KJZZ News

Fewer Arizona High Schoolers Pursuing Post-Secondary Studies
A goal for 60 percent of Arizona high school graduates to obtain post-high school education or training appears unattainable. That’s because fewer high schoolers are going on to college or vocational training than previous generations of Arizonans.
Sept. 19, 2019
Vaping Illness Increases In Maricopa County
So far, there are three confirmed cases of vaping-related respiratory illness in Maricopa County as medical professionals brace for more. Nationwide, seven people have died and the Center for Disease Control reports more than 380 cases of vaping-released hospitalizations in 37 states.
Sept. 19, 2019
Undocumented Immigrant Asks What Defines An American
The question of who is an American should be relatively easy to define, because it’s different than asking who is an American citizen. Clashes over immigration policy, though, have made the conversation much more dramatic and uncomfortable.
Sept. 19, 2019
Maricopa Has One Of The Highest Rates Of New HIV Infections
When a lot of us think about HIV or AIDS, we might think it’s a story of the past. We might think about "Angels in America," or some of the countless people we lost to the epidemic in the 1980s.
Sept. 19, 2019
Study Finds Phoenix May Benefit From Micromobility
Phoenix this week launched its six-month electric scooter pilot program in a part of downtown.
Sept. 19, 2019
Professor: Arresting Domestic Violence Victims Doesnt Help
Last week, a man and woman were arrested for living inside a Chandler home that was vacant and up for sale. When police arrived, Adriana Gamboa was found giving her child a bath upstairs in the master bathroom. Another child was running around still wet.
Sept. 19, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Makerspace
Listen to Andrew Lewton showing Giles Johnston how to tear apart technology at HeatSync Labs.
Sept. 19, 2019
Brnovich Asks State Supreme Court To Revive Suit Against Universities
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making a last-ditch effort to get the right to sue the Arizona Board of Regents over what he contends is the unconstitutional tuition at the state's three universities.
Sept. 19, 2019
Authorities Bust Marijuana, Vape Operation In North Phoenix
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says its detectives have helped bust a marijuana and THC vape cartridge operation in north Phoenix. They say a tip led detectives and Phoenix police to the house where the operation was based.
Sept. 19, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey
KJZZ's Fronteras Desk reporting team joined migrants as they traveled thousands of miles to reach the U.S. This multi-part series put reporters on the ground from Honduras to Portland, Maine, to document the challenges migrants face on their trek through Central America, Mexico and the U.S.
Sept. 19, 2019
Families Of 2 Mexico Earthquake Victims Drop Lawsuit
The parents of Edgar Michel Azano, 19, and Juan Carlos Alvarez, 18, dropped their lawsuit against the Tecnológico de Monterrey after failed attempts at having authorities conduct an independent investigation into the collapse of a set of bridges that collapsed on students.
Sept. 19, 2019
Amid Solar Uncertainty, Paths Remain For Mexican Renewables
In Hermosillo, Sonora, Zuma Energia’s half-a-million-panel, 162-megawatt solar power plant generates enough energy to power over 200,000 Mexican homes. This project — and many like it — was the fruit of long-term energy auctions. But early this year, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador canceled the fourth round of those auctions.
Sept. 19, 2019
Arizona Republic Wont Recognize Union; Stage Set For Employee Vote
The stage is being set for vote by reporters at the state's largest newspaper whether to form a union as its parent company is set to be acquired by another firm.
Sept. 18, 2019
ICE Buys Gear For Pulling Data From Mobile Devices
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has cut a deal to spend millions of dollars on tech tools that can unlock mobile devices and glean their data.
Sept. 18, 2019
Progressive Arizona Democrats Seek To Censure Sinema
Progressive Arizona Democrats don’t like the way Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been voting. They say she’s not supporting what they call Democratic Party tenets, so this weekend they plan to censure her.
Sept. 18, 2019
Census: Number Of Uninsured Arizonans Grew In 2018
The number of uninsured people in Arizona went up significantly from a year ago, according to Census numbers out last week. The new numbers say 55,000 more Arizonans went uninsured in 2018 compared to 2017.
Sept. 18, 2019
Mountain Pointe Coach Accused Of Leaking Team Info
Administrators, teachers and students are asking why a coach would share game strategies and athletes' personal information with the competition. The Tempe Union High School District is voting Wednesday to permanently remove Mountain Pointe High School coach Justin Hager.
Sept. 18, 2019
Activists Use Virtual Reality To Show Impacts Of Uranium Mining
A group of activists is using virtual reality technology to show the impacts of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation. In 1979, a dam broke at a uranium mill's evaporation pond. That breach was the largest accidental release of radioactive material in U.S. history.
Sept. 18, 2019
City Of Surprise Now 2nd Dementia Friendly City In Arizona
Surprise is now the second Dementia Friendly City in the state, which means Surprise will partner with aging experts and organizations to provide a free, bimonthly Memory Café, as well as community events.
Sept. 18, 2019
ACLU Of Arizona, Other Advocacy Groups Demand County Attorney Who Wont Run In 2020
At Wednesday’s meeting of the Maricopa Board of Supervisors, members of three advocacy groups delivered a letter to the board about who they think should be the next interim county attorney.
Sept. 18, 2019

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