KJZZ News

State and local law enforcement are investigating a deadly collision between a pedestrian and self-driving car in Tempe.
Mar. 20, 2018
In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Arizona’s governor has rolled out a plan meant to prevent similar incidents here. The plan includes new measures to keep guns from dangerous people and more money for mental health and public safety in schools. KJZZ’s Will Stone was at the governor’s office covering the release.
Mar. 20, 2018
The plan, voted on in November by city council, keeps the Brewers in Phoenix through 2024 while Phoenix pays $10 million to help put in a new scoreboard, parking lots and entryway.
Mar. 20, 2018
The worlds of academia and literature are often dominated by white voices. But, a Masters of Fine Arts program in Santa Fe is changing that. The Institute for American Indian Arts created the country’s first indigenous MFA program in 2012, and today, it’s turning out writers who are at the helm of what seems to be a new wave of indigenous literature.
Mar. 20, 2018
Data is being used in lots of places and in lots of ways, from the grocery store to our jobs. And some research has raised concerns that our data is being used against us. Professor and author Virginia Eubanks argues one of those ways data is being used is not beneficial to low-income Americans.
Mar. 20, 2018
The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has filed a complaint with the Interior Department's inspector general (IG) that the interim acting directors of the BLM, NPS and Fish and Wildlife Service are all there in violation of the 1998 Federal Vacancies Reform Act.
Mar. 20, 2018
Border Patrol Agent Goes On Trial For Murder Of Mexican Teenager
Jury selection started Tuesday morning in the Tucson murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of placing his gun between the bars of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and shooting and killing a Mexican teenager in 2012.
Mar. 20, 2018
The Phoenix-based Veterans Heritage Project connects middle and high school students with U.S. military veterans to hear their stories of fighting in World War Two, Korea and Vietnam — among other conflicts.
Mar. 20, 2018
Podcast Playlist: IRL From Mozilla
If a stranger handed you a free cookie, would you let them to follow you around? Host Veronica Belmont discusses whether or not you get a fair trade when online services use your personal data.
Mar. 20, 2018
Autonomous vehicle safety researcher Dr. Srikanth Saripalli talked about whether self-driving cars are safe at this point to be tested on real roads.
Mar. 20, 2018
Arizona legislative Democrats are a bit less optimistic that Gov. Doug Ducey's proposal on school safety, which was released Monday, will make a significant difference.
Mar. 20, 2018
Reaction to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's proposals about school safety was swift and — at least among some GOP leaders — supportive. One of the key members who will have to be involved in actually getting the legislation to the finish line is House Speaker J.D. Mesnard.
Mar. 20, 2018
The Takeaway: Six Months After Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles To Rebuild
Six months ago, in the waning hours of September 20th, Hurricane Maria made landfall in the southeast of Puerto Rico. Winds peaking at more than 150 miles per hour tore across the island, leaving a trail of wreckage that continues to be felt today.
Mar. 20, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court won't take action against Arizona's death penalty laws, although several justices call the statutes overly broad.
Mar. 20, 2018
Three firefighters are injured, one seriously, while battling a brush fire outside of Yuma.
Mar. 20, 2018
High Court To Decide Timeline For Detaining Immigrants
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide how much time the government gets to detain an immigrant indefinitely after they are released from criminal custody.
Mar. 20, 2018
Arizona DACA Recipients Claim Victory On Driver
The U.S. Supreme Court decided on Monday to not hear Arizona’s appeal in a long-running effort to keep undocumented immigrants in the DACA program from having driver’s licenses.
Mar. 20, 2018
According to Arizona Department of Corrections, Corizon owed $200,000 and $210,000 for failing to meet performance measures in November and December 2017. Corizon also paid more than $150,000 for understaffing during those same months.
Mar. 19, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke is creating a task force to combat the opioid crisis in Indian Country.
Mar. 19, 2018
U.S. Border Agent Stands Trial For Murder Tuesday
A U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of killing a Mexican teenager by firing through the border fence into Mexico 16 times will stand trial Tuesday for the murder.
Mar. 19, 2018

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