KJZZ News

States Agree On Plan To Manage Overtaxed Colorado River
Seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River have reached landmark agreements on how to manage the waterway amid an unprecedented drought, including a commitment by California to bear part of the burden before it is legally required to do so, officials said Tuesday.
Oct. 10, 2018
Q&AZ: What Is The History Of Japanese Internment Camps In Arizona?
Laurie Jackson, Susie Karsky and Stacey Anderson all had questions about how Arizona recognizes and remembers the Japanese internment camps located here in the 1940s.
Oct. 10, 2018
Stabbing Renews Questions About Oversight At Arizona State Hospital
Concerns about oversight at Arizona’s state-run psychiatric hospital are re-emerging less than four years after a federal investigation found alarming deficiencies. The hospital provides court-ordered treatment for people with serious mental illnesses. In 2015, amid reports of abuse and misconduct, Gov. Doug Ducey replaced those in charge of the hospital and ordered a probe into why some incidents went unreported.
Oct. 10, 2018
Phoenix Church Steps In To Help Released Immigrants
Activists and faith leaders across Arizona are taking in large numbers of undocumented immigrant families who’ve been released by federal authorities, and a Phoenix church known for giving people sanctuary is among them.
Oct. 9, 2018
Abuse Allegations Led To Shelter Closure
A federal official says a shelter for undocumented immigrant children run by Southwest Key Programs was recently closed because of allegations that workers physically abused kids.
Oct. 9, 2018
Families Seek Asylum As New ICE Policy Takes Effect
As churches throughout Southern Arizona continue helping immigrants recently released from custody by the Trump Administration, asylum seekers continue to arrive at the Mexican border.
Oct. 9, 2018
Arizona
KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein and other panelists moderate a debate between Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick and Republican Lea Marquez Peterson in the race to replace Republican Martha McSally. Kirkpatrick and Peterson are vying for the seat in southern Arizona's 2nd Congressional District.
Oct. 9, 2018
Grant Could Support U.S.-Mexico Higher Ed Collaboration
The U.S. State Department launched a new grant competition Tuesday to help build partnerships between U.S. and Mexican universities.
Oct. 9, 2018
Mesa Investigating Potential Election Law Violation Over Misleading Texts
Mesa residents alerted the city last week that they were getting messages from a group calling itself "Democrats For Mayor Giles."
Oct. 9, 2018
HPV Vaccination Now Available To Ages 27 To 45
The federal government has expanded the use of a vaccine that protects against the sexually transmitted disease HPV. The Guardasil 9 vaccine has now been approved for people between the ages of 9 and 45.
Oct. 9, 2018
Group Searches For Victims Of Illegal Detentions
A justice advocacy organization based in Mexico City is trying to locate migrants who were illegally detained in Arizona by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The group is helping to connect those migrants to a compensation fund.
Oct. 9, 2018
Arizona Breaks September Heat Records
Arizona had its warmest September ever recorded, with temperatures reaching 119 degrees in parts of the state.
Oct. 9, 2018
Southern Arizona Tribe Still Assessing Damage After Storm
A Native American tribe in southern Arizona says damage assessments continue after last week's heavy rainfall threatened a 22-foot-high earthen dam and forced some evacuations.
Oct. 9, 2018
Group Protests No Access To Shelter Conference
About 20 people voiced their objection to not being allowed to attend an informal settlement conference Tuesday between state officials and Southwest Key Programs, which operates shelters for undocumented immigrant children in Arizona.
Oct. 9, 2018
Why Did The Suns Fire GM Days Before Start Of Season?
Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver fired the team’s general manager, Ryan McDonough on Monday — a little more than a week before the start of the season.
Oct. 9, 2018
From Carson To Netflix: The History Of Stand-up Comedy
Today, the mark that you’ve made it for any stand-up comedian is getting your own Netflix special. But before Netflix, there was the "Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" or the "Ed Sullivan Show" before that.
Oct. 9, 2018
The Takeaway: Narrative Over
When national media talks about the rural populations in the United States, they usually talk about white people. But this overlooks a large population or black people living in rural areas.
Oct. 9, 2018
Understanding Prop 306 And Clean Elections
Arizona’s Clean Elections system of public campaign financing has been under fire since voters approved it in 1998. Lawmakers and the U.S. Supreme Court have gutted some of its provisions, but the Citizens Clean Elections Commission remains in place.
Oct. 9, 2018
Lawsuit Against CA Raises Net Neutrality Questions
The U.S. Justice Department has sued California over its net neutrality law. California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed the measure, which was in response to the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality in 2017, which took effect this past June.
Oct. 9, 2018
How Big Philanthropists Affect Public Policy
It’s not hard to come up with the name of someone who’s given a lot of money to a cause: Michael Bloomberg, the Koch Brothers and Tom Steyer are among the most prominent. But, philanthropy is having a bigger impact on public policy and society than that.
Oct. 9, 2018

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