easy, especially in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
May 29, 2020
Sky Harbors April Passenger Traffic Down 93% From 2019
April's passenger traffic counts at Sky Harbor were down 93% over 2019 — but for now, that's likely the low point.
May 29, 2020
The Friday NewsCap May 29, 2020
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround, and David Lujan, director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress.
May 29, 2020
Phoenix Opens Emergency Heat Shelter At Convention Center
As Phoenix endures its first extreme heat warning of the summer, the city will open a heat relief shelter for people who live on the streets.
May 29, 2020
Hundreds In Phoenix Protest George Floyds Death
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Phoenix last night to demonstrate against the death of unarmed 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis.
May 29, 2020
Judge: Social Security Can’t Deny Gay Survivor Benefits
A federal magistrate has voided policies of the Social Security Administration that deny benefits to the survivors of some gay marriages.
May 29, 2020
Governor Says Annual Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Must Ride
Gov. Doug Ducey is opening the gates for the "world's oldest rodeo" to ride this summer despite COVID-19 restrictions. He did not say whether spectators will be allowed to watch.
May 29, 2020
This Weeks #AZNumber: 171
#AZNumbers is a weekly segment featuring thoughts and insight into Arizona's economic news. This week's number: 171.
May 29, 2020
Activist Influence Pushes More Phoenix Leaders To Help Undocumented During COVID-19
A state lawmaker says $250,000 have been raised to help undocumented Arizonans not eligible for government aid during COVID-19. The money isn’t enough to go around. But with Phoenix's mayor and some City Council members having agreed to do private fundraising, advocates hope more will donate to help people pay rent, buy food and cover medical expenses.
May 29, 2020
Gas Prices Are On The Rise Across U.S.
Gas prices are on the rise nationwide as businesses reopen and people start going back to work. The national average is $1.97, up 4 cents from a week ago.
May 28, 2020
Sonoran Governor Concerned About Looming Reopening
Cases are expected to peak in late May or early June, just as some businesses start reopening.
May 28, 2020
Grand Canyon To Increase Access Starting May 29
Starting Friday, the Grand Canyon will increase access to the park. Park rangers will start by opening the South Rim entrance every day from 4 a.m. till 2 p.m. Those already in the park by 2 p.m. will be allowed to stay until sundown.
May 28, 2020
Attorney General Brnovich Files Lawsuit Against Google
Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit against Google for allegedly using deceptive tactics to gather location data.
May 28, 2020
AZ University Presidents Propose Suspending Their Pay Increases
An Arizona Board of Regents committee is supporting a proposal to suspend previously scheduled pay increases for university presidents.
May 28, 2020
Valley-based Insys Therapeutics Ex-CFO To Pay Investor Claims Of $2M
Insys Therapeutics' former chief financial officer has agreed to pay the $2 million to resolve a class action lawsuit. It alleges investors were unaware that the company was involved in a fraud scheme — paying kickbacks to doctors — that generated millions in sales for the company for its highly addictive fentanyl spray.
May 28, 2020
Ducey Proud Of AZ Mail-In Voting Despite Trump Claims
President Trump is no fan of voting by mail, despite the fact that’s how he casts his own ballot. Gov. Doug Ducey said he’s proud of Arizona's vote-by-mail system.
May 28, 2020
Charges Filed In 3 AZ COVID-19 Fraud Cases
In one case, a health care provider in Gold Canyon is accused of offering free COVID-19 tests to patients, but then billing an Arizona insurer for additional services the patients didn’t need.
May 28, 2020
Ducey Distributes COVID-19  Funds, But Some AZ Mayors Still Want Direct Federal Relief
When the CARES Act was passed by Congress in March, it allowed cities with more than 500,000 residents to apply directly to the federal government for relief. Smaller Arizona towns have waited more than a month for the state to distribute some of the federal funding it received.
May 28, 2020

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