$11.4M To Support At-Risk Families
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $11.4 million to Arizona for a program that provides support to at-risk pregnant women and families.
Sept. 29, 2018
Former Mexican Governor With Phoenix Ties Sentenced To Prison
A former Mexican governor linked to at least one real estate investment in the Phoenix area has been sentenced to nine years in prison. He was accused of money laundering and criminal association, but some in Mexico say the sentence is not enough.
Sept. 28, 2018
Border Agent Ordered To Pay $8M For Starting Wildfire
A U.S. Border Patrol agent pled guilty in federal court Friday to starting a large fire in southern Arizona in 2017.
Sept. 28, 2018
Cross-Border Inspection Program Spreads Along Border
Mexico and the U.S. are expanding a dual customs checkpoint program that both countries started testing here in Arizona.
Sept. 28, 2018
Arizona, Southwest Key Programs Set Settlement Meeting
An operator of shelters for immigrant kids has fixed one of the problems that caused Arizona to launch a legal effort to revoke the operator’s 13 state licenses.
Sept. 28, 2018
Alabama Firm Wins Contract For Consulate In Nogales
The U.S. State Department has awarded a contract for a new consulate compound in Nogales, Sonora.
Sept. 28, 2018
Audubon Society Launches Plants For Birds Initiative
The Audubon Society just launched a “plants for birds” initiative aimed to encourage Phoenix residents to grow native plants in their yards. Many native bird species have left as non-native plants were introduced in the Phoenix area.
Sept. 28, 2018
Phoenix Mayoral Candidates Debate
Light rail was just one hot topic during Wednesday night’s mayoral debate. KJZZ’s Christina Estes served as moderator and joined The Show to talk about the event.
Sept. 28, 2018
The HeatMappers Project Will Get You To Sweat For Science
If you’re ready to sweat for science, you’ll have a great opportunity Saturday afternoon at Edison Park in Phoenix. As urban planners and city leaders try to cool the city off and make it more walkable, there’s a growing effort to find more data to help figure out what to do.
Sept. 28, 2018
What Instagram Founders Departure May Mean For Platform
This week, the founders of Instagram said they’re leaving the company. The two did not say specifically why they’re leaving, but did indicate they’re ready to do something new. Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion.
Sept. 28, 2018
How Well Did Rachel Mitchell Do During The Hearings?
Rachel Mitchell, Special Victims Division director at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, played an unprecedented role in the Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, which heard testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleging sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Sept. 28, 2018
Arizona Hispanic Buying Power Set To Top $47B This Year
Hispanic buying power in Arizona is expected to increase by $10 billion between now and 2022, and is anticipated to top $47 billion this year. Those are among the findings of the new DATOS report, which came out Friday morning.
Sept. 28, 2018
The Takeaway: Supreme Court Nominations Are Supposed To Assuage Fears About Partisanship, So What Happened Thursday?
Supreme Court Justices are intended to be impartial and to preside over a judicial body that is above the partisan fray. But all those pretenses fell away during the eight-hour-long Senate hearing Thursday, where Republican Senators and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ripped into Democrats.
Sept. 28, 2018
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Sept. 28, 2018
To talk about this week’s two Arizona gubernatorial debates, the Brett Kavanaugh hearing and more, Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief at Ricochet.com, and David Lujan, director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, joined The Show.
Sept. 28, 2018
Flying Free: Reintroducing The California Condor To AZ
With a wingspan that can stretch 10 feet, the California condor is one of the largest birds in North America – and also one of the rarest. After the population plunged to just 22 in 1982, all were taken into captivity for safe keeping and breeding. Now, every year, just a few condors are released into the wild – while several hundred humans watch. This year, one of them was.
Sept. 28, 2018
Tariffs Lead To Sudden Donation For Food Banks
Remember when the Trump administration announced a $12 billion aid package for farmers to help with the effects of the trade war? About a tenth of that money will go to buying crops that people in China are not buying. The food, of course, needs a place to go.
Sept. 28, 2018
Arizonans React To Kavanaugh, Blasey Ford Testimony
Arizonans are closely watching the confirmation proceedings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Reactions were mixed in the Valley as the emotional testimonies played out on national television.
Sept. 28, 2018
Border Patrol Agent Accused Of Starting S. Arizona Fire
Agent Dennis Dickey admitted that in spring 2017, he started a fire that scorched 45,000 acres. Residents were evacuated from their homes as the fire roared into the flanks of Southern Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains.
Sept. 28, 2018
Social Security Number Removed From Medicare Cards
Medicare cards no longer list social security numbers. Instead, they include an 11-character ID of numbers and letters linked to an individual’s Medicare account.
Sept. 28, 2018
Arizona Superintendent Of Public Instruction Candidates Debate
Democrat Kathy Hoffman and Republican Frank Riggs debated Tuesday night in Phoenix as they both aim to be the next leader of public education in Arizona. The event was moderated by Mark Brodie and Steve Goldstein, hosts of KJZZ’s The Show. See updates from KJZZ.
Sept. 27, 2018