KJZZ News

The Takeaway: The Power Of The Executive
Ahead of the Presidents Day holiday, Amy Walter talks to Dr. Barbara Perry about the role of of the executive and how it has changed over time.
Feb. 15, 2019
Arizona Maternal Mortality Bill Advances
Existing data show 89 percent of maternal deaths in the state are preventable. And for every mom that dies, 35 more face significant health problems related to childbirth.
Feb. 15, 2019
Word Podcast: Arizona Matsuri Festival Preview With John Sachen
This week’s episode continues examining the art of haiku and Japanese culture with John Sachen, who preview the Arizona Matsuri Festival of Japan in downtown Phoenix on Feb. 23-24, 2019.
Feb. 15, 2019
Arizona
Valley sports fans have another team to root for this winter and spring. They’re called the Hotshots. Can the latest iteration of spring pro football leagues finally succeed? The Alliance of American Football is taking a different approach and banking on its new Arizona franchise to help the lead the way.
Feb. 15, 2019
Another Push To Elect A Lieutenant Governor In Arizona Passes Committee
Arizona voters could get yet another chance to create a new position of lieutenant governor. Voters rejected the idea in 1994 and again in 2010.
Feb. 15, 2019
KJZZ
To talk about Mark Kelly officially entering Arizona’s U.S. Senate race and President Trump’s national emergency declaration and more, Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround, and David Lujan, director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress, joined The Show.
Feb. 15, 2019
Paula Poundstone On Comedy Today
Comedian Paula Poundstone has done a lot of things in her career. Friday night, she’ll be at the Mesa Arts Center for “An Evening with Paula Poundstone.”
Feb. 15, 2019
Gila River Indian Community No Longer Backing DCP
The Drought Contingency Plan, approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey in January, could be in trouble.
Feb. 15, 2019
Ducey Narrows Search For Supreme Court Replacement
Arizona’s Supreme Court expanded its roster by two justices in 2016 after action by the legislature. Gov. Doug Ducey has become the beneficiary of that growth, and he’ll have another opportunity, with Justice John Pelander retiring from the court later this year.
Feb. 15, 2019
Four-Hour Block For English Learners Eliminated
Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1014 into law Thursday, eliminating the controversial 4-hour mandated block of English-language instruction for English Language Learners in the state. It’s a move that’s being celebrated by both lawmakers and educators.
Feb. 15, 2019
Light And Color: Mesa Hosts An Inflatable Art Display
If you walk up to Mesa’s Pioneer Park right now, you’ll see a massive structure that looks something like a sprawling, upside-down bouncy house.
Feb. 15, 2019
Investigative Reporter Responds To Trump
The Show was joined by Arizona Republic investigative reporter Dennis Wagner. He and his colleagues spent nine months reporting on the border wall back in 2017— that really gives a stark reminder of how long this debate has been going on.
Feb. 15, 2019
GOP Leaders Want More Rules For Voter Initiatives
Republican lawmakers are once again trying to make it more difficult for citizen groups to propose their own laws. A bill that’s moving through the Arizona legislature would impose new requirements that could keep a measure from ever getting to voters.
Feb. 15, 2019
WATCH: Trump Declares National Emergency
President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Feb. 15, 2019
Prosecutors Back Criminalization Of Marijuana Products
A council representing 900 Arizona prosecutors has asked the state Supreme Court to uphold a lower court ruling that criminalizes a popular form of medical marijuana.
Feb. 14, 2019
Reactions Mixed To Trump
The White House announced Thursday that Pres. Donald Trump plans to sign the spending bill passed by both the House and Senate, but then sidestep Congress and declare a national emergency to quote stop the national security crisis at the border. KJZZ’s Fronteras and Mexico City desks fanned out across the region to speak with officials in both countries about the new plan for the border.
Feb. 14, 2019
Health Services To Be Restored To ABC Daycare Victims
Family members of the tragic 2009 ABC Daycare fire in Hermosillo, Sonora will again be able to access health services through the federal social security system.
Feb. 14, 2019
National Emergency Declarations Not Unprecedented
President Trump is expected to declare a national emergency to build a wall along the southern border of the United States. The controversial move is not unprecedented but it will likely draw legal challenges.
Feb. 14, 2019
Immigrant Rights Groups Sue Over Asylum Policy
Immigrant rights groups want a federal judge to declare illegal the government’s policy of making some asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their court case goes forward in the United States.
Feb. 14, 2019
Feds Taking Comments On Rule Over Ephemeral Streams
The public comment period is now open for the revised “Waters of the United States” rule.
Feb. 14, 2019

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