KJZZ News

Pension Initiative To Appear On Phoenix Ballot
The Phoenix City Clerk has determined there are enough valid signatures on an initiative submitted by a political action committee called Responsible Budgets.
March 7, 2019
Arsenic In Hopi Water Is Three Times The Legal Limit
Many of the Hopi have been drinking tap water laced with high levels of arsenic for decades. The Hopi chairman told a House subcommittee Thursday the project to pipe clean water to the tribe has stalled out, as other tribes requested funds.
March 7, 2019
It’s International Women’s Day — But Not Many Celebrate In Mexico
For International Women’s Day, Mexico could celebrate it’s Congress’s nearly 50-50 gender parity. But many in the neighboring nation expect more equality and justice for women.
March 7, 2019
Tempe United Methodist Pastor In Mourning After LGBTQ Ban
The United Methodist church has long said it does not allow openly LGBTQ clergy to be ordained, and that it does not perform same-sex marriages. Last month, the church held a special worldwide conference in St. Louis, Missouri, to discuss that policy.
March 7, 2019
New Book Explores What It Means To Be An Immigrant
The most headline-grabbing stories about immigration tend to focus on undocumented immigration into the U.S. from Central and South America. But an often overlooked form of immigration are legal visas that permit immigrants to accept certain jobs such as high-skilled positions in the tech industry.
March 7, 2019
Spotlight On Military Sexual Assault After Arizona Sen. Martha McSally Comes Forward
During a congressional hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Martha McSally revealed she had been raped by a superior officer. Brian Clubb, director for the Battered Women's Justice Project, talked about the impact that has made.
March 7, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum Director Inspires Praise, Criticism
Four years ago, the Phoenix Art Museum got a new leader — Amada Cruz. Some would consider Cruz to be a success, but others are extremely critical of her tenure. Robrt Pela’s cover story in this week’s Phoenix New Times attempts to capture all of that.
March 7, 2019
Why The Recall  Of Councilman Nowakowski Was Halted
Earlier this week, it was announced that there would be no recall election for Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski. To help sift through the details, Arizona Republic reporter Jessica Boehm joined The Show.
March 7, 2019
Should Arizona Consider Building A Spaceport?
The space industry has welcomed some new, private players over the past several years. That’s led to conversations about potential launch sites for those rockets. Could Arizona be one of them?
March 7, 2019
Phoenix Focuses On Bioscience With A New Campus
Back when the Great Recession started, Phoenix was a hub for service-sector jobs — jobs in hospitality, retail and construction. But those jobs weren’t particularly sustainable as the economic crisis grew.
March 7, 2019
New Chandler Mayor Talks Technology, Jobs
Chandler is the fourth largest city in Arizona by population, and last fall residents elected a new mayor. The Show met with Hartke at Chandler City Hall to talk about his first couple of months as mayor of a city he says is in pretty good shape.
March 7, 2019
Answering The Call To Care For Feathered Friends
Listen to the sounds of Laura Hackett introducing her birds of many feathers at Liberty Wildlife. If you have suggestions or hear things that make Phoenix, Phoenix, send us a note at [email protected]
March 7, 2019
The Takeaway: Border Crossings Swell As Resources For Migrants Diminish
U.S. Customs and Border Protection yesterday released new data on migrant crossings at the U.S. southern border, revealing a system overwhelmed by more unauthorized crossings than they have seen in more than a decade.
March 7, 2019
AZ Senate Imposes New Restrictions On Initiatives
Republican senators voted Wednesday to impose new requirements on initiative circulators, the paid workers or volunteers who collect signatures for ballot initiatives
March 7, 2019
Arizona Storytellers: Elaissia Sears
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. In the latest story in the series, Elaissia Sears shares her experience studying abroad in Germany.
March 7, 2019
Q&AZ: How Does Federal Law Affect AZs Medical Marijuana Industry?
The medical marijuana business in Arizona has grown and changed rapidly since voters approved a medicinal program in 2010. But what hasn't changed are federal laws classifying marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance — considered just as dangerous and illegal as heroin and LSD.
The Debate Over Arizona's Medical Marijuana Extract Law Explained
March 7, 2019
AZ Senate Votes To Extend Income Tax Return Deadline
With state tax laws in limbo, the Senate voted Wednesday to give Arizonans an extra two months to file their income tax returns.
March 6, 2019
Mexico Closes 5 Immigrant Detention Centers
Mexico’s federal immigration agency shuttered five of its detention centers late last month, as the agency’s new chief says he wants to improve the treatment of undocumented migrants.
March 6, 2019
In California, Wet Winters No Longer Enough To Dampen Wildfires
Historically, a wet winter in California meant a mild fire season. But a new study suggests moisture supplied by the North Pacific jet stream may no longer be enough.
March 6, 2019
Report: Drug Overdoses Still Climbing In Arizona
Drug overdoses spiked in Arizona during the last four months of 2018. Twice as many overdoses were reported in the last four months of 2018 as compared to the same period the year before, according to preliminary numbers from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
March 6, 2019

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