KJZZ News

Universal Changing Table Bill Heads To Gov. Doug Ducey
A group of mothers, who have adolescent children with disabilities, have been trying to push legislation that would require public entities to install at least one adult changing table. And on Wednesday, House Bill 2113 gained final passage and is headed to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk.
May 1, 2019
APS Re-Ups Battery Storage Plans Despite Facility Explosion
Arizona Public Service is standing behind its storage expansion plans, despite a fire at its battery facility that injured four first responders. The company re-upped their commitment Wednesday on its quarterly earnings call.
May 1, 2019
Senate Confirms 4 To Appellate Court Commission Amid Diversity Concerns
Arizona senators confirmed four new members to the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments Tuesday, but not without objections from Democrats. They're angry that, for the fourth year since taking office, Gov. Doug Ducey offered no Democrats and little in the way of ethnic or gender diversity for the confirmation.
May 1, 2019
AZ Supreme Court Declines Case On University Tuition
The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to hear arguments in a case brought by state Attorney General Mark Brnovich, which claims the way tuition is set at ASU, UofA and NAU is unconstitutional.
May 1, 2019
AZ Treasurer: State Has To Tackle Financial Literacy
Arizona’s new statewide elected officials recently passed their 100th days in office. In politics, it’s often considered a good time to take stock of how their administrations are going.
May 1, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: Bella Canzano
For singer-songwriter Bella Canzano, singing was a part of her life from her very first baby coo.
May 1, 2019
AZ Housing Pilot Program To Stem Evictions Arrives Quietly
The Arizona Department of Housing promised to help stem the tide of evictions, to create a program that assisted families before they found themselves inside a courtroom. But the September start date for that idea came and went — and still nothing.
May 1, 2019
More Maricopa Residents Experiencing Homelessness
More Maricopa County residents are experiencing homelessness.
May 1, 2019
Despite Good Economy, Trumps Approval Ratings Is Low
The surest bet for a president to be reelected — at least over the past several decades — was for the economy to be strong. That describes the environment the U.S. has been in for close to a decade now with low unemployment, a healthy stock market and solid GDP.
May 1, 2019
What Is Mexicos Own Southern Border Policy?
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has called for more focus on Mexico's own southern border to better understand what's happening on the U.S. border.
May 1, 2019
A Citizen Journalism Project Highlights The Syrian Civil War
A citizen journalism driven project named "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently" was started by refugees to carrying information to other Syrians after ISIS took over.
May 1, 2019
Fire Destroys Main Sanctuary Of St. Joseph Church
A fire has destroyed the main sanctuary of a Catholic church in north Phoenix early Wednesday morning. There is still little information about the cause of the fire at St. Joseph' Church near 40th Street and Shea Boulevard..
May 1, 2019
Q&AZ: What Is Being Done To Provide More Reasonably Paid Jobs For Older Arizonans?
What’s being done to create more reasonably paid jobs for older Arizonans? One KJZZ listener asked and as part of our Q&AZ reporting series. Alex Juarez, with AARP Arizona, says age discrimination is an issue facing many older adults — which is why AARP created an Employer Pledge Program.
May 1, 2019
Two Guys On Your Head: Pre-Crastination
For some, completing a task the moment it arises is of utmost importance. But if you do something to completion far ahead of its deadline, you may miss out on important information.
May 1, 2019
The Takeaway: Venezuelan Protests — A Failed Coup?
On the early hours of Tuesday morning, Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader in Venezuela, called for the armed forces to turn on President Maduro and begin the "final phase" of the transformation of power. The coup attempt on Tuesday was largely unsuccessful, with Guaidó failing to take power.
May 1, 2019
Arizona-Sonora Nonprofit To Receive Migrant Aid From Catholic Church
Pope Francis has donated half a million dollars to support migrant aid projects in 16 Catholic diocese in Mexico. One of those projects is with the Kino Border Initiative, a binational Jesuit ministry that works on both sides of the border in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora.
May 1, 2019
Suit Over Social Security Benefits For Same-Sex Couples
In 2014, Michael Ely married his partner of 43 years, James Taylor, as soon as the ban on same-sex marriage in Arizona was struck down. When Ely tried to apply for survivor benefits, he was told he was ineligible due to the nine-month rule.
May 1, 2019
Study: Homelessness In Maricopa County Increases
New numbers released today from the Point-In-Time Count conducted in January show the homeless population in Maricopa County. has increased since last year to more than 6,600 people.
May 1, 2019
ICE To Probe Docs Of Migrants Claiming To Be Families
The head of Homeland Security Investigations in Arizona says his team has sent about 15 cases to federal prosecutors in the roughly two weeks since U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement redirected agents to Yuma to probe whether migrants crossing the border are using fake documents to say they are families.
May 1, 2019
WATCH: U.S. Attorney General Barr Testifies
U.S. Attorney General William Barr is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's report. The committee began its second day of hearings on Thursday, but Attorney General William Barr declined to appear.
May 1, 2019

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