KJZZ News

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey is expected to sign the 2018 state budget today.
May. 8, 2017
Expecting a public backlash, Texas’ Republican Gov. Greg Abbott used social media Sunday night to sign the toughest immigration law since Arizona’s SB 1070.
May. 8, 2017
Sawmill Fire
Authorities plan to do an in-depth review to determine any environmental damage caused by an Arizona wildfire that burned grass, brush and trees along a 45-mile-long path last week.
May. 8, 2017
E-Cigarette
The dangers of using nicotine are well known, and now it’s recognized that a popular nicotine delivery device can also cause serious bodily harm.
May. 8, 2017
Only about 110 Mexican gray wolves live in the wild. The federal government added them to the endangered species list in 1976, and the Fish and Wildlife Service began reintroducing them to parts of their original range in New Mexico and Arizona in 1998.
May. 8, 2017
An event aimed at empowering women, some of whom are refugees, took place on Sunday and was organized by the American Muslim Women's Association of Arizona.
May. 8, 2017
We see them every day. The man standing along the freeway ramp asking for money. The woman, dressed in layers, pushing a shopping cart. People walking into libraries carrying bags stuffed with personal belongings.
May. 8, 2017
United States Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service wants to upgrade its current fire shelter — the same shelter that the 19 Yarnell Hill firefighters deployed — but the effort is facing setbacks.
May. 8, 2017
They’re easy to spot as you drive around the Valley: people holding signs asking for handouts. Many people asked us why there are so many panhandlers and what police and government entities are doing about it. Here’s what we found.
May. 8, 2017
Construction is underway on First Place – Phoenix, a unique project for adults with autism. The $15 million project near Third Street and Thomas Road is designed to encourage independent living, connecting residents with autism and other neuro-diversities to their community.
May. 8, 2017
While reporting on the series Homeless in Plain Sight, KJZZ reporters compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers surrounding the topic of homelessness. Here they are.
May. 8, 2017
The ban is supposed to keep out potential citrus diseases, and President Donald Trump’s administration could have extended it further.
May. 8, 2017
A mockup of the Tempe Streetcar
President Donald Trump signed an appropriations bill that includes $50 million for the Valley project from a U.S. Department of Transportation grant program.
May. 7, 2017
Flagstaff, Arizona
Flagstaff City leaders are looking at how they can reduce traffic and litter caused by winter visitors who come to play in the snow.
May. 6, 2017
ASU logo
Authorities arrested four Chinese nationals Thursday who were involved in a scheme to falsely take college entrance exams. The students used the exam scores to gain admission to Arizona State University, Northeastern University, Penn State University, and, according to prosecutors, paid nearly $7,000 to do it.
May. 6, 2017
TripAdvisor store
Phoenix is on track to welcome TripAdvisor’s first store at a U.S. airport. During a recent city meeting, the Aviation Department shared the latest retail plans for Terminal 4.
May. 6, 2017
Banner Heath announced its cutting jobs. The changes are part of the organization’s restructuring efforts. In a statement, Banner said the cuts will impact about 1 percent of its overall workforce.
May. 5, 2017
When it comes to oil, Mexico is a major business partner to the U.S., and American investors are even looking into Mexico’s expanding energy market. But recent violent clashes in Mexico’s black-market oil could affect those investments.
May. 5, 2017
Friday newscap
We wrapped up the week’s news in Arizona with our Friday Newscap. We are joined by Alia Rau of The Arizona Republic, Chad Campbell of Strategies 360, and Matt Benson of Veridus Consulting.
May. 5, 2017
Many Americans spend Cinco de Mayo filling up on traditional Mexican food and enjoying beer or margaritas as a way to mark this major holiday of Mexico. But do Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo for the right reasons? To learn more, we talked with Rodrigo Cervantes of KJZZ’s Mexico City bureau.
May. 5, 2017

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