KJZZ News

Why We Latch Onto Conspiracy Theories — And How They Get Out Of Control
As election season ramps up, concerns have grown over how much our viewpoints are being influenced by conspiracy theories. Have Russian bots taken over our social media feeds? Are we getting accurate information from the White House?
Feb. 13, 2020
FAA Inspector General Issues Report Critical Of FAA, Southwest Airlines
The office of the FAA Inspector General has issued a scathing report finding the Federal Aviation Administration failed in implementing a new safety compliance program with Southwest Airlines. The report says the airline risked the lives of 17.2 million passengers by operating dozens of aircraft that hadn’t properly gone through safety protocols.
Feb. 13, 2020
Greenwood Brewing: Made In Arizona
Today, we meet former industrial engineer turned craft brewer Megan Greenwood. Greenwood started as a home brewer but soon put her engineering and marketing skills to use by building a manufacturing facility and tap room. The Greenwood Brewery, on Roosevelt Row, will open this spring.
Feb. 13, 2020
After Losing Another Football Coach, Is The Pac-12 A Second-Tier Athletic Conference?
The head football coach of the University of Colorado just bolted for a new job at Michigan State in the Big Ten. The Spartans job will pay Mel Tucker more than twice the $2.7 million he made in his one losing season at Colorado.
Feb. 13, 2020
Republican Lawmakers Push Bills To Help Moms And Babies
Two Republican lawmakers are championing "Taking Care of Arizona Moms and Babies," a package of bills designed to improve access to health care for pregnant women, new moms and infants.
Feb. 13, 2020
Points of View: How AZ Demographics Have Changed Over Time
Arizona has for a long time been known as a transplant state. Everyone’s from somewhere else. And that’s what we tackle in our next Points of View roundtable. How have our demographics changed over time — and what does it mean for our state’s identity?
Feb. 13, 2020
Legacy Corps Program Focuses On Providing Respite Care For Veterans, Families
The Americorps volunteer program began in 1993 — at least in part as a way to encourage more young people to go into public service. It remains in existence today, with a number of offshoots. One of those is called “Legacy Corps,” currently run by ASU and operating at 16 locations in nine states.
Feb. 13, 2020
Why Extending Broadband In Rural Areas Is So Expensive
In his State of the State address last month, Gov. Doug Ducey announced $10 million for rural broadband development grants. So how much of a difference would this new money make? To find out, KJZZ's Mark Brodie spoke with Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of NTCA, the Rural Broadband Association.
Feb. 13, 2020
Sounds Of The City:
Listen to the sounds of Arianna selling cookies with her Girl Scouts troop.
Feb. 13, 2020
The Takeaway: Carlos Maza To Tackle Hate Speech And More In New Position At YouTube
After receiving death threats because of YouTuber content, journalist Chris Maza will now try to change how the platform handles hate speech.
Feb. 13, 2020
Navajo Nation Files To Intervene In AZ Utility Rate Case
The Navajo Nation has filed to intervene in a rate case for one of Arizona's largest utilities as it seeks ways to make up for the loss of coal revenue and develop renewable energy projects.
Feb. 13, 2020
Senate Considers Raising Tax On Short-Term Rentals
State lawmakers are moving to ensure that owners of vacation rentals are paying what some believe is their fair share in property taxes. SB 1490, approved Wednesday by the Senate Finance Committee, would require that residential property used at least 90 days a year for short-term rentals be classified as commercial property.
Feb. 13, 2020
Arizona House Committee Advances $162 Million Tax Cut
Republican Arizona lawmakers say the state has more money than it needs and taxpayers deserve a $162 million state tax cut next year. On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee voted along party lines for House Bill 2778, an across-the-board cut in individual income tax rates, that also gives individuals filing non-itemized tax returns more room to write off charitable donations.
Feb. 13, 2020
Untold Arizona: Why This Tempe Club Can Hold Its Own In Curling
It’s a cross between shuffleboard and bowling — on ice. And, ever since the U.S. won Olympic gold in 2018, the sport of curling has been gaining in popularity. But long before that, curling has thrived from a devoted following right here in the desert at a curling club in Tempe that recently hosted its own championship tournament.
Hear More Untold Arizona Stories
Feb. 13, 2020
Phoenix Councilwoman Thelda Williams Pushes Panhandling, Jaywalking Changes
Phoenix leaders could make it easier for police to ticket jaywalkers and certain panhandlers. A councilwoman wants to change city codes so police are no longer required to give first-time warnings to panhandlers on medians.
Feb. 12, 2020
Cookie Sales Still Primary Financial Provider For Girl Scouts
Girl Scout cookie season is underway in Arizona, and for many, that means greetings by scouts and cookie boxes at the front of the grocery store. But for troop members, cookie sales mean generating enough money to pay for programs the same way they have for over 100 years.
Feb. 12, 2020
Tempe, Chandler Mail Ballots Sent To Homes
Mail ballots were sent Wednesday to over 200,000 Tempe and Chandler residents who are participating in the March 10 all-mail election. Tempe’s Mayoral and City Council candidates will be on the ballot. Chandler’s special election ballot asks voters to decide on dates for city elections. Registered Democrats also can vote in the Presidential Preference Election.
Feb. 12, 2020
Lesko Proposes Using TSA PreCheck In Pace OF Travel ID
If travelers do not have a Real ID yet, a new bill co-sponsored by an Arizona congresswoman could solve that. The Trusted Traveler Real ID Relief Act of 2020 allows travelers without the Real ID to use their TSA PreCheck credentials.
Feb. 12, 2020
How Republicans are courting the Latino vote
Over the years, the percentage of Latinos who have voted for the Republican party has stayed pretty consistent — even as US President Donald Trump has made immigrants and Latinos a scapegoat for many of the nation's problems.
Feb. 12, 2020
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

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