KJZZ News

Tracing The Migrant Journey
KJZZ's Fronteras Desk reporting team joined migrants as they traveled thousands of miles to reach the U.S. This multi-part series put reporters on the ground from Honduras to Portland, Maine, to document the challenges migrants face on their trek through Central America, Mexico and the U.S.
Sept. 19, 2019
Families Of 2 Mexico Earthquake Victims Drop Lawsuit
The parents of Edgar Michel Azano, 19, and Juan Carlos Alvarez, 18, dropped their lawsuit against the Tecnológico de Monterrey after failed attempts at having authorities conduct an independent investigation into the collapse of a set of bridges that collapsed on students.
Sept. 19, 2019
Amid Solar Uncertainty, Paths Remain For Mexican Renewables
In Hermosillo, Sonora, Zuma Energia’s half-a-million-panel, 162-megawatt solar power plant generates enough energy to power over 200,000 Mexican homes. This project — and many like it — was the fruit of long-term energy auctions. But early this year, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador canceled the fourth round of those auctions.
Sept. 19, 2019
Arizona Republic Wont Recognize Union; Stage Set For Employee Vote
The stage is being set for vote by reporters at the state's largest newspaper whether to form a union as its parent company is set to be acquired by another firm.
Sept. 18, 2019
ICE Buys Gear For Pulling Data From Mobile Devices
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has cut a deal to spend millions of dollars on tech tools that can unlock mobile devices and glean their data.
Sept. 18, 2019
Progressive Arizona Democrats Seek To Censure Sinema
Progressive Arizona Democrats don’t like the way Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been voting. They say she’s not supporting what they call Democratic Party tenets, so this weekend they plan to censure her.
Sept. 18, 2019
Census: Number Of Uninsured Arizonans Grew In 2018
The number of uninsured people in Arizona went up significantly from a year ago, according to Census numbers out last week. The new numbers say 55,000 more Arizonans went uninsured in 2018 compared to 2017.
Sept. 18, 2019
Mountain Pointe Coach Accused Of Leaking Team Info
Administrators, teachers and students are asking why a coach would share game strategies and athletes' personal information with the competition. The Tempe Union High School District is voting Wednesday to permanently remove Mountain Pointe High School coach Justin Hager.
Sept. 18, 2019
Activists Use Virtual Reality To Show Impacts Of Uranium Mining
A group of activists is using virtual reality technology to show the impacts of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation. In 1979, a dam broke at a uranium mill's evaporation pond. That breach was the largest accidental release of radioactive material in U.S. history.
Sept. 18, 2019
City Of Surprise Now 2nd Dementia Friendly City In Arizona
Tempe was the first dementia friendly community in Arizona. And on Tuesday, the City of Surprise announced it’s joining the movement.
Sept. 18, 2019
ACLU Of Arizona, Other Advocacy Groups Demand County Attorney Who Wont Run In 2020
At Wednesday’s meeting of the Maricopa Board of Supervisors, members of three advocacy groups delivered a letter to the board about who they think should be the next interim county attorney.
Sept. 18, 2019
Whats Next For Anti-Discrimination Laws After Brush & Nib?
This week’s Arizona Supreme Court ruling in the Brush & Nib case is being hailed by many conservatives in Arizona, as a win for religious freedom. Even with the narrow ruling, some critics worry it’s the precipice of a slippery slope.
Sept. 18, 2019
Academics Combine Forces To Fight Climate Change
Discussions related to climate change typically focus on science and data, how temperatures have risen or greenhouse gas emissions or melting icecaps, and stories have been written that fit comfortably in that genre, whether they’re dystopian or slightly more uplifting.
Sept. 18, 2019
Book Chronicles Investigation That Helped Kick-Start #MeToo
New York Times investigative reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor chronicle their work on the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against film producer Harvey Weinstein in their new book, "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement."
Sept. 18, 2019
Arizona Western College Offering Rebated Tuition
Arizona Western College's Yuma Promise program allows Yuma County high school grads to have their out-of-pocket tuition and fees repaid to them if they get an associate’s degree at the Yuma community college and move on to a degree program in the city from one of the state’s three public universities.
Sept. 18, 2019
New Playhouse Takes Theater Outside In Phoenix
Neon Cactus Playhouse will make its debut with a performance called “Big Shows Small Box,” in which big Broadway shows are done, as the name suggests, in a very small space. In this case, that space will also be outside.
Sept. 18, 2019
This Former Engineer Visited All 418 U.S. National Parks
After a 25-year career in the biotechnology sector, David Kroese changed paths and became one of a very small number of people who have visited all 418 national parks in the country. And he wrote a book about it.
Sept. 18, 2019
UC President Napolitano Announces Plans To Step Down
University of California President Janet Napolitano has announced she plans to step down in August 2020. Napolitano made the announcement Wednesday at a meeting of the university's Board of Regents.
Sept. 18, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Keiona Eady
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. Keiona Eady shares a story about picking up the pieces after her mother couldn’t be there for her family.
Sept. 18, 2019
Proposal Would Bar Lawmakers From Voting On Issues Benefiting Them
There’s a new effort to keep state lawmakers from taking action on any legislation that would benefit them or their families. Paperwork for a new ballot measure was filed Tuesday with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.
Sept. 18, 2019

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