KJZZ News

How Was South Mountain Freeway On Its First Day?
Monday was the first full day of morning traffic for the new Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. The final stretch of the freeway opened right before the holidays.
Jan. 6, 2020
Navajo Request Federal Funding To Hire Coroners
The Navajo Nation Council said it’s working with Congress to fund a medical examiners department. If successful, the tribe will be the first in the country with such a department.
Jan. 6, 2020
Heres What Happened This Week In Arizona History: Jan. 5-11
This week in 1975, Raul Castro became Arizona’s first Hispanic governor. Read a collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Jan. 6, 2020
How Your Car Is Collecting And Sharing Your Data
Washington Post technology reporter Geoffrey Fowler recently broke down a 2017 Chevy Volt to see what information its on-board computers were gathering and what was being done with it.
Jan. 6, 2020
Boas: The Women Who Shaped Arizona
To start 2020, the Arizona Republic published a front-page essay by former Arizona Board of Regents President Eileen Klein on the long-term impact of female politicians and government leaders over the course of the state’s history.
Jan. 6, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: The World Reacts To Soleimanis Death
The aftermath of the killing of top Iranian general Major General Qassim Soleimani in Iraq last week will remain one of the top international stories in the coming days
Jan. 6, 2020
Efforts In Arizona Underway To Recruit Women To Corporate Boards
Last year, California became the first state in the country to enact a law requiring publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors. Meanwhile, there are other efforts to get more women on corporate boards, as well. Kathleen Duffy is part of one of them. She’s president and CEO of Phoenix-based Duffy Group, a recruitment firm.
Jan. 6, 2020
One Student Still Living With Hamilton Hazing Fallout
Hamilton High School in Chandler has a tradition of winning football. But, in 2017, police arrested five students from the school and one from a nearby charter school. John D’Anna, senior reporter with the Arizona Republic, has written a multipart series on what happened and what’s continuing to happen.
Jan. 6, 2020
Game And Fish To Conduct Annual Survey Of Big Game
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is conducting its annual aerial survey of big game population in the state. "The data obtained will help us determine how many hunting tags to let out in a given year," he said. "We have to balance out the number of animals in the field with the number of permits we let so the harvest is sustainable."
Jan. 6, 2020
Points Of View: Protecting Vulnerable Arizona Adults
The Show sat down with Lindsay Ashworth of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, Christopher Tiffany with the social services group Raising Special Kids and KJZZ’s Kathy Ritchie.
Jan. 6, 2020
Yavapai County Board Postpones Second Amendment Sanctuary Vote
Last year, the Mohave County Board of Supervisors officially declared the county a "Second Amendment Sanctuary," adopting measures they say are meant to protect the right to gun ownership. Yavapai County's Board of Supervisors postponed a similar vote.
Jan. 6, 2020
The Case For And Against $12 Minimum Wage
Minimum wage earners in Arizona got a raise this year as the state’s $11 minimum has gone up to $12. Advocates say this hike is a long time coming, that inflation has rendered the $7.25 an unacceptable living wage. Critics, on the other hand, say it belies the spirit of the free market and needlessly burdens employers.
Jan. 6, 2020
Personal, Political And Professional: Everyone Has A Hair Story
Hair is ASU English professor Neal Lester’s domain. His research focuses mainly on African Americans and hair, but Lester argues you could fill that blank in with just about any other group.
Jan. 6, 2020
The Takeaway: The Aftermath of Soleimani
Congress is back in session today, facing the aftermath of a major shift in global geopolitics. Last week, President Trump ordered the assassination of Iran's top military leader, Major General Qassim Soleimani, who commanded the Islamic Republic’s feared Revolutionary Guard.
Jan. 6, 2020
Audit: NAU President Spent $40,000 In Policy Violation
Northern Arizona University paid out more than $40,000 in travel expenses that did not comply with university policies. A state audit shows the funds were given to Rita Cheng, the school’s president, and her husband. The report, released by the Arizona Auditor General on Friday, shows the school’s use of the money did not comply with policies established by the Arizona Board of Regents.
Jan. 6, 2020
This Years Flu Strain Affecting Arizona Children
Public health officials have reported more than 6,800 cases of the flu in Arizona so far this flu season. Terri Farneti is with the Yavapai County Health Department. She says the number of flu cases hasn’t peaked in that county yet, and the strain is affecting younger patients.
Jan. 6, 2020
Lawmaker: Property Owners Shouldnt Need Border Wall Permits
The top Republican in the Arizona House of Representatives wants property owners who live along the U.S.-Mexico border to be able to build a border wall on their property without being required to obtain permits or inspections.
Jan. 6, 2020
A Year After An Incapacitated Woman Was Raped, Where Are We Now?
A little over a year ago, a nurse at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix made a 911 call that made international news. An incapacitated woman had given a birth to a baby boy. Her alleged rapist was her caregiver. Since then, Arizona lawmakers, disability advocates and heads of state agencies have been trying to figure out how to keep this population safe.
Jan. 6, 2020
Phoenix’s Scooter Program Shows Promise
After three months, Phoenix’s electric scooter pilot program is showing promise and challenges. The downtown program averages 4,435 trips per week.
Jan. 6, 2020
FTC Files Complaint Against Body Camera Maker Axon
A federal complaint filed Friday against body camera maker and manufacturer Axon said the Scottsdale-based company is breaking regulations on fair competition. The official filing by the Federal Trade Commission says Axon's acquisition of VIEVU, a competitor body-worn camera maker, should not have happened.
Jan. 6, 2020

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