KJZZ News

Concert Without Borders
The border wall at the Douglas Port of Entry stretches in both directions, more of a metal fence than a wall and a symbol of the mounting division between the two countries. But Dr. Lori Keyne doesn’t see this as a divided region. This Saturday, she’ll be transforming the Douglas Port of Entry into a cross-border stage for the fourth annual Concert Without Borders.
May. 18, 2017
Lightning strike
The World Meteorological Organization on Thursday announced the deadliest of a series of extreme weather events, including tornadoes, lightning storms, hail storms and tropical cyclones. This is the first time the group has done this.
May. 18, 2017
Core Civic
Mesa may become the first city in the state to privatize its jail system. Now, as Mesa’s elected leaders are scheduled to vote on a three-year contract on Monday, the ACLU has filed a public records request for more details on the proposed contract with private prison operator CoreCivic, formerly known as CCA, Corrections Corporation of America.
May. 18, 2017
The Democratic National Committee is preparing to kick off its new 50 state strategy for taking back legislative and congressional seats and, eventually, the White House. Arizona, despite its reputation as a so-called red state, is one of the initial recipients of that DNC support.
May. 18, 2017
Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley
The state and Tohono O’odham Nation have settled the ongoing legal dispute over the tribe’s West Valley casino.
May. 18, 2017
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A new study says climate change is not only affecting regional temperatures but regional ecosystems, changing where certain trees grow across the United States.
May. 18, 2017
Ryan Winkle
Mesa City Councilman Ryan Winkle was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of driving under the influence. The council agreed to excuse Winkle’s absence until his case is fully adjudicated.
May. 18, 2017
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The Justice Department has selected FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the election.
May. 18, 2017
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The story of one drunken night in Waikiki that had terrible consequences.
May. 18, 2017
Aaron Saucedo
A judge has ordered the unsealing of a key document in the "Serial Street Shooter" investigation, but parts of it may still be withheld.
May. 18, 2017
cryptosporidium
Last year, Arizona saw an increase in the parasitic infection cryptosporidium, which is typically found in pools and recreational water. The number of cases nationwide also appear to be on the rise.
May. 18, 2017
Maureen Williams
The majority of abortions in Arizona are performed in the first eight weeks of pregnancy. But sometimes women face severe medical conditions that lead them to terminate the pregnancy later. Many states have laws that regulate these late abortions, especially if there are signs of life after the procedure. Arizona lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey recently decided to tighten the state’s law.
May. 18, 2017
Pinal Fire
For fire managers, the Pinal Fire burning hundreds of acres near Globe presents not just a challenge, but an opportunity.
May. 18, 2017
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
During the first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested 41,000 people living illegally in the U.S. That is nearly 40 percent more than were arrested during the same period of President Barack Obama’s last year in office.
May. 18, 2017
A group of Republican voters will not pursue an appeal in its case against the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.
May. 18, 2017
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The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court’s decision ruling the crime of solicitation to commit child​​ ​molestation doesn't require an actual victim.
May. 18, 2017
Bears Ears
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is accepting public comments on a review of 22 national monuments for 60 days. But for Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah, he's giving people only 15 days.
May. 18, 2017
Tent City Tent
Tent City could become a space for inmates to work with shelter animals and learn compassion. Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone highlighted his first 100 days in office on Wednesday and provided an update on his planned closure of Tent City.
May. 18, 2017
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Older Americans face many challenges as they age. One big challenge is the issue of isolation and loneliness. The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging heard testimony on Wednesday from stakeholders about ways to create and foster age-friendly communities. Many cities, including Phoenix, are already thinking about this very issue.
May. 17, 2017
Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake
Republican pressure is mounting on President Trump as members of Congress are becoming weary of the crises surrounding the administration. That includes two prominent Arizonans, including the state’s senior Sen. John McCain.
May. 17, 2017

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