KJZZ News

 Lawmakers Plan To Double Gas Tax Hitting Dead End
An Arizona lawmaker hoping to double the state's gas tax has met resistance from his Republican colleagues. Several tax-averse House members on Thursday voiced opposition to Republican Rep. Noel Campbell's proposal to increase the tax drivers pay at the pump to 36 cents a gallon.
Feb. 28, 2020
KJZZ Profiles An Arizona Original: Cecil Patterson, First African American First African American State Appellate Court Judge
Judge Cecil Patterson has been a pioneer in Arizona’s legal community, breaking a number of barriers for African Americans.
Feb. 28, 2020
Asian Businesses In Mesa Suffer Amid Coronavirus Fears
This weekend, Mesa is holding an event celebrating Asian culture. But there is a risk: Asian-American businesses have seen fewer customers because of fears of the coronavirus. The Asian District in west Mesa is fighting back against concerns over whether the virus will quell its business.
CDC Warns Of Coronavirus Spreading Within U.S.
Feb. 28, 2020
Earth Picks Up An Extra Moon — For Now
A pair of astronomers have discovered a second moon circling the Earth, thanks to observations by the Catalina Sky Survey in Tucson.
Feb. 27, 2020
Arizona Universities Canceling Study Abroad Programs
Universities in Arizona and across the U.S. are halting, postponing or moving study abroad programs as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. ASU and UA canceled programs this week and are pulling students from courses abroad.
Feb. 27, 2020
Mexico Prepares For The Expected Arrival Of Coronavirus
Mexico is tending to a small number of possible coronavirus cases, while preparing for an outbreak. And the government is already taking preventive actions.
Feb. 27, 2020
Final Charge Dismissed Against Humanitarian Aid Worker
A federal judge on Thursday dropped the final charge against a humanitarian aid worker targeted by the U.S. government since his arrest more than two years ago.
Feb. 27, 2020
Meteor Streaks Over Prescott
Sharp-eyed observers this week might have noticed a fireball streaking through the skies of Yavapai County. Dozens of witnesses from across Arizona and bordering states reported seeing the meteor on Wednesday.
Feb. 27, 2020
AZ Man Accused In Conspiracy Involving Neo Nazis
Data from the Anti-Defamation League show a roughly 44% increase of anti-Semitic incidents in Arizona over the last two years. Federal authorities say a Queen Creek man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion that he targeted the editor of a Jewish magazine.
Feb. 27, 2020
9th Circuit Denies Request To Vacate Arpaio Guilty Verdict
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s request to vacate his conviction for criminal contempt
Feb. 27, 2020
Kirkpatrick Back To Congress After Alcoholism Treatment
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona returned to Congress on Wednesday after a six-week absence for treatment of alcoholism.
Feb. 27, 2020
22 Arizona Chefs, Restaurants Are Semifinalists For James Beard Award
Twenty-two chefs and restaurants across Arizona are among the semifinalists for some of the highest honors in the food world. The James Beard Foundation announced the nominees. To talk about who they are and what they’re doing that is so special is Chris Malloy, food critic for the Phoenix New Times.
Feb. 27, 2020
AARP Rep Argues Against Pursuing Utility Deregulation
Earlier this week on The Show, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson presented a potential plan for electric retail competition, otherwise known as the deregulation of state-regulated electric utility monopolies like APS and SRP. Bill Malcolm represents AARP, and he was in Arizona this week to present testimony against Commissioner Olson’s idea that we pursue deregulation.
Feb. 27, 2020
Jon Rauhouse: Tiny Desert Concert
Among the Phoenix music community, there is one musician who has achieved near-legendary status. Jon Rauhouse has been playing music for decades and has a whole menagerie of instruments under his belt. The Show’s Steve Goldstein caught up with Rauhouse at the Farm at South Mountain.
Feb. 27, 2020
 Pima County Task Force Working To Handle Animal Hoarding
Animal hoarding is a serious problem both for pets and people. A new task force in Pima County is seeking to tackle the problem in a new way. The Pima Animal Care Center is teaming up with the Pima County Health Department, and the Pima Council on Aging to create a program that helps both people and pets.
Feb. 27, 2020
Charter School Association Director Weighs In On Public School Systems
On Tuesday, The Show heard from former U.S. assistant secretary of Education Diane Ravitch about her concerns that the public schools system is being hurt by billionaires. For a different take, Matthew Ladner, former vice president of research at the Goldwater Institute and currently director of the Center for Student Opportunity at the Arizona Charter Schools Association, joins the conversation.
Feb. 27, 2020
 Does Maricopa County Ruling On Gun Rights Do Anything?
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors took a step into the national gun debate with a 4-1 vote, declaring that the county was a Second Amendment Preservation County. But does that decision actually do anything and move the county toward any deeper action? Dennis Welch, political editor at CBS5 and 3TV in Phoenix, talks about this.
Feb. 27, 2020
Researchers Looking At How Locust Impact Global Food Supplies
In 2018, a series of cyclones hit southern portions of the Saudi Peninsula and East Africa. Those sustained rains nearly two years ago set the stage today for one of the worst locust infestations Africa has seen in a century.
Feb. 27, 2020
Conservative Political Action Conference Kicks Off In Maryland
The 2020 Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, has kicked off at National Harbor in Maryland. To set the scene from National Harbor is Julia Manchester, political reporter for The Hill.
Feb. 27, 2020
Page Turner: We Are Totally Normal
The Show's Page Turner series asks local booksellers to talk about their latest recommendations. Meet Changing Hands bookseller and children’s book specialist Eric Villiers, who has a new take on a young adult book. “We Are Totally Normal” by Rahul Kanakia was released this week.
Feb. 27, 2020

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