KJZZ News

Will Arizona Democrats Get A Voice In State Budget Talks?
Democratic state lawmakers have released their budget proposal — "the people’s budget," as House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez is calling it. Democrats are hopeful they’ll still get a seat at the table to settle the final budget, but is that realistic?
Feb. 11, 2020
The Takeaway: Coronavirus Continues To Spread Despite Mass Quarantines In China
Across the globe, the spread of coronavirus shows no signs of slowing down. On Monday, the Associated Press reported that more than 40,000 people have been infected globally. The death toll is also on the rise, with more than 900 reported dead so far. The majority of those cases in China, where everyday life is at a standstill.
Feb. 11, 2020
How Small Fibers Can Make Concrete Stronger
Construction has been a key component of Arizona’s economy. And, a key component of construction is concrete. Barzin Mobasher says worldwide, ten billion tons of concrete are used each year, and much of that needs rebar to help reinforce it. But, fibers are increasingly becoming more of an option, and they could be beneficial in boosting concrete’s tension.
Feb. 11, 2020
Herstam: Why Lobbyists Are Targeting AZ House Dems
Six Democratic lawmakers are the focus of business lobbying groups. Political observer Chris Herstam explains how Democrats could actually become the majority in the state House after November.
Feb. 11, 2020
Amy Silvermans Raising Phoenix: Lost In Juvie
Amy Silverman's latest Phoenix Magazine column tells the story of a young man with mental illness who’s been in the custody of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections on and off over the past few years.
Feb. 11, 2020
How A UA Professor Is Changing The Conversation About Graffiti
Stefano Bloch grew up in Los Angeles as a graffiti writer, facing a difficult home life with an out-of-the-picture father and a heroin-addicted mother in a gang-ridden area. Bloch is now a professor of cultural geography at the University of Arizona and author of "Going All City: Struggle and Survival in L.A.’s Graffiti Subculture."
Feb. 11, 2020
Federal Judge Rules Against Rosemont Copper Mine
A federal judge on Monday overturned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s approval of a controversial open-pit copper mine in southern Arizona, citing that mining is damaging the habitat of jaguars and other endangered species.
Feb. 11, 2020
Leadership Academy Offers Intensive Training For Principals
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal designates quite a bit of new spending for education — about $600 million in new funding to be exact. A small slice of that would go to a program that focuses on educating school leaders instead of students.
Feb. 11, 2020
Officials: Coronavirus Spreads Easily, But Isnt As Lethal As Data Suggests
The World Health Organization is in talks to speed up the global response to the coronavirus outbreak. But state health officials want Arizonans to know there’s still no reason to panic.
Feb. 11, 2020
AZ Lawmakers Look To Boost Their Daily Expense Pay
Arizona lawmakers are trying again to raise the amount they receive for daily expenses, this time with a proposal that will only boost pay for lawmakers who live outside Maricopa County. The proposal approved on a 6-1 vote Monday by the Senate Government Committee would increase daily expense pay for those lawmakers from $60 a day to the federal rate of nearly $190 per day.
Feb. 11, 2020
Untold Arizona: A Quiet Bass Fishing Paradise In Sonora
San Pedro de la Cueva is about as remote a corner of vast, sparsely populated Sonora as there is. Nevertheless, Arizona and other U.S. bass anglers have been heading there for decades to enjoy the spectacular scenery, laid back way of life and — of course — top-notch fishing. In the latest installment of our Untold Arizona series, KJZZ goes to the waters of the El Novillo reservoir.
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Feb. 11, 2020
Conservationist Ship Attacked In Vaquita Refuge
The crew of a conservationist ship that patrols Mexico’s Sea of Cortez to protect an endangered porpoise came under fire by suspected poachers over the weekend in a “critical zone” where there have been several sightings of the nearly extinct vaquita marina porpoise.
Feb. 10, 2020
Lawmaker Fights New Uber And Lyft Fees At Sky Harbor
The Phoenix airport would be barred from adding fees to ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft under a proposal introduced in the Arizona Legislature. The move by a bipartisan group of House lawmakers led by Republican Rep. Travis Grantham is designed to prevent new fees Phoenix wants to impose even if the state Supreme Court rules that they are legal.
Feb. 10, 2020
Maricopa County Pledges More Polling Spots For Primary
Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors on Monday approved 229 voting sites for the upcoming Presidential Preference Election.
Feb. 10, 2020
White House Proposes 16% Cut To Interior Department
The Trump administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 would cut the Department of Interior over 16% from its FY2020 budget. The proposal, however, has little chance of becoming law.
Feb. 10, 2020
Tucson Zoo Researching Cure For Deadly Elephant Virus
A herpes-like virus is threatening young elephants across the United States. Although no elephants in Arizona currently have the virus, one Arizona zoo is partnering with a network of other zoos to research and find a cure.
Feb. 10, 2020
Refugees To Arizona Lawmakers: Welcome The Persecuted
Refugees and their supporters went back to the Arizona Capitol on Monday to urge the state Legislature to pass a resolution welcoming those who escape violence and persecution.
Feb. 10, 2020
Legislature Debates Graduation Attire, Medicaid, Tax Breaks For Movies
State lawmakers will have busy committee agendas this week as they come back to the capital with bills set to be considered on issues ranging from what students can wear at their graduations to a proposal aimed at boosting the movie industry here in Arizona.
Feb. 10, 2020
Boas: Remain In Mexico Policy Raises Human Rights Concerns
The so-called "Remain in Mexico" program was implemented just over a year ago following an agreement between the United States and Mexico. Critics have said it has exposed migrants to human rights abuses. One of those critics is Sean Carroll of the Kino Border Initiative, and his opinion piece was published in the Republic’s Viewpoints section over the weekend.
Feb. 10, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: Big Gatherings Expected In Tehran, Dresden This Week
Big gatherings are expected on two continents this week, and a major American company is fighting a big fine abroad. Those are among the key international stories in the coming days, and The Show took a look at some of them with BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
Feb. 10, 2020

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