KJZZ News

Soggy Weather Has Much Of AZ Under Flash Flood Watches
Much of south-central and southeastern Arizona was under flash flood watches Tuesday as residents in some areas cleaned up after winds downed trees and lightning struck at least two homes in metro Phoenix. No injuries were reported from those storm-related incidents Monday.
Sept. 24, 2019
Goodyear Raises Tobacco Purchase Age To 21
Goodyear is now the third city in Arizona to have raised the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21. The unanimously passed ordinance amends the city’s 2002 smoking ban to include vaping materials.
Sept. 24, 2019
Faster Border Crossings Mean Cleaner Air In Nogales
Air quality significantly improved in the towns of Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, after some tractor trailers began moving faster through border inspections.
Sept. 24, 2019
Grijalva and others push for transparency on border military deployment
U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva and 33 other members of Congress in a letter asked Principal Inspector General Glenn A. Fine to look into “misuse and politicization of United States military personnel and resources" at the southern border.
Sept. 24, 2019
Tucson-Based Latino Actor Eyes New Mexico, Not Hollywood
A recent study from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative found that Latino actors like Fausto Olmos Renteria had just a tiny chance of getting a major role in a Hollywood blockbuster. As an independent actor, Olmos works in 6-10 productions a year. He recently played a supporting role in a film that’s been selected for the Oaxaca FilmFest in early October.
Sept. 24, 2019
Formerly Incarcerated People Address Lawmakers
Lawmakers heard from formerly incarcerated people at the statehouse on Monday at an ad hoc committee meeting on earned released credits for prisoners.
Sept. 23, 2019
How Phoenix Plans To Spend Pedestrian Safety Money
Three months after the Phoenix City Council approved $2 million for pedestrian safety, the Street Transportation Department has a plan to spend it.
Sept. 23, 2019
Q&AZ: What Happened To The Railroad Line West Of Phoenix?
The last time an Amtrak train served Phoenix, Bill Clinton was in his first term in the White House. Since then, Phoenix is the largest American city without Amtrak rail service — and remains the largest city in the country without a railroad mainline.
Sept. 23, 2019
Should AZ Legislators Get Bigger Paychecks?
In her Phoenix Magazine column, "Raising Phoenix," longtime Valley writer Amy Silverman argues lawmakers are underpaid. And public affairs veteran Kevin DeMenna says the legislature should spend more time in session.
Sept. 23, 2019
UA Study Suggests Shade To Protect Apache Trout
Rising stream temperatures are threatening fish across North America including one of Arizona's native trout species, the Apache trout. Researchers at the University of Arizona looked at which methods could be employed in Arizona streams to best protect Apache Trout from drought and climate change.
Sept. 23, 2019
Do Police Need A Breathalyzer For Legal Marijuana?
As more states legalize marijuana — Arizona voters could decide the issue next year — there are questions about how law enforcement officers determine if drivers have too much TCH in their systems.
Sept. 23, 2019
How AZ Plans To Improve Maternal Mortality Rates
New legislation established a 13-member advisory committee to investigate and better track and prevent maternal deaths in Arizona — and a $10.5 million federal grant will help further that effort in a big way.
Sept. 23, 2019
Tornado Warning Issued For North Phoenix Area
A tornado warning was issued for parts of the north Valley early Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Phoenix. The warning, which was in effect until 12:45 p.m, extended to the Cave Creek, Carefree and Camp Creek areas.
Sept. 23, 2019
Boas: Journalism Always Wrestling With Objectivity
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.
Sept. 23, 2019
BBC Look-Ahead: United Nations Convenes In New York
Many world leaders are converging on New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly taking place there. Leading up to the gathering, protesters rallied against climate change around the world.
Sept. 23, 2019
AZ Dems Wont Let Independents Vote In Presidential Preference Election
The Arizona Democratic Party this weekend rejected a proposal to open the party’s presidential preference election to independent voters. The concept had support across the political spectrum, including from Democratic Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes and Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.
Sept. 23, 2019
Phoenix Area Wakes Up To Rain, Flash Floods
A flash flood warning was in effect for Maricopa and Gila counties through Monday afternoon, and much of central and southern Arizona was also under a flood watch. The powerful storm dumped more than 2 inches of rain on Apache Junction and Fountain Hills and caused flooding in Mesa.
Sept. 23, 2019
Rain, Flooding Causes More Than 20 Road Closures In Apache Junction
Flash-flood warnings were issued Monday morning for parts of Maricopa, Pinal and Gila counties, and Apache Junction was hit particularly hard.
Sept. 23, 2019
USFWS Considers Changing Endangered Status Of Gila Topminnow
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has accepted a petition to change the classification of the Gila topminnow under the Endangered Species Act. The species of short-lived, surface-feeding fish has been listed as a federally endangered species since 1967.
Sept. 23, 2019
Grand Canyon Replaces 1960s-Era Water Pumps
A major project is getting underway Monday at the Grand Canyon. Two water pumps from the 1960s are being replaced.
Sept. 23, 2019

Pages