KJZZ News

Investigative Report: Prediabetes A ‘Dubious Diagnosis’
Prediabetes affects one in three Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But an investigative report in the journal "Science" says the diagnosis is misleading, expensive and potentially dangerous.
Mar. 7, 2019
Tribal Law Enforcement Understaffed, Underfunded
Arizona tribal leaders told a House SubCommittee Thursday they need more officers to keep their communities safe. The panel was listening to pleas from many tribes across the United States.
Mar. 7, 2019
Pension Initiative To Appear On Phoenix Ballot
The Phoenix City Clerk has determined there are enough valid signatures on an initiative submitted by a political action committee called Responsible Budgets.
Mar. 7, 2019
Arsenic In Hopi Water Is Three Times The Legal Limit
Many of the Hopi have been drinking tap water laced with high levels of arsenic for decades. The Hopi chairman told a House subcommittee Thursday the project to pipe clean water to the tribe has stalled out, as other tribes requested funds.
Mar. 7, 2019
It’s International Women’s Day — But Not Many Celebrate In Mexico
For International Women’s Day, Mexico could celebrate it’s Congress’s nearly 50-50 gender parity. But many in the neighboring nation expect more equality and justice for women.
Mar. 7, 2019
Arizona Unemployment Rate Rises To 5.1 Percent In January
Arizona's unemployment rose to 5.1 percent in January from 4.9 percent in December as the workforce grew by nearly 16,000 jobs amid weakness in nearly all economic sectors.
Mar. 7, 2019
New Chandler Mayor Talks Technology, Jobs
Chandler is the fourth largest city in Arizona by population, and last fall residents elected a new mayor. The Show met with Hartke at Chandler City Hall to talk about his first couple of months as mayor of a city he says is in pretty good shape.
Mar. 7, 2019
Prosecutor Accused Of Misconduct, Sexual Harassment
The State Bar of Arizona has accused deputy Maricopa County attorney Juan Martinez, the prosecutor in the Jodi Arias trial, of sexually harassing female staff within the county attorney's office.
Mar. 7, 2019
Tempe United Methodist Pastor
The United Methodist church has long said it does not allow openly LGBTQ clergy to be ordained, and that it does not perform same-sex marriages. Last month, the church held a special worldwide conference in St. Louis, Missouri, to discuss that policy.
Mar. 7, 2019
Trial Delayed For Man Who Sold Ammo To Vegas Shooter
Douglas Haig denies he illegally made armor-piercing and incendiary bullets found in a high-rise hotel room where the shooter staged the attack before killing himself.
Mar. 7, 2019
New Book Explores What It Means To Be An Immigrant
The most headline-grabbing stories about immigration tend to focus on undocumented immigration into the U.S. from Central and South America. But an often overlooked form of immigration are legal visas that permit immigrants to accept certain jobs such as high-skilled positions in the tech industry.
Mar. 7, 2019
U.S. Plans End To Gray Wolves Protections
U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the legal battle over a predator that's running into conflicts with farmers and ranchers as its numbers rebound in some regions.
Mar. 7, 2019
Answering The Call To Care For Feathered Friends
Listen to the sounds of Laura Hackett introducing her birds of many feathers at Liberty Wildlife. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at theshow@kjzz.org.
Mar. 7, 2019
Spotlight On Military Sexual Assault After Arizona Sen. Martha McSally Comes Forward
During a congressional hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Martha McSally revealed she had been raped by a superior officer. Brian Clubb, director for the Battered Women's Justice Project, talked about the impact that has made.
Mar. 7, 2019
Phoenix Focuses On Bioscience With A New Campus
Back when the Great Recession started, Phoenix was a hub for service-sector jobs — jobs in hospitality, retail and construction. But those jobs weren’t particularly sustainable as the economic crisis grew.
Mar. 7, 2019
Why The Recall  Of Councilman Nowakowski Was Halted
Earlier this week, it was announced that there would be no recall election for Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski. To help sift through the details, Arizona Republic reporter Jessica Boehm joined The Show.
Mar. 7, 2019
Should Arizona Consider Building A Spaceport?
The space industry has welcomed some new, private players over the past several years. That’s led to conversations about potential launch sites for those rockets. Could Arizona be one of them?
Mar. 7, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum Director Inspires Praise, Criticism
Four years ago, the Phoenix Art Museum got a new leader — Amada Cruz. Some would consider Cruz to be a success, but others are extremely critical of her tenure. Robrt Pela’s cover story in this week’s Phoenix New Times attempts to capture all of that.
Mar. 7, 2019
The Takeaway: Border Crossings Swell As Resources For Migrants Diminish
U.S. Customs and Border Protection yesterday released new data on migrant crossings at the U.S. southern border, revealing a system overwhelmed by more unauthorized crossings than they have seen in more than a decade.
Mar. 7, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Elaissia Sears
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. In the latest story in the series, Elaissia Sears shares her experience studying abroad in Germany.
Mar. 7, 2019

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