KJZZ News

The Takeaway: Politics with Amy Walter — The Divided States of Government
Not that long ago, state government was seen as one of the last places for functional governing. But, over the last 10 years, state politics have become as polarized as Washington, DC. Here's a look at states with one-party control in the legislature.
Nov. 22, 2019
Former Suns Exec Beats Cancer, Gets Ring, Lands In New Orleans
The Phoenix Suns have been in rebuilding mode for nearly a decade, with new players coming and going and lots of management turnover. One of the Suns’ former executives who had success here went on to win a championship in Cleveland. Then, he took a new job last summer.
Nov. 22, 2019
Sonoran Arcana: Desert Scavengers
And now it's time for the next edition of Sonoran Arcana, our monthly dive into the margins of Arizona food. This month, The Show joined Phoenix New Times' food critic Chris Malloy at the Old Town Farmers Market in Scottsdale. There, they spoke with Karen Bedell at her booth, which is full of offbeat products scavenged directly from the Sonoran Desert.
Nov. 22, 2019
Effort Looks To Increase Farm Laborers Allowed Into U.S.
As the Trump administration focuses its immigration-related policies on border security and new wall construction along the nation’s southern border, Republicans and Democrats typically move to their separate corners. U.S. House members, however, approached one economic aspect related in a bipartisan fashion.
Nov. 22, 2019
Phoenix Got More Rain This Week Than All Monsoon
It finally felt like winter in the Phoenix metro area, at least an Arizona winter. As temperatures finally dip below 80 degrees, and Arizonans get out their boots and scarves, The Show spoke with meteorologist Matt Pace from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
Nov. 22, 2019
Diné Filmmaker Highlights Struggles For Native Students
Many college students talk about finding themselves while they’re at school, and figuring out which parts of themselves they’ll carry forward. Northern Arizona University student Tinia Witherspoon, though, says she feels like the decision is being made for her.
Nov. 22, 2019
Effort Renewed To Regulate Vaping Products Like Tobacco
A group of Arizona lawmakers this week unveiled a new effort to regulate vaping products like tobacco products, among other provisions dealing with the vaping industry. Amanda Wheeler, executive director of the Arizona Smoke Free Alliance, said regulating vaping products like tobacco products is the wrong approach. Nevertheless, supporters are moving forward. Republican state Sen. Heather Carter is one of them.
Nov. 22, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Nov. 22, 2019
To talk about this week’s impeachment hearings, the latest on Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen and more, former Attorney General Terry Goddard and Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief of Ricochet.com, joined The Show.
Nov. 22, 2019
Disability Advocates Pressure Pima County Following Incident
Disability advocates and other justice groups are putting pressure on the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. They want to see changes made after one of its officers was seen wrestling a quadruple amputee to the ground in a video.
Nov. 22, 2019
UA To Offer Free Tuition To Some Medical Students
The University of Arizona will soon offer free tuition to some of its medical students. The school is trying to address a shortage of primary care doctors in the state. Arizona currently meets only 40% of its need for primary care physicians, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Nov. 22, 2019
Thanksgiving May Be Second Highest Travel Day Since 2005
Thanksgiving travel this year is expected to increase by nearly 3%. AAA Arizona expects more than 55 million Americans to travel by car or plane. With an increase of about 1.6 million travelers next week, this Thanksgiving is projected to mark the second highest travel holiday since 2005.
Nov. 22, 2019
GOP Senator Claims Secretary of State Overstepped Authority
Frustrated by what she calls oversteps of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ authority, state Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita plans to sponsor legislation to change how the state’s election procedures manual is written. The election procedures manual is intended to provide guidance for county recorders to implement laws enacted by the Legislature in the name of keeping elections uniform and fair throughout Arizona.
Nov. 22, 2019
Retaliation And Stigma Of Mental Illness Force Arizona Correctional Officers To Suffer In Silence
Correctional officers experience stress and trauma every day working in Arizona's state prisons. The fear of looking weak in a profession that requires great strength is preventing many officers from dealing with serious mental health issues.
Nov. 22, 2019
SRP To Pay $21M To Settle Claims Over AZ Mine Closure
Salt River Project has agreed to pay $21 million to settle claims from Peabody Energy over the closure of the Kayenta coal mine. The mine closed in August after sending its last coal shipment to the Navajo Generating Station near Page.
Nov. 21, 2019
Bloomberg Spending Millions On Voter Drive That Includes Arizona
As he moves toward a presidential announcement, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is rolling out plans to spend an estimated $15 million to $20 million on a voter registration drive designed to weaken President Donald Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground states.
Nov. 21, 2019
Refugee Resettlement Groups Sue President Trump
Three faith-based groups that resettle refugees want a federal judge to block President Donald Trump from requiring local government approval to keep taking people in, and a new lawsuit by the groups alleges that a recent executive order by Trump is illegal.
Nov. 21, 2019
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Previews New Jail
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office gave a preview of its newest jail facility on Thursday. The Saguaro jail will house minimum and medium custody general population inmates and is set to open in April. The Saguaro Jail was constructed to replace the Durango Jail and serve as the new intake, transfer and release center for the Sheriff’s Office.
Nov. 21, 2019
Dean Of ASUs Cronkite School Stepping Down
The founding dean of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is moving on. Christopher Callahan He announced Thursday he has been named president of the University of the Pacific and is moving to Sacramento.
Nov. 21, 2019
Department Of  Environmental Quality Investigating Water Contamination At Prison
A new report from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality shows the state is concerned that a well supplying water to a state prison in Douglas could be contaminated.
Nov. 21, 2019
5 Candidates File To Run For Maricopa County Sheriff
Five candidates have taken steps to pursue the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office in 2020. Four Republicans — Joe Arpaio, Mike Crawford, Lehland Burton and Gerry Sheridan — and incumbent Democrat Paul Penzone have filed statements of interest to run for sheriff.
Nov. 21, 2019

Pages