KJZZ News

FDA Finds No E. Coli, Salmonella Contamination In Yuma Romaine Lettuce
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that no widespread E. coli or salmonella contamination was found in romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region following testing.
Aug. 15, 2019
Sen. Sinema Promotes Export-Import Bank
The bank is really a federal agency that gives loans and insurance to foreign buyers of U.S. goods. Its authorization ends in September.
Aug. 14, 2019
Tempe City Council To Hold Hearing On Rule Changes For Bicycles, Scooters
The Tempe City Council will hold a public hearing on Thursday about the use of bicycles and scooters. The proposed changes include repealing and amending parts of the city code.
Aug. 14, 2019
CDC Awards Arizona $450,000 To Study Maternal Mortality
New moms in the United States die at higher rates than anywhere else in the developed world. In Arizona, an average of 20 new moms die a year — 89% of those deaths are preventable, according to research from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Aug. 14, 2019
Several Sonoran Police Forces Could Get Military Heads
With violence rising in the Mexican state to Arizona’s south, local officials will soon consider putting military leadership in charge of police forces in several major Sonoran cities.
Aug. 14, 2019
Arizona Senators: Latest Tomato Import Deal Is Unfair
In a joint letter sent this week to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Sen. Martha McSally call two of the mid-July proposal’s elements “unworkable.”
Aug. 14, 2019
More Wild Animals At Southwest Conservation Center
More wild animals have been taken in this year than ever before at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale. They say the recent wildfires have contributed to this increase.
Aug. 14, 2019
Arizona Leads Nation In New Mortgage Debt
New numbers from the Federal Reserve show Arizonans took out more than $1.25 billion in new home loans since March.
Aug. 14, 2019
Southwest Key Programs Wants To Reopen 2 Closed Shelters
A Texas-based nonprofit that got itself into hot water with the state of Arizona last year wants to reopen a pair of shelters for migrant children who come to the United States alone.
Aug. 14, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: On The Ground In Guatemala
During the month of August, reporters from KJZZ's Fronteras Desk will be taking us to some of the key places migrants are traveling in hopes of a better life in the U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes takes us to an area with historic and commercial ties that’s been quickly transforming due to recent migration policies — the Guatemala-Mexico border.
Special Report: Tracing The Migrant Journey
Aug. 14, 2019
Navajo Committee Seeks To Rename U.S. Highway
On Navajo Code Talkers Day, some tribal officials are asking New Mexico to rename a U.S. highway after one. New Mexico Sen. John Pinto was one of the longest-serving Native American lawmakers in U.S. history.
Aug. 14, 2019
Motives For Sexting Are Complicated, UA Researcher Says
A lot of people share sexually explicit images of themselves via text message, but have you ever wondered why? The motives, it turns out are complicated, according to a University of Arizona researcher.
Aug. 14, 2019
Ducey Pushes Against Trumps New Immigration Policies
Gov. Doug Ducey split from President Trump on immigration this week. Not only did he express a desire for a balanced approach to granting permanent legal status, but he also questioned recent immigration raids, arguing that law enforcement should be prioritizing criminals.
Aug. 14, 2019
Marijuana Opponents Push Against New Arizona Initiative
The renewed push to legalize recreational marijuana use in Arizona has begun. The campaign is calling itself the Smart and Safe Arizona Initiative, and it’ll need to collect more than 237,000 valid signatures to get on the 2020 ballot.
Aug. 14, 2019
Surprise Temporarily Ceases Recycling Pickup
The City of Surprise will no longer be picking up recyclables. Instead, items in the blue bins will go to the landfill along with the rest of the trash.
Aug. 14, 2019
Some Teachers Spend Over $1,000 On Classroom Basics
Many students are back in the classroom as a new school year kicks off, and teachers have been busy ahead of their return. For many teachers, though, that often means spending their own money on classroom items that their schools and districts did not — or would not — provide.
Aug. 14, 2019
What To Do If You Damage Or Lose Your Ballot
“People can feel free to definitely ask for a new ballot if they need one,” said Phoenix City Clerk Denise Archibald. “There’s no problem at all. If they made a mistake or damaged it or misplaced it they just need to give us a call.”
Aug. 14, 2019
How Teacher Protests Changed The Conversation At Teach For America
As the new school year gets underway, state education funding is still a front and center issue in Arizona. The teacher shortage in the state persists and many educators say they still aren’t seeing enough money go toward education.
Aug. 14, 2019
Sahuarita District Struggling With Bus Driver Shortage
Like many Arizona school districts, Sahuarita is struggling with a shortage of bus drivers. The Sahuarita Unified School District started the school year with 11 vacant driver positions.
Aug. 14, 2019
Can Humanist Organizations Receive Tax Exemptions?
Most of us try to avoid getting audited by the IRS when we file our taxes every year. But, this year, Luke Douglas is hoping to attract tax officials’ attention.
Aug. 14, 2019

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