KJZZ News

Amid Record Heat Deaths, Heat Shelters Work — Until They Dont
So far in 2019, there have been 32 confirmed heat deaths in Maricopa County. The county is investigating another 134 deaths as heat-related — surpassing last year’s total of 128. The County’s Heat Relief Regional Network is a system of cooling centers, hydration stations, and emergency heat shelters to protect people exposed to the heat — but there's a critical need they're failing to address.
Aug. 30, 2019
Phoenix Launches Committee To Boost Trust With Police
After a number of controversial use of force incidents involving Phoenix Police, Mayor Kate Gallego established an ad hoc committee to guide efforts aimed at improving trust between the department and the community. The group met for the first time on Thursday.
Aug. 29, 2019
Johnson Utilities Gets Chance To Make Ownership Case
The embattled owner of East Valley utility company Johnson Utilities will get another chance to try to reclaim his water company.
Aug. 29, 2019
Global Study Describes 3,000-Year-Old Human Ecological Impacts
Understanding how humans have transformed the natural world means looking back far beyond the industrial revolution. A new study reveals how much a little scientific crowdsourcing can accomplish.
Aug. 29, 2019
Why KJZZ, Republic Reviewed More Than 180 Teacher Sexual Misconduct Cases
KJZZ and the Arizona Republic have reported on some of the nearly 200 cases where teachers accused of sexual misconduct were disciplined by the state or surrendered their teaching certifications in the last five years. The reporters behind the series, "A Position Of Trust," talked about how and why they decided to tackle this issue.
Aug. 29, 2019
2nd Border Patrol Agent Convicted Of Abusing Immigrant
Another Border Patrol agent has been convicted of abusing an immigrant along the Southwest border. It comes after a separate case, in which an Arizona-based agent accepted a plea deal earlier this month.
Aug. 29, 2019
Arizonans Prepare For New ID Requirements In Airports
After the 9/11 attacks, a federal law was passed requiring new forms of identification at airports. Beginning in October 2020, passengers will need the new Travel ID or some other federal identification in order to board a flight.
Aug. 29, 2019
McSally Talks Water, Gun Violence, China And Trump
Sen. Martha McSally joined with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to cosponsor a bill that would set aside hundreds of millions of dollars to support things like water recycling, desalination plants and water storage projects.
Aug. 29, 2019
Trump Administration Attempting To Bypass Flores Agreement
In attempting another modification of existing immigration laws, the Trump administration launched another attempt to modify the so-called Flores agreement.
Aug. 29, 2019
Report: Some Police Discipline Records Purged Too Early
When a police officer commits a violation and faces discipline, there are a number of requirements for how long that mark remains in a personnel file. But recent reporting indicates some officer discipline records have been purged earlier than they should.
Aug. 29, 2019
The Navajo Generating Station Receives Final Coal Load
The final trainload of coal was delivered to the Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona this week. It signals the closure of the Kayenta Mine that feeds it, and spells the beginning of the end of the plant itself.
Aug. 29, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: UPSAHL
Taylor Upsahl is no stranger to the Phoenix music scene. She was born into a musical family, played on stages across the Valley from a young age, and now she’s been signed to the record label Arista.
Aug. 29, 2019
Monsoon Storm Brings Inconsistent Rain Across Phoenix Metro Area
This monsoon season had been on pace to set a record for the least amount of rain ever, but a storm Wednesday night finally gave us quite a show — with lighting, thunder, heavy rain and even some flooding in parts of the valley.
Aug. 29, 2019
United Airlines Moving 14 737 MAX Jets To Arizona
United Airlines will be moving 14 of its troubled Boeing 737 Max jets to the Phoenix Goodyear Airport. The planes are being moved from Houston and Los Angeles.
Aug. 29, 2019
Sounds Of The City: Society For Creative Anachronism Battle In Phoenix
Listen to members of the Society for Creative Anachronism practice their medieval fighting skills at in Encanto Park in Phoenix.
Aug. 29, 2019
Ducey Pressures Arizona Delegates To Ratify USMCA Trade Deal
Top Arizona leaders hosted a town hall Wednesday night in their latest push for Congress to ratify a trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Gov. Doug Ducey and Congressman Greg Stanton doubled down on a week of pressuring Congress to ratify the USMCA.
Aug. 29, 2019
Wednesdays Storm Staves Off Driest Monsoon Ever
Wednesday night’s rainfall marked the most significant storm this year in Phoenix. The Moon Valley area saw the most rainfall at over an inch while Sky Harbor only reached about 14 hundredths of an inch.
Aug. 29, 2019
Throughout this week KJZZ and The Arizona Republic have reported on some of the nearly 200 cases where teachers accused of sexual misconduct were disciplined by the state or surrendered their teaching certifications in the last five years. The final part in the series looks at what state leaders are doing to strengthen the system meant to keep kids safe.
Why KJZZ, Republic Reviewed More Than 180 Cases
Aug. 28, 2019
Preventing Sexual Abuse By Starting A Conversation With Your Child
“If we start talking to our kids, when they're really, really young, about how to protect their bodies and what their bodies are, as far as beautiful, great things ... we can make sure that they don't fall for the tricks that predators try to lay for them," author Joelle Casteix said.
Aug. 28, 2019
 Eradicated In U.S. In 2000, Measles Re-Emerges As Public Health Threat
Matthew Speer with ASU’s College of Health Solutions said those who are unvaccinated are at a greater risk for the potentially deadly disease. But even those who are vaccinated face some risk.
Aug. 28, 2019

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