KJZZ News

Insult To Injury: Arizona Inmates Billed For Prison Health Care
A new investigation from KJZZ has found that more than a dozen inmates in Arizona prisons are being chased by debt collectors for unpaid medical bills incurred while they were incarcerated. People in state prisons say the medical bills are adding insult to injury. Hear from people who are getting collection notices delivered to their cells and learn about the effects these bills can have on their chances for a successful re-entry to society.
May 13, 2019
On Mother’s Day, Sonorans March For Missing Families
Friday was Mother’s Day in Mexico, and some took to the streets in neighboring Sonora and across Mexico to bring attention to their missing loved ones.
May 13, 2019
Arizona Gas Prices Leveling Off
The price at the pump continues to be significantly higher than this time last year. The average price of unleaded gasoline in Arizona is $3.16 a gallon. That’s up a penny from last week.
May 13, 2019
Dick Tomey, Former UA Head Football Coach, Dies At 80
Dick Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, has died of cancer. He was 80.
May 13, 2019
Republican State Senators Holding Out on Budget Vote
Three Republican senators for various reasons have claimed they won't vote.
May 13, 2019
The Takeaway: Laws Across The Country Seek To Limit Abortion To 6 Weeks
The Alabama bill aims to criminalize abortion in almost all cases and would charge doctors with up to 99 years in prisons for providing abortions.
May 13, 2019
AZ Joins Alledged Generic Drug Price Conspiracy Lawsuit
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined 43 other state attorneys general in alleging that 19 of the country’s largest generic drug manufactures illegally coordinated to raise prices.
May 13, 2019
Mill Avenue Shutting Down For Street Car Construction
Closure and construction coincides with most ASU students being out of town for summer.
May 13, 2019
The Pulse: Our Plastic Footprint Sinks, Right To The Bottom Of The Sea
When we think of plastic in the ocean, we tend to think of it floating on the surface. Maybe you’ve heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and envision an island-sized carpet of trash floating in the middle of the sea? In fact, it’s so much more than that.
May 13, 2019
Trump Tariffs May Flatten Arizona
On Friday, the Trump administration increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, from 10 percent to 25 percent. Goods made from imported aluminum and steel are being hit twice — after also being tariffed last year. For Arizona grocery stores, the additional aluminum tariff is a dent in the canned beverage business.
May 13, 2019
Mexico’s President Wants To Decriminalize Illegal Drugs — But Which?
Mexico's president is proposing major drug reform in his country, decriminalizing illegal drugs and transferring resources from fighting drug trafficking to efforts towards reducing drug addiction.
May 13, 2019
Speeding Case Against AZ Legislator Remains Pending
A speeding case against former state legislator Paul Mosley who was caught bragging on video about driving over 120 mph remains in the fact-finding stages.
May 13, 2019
CDC Launches New Protocol For Early Detection Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has seen a record number of tick-borne diseases. That's spurred the CDC to launch a new protocol for recognizing a strain found here in the Southwest.
May 13, 2019
Departing UA Students
The Salvation Army is partnering with University of Arizona Housing to collect and sell household items students leave behind as they depart campus this weekend.
May 13, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven: Sometimes You Can
In some emergencies, medical professionals can bypass informed consent. KJZZ medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
May 13, 2019
Scorpion Encounters In The Home To Rise As Weather Heats Up
As temperatures are heating up, scorpion encounters are on the rise again, but according to experts your chances of meeting one are more likely inside your home than outside.
May 11, 2019
Jill Biden Stops In Phoenix During Book Tour
Her visit to promote her memoir comes not long after her husband Joe officially entered the 2020 presidential race.
May 10, 2019
Bezos’ Blue Origin Plans To Carry ASU Payloads To Moon
Jeff Bezos has announced long-term plans for his space company Blue Origin, and Arizona State University will be along for the ride. The Amazon founder advocates going to space to save Earth, a vision that includes a permanent moon presence, off-world mining and eventual space habitats.
May 10, 2019
Grand Canyon To Spray Herbicide On Invasive Plants
Grand Canyon National Park staff will spray herbicide on invasive plants on the north rim next week.
May 10, 2019
Hear From Phoenix City Council Candidates
Two seats were left open when Kate Gallego left her District 8 City Council seat to run for the office and District 5 Rep. Daniel Valenzuela left his seat to run against her. The Show invited each candidate to talk about issues important in their districts ahead of the May 21 runoff election.
May 10, 2019

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