KJZZ News

NGS Plant May Not Close If Energy Act Passes
Arizona Public Service has repeatedly claimed that the Palo Verde nuclear plant would be forced to close if the clean energy for a healthy Arizona ballot measure passes. A new legal analysis shows otherwise.
Jul. 28, 2018
Acres Burned By Wildfires In Arizona Significantly Lower This Year
Arizona’s fire season has been mild this year, according to the Department of Forestry and Fire Management. The number of acres burned this year is significantly lower compared to 2017.
Jul. 28, 2018
University of Arizona Sanctions Kappa Sigma Fraternity For Conduct Violations
University of Arizona officials have withdrawn recognition of the Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter. This is due to multiple violations of the Arizona Board of Regents Student Code of Conduct.
Jul. 28, 2018
Ducey Declares State Of Emergency In N. Arizona After Floods
Ducey’s office says $200,000 of emergency funds will be used toward recovery efforts. Monsoon storms from July 14 through July 18 brought unusually heavy rain in northern Arizona.
Jul. 27, 2018
EPA Wants Gold King Mine Spill Lawsuit Tossed
The Environmental Protection Agency wants a federal court to toss a lawsuit over a 2015 mine spill that polluted waterways in several states and infamously turned the Animas River orange.
Jul. 27, 2018
E-commerce Taking Up More Industrial Space
E-commerce is taking up more space across the Valley.
Jul. 27, 2018
Seafood Ban Aims To Protect Porpoises
A U.S. trade court judge ruled Thursday that the Trump administration must ban Mexican seafood that was caught in gill nets in areas where the nets can harm the endangered vaquita porpoise.
Jul. 27, 2018
Sonoran Lithium Mine Stock Sale Nixed
A planned sale of stock to help fund the construction of a major Sonoran lithium mine was recently called off by the company, Bacanora Lithium.
Jul. 27, 2018
Mexican Reporter Jailed In The United States Freed
Emilio Gutiérrez Soto and his son came to the United States seeking help after he was threatened for his reporting work in Mexico. They sought asylum in this country but they were instead detained nearly eight months ago.
Jul. 27, 2018
Meteorologists Expect Relief From Drought Conditions For AZ
While parts of Arizona have seen their share of rain this monsoon season, meteorologists said it’s not enough to end this drought yet. But forecasts are looking favorable. Heavy rains are expected to continue over parts of the southwestern United States over the next couple months.
Jul. 27, 2018
Can Cows Be Used As Weedkillers?
We’ve all experienced driving past farms, wondering what grazing cows are actually doing. Are many of them simply being fattened up for our meals later or are they actually helping out in some other way?
Jul. 27, 2018
Broad concerns about how some in law enforcement were relating to members of the African-American community exploded in recent years as reports of shootings of unarmed black men emerged more commonly.
Jul. 27, 2018
Drought Contingency Panel Gets To Work
About three dozen of them met Thursday for the first of many meetings on the Drought Contingency Plan. The goal of this plan is, ultimately, to curb the lowering water levels of Lake Mead, a water source that serves multiple states including Arizona.
Jul. 27, 2018
Not Much Progress On Immigration Reform In U.S. House
The difference of opinion on immigration reform between the White House and more moderate members of the House is continuing, with one side demanding increased border security before steps are taken on any other element — including the fate of DACA recipients.
Jul. 27, 2018
Valley Agencies Still Working To Help Reunited Families
As migrant families continue to be reunified, there are groups here in Phoenix and elsewhere working to help them.
Jul. 27, 2018
Is The Growth In Gross Domestic Product Sustainable?
Friday morning on the White House’s South Lawn, President Donald Trump held a triumphant press conference. The reason? The news that the nation’s gross domestic product increased 4.1 percent in the second quarter.
Jul. 27, 2018
KJZZ
Discussing the week in news with former legislative leader Chad Campbell, vice president of Strategies 360, and Jon Gabriel, editor of Ricochet.com and a contributor to the Arizona Republic.
Jul. 27, 2018
Podcast Playlist: Code Switch
When you have a name like Aparna Nancherla or Maz Jobrani, you get used to people butchering it. These two comedians, who both come from immigrant families, talk to Code Switch about their "Starbucks names," all of the weird ways people mispronounce their names, and whether having a "difficult" name has impacted their careers.
Jul. 27, 2018
Arizona Elections: Wendy Rogers - 1st District
Wendy Rogers has a degree in social work and was one of the first 100 women pilots in the Air Force, flying the C-141 transport jet on airlift and humanitarian missions worldwide. Now she's running as a Trump-era Republican who’s first point of business is to build the wall along our southern border.
Jul. 27, 2018
Maricopa Educators ‘Hunt’ For Knowledge In Mexico
A group of teachers from the Maricopa County Community College District are in central Mexico collecting information for their classes and research projects.
Jul. 27, 2018

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