KJZZ News

New Arizona Laws Take Effect On Tuesday
Starting Tuesday in Arizona, state lottery winners have the power to keep their names confidential, scooter fans have the same rights — and responsibilities — as cyclists and you can practice your nunchuck skills with abandon.
Aug. 27, 2019
Mesa Passes Ban On Feeding Wild Birds
The city of Mesa has passed a ban on feeding wild birds. The City Council voted unanimously Monday night in favor of changing Mesa’s nuisance code.
Aug. 27, 2019
Colorado City Loses Appeal On FLDS Discrimination Case
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a court's judgment against the town of Colorado City, Arizona, on Monday. Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah, are known for being home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Aug. 27, 2019
Juvenile Courtroom Judges Tightening Practices After Report
A team of reporters from the Arizona Republic sat in on dozens of juvenile court cases earlier this year and reported significant discrepancies in courtroom procedures — some that left families confused about their rights and what to expect next.
Aug. 27, 2019
Arizona-Sonora Short Film Contest, Workshop Open For Submissions
Student and non-professional filmmakers living in Arizona and Sonora can submit short films about life in the borderlands to the Cinema On The Border contest now through Oct. 7.
Aug. 27, 2019
Miami Firm Buys Phoenix’s 2nd-Tallest Building
A commercial real estate investment firm based in Miami has bought the second-tallest building in Phoenix. Black Salmon purchased the 31-story U.S. Bank tower in downtown Phoenix for $93 million.
Aug. 27, 2019
Report Finds Cases Of Migrants Placed In Solitary For Months
The Trump Administration recently announced plans to significantly change a policy related to the detention of undocumented immigrants.
Aug. 27, 2019
Gov. Ducey Talks Guns, School Safety, Trade, Immigration
The Show's Mark Brodie sat down with Gov. Doug Ducey Monday to talk about gun rights and gun control, trade and the economy, immigration and more. Here's their expanded conversation.
Aug. 27, 2019
Company Spurs DEA Processing Of Marijuana Research Applications
On Monday, two days before a court-ordered deadline, the DEA began to process a backlog of applications by U.S. companies waiting for approval to grow cannabis for research purposes. Scottsdale Research Institute, a clinical trials site for medical grade cannabis, filed an action in June of this year with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Aug. 27, 2019
DPS: 88 Wrong-Way Drivers Accused Of DUIs In 2019
Eighty-eight wrong-way drivers have been arrested on suspicion of DUI so far in 2019, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. There have been 36 wrong-way collisions resulting in 16 fatalities during the same period.
Aug. 27, 2019
Uncertified teachers make up 40% of Arizona's charter school educators, but the state has no way to investigate or track misconduct. KJZZ and The Arizona Republic investigated one story where a teacher hopped from school to school trailing allegations of sexual misconduct.
Aug. 27, 2019
Leaders From Arizona, Sonora Meet To Strengthen Political, Economic Bonds
Government officials from all over Arizona and the Mexican state of Sonora came together Thursday at the Arizona-Sonora Megaregion annual meeting in Tucson.
Aug. 27, 2019
Hobbs Asks Court To Dismiss Challenge To 2014 Election Law
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is defending a 2014 law that says if petition circulators don’t show up in court, none of the petitions they gathered will be counted. Hobbs wants a federal judge to dismiss a challenge to that law, which she voted for as a state senator.
Aug. 27, 2019
Phoenix Voters To Decide On Light Rail, Pension Debt
Nearly 30 polling sites are open in Phoenix until 6 p.m. Monday and from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Phoenix mailed 549,128 early ballots and as of late Friday, 165,025 had been returned.
Aug. 26, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: Portland, Maine
About 400 people seeking asylum from Central Africa have come to this small town of Portland, Maine, over the last couple of months. Laurel Morales reports on the last leg of "Tracing The Migrant Journey."
Aug. 26, 2019
Lowell Observatory Receives $14.5M For New Educational Center
Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff has received it largest grant ever. The $14.5 million grant will support a new Astronomy Discovery Center set to open in 2023.
Aug. 26, 2019
Boas: The Year Since The Passing Of John McCain
It's been a year since Senator John McCain passed. What has been missing from the Senate and the political scene in the time Senator McCain has been absent?
Aug. 26, 2019
The Cost Of The Museum Fire
The Museum Fire fight is expected to cost more than $12 million, including efforts to protect against flooding in the fire’s wake.
Aug. 26, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: Citizenship In India
This week marks a milestone in Ukraine, and could see the resolution of a controversial debate over citizenship in India.
Aug. 26, 2019
AZ Explores Expanded Role For Non-Lawyer Professionals
Arizona is exploring ways to expand access to justice with the help of non-lawyers. There are already certified professionals who can offer limited legal assistance, but now, a task force organized by the Arizona Supreme Court is looking to redefine what legal document preparers can do for folks heading to court.
Aug. 26, 2019

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