KJZZ News

Vaquita Documentary Now Playing In Scottsdale
The world’s most endangered marine mammal is a small porpoise that lives just south of the Arizona border in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Now, a new documentary about the animal’s plight from executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio is playing in Arizona.
July 26, 2019
Tucson Republicans Fight Sanctuary City Ballot Initiative
Supporters of a ballot initiative to determine if Tucson officially becomes a “sanctuary city” turned in more than 12,000 valid signatures earlier this month — far surpassing the required number of nearly 9,200.
July 26, 2019
Sinema Backs Plan To Address Asylum Backlog
As the Trump administration rolls out a new rule to deport some undocumented immigrants more quickly, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and eight of her senate colleagues are proposing a plan they believe will clear a backlog of asylum claims through a faster screening process.
July 26, 2019
Report: No Radiation Exposure At Grand Canyon National Park
There’s good news for visitors and employees at Grand Canyon National Park: new findings show radiation exposure from uranium ore samples there do not pose a health risk.
July 26, 2019
Phoenix Police Union Works To Scrub Officer Information Off Internet
Social media posts from dozens of Phoenix police officers were included in a database from the Plain View Project that aimed to catalog racism and bigotry among law enforcement nationwide.
July 26, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap July 26, 2019
To talk about the Mueller hearings, Bill Montgomery’s hopes for the Arizona Supreme Court and more, The Show spoke to Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround, and Roy Herrera, attorney and former congressional staffer.
July 26, 2019
Museum Fire: Isolated Storms Bring Wind, Flood Threats
About 700 firefighters are still battling the Museum Fire, which has burned more than three square miles of rugged terrain north of Flagstaff. The fire is 12 percent contained. The community is concerned about thunderstorms in Friday’s forecast.
July 26, 2019
16 Marines arrested in migrant smuggling investigation
An investigation into Marines accused of helping smuggle migrants into the United States led to the arrest Thursday of 16 of their fellow Marines at California's Camp Pendleton, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
July 26, 2019
Can A Colorado River ‘Grand Bargain’ Work?
Water managers on the Colorado River are facing a unique moment. With a temporary fix to the river’s scarcity problem recently completed, talk has begun to turn toward future agreements to manage the water source for 40 million people.
July 26, 2019
Firm To Let Marijuana Dispensaries Use Digital Tokens For Cash
A financial services firm known as ALTA will exchange cash at marijuana dispensaries for digital currency.
July 25, 2019
Migrant Activist Clears Charges In Mexico Again
It’s the second time that a migrant rights activist who has worked at the Arizona-Mexico border and with migrant caravans cleared charges in Mexico for human smuggling. But the Trump administration is still accusing him of harboring immigrants.
July 25, 2019
Former AZ Supreme Court Justice James Moeller Dies
James Moeller, the author of a number of precedent-setting decisions of the Arizona Supreme Court, has died. Among his rulings is one that declared Arizona's 1988 voter-approved English-only amendment illegal because it violates federal constitutional rights.
July 25, 2019
Sonora Murder Total Rises Sharply Over Last Year
Through June, almost 600 people were murdered in Sonora, a nearly 70% jump from the same six months the year before. Countrywide, the number rose just 5%, according to recently released federal data.
July 25, 2019
Plan Aims To Stop Acid Runoff From Lead Queen Mine
The leak has been flowing out of the Lead Queen Mine in Patagonia since 2014. The Coronado National Forest has come up with a new plan to stop it.
July 25, 2019
Study Predicts Near Extinction Of Joshua Trees
The iconic Joshua trees of the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts could face near extinction by century’s end due to climate change and human impacts.
July 25, 2019
Archaeologists: Wealth Disparity Low Between Commoners, Elites In Teotihuacán
Archeologists haven’t arrived at a consensus of how to measure wealth in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, but they’ve figured out some things about how the wealth was distributed.
July 25, 2019
APS Supports Shutoff Rules, Warns Of Consequences
APS is working on reassessing some of its own policies as the utility faces increased Corporation Commission scrutiny following the deaths of two customers who had their power .
July 25, 2019
Proposition 106 Looks To Fix Phoenixs Pension-Related Debt
Next month, Phoenix voters will decide on two ballot measures. One of them — Proposition 106 — is connected to one of the city’s more difficult challenges: pension costs. The pension-related debt is several billion dollars in total.
July 25, 2019
Business Leaders Push For Congress To Pass USMCA
Hundreds of business leaders across the country are urging lawmakers in D.C. to sign the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA, into law.
July 25, 2019
Trans Women Pen Letter From Inside An ICE Detention Facility
Transgender people face a unique set of challenges when they are held in federal detention, and those issues are in the spotlight as the migrant crisis continues along the U.S.-Mexico border.
July 25, 2019

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