KJZZ News

Boas: Arizona Isnt An Election Bellwether — Yet
The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Aug. 5, 2019
Tempe Police Clarify Positive Ticketing Campaign
The Tempe Police Department’s so-called “positive ticketing” campaign sparked an uproar on social media last week.
Aug. 5, 2019
Arizona Republic Continues Don Bolles Investigation
Arizona Republic reporter Don Bolles died in June 1976, 11 days after his car was blown up in the middle of the day in downtown Phoenix. Soon after, journalists from across the country came to the Valley in an attempt to finish Bolles’ work.
Aug. 5, 2019
GateHouse Buying Gannett, USA Today Owner
Two of the country's largest newspaper companies have agreed to combine in the latest media deal driven by the industry's struggles with a decline of printed editions. The combined company would have more than 260 daily papers in the U.S., including the Arizona Republic, along with more than 300 weeklies.
Aug. 5, 2019
New Netflix Series Follows Navajo Rezball In AZ
A new show on Netflix is based right here in Arizona. It follows the basketball team of Chinle High School on the Navajo reservation on the far east side of the state.
Aug. 5, 2019
US Census Workers Begin Verifying Data For Ramp Up To 2020 Census
The Census Bureau begins collecting data around the country in one week. In Cochise County, for instance, residents have been notified to to expect seeing the first wave of official workers collecting data for the 2020 census.
Aug. 5, 2019
Ducey Renewing Call For Gun Safety, Threat Order Of Protection Plan
Before this weekend's shootings, Gov. Doug Ducey was already renewing his call to enact a Severe Threat Order of Protection plan. His renewed focus comes as the new school year begins on many campuses.
Aug. 5, 2019
Heat Wave Leaves Phoenix Parched Until Measurable Rain Arrives
The National Weather Service issued another excessive heat warning for Monday in central Phoenix as temperatures flirt with highs around 110. Meteorologists predict it will peak on Tuesday then drop a few degrees with a chance for rain as the week evolves.
Aug. 5, 2019
March For Our Lives Arizona Weighs In On Recent Shootings
“At the end of the day, people are dying," said Arizona March For Our Lives director Catherine Broski. "People’s lives are being dramatically changed because of the lack of action from our lawmakers on this issue.”
Aug. 5, 2019
Freeport McMoRan To Pay For Air Quality Violations
Freeport McMoRan will pay $230,000 for contributing to unhealthy air conditions. Pima County officials say they observed blowing dust from piles of leftover crushed rock from mines near Tucson.
Aug. 5, 2019
The Impact Of Mexicos Worst Mining Disaster, 5 Years Later
Five years ago, a copper mine just 25 miles south of the Arizona border spilled millions of gallons of toxic waste into Sonoran rivers. It’s considered the worst mining disaster in modern Mexican history. In the seven Sonora River valley towns downstream from the spill, people are still living with the consequences of the disaster.
Aug. 5, 2019
Trump Points Finger At Dangerous Internet Following Texas, Ohio Shootings
In light of the El Paso shooter's 8chan manifesto, the president called for the condemnation of racism, bigotry and white supremacy. And to do that, the president said the role of the internet and social media cannot be ignored.
Aug. 5, 2019
Arizona Drops In Aerospace Manufacturing Ranking
For the third straight year, Arizona’s ranking for aerospace manufacturing has dropped. PwC, the accounting and research firm formerly known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, has compiled annual ranking for six years. In 2016, Arizona was ranked first among states. In 2017, Arizona ranked third; in 2018 it ranked fourth; and in 2019 it ranked ninth.
Aug. 5, 2019
U.S. Gets Ambassador In Mexico After More Than A Year
The United States will finally have an ambassador in Mexico after more than a year without one. Attorney Christopher Landau was President Donald Trump’s nominee for the embassy in Mexico. He was ratified unanimously by the Senate last Thursday.
Aug. 5, 2019
Scottsdale Considering Nuisance Party Ordinance
Nuisance parties — those loud, all-night affairs that clog residential streets and disturb the peace — are a drain on police resources and bad for neighborhoods, said Scottsdale Neighborhood Services Director Raun Keagy.
Aug. 2, 2019
Prominent Security Features At New Tolleson High School
A new high school in Tolleson Union High School District is attracting attention not only for its innovative design, but its security.
Aug. 2, 2019
Text Messages At Heart Of Border Agents Upcoming Trial
Matthew Bowen, a Border Patrol agent accused of running over a Guatemalan migrant in southern Arizona and then lying about it, is slated to go to trial later this month.
Aug. 2, 2019
Grant To Study Sexual Assault Among People With Developmental Disabilities
People with intellectual or developmental disabilities are seven times as likely to be victims of sexual assault, according to an NPR/Justice Department Study. But there isn’t a lot of research about what happens after a person reports a sexual assault. But that is starting to change.
Aug. 2, 2019
Inkcarcerated: Show Features Artists From Arizona State Prison
Caitlin Matekel, a Ph.D. student studying criminology at Arizona State University, created a show featuring artists from the state prison in Florence through her work with the Center for Correctional Solutions. “Inkcarcerated: Creativity Within Confinement” will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.
Aug. 2, 2019
Monsoon Stories 2019: The Touch Of Lightning
The monsoon is officially here, and while the first storms have barely rolled into the Valley, we’re still waiting for the big ones. This year, for KJZZ's "Monsoon Stories" series, we’re zeroing in on the ways that the monsoon season awakens our senses. This Week: touch.
Hear More Arizona Monsoon Stories
Aug. 2, 2019

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