KJZZ News

AZ Theatre Company Awards Latino Playwriting Award
Theater companies around the country, including Arizona Theatre Company, are increasing efforts to produce more diverse plays. Diversity means a number of things — from racial background to age to a range of ideas — in order to serve a broader audience.
Sept. 27, 2019
Study: AZ Hispanic Population Has Tripled Since 1990
Hispanic consumers and business owners will continue to have an increasingly important role in Arizona’s economy in the future, and the Hispanic population is expected to grow.
Sept. 27, 2019
Arizona Approaching Yearly Record For West Nile Deaths
Arizona so far this year has tied its record high number of deaths from West Nile virus. Sixteen people have died of the disease this year, with more than 150 reported cases in the state. The vast majority of those cases have been in Maricopa County.
Sept. 27, 2019
Scoop Up AZ-Ready Seeds At The Great American Seed Up
The Great American Seed Up is back to help a green-thumbed Arizonans get their vegetable gardens back up and running. Urban Farm’s Greg Peterson explains.
Sept. 27, 2019
Q&AZ: Is Hitchhiking Illegal In Arizona?
Arizona highways and interstates carry a lot of cars, trucks and motorcycles. What they should never carry, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesperson Bart Graves, are hitchhikers. He said it’s considered trespassing but more importantly, it’s a safety issue for pedestrians and drivers.
Sept. 27, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Sept. 27, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. To talk about the President Donald Trump impeachment inquiry in the House and more, Andrei Cherny, former chair of the Arizona Democratic Party, and Barrett Marson of Marson Media, joined The Show.
Sept. 27, 2019
In Mexico, Thousands Commemorate Anniversary Of Disappeared Students
Thousands marched in downtown Mexico City on Thursday to commemorate the disappearance of 43 college students who were traveling by bus in southern Mexico before vanishing. Demonstrators marched onto Mexico City's central square.
Sept. 27, 2019
Bill Under Construction To Double Gas Tax
In a legislative bill, Rep. Noel Campbell (R-Prescott) plans to ask the lawmakers to double the current 18 cent per gallon gas tax. Campbell says the rate hasn’t changed since 1991.
Sept. 27, 2019
Trump Administration Proposes Setting Refugee Cap At 18,000
The Trump administration aims to resettle no more than 18,000 refugees throughout the United States in the new fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.
Sept. 26, 2019
$3,500 Reward Offered In Wildlife Water Contamination
A reward is out to find whoever who dumped toxic materials in a wildlife water basin. The motivation is still unclear, but a $3,500 reward is out to find the person or people that poured gasoline in an animal water catchment.
Sept. 26, 2019
Collecting Wood In Tonto National Forest No Longer Allowed
The Tonto National Forest has stopped selling permits to collect fire wood after the USDA issued a court-ordered injunction. A federal judge ruled that six national forests, including Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, failed to manage activities that could jeopardize the Mexican Spotted Owl.
Sept. 26, 2019
New Lanes Planned For Interstate 17 North Of Phoenix
Gov. Doug Ducey, transportation officials and local leaders announced $300 million in funding to expand Interstate 17 north of Phoenix, at least in a few years. That means three-lane traffic heading north between Anthem and Black Canyon City, and another 8 miles of flex lanes between Black Canyon City and Sunset Point.
Sept. 26, 2019
Asylum Ban Exception Sought For Some Migrants Waiting At Ports
Immigrant rights groups want a federal judge to block the Trump administration from enforcing the so-called asylum ban on migrants waiting to seek protection at a port of entry. The effort is part of an ongoing class-action lawsuit in California.
Sept. 26, 2019
State Rep. Jennifer Longdon Testifies On Capitol Hill
Arizona Democratic Rep. Jennifer Longdon testified Thursday before the U.S. House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee on the public health consequences and costs of gun violence. Longdon is a victim of gun violence. She was shot and paralyzed 15 years ago.
Sept. 26, 2019
Abortion Now Legal In 2 Mexican States
Lawmakers in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca decriminalized abortion on Wednesday, making it the second state in the country to do so. Lawmakers approved the measure in a 24-10 vote in a crowded chamber where activists in favor and against the legislation shouted and interrupted debate on multiple occasions, according to local media reports.
Sept. 26, 2019
Department Of Economic Security Head Resigns
On Thursday, Gov. Doug Ducey announced that the head of the Arizona Department of Economic Security has submitted his resignation. Director Mike Trailor’s last day will be Oct. 18.
Sept. 26, 2019
Heavy Rains Slam Sonoran Beach Destinations
Sonoran beach towns popular with Arizona visitors were slammed by rain over the past couple days. Bahia de Kino, an hour west of Hermosillo, received more than two-and-a-half inches of rain in recent days, bringing major flooding and forcing road closures.
Sept. 26, 2019
DHS Prepares To Regulate Lab Testing For Medical Marijuana
The Arizona Department of Health Services is preparing to comply with a new state law governing the testing of medical marijuana. The Medical Marijuana Testing Advisory Council met Thursday to discuss the challenges facing the state as it attempts to regulate legal weed.
Sept. 26, 2019
Cindy McCain Says Democrats Could Win Arizona In 2020
The wife of the late Republican Sen. John McCain says she can see Democrats winning Arizona in 2020. Cindy McCain appeared on the podcast "Women Rule" by Politico this week.
Sept. 26, 2019
Court: Independent Counsel To Investigate Complaint Against Montgomery
The Arizona Supreme Court is appointing an independent Bar counsel to investigate an ethics complaint against former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.
Sept. 26, 2019

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