KJZZ News

Legislators, Groups Work To Help Arizonans Beat The Heat
Heat-related deaths are all too common in Arizona. In 2018, excessively hot temperatures claimed 182 lives in the Phoenix area, according to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. It was a new record — and the numbers continue to rise.
July 10, 2019
Charges Considered For Driver Who Left Autistic Teen On Bus
Goodyear police are deciding whether to file criminal charges against a driver who left a disabled teen for several hours on his empty school bus Tuesday.
July 10, 2019
ASU Researcher: Car Safety Ratings Dont Consider Older Drivers
If you’re over the age of 50, the kind of car you drive could mean the difference between life and death, at least according to an automotive researcher from Arizona State University.
July 10, 2019
South Central Light Rail Project Gets $100M
Valley Metro received a major federal investment Tuesday. The money will go toward the South Central Light Rail extension. The project includes 5.5 miles of new rail lines connecting downtown Phoenix to the South Mountain Village area.
July 10, 2019
Tucson Organization Brings Migrant Guide Project To Sonora
The leader of a Tucson-based organization is visiting Sonora, Mexico, this week to share a guide designed to help migrants on their journey through Mexico and into the United States. One of the biggest dangers for migrants traveling through Mexico is a lack of information, said the Rev. Robin Hoover, president of Migrant Status Inc.
Some U.S. Asylum Seekers Find Work In Northern Mexico
July 10, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven: How Doctors Feel About Gifts
When patients want to say "thank you" with a gift, it can create an awkward situation for doctors. KJZZ medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven explains.
July 10, 2019
Migrants From Cameroon Protest Immigration Process In Tijuana
Over a hundred asylum-seekers from Cameroon blocked the path of Mexican immigration vans Tuesday morning in Tijuana, in protest of what they believe to be corruption by Mexican immigration officials.
July 9, 2019
Company Bets On Legal Recreational Marijuana In AZ
A company that hopes to be the largest marijuana operation in Arizona, if not the nation, is expanding its holdings ahead of what is likely to be an expensive ballot fight to legalize the drug for recreational purposes.
July 9, 2019
MCDOT Tests Smart Tech To Make Road Work Sites Safer
Maricopa County Department of Transportation is testing a program that uses wireless sensors to monitor drive times in work sites on county roads.
July 9, 2019
Mexico Secretary Of Finance Quits, Criticizes His Government
On Tuesday, just seven months after taking oath, Mexico’s president was surprised by the resignation of the finance secretary, who slammed the administration on his way out.
July 9, 2019
Mexican Federal Police Officers Upset With New National Guard
Just a few weeks ago, the Mexican National guard began to operate not only against organized crime but also detaining undocumented immigrants. But experts and members of the Federal Police are concerned with the guard’s protocols and duties.
July 9, 2019
AMLO Responds to US Steel, Tomato Tariffs
During his Tuesday morning press conference, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he had “confidence that we’ll be able to confront this new challenge.”
July 9, 2019
Arizona Department Of Child Safety Director To Resign
Arizona Department of Child Safety Director Greg McKay is resigning. McKay will become the chief operating officer of Childhelp, an Arizona-based nonprofit that helps the victims of child abuse.
July 9, 2019
Mesa Launches Online Transportation Survey
“We want people to log on to a website and give us some feedback, you know, good, bad or ugly about how they feel about transportation in the city of Mesa and what we can do to be better at that,” Mayor John Giles said.
July 9, 2019
How Rough Riders From ASU Helped Arizona Get Statehood
ASU Now reporter Scott Seckel dug deep into the history of the Rough Riders, beginning on the steps of what is now ASU's Old Main, where President Theodore Roosevelt came to give a speech.
July 9, 2019
Study: Crime Rates Rise As Temperatures Rise
New research has found that crime in Los Angeles goes up on days when the high temperature is above 85 degrees. The link between rising mercury and rising crime rates has been known for some time, but this new study finds the relationship is stronger in low-income neighborhoods.
July 9, 2019
DNC Chairman Hosts Pro-Affordable Care Act Rally In Phoenix
As a federal appeals court hears a Texas case challenging the Affordable Care Act, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez came to Phoenix to host a rally in support of "Obamacare."
July 9, 2019
Judge Rejects Plan To Make School District Shoulder Cost
A tax court judge found it unconstitutional to force the Tucson Unified School District to pay entirely for the cost of its desegregation program, when that cost constitutionally should come from the general fund.
July 9, 2019
There Is A Shortage Of Foster Care Homes In Arizona
Over the last few months, the need for foster families in our state has become desperate, according to one of the larger foster home licensing agencies in the county.
July 9, 2019
McSally Pins Help For Arizona Homeless On Executive Order
As a retired fighter pilot, U.S. Sen. Martha McSally said she sees affordable housing as a serious problem among veterans and pinned her hopes of helping Arizona's homeless on President Trump's plans.
July 9, 2019

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