KJZZ News

Border Crossers Near Yuma Can Be Sent West For Remain In Mexico Program
The Border Patrol says migrants who enter the United States near Yuma can be sent to a Mexican city roughly 50 miles to the west while they wait for their asylum case to move forward.
Sept. 25, 2019
UA To Study Assault Prevention Program For Bar Staff
Alcohol is a factor in the vast majority of sexual assaults. That’s according to a researcher from the University of Arizona, who will help evaluate a sexual assault prevention program used by bars near the state’s three universities.
Sept. 25, 2019
BLM To Lift Fire Restrictions In Colorado River District On Friday
The Bureau of Land Management will lift its fire restrictions on public lands within the Colorado River District starting Friday morning.
Sept. 25, 2019
Arizona Construction Workers Older Than Overall Labor Force
The National Association of Home Builders compared the latest labor numbers compiled by the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey. It found the share of construction workers under the age of 25 was 9% in 2018, compared to 12.3% of the overall labor force.
Sept. 25, 2019
U.S. Senate Nixes Emergency Border Declaration
The U.S. Senate passed a measure Wednesday blocking President Donald Trump from using emergency declaration powers to use money intended for military bases to pay for building a border fence.
Sept. 25, 2019
Mexican President Dismisses Climate Emergency, Bets On Refineries
Teen activist Greta Thunberg is demanding world leaders take action against global warming and pollution, and the Mexican president is no exception.
Sept. 25, 2019
New Study To ID Cause Of Yuma Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak
On Monday, the FDA announced a multi-year partnership with leafy greens industry leaders in Yuma to figure out what caused the major losses from crop contamination in the area last year. The partnership was initiated following the spring 2018 E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce that killed five people and made hundreds of others sick, nearly bankrupting the nation’s winter lettuce crop.
Sept. 25, 2019
Lime Scooters Returning To Phoenix Streets
The scooter company Lime is returning 150 scooters to the streets of Phoenix. The firm had pulled the scooters just days into the new program. According to the city, Lime demonstrated on Tuesday that its technology is in full compliance with what the scooter program requires.
Sept. 25, 2019
Concerns In Mexico As Public Education Laws Change
The 2013 education reform in Mexico that limited the power of unions and established an evaluation system for teachers is disappearing. The president says changes will empower educators, but critics worry about the lack of clarity and possible violations of the constitution.
Sept. 25, 2019
Groups Rally Across U.S. To End Gun Violence
Gun control activists are holding a rally to end gun violence in Washington DC Wednesday afternoon. The coalition includes March For Our Lives, Newtown Action Alliance, Amnesty International and dozens of other groups.
Sept. 25, 2019
Who The AG Can Sue, And Under What Circumstances
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has asked the state Supreme Court to reverse a decades-old ruling, which would give him more leeway in lawsuits he’s allowed to file.
Sept. 25, 2019
Conflicting Reports Complicate Criminal Justice Reform Efforts
Arizona lawmakers are expected to tackle criminal justice reform next session, but what information should they use to guide their policies? Andrew LeFevre, executive director of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, joined The Show to talk about the issue.
Sept. 25, 2019
Arizonans Could Get Medical Marijuana From New Mexico
Arizonans may have a new way to get medical marijuana: go to New Mexico. A judge there has ruled the state must open up its medical cannabis program to residents of other states after three out-of-staters, including from Arizona, sued over the issue.
Sept. 25, 2019
$75M Valley Metro Grant Will Go To Tempe Streetcar Project
The federal government has awarded a $75 million grant to Valley Metro for the Tempe Streetcar project. Tempe Streetcar will stretch three miles with 14 stations connecting downtown Tempe, ASU and Rio Salado Parkway.
Sept. 25, 2019
Museums Photos Receive American Treasure Status
The photographic collection at the Arizona State Museum has images in it that date back as long as cameras have been around. Many of them are photographs of Native Americans taken mostly by archaeologists and anthropologists from as early as the late 1800s.
Sept. 25, 2019
Arizona Lawmakers Respond To Impeachment Inquiry
With a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump now moving forward, Arizona’s Congressional delegation is taking familiar sides and joining their colleagues to either applaud or condemn the latest move against the president.
Sept. 25, 2019
Word S2 E2: Kid Lit
Word is a KJZZ podcast about the literary arts in Arizona and the region. In this second episode of Season 2, we explore children's and young adult literature in Arizona.
Sept. 25, 2019
WATCH: Trump Press Conference
President Trump held a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, his first public remarks since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry.
Rep. Gallego: 'The President Basically Admitted His Crime'
Sept. 25, 2019
Without Aid, Fishermen Return To Vaquita’s Habitat
It’s shrimp fishing season in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. And fishermen in communities near the habitat of a small, endangered porpoise say they are returning to the water despite being banned from the area. They say the government is no longer paying compensation meant to help them survive without fishing.
Sept. 25, 2019
In Mexico City, Immigration Turns Into Inspiration For Art
Social and political issues have been sources of inspiration, concern or outrage for many artists around the world for centuries. Migration-related tensions between Mexico and the U.S. have inspired several artists in Mexico to create art statements, with the hopes of creating awareness or opening dialogues.
Untold Arizona: A Fatal Cross-Border Shooting Through The Eyes Of An Artist
Sept. 25, 2019

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