February 2017

Mesa Verde National Park’s Sun Temple
A sacred site built in southwest Colorado around 800 years ago hints that the ancestral Pueblo people might have used geometry, even though they lacked a written language or system of numerals. The author says the Sun Temple at Mesa Verde National Park offers the first hard evidence that a prehistoric North American society possibly employed such figures in construction.
February 27, 2017
The Affordable Care Act has brought Medicaid coverage to more than 400,000 people in Arizona, but plans in Congress to repeal the law and reform Medicaid could force Arizona to restrict or roll back coverage.
February 27, 2017
It’s time for the KJZZ Friday Newscap. Our special guest panelists this week are Laurie Roberts, a columnist at The Arizona Republic, and Jim Nintzel, a columnist at the Tucson Weekly.
February 24, 2017
Helga Ball
The Vikings liked to play games as much as any of us, but they didn’t have a sporting goods store around the corner to buy equipment. We’re guessing that’s why they went to the garden to find the right gear for a game called Helga Ball.
February 24, 2017
In 2006, Al Gore’s documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" largely introduced the country to climate change and its effects. But in the last several years, documentary films that have been nominated at the Academy Awards haven’t been so much about addressing these big issues but about people. So is this the rise of the biopic?
February 24, 2017
Cubs World Series trophy
Back in January when spring training tickets went on sale, hundreds lined up hours before the sunrise just to make sure they saw their beloved Cubbies in the desert. KJZZ’s Katherine Fritcke was there in January and this morning, Cubs fans lined up again. But this time, to see the team’s World Series Trophy.
February 24, 2017
cyber security
The market for cyber security jobs is growing. And the Valley is becoming a hot spot for those positions.
February 24, 2017
Alicia Ratan and Meredith Howell
When Alicia Ratan and Meredith Howell met doing improv at The Torch Theater in midtown Phoenix, they said that a lot of the comedy they were seeing was what they called “boy humor.”
February 24, 2017
Corn
A new campaign in the U.S. is trying to get the Mexican government to stop buying American corn as an economic boycott to protest the Trump Administration’s immigration policies and rhetoric.
February 24, 2017
Wednesday's SB 1070 opposition protest 17
The Trump administration’s new immigration-enforcement priorities are giving some observers a sense of déjà vu. And, they’re stepping into the way-back machine, traveling back to Arizona, circa 2010, when then-Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law.
February 24, 2017

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