KJZZ News

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
Best-Selling Author Clive Cussler Dies In Paradise Valley at 88
New York Times best-selling adventure novelist Clive Cussler died at his Paradise Valley home Monday. He was 88. Cussler wrote more than 20 best-selling books.
Feb. 27, 2020
Sounds Of The City: Taking Deep Breaths With Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation
Listen to the sounds of Ryan Blakely meditating to the sound of Tibetan singing bowls at Urban Wellness.
Feb. 27, 2020
Census 2020: Addressing Cybersecurity Threats To The First Online Census
Next month, the United States Census Bureau will be sending out mail to the majority of households across the country, with instructions on how to fill out the 2020 census. And for the first time ever, people will be given the option to fill out the census online. Census takers will also be shifting to digital, using a phone app to take in people’s information.
Feb. 27, 2020
ASU To Plan $400K Housing Project At Lake Havasu Campus
Arizona State University has announced plans to expand housing options for students at its Lake Havasu City campus this spring. “We’re at capacity with housing for 64 students,” Campus Director Raymond Van Der Riet said. “This project will add 11 rooms with 22 beds."
Feb. 27, 2020
Trumps New Public Charge Rule Has Chilling Effect On Some In Arizona
On Monday, the Trump administration’s new public charge rule took effect, and it’s already having a chilling effect in Arizona. Some immigrants, including senior citizens, have dropped out of programs like SNAP because they’re afraid of being kicked out of the country.
Feb. 27, 2020
Border Patrol Pushes Back Against Accusations Of Monument Desecration On Arizona Border
The U.S. Border Patrol unfolded its public demonstration Wednesday of the explosive force used to make way for a large border fence on the border road of the protected monument. Border Patrol officials pushed back against accusations they are desecrating areas of land sacred to the Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona.
Part Of Federal Monument On AZ Border Blown Up For Border Fence
Feb. 27, 2020
KJZZ Profiles: Coy Payne, Arizonas First African American Mayor
Coy Payne was a lot of things to a lot of people. He was Chandler’s first and only African American mayor. In that role he helped shape policy that eventually made that city what it is today. But Payne wasn’t just a politician. He was an educator, a mentor and a father. Coy Payne died in December at age 90. He leaves a legacy behind.
Feb. 27, 2020
Glendale Holds Meeting To Overhaul Zoning Code
The city of Glendale is holding a community meeting Wednesday evening to discuss rewriting its zoning code. Besides some amendments, the code has not been comprehensively updated since 1993. Matthew Klyszeiko, a consultant from Michael Baker International working on a rewrite for the city, said the goal is to make the code more user-friendly for residents.
Feb. 26, 2020

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