KJZZ News

Phoenix Set To Explore Future Of The Convention Center South Hall
When Phoenix leaders adopted a master plan for the convention center in 2002, it included three expansion phases. The first two were completed more than a decade ago while the final phase has been in limbo.
July 1, 2019
Despite Concerns In Mexico’s Situation, López Obrador Prepares Celebration
July 1 marks anniversary of the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as president of Mexico. And he’s planning a big party — despite concerns on how his administration is dealing with the country.
July 1, 2019
Q&AZ: Where Did All The Green Caterpillars Come From?
In 2014, bright-green caterpillars were swarming Phoenix. One longtime resident witnessed the wrigglers crossing Happy Valley Road and wanted to know what brought them there.
July 1, 2019
UA Gets $1.78M CDC Grant To Study Safer Mining Fuels
In their everyday work, miners risk cuts, contusions and even being crushed.Now, the University of Arizona has received a $1.78 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study ways to reduce a more insidious health hazard: diesel exhaust.
July 1, 2019
For Sale: Arizona’s Oldest American Legion Post
Phoenix will give developers will get a chance to bid on Arizona’s oldest American Legion Post. Nearly 100 years ago, a charter member of American Legion Post 1 gave the city his land at the southwestern corner of Seventh Avenue and Polk Street.
July 1, 2019
Phoenix Restricts Trails For Hikers On Fourth Of July
While summer holidays draw people outdoors, Phoenix is limiting access to popular trailheads this Fourth of July. Beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Phoenix park rangers will close entrance gates to Camelback Mountain, Papago Park, South Mountain Park and other popular hiking trails.
June 30, 2019
Mesa Police Unions Hold Public Meeting On Opposition To Batista
Weeks after a no-confidence vote in Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista, Mesa police unions held a semi-public meeting Friday night, outlining their grievances against Batista’s leadership.
June 29, 2019
Ducey, Pavlovich Meet At Arizona-Mexico Commission
Gov. Doug Ducey and Gov. Claudia Pavlovich took part in the last day of the Arizona-Mexico Commission’s 60th birthday celebration Friday. Getting Congress to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement was on the tip of both governors’ tongues throughout the day.
June 29, 2019
Gas Prices Drop As June Comes To An End
The average gas price in Arizona dropped by 4 cents from last week, standing at $2.90.
June 29, 2019
St. Vincent De Paul Extending Hours For Heat Sanctuary
Saint Vincent de Paul is extending hours at three of its Valley dining rooms to serve as heat sanctuaries during the summer.
June 29, 2019
ADOT: Pedestrian Tunnel Near Mariposa Port Of Entry Now Open For 24 Hours
The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Friday that a pedestrian tunnel near the Mariposa port of entry will now be open for 24 hours.
June 29, 2019
Mexico Says it Wants to Review Major Pipeline Contracts
Mexico has given notice to at least two companies behind major natural gas pipelines that it wants to review elements of their contracts.
June 28, 2019
134 Migrants Found In Locked Tractor Trailer In Mexico
The Mexican government’s recent crackdown on migrants has pushed many to risky routes and means of transportation.
June 28, 2019
Journey To Find Arizonas Cuisine — Tepary Beans
What is Arizona cuisine? That’s the question Phoenix New Times food critic Chris Malloy is attempting to answer in his year-long series “Sonoran Arcana,” and he brings The Show along with him on the journey each month. This time, it's all about native Arizona crops. The Show joined Malloy for Ramona Farms tepary beans at Phoenix City Grille.
June 28, 2019
Phoenix: No City Facilities Suitable For Migrant Families
As humanitarian groups work to turn a former Phoenix elementary school into a temporary shelter for migrant families, the city publicly responds to requests for help.
June 28, 2019
After SCOTUS Decision, AZ Dems Worry About Redistricting
Arizona has an independent redistricting commission that draws state voting districts for Congress and the state Legislature. But Democrats are still worried about the Supreme Court’s decision that federal courts can’t review how districts are drawn.
June 28, 2019
Plaintiff In Census Citizenship Case Not Ready To Sit Back Yet
The Supreme Court put a controversial 2020 Census question about citizenship status on hold, but plaintiff Alejandro Chavez says organizers have a long way to go to repair trust within the communities where immigrants live.
June 28, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap June 28, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief of Ricochet.com, and former congressional staffer Roy Herrera.
June 28, 2019
Trade War, Tariffs Top Of List At G20 Summit
Arizona is classified by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a state that has "significant damage" from the U.S.-China trade war. While Mexico is Arizona's top trading partner, $593 million of Arizona's exports to China are threatened to be tariffed, according to the Chamber.
June 28, 2019
In Sonora, Warrior Searchers Take Up Search For Missing Loved Ones
As in many Mexican states, hundreds of Sonorans have gone missing in recent years. Official investigations often don’t turn up suspects or bodies, leaving family members to wonder and worry about their son, brother or husband’s fate. Some, however, have taken it upon themselves to find those bodies, and have recently had a fair amount of tragic success.
June 28, 2019

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