KJZZ News

Hundreds Of Temporary Census Jobs Available At Tempe Call Center
The federal government has contracted with Pearl Interactive Network to hire 764 workers in the Phoenix area for a call center that will field questions from people filling out the census online.
Jan. 3, 2020
Ruling Expected Soon In Pinal Transportation Tax Case
A ruling is expected soon on the legality of a 2017 voter initiative that would give Pinal County the authority to collect taxes and spend the funds on transportation infrastructure.
Jan. 3, 2020
Tempe-Based NortonLifeLock Plans Layoffs In Texas, California
Tempe-based software company NortonLifeLock is planning layoffs in two states to cut costs.
Jan. 3, 2020
Phoenix-Based U-Haul To Stop Hiring Nicotine Users
The moving company U-Haul will no longer be hiring smokers or nicotine users as it wants to promote a healthier workforce. The company said current employees will not be affected by the change.
Jan. 3, 2020
3 Mountain Lions Killed After Feeding On Human Remains
Three mountain lions found feeding on human remains near a popular Tucson hiking trail have been killed, Arizona authorities said Wednesday.
Jan. 3, 2020
After Revenue Loss From Coal, Hopi Scramble To Fill Budget Gap
When the Navajo Generating Station and the Peabody Coal Mine shut down late last year, they took with them royalties that the Hopi Tribe depended on for more than four decades. Hopi leaders have known this day would come, yet they left it up to the current tribal council to replace that revenue generator.
Jan. 3, 2020
Opposing Bills Debate Gender On AZ IDs, In Classrooms
A Democratic lawmaker wants motorists to have more than the current either-or choice of "male'' or "female'' on state-issued driver's licenses. A Republican lawmaker has competing ideas that would bar the state from using "nonbinary" on driver's licenses, on birth certificates or in classrooms.
Jan. 2, 2020
Dark Skies Favor Quadrantid Meteor Shower Viewing Friday
The Quadrantids have streaked across northern skies since Dec. 27, but the best time to view them should arrive late Friday night, Jan. 3, and last until early dawn.
Jan. 2, 2020
Moratorium Lifted On San Tan Valley Water Hookups
One of the nation’s fastest growing real estate markets will face fewer restrictions on new homes this year.
Jan. 2, 2020
Remain In Mexico Expands To Nogales, Sonora
For the first time Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection started sending asylum seekers back to Nogales, Sonora, to wait for their cases to process. It’s part of the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the “Remain In Mexico” program.
Jan. 2, 2020
Tucsons Raytheon Plant Begins New Air Force Contract
U.S. Air Force defense contractor Raytheon Company will build new medium range air-to-air missiles at its Tucson factory. The contract totals almost $800 million and comes just a week after another contract award for Tucson's largest employer.
Jan. 2, 2020
Phoenix Home Prices Rising Faster Than Any U.S. City
Home prices continue to rise across the country — in some cities more than others. For Phoenix, it's a lot more. In fact, the latest numbers show Phoenix with the highest home-price appreciation in the country.
Jan. 2, 2020
Chamber Study Blames State Retirement System For Teacher Pay Problems
It is the start of 2020, but for Arizona’s schools it’s still the 2019 year and another year-plus to go in funding teacher pay raises. But some state business leaders are already starting off this year fighting Gov. Ducey’s plan to raise teacher salaries twenty percent by the end of the 2020 school year.
Jan. 2, 2020
Women’s Rights Publication Spearheaded By Phoenix Poet Laureate
In the 19th century, suffragettes Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton needed to get the word out about the effort for women’s rights. So, what else? They started a newspaper. They called it The Revolution. Well, right now in Phoenix, there’s a new version of this revolutionary publication circulating. It’s called the Revolution Relaunch.
Jan. 2, 2020
Redistricting Puts Spotlight On Appellate Court Commission
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments's 16 members are responsible for recommending judicial applicants to the governor and partisan applicants for the state's Independent Redistricting Commission to legislative leaders.
Jan. 2, 2020
Muralist Hugo Medina
Hugo Medina is an artist, sculptor and metal fabricator who’s made his mark on the Valley in a number of ways. But the most recognizable is probably his murals.
Jan. 2, 2020
Arizona Educators Make Progress With Opportunity Youth
"Opportunity youth" are 16- to 24-year-olds not working or going to school. While Arizona's numbers have improved, educators continue working to reach this population.
Jan. 2, 2020
What Californias Online Privacy Law Means For Arizona
California has passed consumer privacy landmark legislation that has far-reaching implications — even for those of us who don’t live in the Golden State.
Jan. 2, 2020
Arizona Collects $21.5M From Out-Of-State Merchants
In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case that out-of-state merchants were subject to state taxes — even when that merchant didn’t have a brick and mortar presence in that state. Arizona has been collecting the additional taxes since last October, and revenue numbers for that month have come in at $21.5 million.
Jan. 2, 2020
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Important Medical Research Lost Amidst The Noise
It’s becoming easier and easier to get medical and scientific news, as more outlets and platforms report on more studies and breakthroughs. But is that helping us get the most important medical news? KJZZ medical commentator, Dr. Joe Sirven isn’t so sure. He’s a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic.
Jan. 2, 2020

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