KJZZ News

The Navajo Generating Station Receives Final Coal Load
The final trainload of coal was delivered to the Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona this week. It signals the closure of the Kayenta Mine that feeds it, and spells the beginning of the end of the plant itself.
Aug. 29, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: UPSAHL
Taylor Upsahl is no stranger to the Phoenix music scene. She was born into a musical family, played on stages across the Valley from a young age, and now she’s been signed to the record label Arista.
Aug. 29, 2019
Monsoon Storm Brings Inconsistent Rain Across Phoenix Metro Area
This monsoon season had been on pace to set a record for the least amount of rain ever, but a storm Wednesday night finally gave us quite a show — with lighting, thunder, heavy rain and even some flooding in parts of the valley.
Aug. 29, 2019
United Airlines Moving 14 737 MAX Jets To Arizona
United Airlines will be moving 14 of its troubled Boeing 737 Max jets to the Phoenix Goodyear Airport. The planes are being moved from Houston and Los Angeles.
Aug. 29, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Society For Creative Anachronism Battle In Phoenix
Listen to members of the Society for Creative Anachronism practice their medieval fighting skills at in Encanto Park in Phoenix.
Aug. 29, 2019
Ducey Pressures Arizona Delegates To Ratify USMCA Trade Deal
Top Arizona leaders hosted a town hall Wednesday night in their latest push for Congress to ratify a trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Gov. Doug Ducey and Congressman Greg Stanton doubled down on a week of pressuring Congress to ratify the USMCA.
Aug. 29, 2019
Wednesdays Storm Staves Off Driest Monsoon Ever
Wednesday night’s rainfall marked the most significant storm this year in Phoenix. The Moon Valley area saw the most rainfall at over an inch while Sky Harbor only reached about 14 hundredths of an inch.
Aug. 29, 2019
Throughout this week KJZZ and The Arizona Republic have reported on some of the nearly 200 cases where teachers accused of sexual misconduct were disciplined by the state or surrendered their teaching certifications in the last five years. The final part in the series looks at what state leaders are doing to strengthen the system meant to keep kids safe.
Why KJZZ, Republic Reviewed More Than 180 Cases
Aug. 28, 2019
Preventing Sexual Abuse By Starting A Conversation With Your Child
“If we start talking to our kids, when they're really, really young, about how to protect their bodies and what their bodies are, as far as beautiful, great things ... we can make sure that they don't fall for the tricks that predators try to lay for them," author Joelle Casteix said.
Aug. 28, 2019
 Eradicated In U.S. In 2000, Measles Re-Emerges As Public Health Threat
Matthew Speer with ASU’s College of Health Solutions said those who are unvaccinated are at a greater risk for the potentially deadly disease. But even those who are vaccinated face some risk.
Aug. 28, 2019
Border Crossings At Arizona Ports OF Entry Down From Last Year
Pedestrian crossings are down about 12% at all Arizona ports from January through June compared to the previous year. Personal vehicles fell roughly 10%, according to federal data. Commercial truck crossings and import values are each up by about 12%.
Aug. 28, 2019
State Department Calls For Investigation Into Mexican Journalists Stabbing Death
The U.S. State Department is calling on the Mexican government to investigate the murder of a local news reporter this weekend, at least the 10th slaying of a journalist in that country this year.
Aug. 28, 2019
25 Killed In Attack On Bar In Coastal Mexico
Mexico’s president says he wants federal prosecutors to investigate the possible connection between government officials and the murder of 25 people at a bar.
Aug. 28, 2019
Economist Shiller: Phoenix Tops In Home Price Increases
Phoenix is now the top city in the country for increases in annual home prices, replacing Las Vegas. That’s according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index update released Tuesday. Co-creator Robert J. Shiller talked about the slow rate of home price appreciation and why Phoenix is not slowing down — yet.
Aug. 28, 2019
BLM Extends Current Fire Restrictions
The Bureau of Land Management will extend its current fire restrictions within the Colorado River District due to extremely dry conditions.
Aug. 28, 2019
Trial Date Set For Man Accused Of Raping Incapacitated Woman
A projected trial date been set for the man accused of raping and impregnating an incapacitated woman at her long term care facility.
Aug. 28, 2019
People With Disabilities Value Light Rail To Navigate Metro Phoenix
Phoenix voters said yes Tuesday to expanding the light rail system. Thousands of people ride the light rail each day, according to Valley Metro, including people with disabilities.
Aug. 28, 2019
AZ Game And Fish Maintains Water Catchment Basins For Wildlife
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is helping wildlife statewide by maintaining 3,000 water catchment basins for elk, deer, bighorn sheep and many other species. However, some may be harder to maintain than others.
Aug. 28, 2019
U.S. Government Pulls FEMA Money For Increased Border Detentions
The administration informed Congress it will move more than $270 million from agencies like FEMA to spend on detention bed space and to provide for temporary asylum hearings.
Aug. 28, 2019
Security Talks Start Between US Ambassador, Mexican Authorities
The new ambassador of the U.S. in Mexico officially started his duties. He’s been meeting with Mexican authorities with a main topic: binational security.
Aug. 28, 2019

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